With its inherent strength, Haddonstone cast stone can be used in structural building situations. However, the usual practice is to use Haddonstone cast stone purely as a decorative building façade supported, where necessary, by reinforced concrete or structural steelwork. This task is not difficult but should be carried out only under the supervision of an architect or a structural engineer. If you intend to use the products structurally, let Haddonstone know when you place your order, giving as much detail as possible. You can then be advised on any ways in which Haddonstone can simplify this work, saving you time and money.
Working in conjunction with the architect and structural engineer, the company can manufacture TecStone components as structural units by incorporating reinforcement. Where possible, Haddonstone designs are supplied in component form for ease of handling on site. Consideration should be given to the weight of individual components when deciding on lifting and handling procedures, with due regard to the relevant regulations. Cast stone is sometimes also called artificial stone, art stone, faux stone, manufactured stone, reconstituted stone, composite stone and, erroneously, concrete. Most commonly used are the terms faux stone, cast stone and reconstituted stone.