What Are Coping Stones?


The importance of using a high quality Coping Stone

Coping Stones are much more than just a nice looking decorative finishing detail to a wall, they’re an incredibly important construction essential for any garden wall.  Too often they are an afterthought when someone starts a building project or hires a contractor.

The function of a coping stone is to protect the wall face from rain and weather damage.  They prevent rainwater from seeping into the wall structure and compromising its strength over time.  Protecting your brickwork from such damage is crucial, and will vastly increase the lifespan of your masonry.

Walls without Coping Stones will stain much more easily and over time crumble, needing costly repairs or replacement.

We’ve been manufacturing concrete coping stones for over 25 years now and have a huge range of colours, styles and sizes available on our online shop.

Coping Stones can be placed on the tops of free standing walls to protect them.  They perform a vital task preventing the penetration of rainfall into the walls of your front garden. But they also serve to protect the actual structure of a wall by weighing down the courses and bonding the faces together.  This allows the wall to settle and become one solid unit.  Indeed, without coping stones your front garden’s wall would simply flake away.

Choosing the perfect copings for your wall is important.  You want them to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your house and the neighbouring properties.  We offer a huge range of cast stone copings with an array of sizes and colours so you can always find the right copings for your wall.

Our expert team are at hand to help you get the perfect Coping Stones for your wall.  You can ring them on 0191 217 0002 or email us at sales@classicalcreations.co.uk.

Below is a list of our various Copings, which all come in a huge range of sizes, colours and styles.

 

Flat Coping

The Flat Coping Stones range is a very modern, minimalist style of Coping Stone.

Our Flat Copings are an attractive, effective and affordable solution to protect your masonry.  They suit all property types and are designed to seamlessly match your walling.

Grey 6 inch Flat Coping Stones

 

Simple yet elegant their flat shape makes them ideal for use on a wall where railings are to be fitted or where sitting is required.  All copings are supplied with a drip channel placed under both sides to ensure rain water will not run down the face of your wall. Coping must overhang the wall by a minimum of 30mm each side in order for the drip channel to function properly.

 

Chamfered Flat Coping

The Chamfered Flat Coping Stones range is designed to give a more modern contemporary look, while also giving maximum protection to your walls from the weather.

Coping Stones

 

Once-Weathered Coping

Our Once Weathered Coping Stones range is ideal for use on a wall where it is preferable to control the direction of which the rain water will run off.  For example, directing the water towards the guttering on a roof.  The term “Once Weathered” means these copings slope only one way allowing the majority of rainwater to flow mainly off one side of the Coping Stones.

once weathered coping stones

Twice-Weathered Apex Coping

The Twice Weathered Apex Coping Stones range of coping is designed to finish off your wall and protect your brickwork from the weather.  The term “Twice Weathered” refers to the fact that the copings slope both ways allowing the rain water to run off either side, similar to a pitched roof on a house.

 

Twice Weathered Bevelled Coping

The Twice Weathered Bevelled Coping Stone range is a Deeper, more Ornate version of Coping Stone for your walls. These Coping Stones also have a nice bevelled feature running down either side to help add some character to your wall.

twice weathered bevelled coping stones

 

Victorian Coping

Our Victorian Coping Stones range is designed to match the old deep Coping Stones that were used on many a house across the UK in the Victorian era.  Their style has a broad range of uses, from older Terraced Houses to modern Town Houses and old Country Mansions, these Coping Stones are guaranteed to look great.

Because they have a flat top section our Victorian Coping Stones are perfect for fitting railings to, or for use on a wall where sitting is preferable.

Charcoal 7 inch Victorian Coping Stones

 

Cottage Wall Coping

Our stylish and unique Cottage Wall Copings range is designed to mimic the look of an old Sandstone wall.  These are perfect for old houses with garden walls in the many beautiful rural villages across the UK that wish to maintain the look and feel of the surroundings.

Our Cottage Wall Copings are an attractive, elegant and affordable solution to protect vulnerable areas from the harshest of weather.  They are designed to seamlessly match your walling and compliment your masonry.

grey 16 inch cottage wall copings

 

Which Coping Stones to choose?

There are potentially thousands of different styles of stone for your front garden, including concrete coping stones.  The best advice when choosing a custom design is to take your time and research to find the styles you like best.  Then, when the time comes to order your stone, combine your favourite elements to create a style of coping stone that’s uniquely you.

To help with finding the perfect Coping Stones we have a team of experts available, simply contact us on 0191 217 0002 today to discuss your project requirements.  We are always happy to help and provide a professional friendly service.  See what our customers say here

We offer a wide range of high quality Coping Stones at affordable prices.  Perfect to provide that finishing touch to a wall and safeguard from the weather.  Manufactured to the highest standards, here in the UK.

You can view our full range of Coping Stones here

We currently supply Coping Stones Nationwide through our website to home owners and independent builders, also supplying a number of large local and national builders merchants including Buildbase, MKM and Travis Perkins.

Also we can often manufacture a Coping Stone to match your exact specifications using our highly specialist mould making techniques.  If specified our Flat Coping Stones can also be fitted with a “drip channel” on either side which prevents rain water from running down the face of your wall, thus protecting it from weathering.

Once you have your copings in place try using sympathetic plantings to help lessen the effects of the weather on your walls in strategic places, but always take care to ensure to avoid any damage caused by root systems and climbing plants.  Climbing shrubs can make matters worse by harbouring damp, while ivy roots can invade old, soft mortar joints.  Your walls can also create safe havens for delicate plants on the protected side.  For further advice on how to protect your garden from frost damage check out our blog here.


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