We supply a range of decorative and plain design cast stone copings for all kinds of project. Supplied plain-ended as standard, we can also manufacture terminal-end, corner, horizontal or vertical curve coping stones as well. They look stunning when incorporated with our range of pier caps.
All of our copings are supplied once weathered, twice weathered (sloped) or flat, and are produced with drips (throated). We offer the option to cast holes for railings into our pier caps at production stage and likewise, they can also be drilled into during installation.
What is the difference between a pier cap and a coping?
A pier cap is a capping used to decorate the top of entrance gate piers or piers positioned at intervals along a wall. They are typically square (although they can be rectangular or irregular), with moulding to all sides, and can either be weathered or flat.
A coping is a capping to a wall. They are supplied in suitable lengths, where the two long sides are the visible faces and the two ends are flat, to allow another coping end to be butted into it. This is continued until the entire length of the wall is covered.
Copings can also be supplied with corner units and terminal ends (where one end is moulded in addition to the two long sides to finish off the end of a stand-alone wall).
The underside of the coping has two “drip lines” running the length of the coping on either long side to help shed any water that migrates from the top to the underside of the coping. We recommend a minimum of 40mm overhang to each side of the underside of the coping if you require the drip lines to be effective.