(Above pictures are from the Princess Royal Grandstand, Cheltenham Racecourse Project.)
A robust and durable façade, ideal for projects with tight construction programme margins.
With the look and texture of natural sandstone, and the ability to be moulded into a variety of shapes, PMJ Masonry are now able to supply and install both Dry Cast and Wet Cast Stone.
What is Dry Cast Stone?
Dry Cast Stone is pressed into moulds in layers, achieving a compact result with no entrapped air within the concrete or between the walls of the mould. Due to its low drying times, the moulds can be removed almost straight away, allowing them to be reused several times. This enables Dry Cast to be an extremely efficient option for mass manufacturing projects.
What is Wet Cast Stone?
A substitute for Dry Cast is the Wet Case Stone alternative. Wet Cast Stone products are ideal for use in load-bearing situations, where structural support is needed, or where there is a high degree of environmental exposure. Wet Cast has a higher water content meaning that the moulds must be left to air cure overnight. This results in a more durable stone.
Further to the Dry Cast and Wet Cast repetitive cladding units, PMJ Masonry also supply and install bespoke precast products including: intricate detailing sections, window/door surrounds and quoins.
All precast stone, whether Dry or Wet Cast, can include a vast range of finishes such as acid etching, sand blasting and honed. Off site preparation reduces disruption around the installation area’s meaning a more efficient working practise.
For more information, please contact a member of our team.
Example Precast Colour Matching
All PMJ Masonry Precast products can be colour matched to a range of different natural stone types. Samples are available on request. Below are some natural stone examples that can be colour matched into a Precast product.