This decorative and bespoke replacement pier cap was created for a private residence after a collision with a delivery vehicle. The client’s entranceway displays two matching pier caps and they were therefore keen to replace the damaged pier cap.
Haddonstone was approached to create a replica of the remaining pier cap in December 2017. Our skilled team visited the site to obtain full details from the remaining pier cap. This enabled our team to obtain a perfect copy of the unique design and therefore to produce a perfect replica of the squirrel back at the Haddonstone manufactory. Our studio and pattern making team then created a wooden and resin mould in order to replicate the damaged pier cap. The replacement pier cap was manufactured in TecStone, our wet-cast limestone material, because it is a high specification wet-cast limestone that provides a smooth finish and does not weather quickly. A special colour was created to ensure the replacement pier cap matched the remaining one.
Lifting sockets were attached to a reinforcement cage in the large sections of the pier cap. This ensured the pier cap could be lifted back into position easily by the installer, and great care was taken to ensure these were not visible once the installation was complete. To enable the contractor to continue with the construction of the brick piers, we also provided a template of the underside of the pier string. The replacement pier cap design was completed in May 2018.
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