There is no doubt that, one of the major challenges facing developers today is the increasing number of projects falling under restrictive planning regulations.
An example of this is an assignment we recently carried out for Kent based, Parrypage Projects. This was to replicate a high-level frieze detail on a residential property they were renovating, in the fashionable district of Notting Hill.
Located in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Notting Hill is an area that has a rich history. Somewhat run-down until the 1980s, it has now gained a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area, well known for its attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses.
As part of the regeneration of the area, local planners now often request that developers preserve or enhance the architectural character of their properties prior to planning permission being granted.
It was based on this criterion that Parrypage approached us with a request to create an identical balustrade that mirrored the existing traditional one next door. We were able do this with our unique Stone-Coat architectural mouldings.
Stone-Coat is a unique alternative to traditional stone, and can be designed to suit any profile. All we need is an image to work to; we say that if it can be drawn and detailed we can make it.
Manufactured in our South Yorkshire factory and transported to site on a ‘just in time’ basis, the replica balustrade was easily fixed into place using non-specialist tradespeople and, due to its light weight and easy maneuverability, with the minimum of disruption and inconvenience.
One of the major advantages of using Stone-Coat, especially for older properties and refurbishments is that not only can we match original detailing but the cost of materials and installation is also substantially lower than traditional methods.
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