A portico (from Italian) is a porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls. This idea was widely used in Ancient Greece and has influenced many cultures, including most Western cultures. A portico entrance not only provides shelter from the elements but also offers the opportunity to embellish an otherwise dull entrance to your home.
A cast stone portico can be created by combining a range of architectural elements – including columns, half columns, pilasters and entablature – to create a grand entrance. Cast stone porticos are available in five standard designs. We can also manufacture custom, made to order portico or porch designs.
Our stone porticos can be manufactured to practically any height, width or depth from standard column, pilaster and entablature components to suit your property. Alternatively custom, made to order portico designs can be created. A portico can be a cost effective way to add value to existing or new-build properties.