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Bovis Homes Midlands Specify Forticrete for Awe-Inspiring Apartment Complex

Forticrete's decorative Anstone« Stone Walling and its high quality Cast Stone detailing have been specified by Bovis Homes Northern region for the construction of Marmaville Manor, a multi-million pound residential apartment complex in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.

Situated off Church Lane, along the main route between Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Wakefield, Marmaville Manor, the apartment complex comprises a combination of 60 stylish two and three bedroom apartments.

Built in 1880, the former private club was demolished in 2006. Its external fašade however was retained, a strict requirement of the local planning authority. To complement the existing fašade, the apartment complex is built in Forticrete's popular Anstone« Stone Walling in Premier Regency Buff which emulates the appeal of the Yorkshire Sandstones. This saw walling stones with a 140mm course height built in three different lengths specified alongside 135░ Quoins at the complex's corners. Cast Stone items including window surrounds, roof copings, plinths, keystones, chamfered quoins and arched surrounds were also specified to further enhance the quality, character and aesthetic appeal of the luxury apartments.

Andy Hurst, Associate Buying Director at Bovis Homes, commented: "Reached by its own tree-lined, gated drive, Marmaville Manor combines the prestige of an impressive country residence with all the luxuries and benefits of contemporary living. With that in mind, a striking finish befitting this superb location was essential.

"Forticrete's Anstone Walling and Cast Stone ticked all the boxes for the planners and helped deliver the ideal finish. We're delighted with the results."

Forticrete Walling Stone has been providing a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable alternative to natural stone since the 1920s. It's Anstone walling products are available in standard colour ranges as well as the enhanced premier range, which provides further colour options combined with an appearance and weathering qualities that are virtually indistinguishable from natural stone.

All of the products are through-coloured, and may be dressed on site to suit individual requirements, while retaining the original colour and texture. In addition to the Standard colour ranges, Forticrete also has the facility to manufacture non- standard colours to meet specific needs.

Replicating the traditions, quality and aesthetic appeal of the natural stones available throughout the UK, Forticrete's standard Cast Stone products are manufactured from high grade limestone and sandstone aggregates, cements, pigments and waterproofing agents, in accordance with the appropriate British and European standards.

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