Reconstructed Stone Panels
Reconstructed Stone (Recon for short), also referred to as architectural or self-finished concrete, simulates the appearance and quality of natural stone. Components can be cast in a virtually limitless range of shapes and sizes and utilized as either structural or non-load bearing decorative cladding.
The mould-ability of this material makes it ideal for producing traditional or contemporary masonry detailing. In addition, by formulating special mixes utilizing specially selected aggregates, cements and pigments, exact colours and textures of natural masonry can be produced. Significant cost savings can also be achieved because, unlike carved natural stone that can prove extremely expensive and time consuming, reconstructed stone can be produced at very affordable prices. As a low maintenance material due to its excellent weathering capabilities, it also eliminates the need for expensive clearing and maintenance programs in the future.
Such product versatility ensures we can achieve the most challenging of design concepts - indeed, reconstructed stone can even be supplied as perforated window units with the windows pre-installed - with the highest aesthetic standards as well as a rapid rate of building enclosure. Exposed faces of Recon panels can be finished to achieve differing degrees of aggregate exposure including:
Light washdown with a dilute acid solution gives panel a lightly textured stone finish.
Mould is pre-painted to stop the cement paste of the mix at the surface from setting properly. This excess is then washed off giving a lightly textured finish.
Achieved mechanically on our Bridge Polisher or by-hand, it leaves a polished finish to the panel.
Sand or Grit Blasted
Exposes aggregate abrasively with air driven sand or grit. Leaves a deeper texture than acid etch.
Mould is pre-painted to stop the cement paste of the mix at the surface from setting properly. This excess is then washed off revealing the full exposure of the base aggregate.
Reconstructed Stone Panel Life Cycle