Construction solutions in cast stone
Chatsworth have been manufacturing cast stone products since 2002. The company is privately owned.
High quality products and services are of paramount importance to us. All of our products are manufactured to BS1217:2008 (Cast Stone Specification).
As with most successful businesses we are nothing without the committed people within our organization. The Directors of the company are dedicated and devoted to creating a culture of continuous improvement. It is our aim to be recognized as a brand that provides excellent customer service whilst at the same time offering value for our clients.
“When you pay too much, you lose a little money; that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the product you bought is incapable of doing what it was bought to do.
The common law of business prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can’t be done.
If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you would have enough to pay for something better.
There is hardly anything in this world that someone can’t make a little worse and sell a little cheaper – and people who consider price alone are this man’s lawful prey”.
John Ruskin 1819-1900
What is Cast Stone?
As defined in BS1217:2008, Cast Stone is:
“Any material manufactured with aggregate and cementitious binder, intended to resemble in appearance, and may be used in a similar way to natural stone”
Cast Stone has been manufactured in the UK for over 250 years. The product has evolved and is used extensively throughout the UK on projects of traditional, classical and contemporary architectural designs resulting in many spectacular buildings.
Chatsworth Stone Masonry’s Cast Stone mix designs can faithfully replicate natural stone whilst at the same time having more design capability with the introduction of textures, colours and structural reinforcement. Use of our Cast Stone products is an extremely cost effective solution for projects of any size from self builds to larger commercial projects.
Chatsworth Stone Masonry manufactures the following Cast Stone products:
- Semi-Dry – Non structural.
- Wet Cast – Can be made structural
- Lightweight Solutions– Non structural but can be designed to be post fixed.
A more detailed description and specification is explained in more detail within the Manufacturing processes section.