We were asked to supply, manufacture & install Limestone window sills & copings on this project at Trevose Head in Cornwall.
The architects on this project are called the Bazeley Partnership.
Their sketch book image below shows how the house will look once completed.
And here we are on site.
Preparing to carry out a survey of the walls.
The design of the house has long curved parapet walls requiring copings.
And some long curved window openings which require limestone window sills.
So our first job is to carry out a survey.
And we always use John Douglas for these types of surveys, click on his website below to find out more.
John sets up his surveying equipment, and surveys all parapet walls and window openings.
When John returns to his office he transfers the site data onto his CAD program.
And produces the working drawings we require back at our workshop.
At our workshop we then create our own files for our CNC machinery.
And start to manufacture the limestone window sills & copins.
Edge profiling as we go.
The final stage of works in our workshop is to seal the limestone window sills & copings before they are delivered site.
I explain in more detail below what sealant we use.
When we get to site we load out & dry fit all limestone window sills.
Inserting packers at all junctions to makes sure the gaps are the right size for silicone.
It’s now time for silicone.
We use a silicone called mapei LM silicone, which is perfect for natural stone.
And there you have it, another limestone window sill installation completed.
As always, we seal all of our limestone window sills with Dry Treat Stain Proof.
You can view all the necessary information on Dry Treats website here www.drytreat.com
Due to Dry Treats unique micro porous technology, the sealant actually lines the capillaries of the stone.
So it sits within the stone rather than on top like the old surface sealers used too.
This means that you don’t have to re-seal every 6 to 12 months.
You can go without re-sealing for many years.
To find out more about our services click here – Everything Stone
Or why not pop down to see us at Par near St Austell in Cornwall.
Where you can walk around our two external displays and get inspired.
We have over 40 natural stone patios on display along with loads of landscaping features.
Coping stones, step tread & riser sets, edgings, kerbs, gate posts & columns.
You can also view the latest in natural stone wall cladding systems with over 20 displays.
Perfect for those garden walls or feature walls.
Being able to see the products on display really helps you visualise your own project.
And whilst your here looking at all the landscaping products.
You can discuss your project with one of the Everything Stone team.
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And on Saturdays from 8 – 2.