Plastic Porch Columns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

The porch columns have been supplied to us by the same manufacturer for over 25 years and during that time we have not had a single claim under the 10-year warranty supplied by the manufacturer.

Information

There are basically two types and they have unique characteristics the first option is a plain column without the flutes up the sides and the second option is a fluted column with the moulded feature of flutes up the side. On first glance, you are probably thinking plain or fluted however these columns come in different sizes so you may find that the height you have available of the height you had in mind only lets you chose one style or the other.

Installation.

How are columns fixed? 

So this is a very important question these plastic columns are actually the outer skin for concrete so you will end up with concrete columns covered with a plastic type finish. They are capable of holding weight and they also weigh quite a bit themselves so you will need foundations to support them. The foundations will off course be concrete and as such it's possible to add some steel reinforcing up through the columns. When the foundation has set the column is placed in the required place and its levelled up with the other column in the pair. When in the correct place and height they will be filled with concrete. The concrete will push down when is not set and this can split the columns so they will need to be filled a little at a time over five days or so.

The columns should be filled to the very top the last few millimetres will need to be filled to the top in sand and cement after the concrete is finished. Now the two columns should be filled to the top and solid from here you can build a traditional roof using the columns to support the wall plate or you can move on to fix one of our portico door canopies.

Portico Porch Canopy

 

Work

OK, it is quite a lot of work but the end results can be quite stunning it will create a grand entrance that will give people visiting your home an excellent first impression. Add a modern-day composite door and some lights in the ceiling of the canopy and it's going to be a talking point forever.  Although this set up is often used for commercial entrances a lot of people order them for use on their normal residence. You can see from the picture above they really do make a difference.

Delivery

These products are made to measure and as such, they are non-returnable. Delivery of porch columns with the portico canopy is normally around 5 - 20 working days. Need more help telephone on 01179719922

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