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We provide hundreds of standard
parts and can bid on any project - large or small.
We welcome bid quote requests on
your new or renovation home project. Send us the architect's
drawings, and we will give you a quote.
We also can produce most any
custom part - if you can draw it we can make it.
Here are a few of our Tudor specific cast stone products
that will add a truely authentic look to your castle: square
balusters, window mullions, classic Tudor fireplace surrounds
(gothic), Stone Labels (drip mould), parapet balustrades (or
screens), and Tudor Door surrounds (gothic)
Our cast stone products are
divided into three categories: standard/stock items,
customizable items, custom items (your unique design).
About Tudor Stone/Masonary
Beyond steep gables and
half-timbering, architectural stone elements denote Tudor
architecture (and English architecture). These stone elements
normally take the form of window surrounds and door surrounds
on the exterior. Label moulds, which typically top door and
window surrounds, are also requisite for an authentic Tudor
effect. Stone was used heavily in England in Tudor and medieval
times - due to architecture was coming from the fortification
period of the early middle ages. Stone was extremely available
and durable - lasting many times longer than the oak timbering.
This is evident in medieval ruin structures where today only
the stone elements remain. Much of Tudor architecture relies on
natural products - brick and stone being primary materials.
Tudor windows are extremely facinating with their complex stone
mullions, steel casements, and leaded glass panels. A house
design can have a mixture of elements, but stone window and
door surrounds will take the design decidedly English. Today,
due to huge expense of the material, limestone has been
replaced with cast stone products. Cast stone can be equally
strong, formed quicker, at a great cost savings in time and
material. Stone is almost maintenance-free, needs no termite
protection, and will last a lifetime (or two). Today's
architecture is demanding natural, heavy, and authentic
building materials. Tudor architecture requires these stone
elements. Tudor interiors also require a significant amount of
wood and stone. A Tudor house library or study should have wood
walls (small panels only) and a gothic arch stone
Date of last Modification: Feb 10,
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