Columns, Pier Caps, Balusters, Gate Posts, Garden Products, bullnose, Pavers, What are they?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

ColumnsWhere can you Use Them?

You can use them practically anywhere you want to, from the front and back verandas, porches, in front of the garage, making a colonnade entrance to you front door, a colonnade in your yard heading towards your garden with timbers across them , growing vines on them to give you shade in the hot summer days. Columns can be used also as carport posts with a roof on them, Build a porter cochere in front of the house as drop off point, to park your car under it,Use them for gazebos, Pergolas, to support the roof of your house are you building a Georgian House use them for the portico as well as the stick on quoins, or the full block quoins , along with the window sills, Build a rotunda in your country house using 350mm Tuscan columns, great to have a Barbie or have an orchestra play in it.

Of course there are also Square Columns available that you can use for an aesthetical look, or as structural columns.

Pier Caps

Also called Caps, Pyramid Caps, Post Caps

When you build a brick pier and brick wall you usually want to cap it with some sort of Capping to finish the job off, Flat Pier Caps, or pyramid shaped caps are used for the piers, flat wall cappings, or rounded edged cappings, also called bullnose caps, some people like to use some of the more elaborate wall cappings like a moulded side wall capping, or Ridged wall capping.

Baluster Fencing

A row of balusters is called balustrading , you use these to create a fence.

Fencing plays a very important part in our life providing security and peace of mind. Balusters and posts are used to fence off a verandah, or a balcony to prevent people from falling over the edge, they are used as staircases railings, also as a swimming pool fence with gates attached to the posts to keep it locked so that little babies don’t go in unless supervised by an adul.

You can use them to create a landscape garden in a country house, in the backyard or at the front of the house.

Incorporate a bull nose fence with picket fencing on top of the bull nose with gate posts and pier caps the choices and styles are endless with our products.

Gate Posts

Used to create a driveway Grand entrance and attach all types of gates from lightweight to cast iron gates, they can be incorporated with smaller diameter posts to fence off your property.

About the author:

Vincent Scaturro has been in the architectural concrete manufacturing for the last 22years. His role is as director specializing in architectural design and custom made products.



JCV Pty Ltd, a small family business, began operations some 30 years ago. From humble beginnings with a single product and mould, the company grew as a result of its reputation for superior products and workmanship. Repeat business from many satisfied customers has ensured a continuous demand for our products.

Over the years we have greatly expanded our product range, both in the arena of our custom designs, as well as more regular production designs. Our basic product is Pier Caps, Porch Columns, Architectural & Concrete Columns. Even with the increased demand JCV's persistence with product quality, development of specialized designs and personal customer service the company has contained its size and retained its family operation at the same site at Lewisham where it commenced business in the mid 1970's.

Architectural Features and Products

JCV prides itself in being able to specialize in satisfying the requests of Builders, Consumers and Architects. JCV has diversified and is continually updating styles and product range to suit the current trends of architectural design and building restorations. Should you require a special product to suit your design or wish to restore or match existing masonry, architectural features or products like Architecture Columns, Tuscan columns and Square tapered columns for verandahs, Balconies, Patios, Pergolas, Gardens, pier caps, pyramid caps, wall capping, for brick fences, driveway entrance? Contact JCV and discuss the feasibility of your concepts and the potential production costs.

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