Quoins are a prominent decorative feature in several architectural styles. Literally meaning “corner” in French, quoins are the masonry or stone cornerstones where two walls come together. They originally served as a way to strengthen a structure, and are now predominantly a decorative object.
For this reason, precast concrete has been the material of choice for creating quoins for many years. The precast imitates the stone most often used for quoins, while also allowing a range of customization options to perfectly complement surrounding surfaces. Yet precast concrete still has some limitations for quoins. Patterson Whittaker offers a proprietary material for architectural quoins that builds on the many benefits of precast and is available at a more affordable price.
If your architectural project in the United States, Canada, or elsewhere involves quoins, contact our team to learn more about this precast alternative and all of the advantages it can provide for your build regardless of property size or type. Reach us at 206.953.5209 in the United States or 604.285.6550 in Canada to discuss your project and get a quote.
About Our Precast Quoin Material
Precast concrete has been a preferred material for architectural quoins throughout the United States and Canada. When compared with other stone or masonry options, precast quoins at residential and commercial properties are durable, weatherproof, faster to fabricate, and more affordable.
But precast is still not the best product on the market.
Although precast concrete has superior specifications to stone, it is still an extremely heavy product. Installing quoins at the corners of your property can require extensive structural support and this weight leads to greater costs for shipping and installation. There is also extensive lead time with precast products, which can hold up your projects and further add to expenses.
All of this contributes to making quoins from precast a cost prohibitive choice for any non-luxury properties or constructions that are more budget focused.
At Patterson Whittaker, we have developed an alternative material for quoins. We combine weatherproof EPS within a cement mixture that eliminates all the challenges of precast while still providing the same appearance and durability. Our precast substitute creates quoins that are:
- Long Lasting
- Simple to Install
- Eco Friendly
- Fast to Produce
- Chip Resistant
- Stable in Seismic Activity
Like precast, any shape or size is possible with our material for quoins, enabling us to perfectly match the style of your property.
Throughout the process of manufacture and installation, you will save significantly on costs as shorter lead times, more affordable shipping, and less man and equipment power requires you to spend less to get quoins in place at your property.
Since these benefits come without sacrificing any quality, our proprietary material has become a top choice for many luxury properties. But it is also the recommended option for contractors on smaller commercial and residential constructions as well with the possibility of affordable customization.
Our Fabrication of Precast Quoins and Other Architectural Elements
With the flexibility that our proprietary product offers, quoins are only one of the many architectural products that we can create. We also have the capabilities to fabricate arches, columns, casings, cornices, trims, and almost any other architectural element that you need on your property.
With our innovative material, Patterson Whittaker is transforming the possibilities for construction throughout the United States and Canada. Call our team or fill out our online form to learn more about how we can design and fabricate the quoins and other architectural products for your property.