Caring for your Copings

How to protect your Copings and Pier Caps


Protecting your brickwork with coping stones and pier caps in crucial but you can also take a few simple steps to help protect your wall capping and ensure it stands the test of time.  The British weather really does have it all, high winds, lashing rain, long dry spells, snow and pelting hail.  So how can you protect your concrete capping products once on your wall or pillar?

Classical Creations recommends the use of Thompsons Water Seal to help protect your concrete products from weathering.  Their masonry protector forms a vital barrier to prevent water damage.  It also makes it more difficult for mildew and UV damage.  This handy solution can easily by applied to your copings and dries clear.  It can help maintain the copings natural colour and surface.

Keeping your products clean and free from moss, algae and lichens will also help.  Routine cleaning and maintenance is required to keep the overall appearance of products in pristine condition.

Regularly inspect your walls and copings, looking out for any tell tail signs of weathering or damage.

If you are worried about exposure to water we can fit a “drip channel” on either side which prevents rain water from running down the face of your wall, thus protecting it from weathering.  Please specify this when ordering.

Sympathetic plantings can help lessen the effects of the weather on your walls 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.


The Ideal Finishing Touch

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.


Flat Coping

The Flat Coping Stones range is a very modern, minimalist style of Coping Stone.  Their flat shape makes it ideal for use on a wall where railings are to be fitted or where sitting is required.

grey 11 inch flat coping stones

Flat Coping – Grey

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

sandstone 16 inch cottage wall coping stones

Cottage Wall Coping – Sandstone

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.

In addition to the wide range of pre-cast coping stones that are available for gardens today, there is the option to choose bespoke coping stones.  And going this route offers a host of benefits.

Not only are custom coping stones decidedly unique, but they are eye-catching.  Going the custom route can often result in many neighbours being impressed whenever they stop by to chat.

The purchase of custom garden coping stones means that you can choose virtually any colour, shade and design you like to be manufactured to order. But it can also allow you to visually connect one area of your home to another.  The continuity of coping stones can serve to give your entire property a put-together look and feel.

The great news about going the custom route is that you are never left wanting for choice where it comes to accessories like railings.  Whether you prefer modern, traditional or a combination of both, your custom coping stones can fit with any style.

Whatever style, colour and specifications you choose chances are you will also need pier caps to top your pillars or gateposts.  Our cast stone Pier Caps provide the ideal finishing touch to a gate post, pillar or stone/brick gate pier.

We offer a huge range of styles of cast pier caps with an array of sizes and colours so you can always find the right one for you.

Traditional Pier Caps

Our Traditional Pier Caps range are designed with deeper sides that give a more pronounced, fuller look to your brick Pillars.

They are a modern, minimalistic approach to protecting your Pillars from the Weather.  Because of the simple style of these Pier Caps, they can be easily matched up with any choice from our range of Coping Stones.

Standard Apex Pier Caps

Our Standard Apex Pier Caps range are great for adding the finishing touch, protecting your brick pillars from the weather in a simple minimalist style.  Our pier caps are easy to fit and come in a wide range of colours and sizes.

Stepped Peak Pier Caps

Our Stepped Peak Pier Caps range is a modern twist on a traditional theme.  These Pier Caps are not only perfect for protecting your pillars from the rigours of the Great British Weather, but also add a bit more height and volume to your pillars than a Standard or Traditional Pier Cap.

Due to the simplistic geometrics of these Pier Caps they can easily be matched with most of our Coping Stone Range. Pillar caps are great to enhance your property and add value, as well as protecting brick and stonework.

Stepped Flat Pier Caps & Spheres

Stepped Flat Pier Caps with Spheres are a great way to top your Pillar with a very traditional English Style.  The Spheres are supplied separately to the Pier Caps which are manufactured with a 4 inch hole through the centre.  Each Sphere has a “stump” protruding from its base which simply slots into the Pier Caps Hole after it has been filled with mortar. The Spheres can also be manufactured with a steel bar for added security.  Please specify this when you call to order.

Heritage Pier Cap

Our Heritage Tiered Pier Caps range are perfect for adding a high quality and stylish finishing touch, safeguarding your brick pillars from the rigours of the Great British Weather.


Heritage Pier Cap – Charcoal

These stunning Heritage Pier Caps come in a wide range of colours and are great to create the perfect entrance and give a grand appearance to your masonry.  Pillar caps are great to enhance your property and add value, as well as protecting brick and stonework.

Our Heritage Pier Caps provide an ideal finishing touch to your pillars and offer excellent protection at affordable prices, safeguarding your masonry from the rigours of the British weather.

Classical Creations Copings and Caps perform a vital protective role in preventing rainfall penetration.  Our range of coping stones and pier caps are designed to perfectly match any style of walling in a seamless and effective manner.  All our pier caps, coping stone and patio circles are manufactured here in the UK.


Consider Carefully

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.

Contact us on 0191 217 0002 today to discuss your project requirements.  We are always happy to help.  See what our customers say here





We can often manufacture Pier Caps and Coping Stones to match your exact specification using our specialist mould making techniques. Contact us today to discuss your project requirements.

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