Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Porticos and staircases set the trend

Stone porticos and cantilevered staircase are becoming the must have feature for homes of distinction, say Cheddar-based Wells Cathedral Stonemasons.

"We have seen a huge increase in orders for neo-classical pillared stone porches for door-ways. Demand for porticos is now matching the orders for carved-stone fire surrounds. Most orders are coming from architects working on new homes but we're also being asked to create porticosowners have recognised that traditional stone features - whether they are internal fireplaces or external porticos add a unique distinction to their property. We have also seen a boom in demand for cantilevered stone staircases," said Peter Arkell, the managing director of Wells Cathedral Stonemasons.

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