Glanmire Garden Fencing and Precast normally recommends that wall caps sit proud of both wall faces by up to 75mm, depending on the wall’s purpose, thickness and the materials used. With this in mind the width of the selected wall caps is very important.
Precast Concrete Wall Caps can finish flush with the surface of the wall in certain circumstances. Caps of this type generally do not feature a water drip, whereas most others do. Please confirm the specification of this critical design feature with our technical team.
Glanmire Garden Fencing and Precast recommend you refer to Eurocode 6 for Technical Design Guidance.
FEATHER EDGE WALL CAPPING sheds surface water in one direction. Their uses include parapet walls where water needs to be directed towards a balcony or flat roof for drainage purposes. In this style we can offer the greatest number of dimensional options, and the greatest number of corner units, both internal and external.
SADDLE BACK WALL CAPPING sheds surface water in two directions. It’s most often used on boundary walls along with pier caps matched to the same style. Internal and external corner units are less common for this type of capping, so we usually supply these for use in straight runs.
FLAT TOP WALL CAPPING is popular in modern construction because it is particularly compatible with modern minimalist styles. Flat precast concrete wall caps are versatile, with internal and external corner units being the same. They are ideal for use where surface-fixed railings are required and their function can double as a bench when they are used on low-level walls.
CHAMFERED WALL CAPPING can be used in a wide range of standard and off standard of applications, but are often used to match deep capping stones in heritage areas. Their flat top profiles serves to provide an ideal surface for fixing steel railings.
ROUND TOP WALL CAPPING and other unusual designs are used in a wide variety of design applications. Glanmire Garden Fencing and Precast carries a range of these round topped precast concrete wall caps and customers are advised to contact our sales department for drawings and advice.
At Glanmire Garden Fencing and Precast we also offer vandal proof wall caps. These wall caps feature an integrated expanded metal mesh which is laid flat against the wall face before rendering and the render coat is applied over the mesh. This will give a strong bond between the wall cap and wall and will make it difficult to unseat the wall caps.
Glanmire Garden Fencing and Precast recommend you refer to Eurocode 6 for masonry structure design guidance.
Precast concrete and reconstituted stone window sills (or to use the alternative spelling, “cills”), form the lowest horizontal part of window openings and perform both structural and aesthetic functions.
Window sills provide the structural seating for window frames which prevents water ingress, and are sloped outward to direct rainwater water away from the window frame. Window sills come complete with water drip channels on their undersides, to prevent mortar erosion and staining of the outer leaf material.
Glanmire Garden Fencing and Precast offers one of the widest ranges of window sills you’ll find, with profiles to suit brickwork, rendered block work, natural stone and stone cladding, as well as for both timber frame structural frames and traditional masonry construction.
Glanmire Garden Fencing and Precast can deliver quickly, direct to site anywhere throughout Ireland, usually within 48 hours on standard units.
IS 89 Window Sills
IS 89-1 Window Sills
BS 5642-1 (1978) Sills and Copings
– Specification for Precast Concrete Window Sills, Cast Stone, Clayware, Slate and Natural Stone
The most important piece of information to know when specifying window sills is the placement of the window frame relative to the outer leaf material. This, together with the desired overhang relative to the outer face, determines the width of the sill you require. The other critical dimension is the face depth of the sill required to achieve your desired aesthetic.
Stooled window sills are normally used to complement exposed brickwork on the outer leaf, whereas non-stooled sills are usually the preferred choice for every other outer leaf material.
When specifying the length of the window sill, we normally allow for at least 75mm seating on each side of the opening, so use (Opening Width + 150mm) as a rule of thumb.
Many of our window sill profiles are compatible with our precast concrete and cast stone string course profiles. Please ask our experienced and helpful technical professionals for specification guidance.
Glanmire Garden Fencing and Precast can deliver the optimum precast concrete lintels and pre-stressed concrete lintels at the right time and at the most reasonable price. It is also important to note that many of our lintels are certified to the relevant international standards and those that are not, can be certified.
Glanmire Garden Fencing and Precast supplies an extensive range of lintels –
Our concrete lintel range covers multiple width x height options as per the table below and with lengths as you require.
|L279||4″ PRESTRESSED STANDARD CONCRETE LINTEL||100||65|
|L280||6″ PRESTRESSED STANDARD CONCRETE LINTEL||150||65|
|L281||9″ PRESTRESSED STANDARD CONCRETE LINTEL||215||65|
|L288||STANDARD CONCRETE LINTEL||215||215|
|L287||STANDARD CONCRETE LINTEL||100||215|