Cast stone has low porosity and can surpass the capabilities of natural stone on permeability. The absorption of cast stone is measured by the Capillary Absorption Test (CAT).
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The linear dimensions of individual regular units should conform to the tolerances given in British Standards, although individual UKCSA Members may specify tolerances that are tighter.
The minimum performance standards established by UKCSA for its manufacturing Full Members are supported by rigorous testing and quality control regimes.
The UK Cast Stone Association (UKCSA) has a guidance note to specifiers and users on the characteristics of cast stone that can influence the choice in terms of supplier and type of cast stone units.
In terms of sustainability, cast stone performs well in both production and within its life cycles. The material is highly durable, non-toxic, re-usable and requires virtually no maintenance or repair over its long lifespan.
Some typical questions about Cast Stone are answered here:
The UK Cast Stone Association (UKCSA) has definitions and descriptions of terms associated with cast stone production, specification and usage:
Congratulations to United Kingdom Cast Stone Association cast stone manufacturing UKCSA Full Member Haddonstone Ltd on reaching its 50th anniversary. Haddonstone were a Founder Member of the UK Cast Stone Association 30 years ago in 1991.
The updated and extended 2021 issue of the United Kingdom Cast Stone Association (UKCSA) ‘Technical Manual for Cast Stone’ is now available.
Stainless UK Ltd has become the latest Associate Member of the UK Cast Stone Association (UKCSA). The company a UKCA and UKNI certified Fabricator to Execution Class 2 for fabricated products in accordance with BS EN-2 Load Bearing and Structural Steel Components, and has worked with many of the UKCSA Members in the cast stone industry.
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