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Your Ultimate Guide to Cast Stone Porticos

Porticos are an elegant stone feature that can add to a building’s curb appeal and property value. Whether you are looking to replace an old stone portico or want to find new portico designs, we will outline everything you need to know about stone porticos in this blog.


What are stone porticos?


Stone porticos are porches leading to the entrance of a building. The term ‘portico’ originates from the Latin word ‘porticus’ which refers to a covered walkway or colonnade. Porticos are structures consisting of a roof supported by columns or pillars at the entrance of the building.

 

This creates a grand entranceway to your house or building, serving as a shelter and creating a unique architectural feature.


How much will a cast stone portico cost?


The cost of your cast stone portico will vary depending on various portico designs, sizes and quality. However, on average, prices can range from £2,000-£4,000. Cast stone is a cost-effective material and it is incredibly durable, making it a great option for your portico. It is also a low-maintenance material and provides a finish that is almost identical to natural stone.


Why choose a cast-stone portico?


There are many reasons why you should consider a cast-stone portico.

 

-       Curb appeal: Firstly, they offer greater curb appeal. In such a competitive housing market, you need to make your home stand out from the rest and a stone portico can create an inviting entrance and make a positive impression on potential buyers. A portico is a key architectural feature that can improve the attractiveness of your property.

-       Functionality: With a stone portico, you’ll no longer have to stand out in the rain finding your door key. Porticos offer a practical protected area for the entrance of your house. It offers shelter from the elements, protecting you from rain, snow or direct sunlight.

-       Architectural character: When you add stone porticos to a building, you add architectural character and distinction to a house. You can find the right portico designs that will suit the architectural style of the property, adding a cohesive and harmonious look. It is a unique and well-crafted addition that can help differentiate a house from its neighbours and potentially attract buyers seeking standout features.

 

If you want to add a beautiful stone portico to your home, take a look at our website today or get in touch to discuss the range of portico designs we have to offer. Shropshire Brick & Stone is the best place to buy quality cast stone products.

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