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The Definitive Guide To Choosing The Right Pier Caps


Pier caps are a great way to add value to your home while enhancing its grand look. But with so many designs and materials out there, making a decision can feel tough. Our blog is here to outline the key types of stone pier caps that you need to be aware of before making your choice. To find out more, keep on reading!


The Purpose Of Pier Caps


Pier caps are a type of stone cap that sits on top of a pillar, wall or column. They are usually added to an existing structure to protect it from weathering and other external damage. But, they aren’t just practical additions to your property. They can create grand entrances and bring enhanced aesthetics to your gates and walls too! Pier caps can be made from a range of materials, and we’re here to explore them.


Pier Cap Materials To Choose From


When it comes to choosing a pier cap, there are a range of designs and options out there. The two most common materials you may find for per caps:


Natural Stone


Natural stone pier caps are made from raw materials. This includes stone quarried directly from the earth, and is a more expensive, but extremely durable material. Natural stone has a unique quality to it, making it a solid choice if you’re willing to spend a little more, or want a more individual aesthetic.


Cast Stone


Cast stone is a manufactured type of stone, made from a mixture of aggregates, cement and a water-reducing agent. Cast stone is specially designed to mimic natural stone, however the mixture is poured into moulds, which are then used to create your pier caps.


As a less expensive option, cast stone is very effective, and comes with more bespoke opportunities over natural stone, as it can be manufactured in a specific design.


Pier Cap Pricing


A key thing to look out for in your search for pier caps is pricing. It’s an important part of selecting the right caps, and ensuring that the work is done to a high quality. Definitely reach out to various suppliers and get quotes, so that you can find the most competitive rate.


Shropshire Brick & Stone: Your Cast Stone Suppliers


Here at Shropshire Brick & Stone, we are proud to supply a range of quality cast stone products. From pier caps and porticos to window heads and decorative items, we’ve got you covered. Our bespoke brick cutting services are also available to help you secure the exact stone you’re looking for.

 

If you want to find out more about our stone cutting services or our pier cap range, head to our website. Alternatively, you can contact our team today to find out more!

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