Decorative Details: A Guide To Cast Stone Window Features
The exterior of your property can be customised and upgraded in a variety of ways, whether you’re focused on front garden maintenance or the installation of a new picket fence. But you can also redecorate with more structural features made of cast stone, where these could include brand new copings or an elaborate portico.
In addition to this, you may also wish to embellish your windows, where decorative features such as window sills and heads can help to perfect your exterior. And what better material to utilise for this outdoor decor than cast stone? This building material is a form of precast concrete designed to replicate natural stone, where it can be used to build a wide range of weather resistant and stylish home accessories.
Read on to learn more about the different ways you can decorate your windows with cast stone adornments.
A window sill is an important part of any exterior layout, where it is defined as a small ledge at the bottom of the glass pane. This piece serves a practical as well as decorative purpose, where it is designed to direct rainwater away from your home, whilst also sealing the window unit to your wall.
Window sills can be made from a range of materials such as PVC and wood, as well as cast stone. Their design can also be modified to suit your home, where both modern and traditional properties can be complemented by a well chosen sill. Some sills may just be a simple ledge, while others could consist of flared edging and ornate corners.
The window head is the horizontal piece fitted at the top of the window, where this can help to protect your glass pane from the elements, in addition to adding some decorative flair to your exterior. Like the sill, this can be a simple and practical piece or more of a grand architectural feature.
Window heads come in a variety of styles, where cast stone allows these to be moulded and fitted with ease. Some of these varieties include:
Keystone heads - a wedge shaped block usually positioned in an archway to create a dramatic window focal point
Splayed end heads - these decorative window heads are additional pieces that splay outwards from the pane
Arched heads - an arched head helps your property to achieve a traditional look with a rounded window edge
Shropshire Brick & Stone: High Quality Cast Stone Decor To Suit Your Property
At Shropshire Brick & Stone, we can supply a wide selection of bespoke window sills and heads to rejuvenate your exterior. Our cast stone products suit both modern and traditional homes, where we can also install porticos, copings and signage. Contact us today to find out more.