Camtech’s extensive range of outdoor decorative materials continues. We manufacture and supply Semi-Dry and Wet Cast Stone alongside GRC to give your home a very aesthetically pleasing appeal.
Semi-Dry Cast Stone
Semi dry is perhaps the most commonly used cast stone in the industry as a cost effective alternative to natural stone. It is used all over UK developments which includes (but is not limited to) Window surrounds, copings and pier caps, balustrade, bulls eye windows, quoins, corbels, ashlar blocks, vents, datestones, keystones and much more. A large proportion of our products are bespoke however, we have a standard range of components which drawings can be provided on request.
Semi dry is a non-structural product designed for decorative use only and is cast using a two part system, the facing colour and a backing fill material. The material has a density of typically between 1850-2100kg/m2 at 28 days and complies with the relevant British Standards BS 1217:1997, BS 5642:1983, BS 6457:1984. We do have a standard range of colours however we can produce many more colours using different combinations of cements and dyes achieve an almost infinite colour variation to suit your needs.
Wet Cast Stone
Wet cast is used on many of the same developments as semi dry however it is able to be both an architectural decorative product and have the ability to be a load bearing structural unit through the use of reinforcement bar and mesh. Due to its loadbearing nature it is used especially for window heads where a steel lintel is not available or on large units such as drivethrough beams, slabs and other similar products. The similarities continue alongside semi dry through different colours being able to be achieved and standard moulds with tech drawings/dimensions available on request.
Glass fibre reinforced cement is made up of alkali resistant drawn glass fibre (A.R.G.) and a cement. This material is an Architects best friend as it can be moulded into a variety of complex shapes to accommodate an immense range of Engineering applications. For example it can be used for wall claddings on multi-stored reinforced concrete or structural steel frames, sound absorption barriers for main roads, flyovers and piping etc. The popularity of this product has risen with the new site lifting laws as its lightweight and versatile with a thickness of between 10 and 15mm depending on the shape of the product being manufactured thus allowing a previously heavy item to be man handleable saving time and money. A flat GRC is approx. 20% of the weight of an identical precast unit.