I had a discussion recently about a previous blog post on precast concrete Wall Coping where I compared wall caps to lapels on a suit jacket. A friend said that he hadn’t really thought of them that way before, to which I responded with a question, “Well, how much consideration do you normally give to wall coping.”
The answer didn’t surprise me, wall cap selection was frequently not more than an afterthought, but they really should be considered as a much more significant part of any project as they are one of the first things noticed (sub-consciously or otherwise) on any property.
Wall coping has never been an afterthought with KPC, after all, we’ve been making wall caps since we started precast concrete manufacturing in 1969. With that amount of manufacturing experience behind us we have amassed a great wide range of styles and profiles and quite a lot of experience too; we’re pretty sure we have wall cap manufacturing down to a tee.
KPC Wall Coping Benefits
- We’ve got just about the widest range of wall coping around
- Most of our designs are standard ex-stock – no lead time
- Delivery to any UK postcode within 3 days for these off-the-shelf units
- We have styles and profiles to suit just about any property
- Custom requirements catered for – if we don’t have it, we can make it
- KPC wall coping helps protect your wall from damage caused by rain penetration
There are a number of factors that should influence the selection of wall coping for any project, particularly the type and location of the wall to be capped and the type of protection required by the wall. But there are of course other factors such as the obvious styling requirements, the wall coping must sit comfortably with the architectural styling of the property and compliment appropriately. There are also less obvious concerns (less obvious until you need consider them, of course) such as whether on not there is a risk of vandalism.
It is an unfortunate and incredibly annoying facet of modern life that a beautiful new wall can become an eyesore overnight because some idiot returning from “a good night out” decides that there could not be anything better to do than to up-end and dislodge the wall coping and knock it to the ground, possibly damaging the coping stones in the process.
Believe it or not, at KPC we even have that particular requirement covered with a coping stone design that specifically caters for this. Our anti-vandalism wall coping features integrated mesh screen ties that are secured to the wall before rendering so that the wall coping is very resistent to vandals attempting to knock off the wall coping stones.
One of the things that our experience has taught us over the years is that we will never have absolutely everything covered, there will always be some special application required for which we don’t have an off-the-shelf option. But… for that we have our custom manufacturing service.
So, don’t shy away if you think you have a particularly unique requirement that your wall caps need to meet. Just talk to our really knowledgeable technical sales team and they will help and advise you in selecting the best wall caps for your project and help get your wall coping down to a tee.
Contact our team at KPC to see how we have Precast Concrete Wall Coping down to a tee. Click here for our Precast Concrete Wall Coping page.
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