Regency Ashlar blocks used to complement heritage retirement village

Regency Ashlar blocks used to complement heritage retirement village

  • 27 Apr 2016

Forticrete’s Regency Ashlar blocks have been specified by M2H Architects for the external envelope of Robinson Court, a heritage-style residential development in St Elphins Retirement Village.

Robinson Court has been built to complement the heritage of St. Elphin’s House, built from natural stone dating back to the 1820s.

Regency Ashlar blocks

Forticrete’s Regency Ashlar blocks are available in 6 different colours, with bespoke options available on request.

Working closely with Audley Retirement and the local planning authority, M2H Architects chose Forticrete’s purpose-made cast stone Regency Ashlar blocks so the building would sit seamlessly within its surroundings.

The blocks were specified in varying sizes up to 600mm in length, in 3 different height courses.

These were combined with 5mm mortar joints to closely imitate St. Elphin’s House.

To replicate the existing natural stone of St. Elphin’s House, Forticrete used decorative heads, cills, plinths, string courses, copings and finials.

Regency Ashlar blocks

Ashlar walling can be seen on historic buildings throughout Britain in a variety of stones, ranging from white limestone in York to the honey coloured wall of Bath.

Forticrete’s Regency range has been developed to replicate natural Ashlar Stone, with a decorative treatment of small grooves known as ‘Mason’s Drag’.

Manufactured from a high grade aggregate, the standard range comprises 6 colours with bespoke options and sizes available on request.

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