There are a multitude of options to personalise a portico design and over the years we have manufactured a variety of bespoke designs – enriching every project with a historically proven stone.
A simplistic design can be seen above on the new extension for the Rose in Vale hotel, located in Cornwall. The portico itself is accompanied by stone heads, cills, treads and risers to complete the facade.
Collection of Elements
An individual portico is assembled from a collection of elements, drawn together to complete the space:
Typically square pilasters are located at the rear with turned columns and caps at the frontage.
Above the columns sits a moulded or plain cornice, which is completed with a frieze and architrave.
If specified springer stones and the pediment make up the whole of the triangular shape.
Finally the tympanum (an architectural element located within the arch or pediment) which is either semi-circular or triangular, is found above the entrance. Again this piece can remain plain or in contrast contain sculptures or incised writing.
Every portico has a unique design that adds to the spatial quality of any project. The distinct style and quality that traditional Portland stone masonry brings is timeless and will benefit the building for decades.