Old Gaol, Montgomery
Patio │ Montgomery, Mid Wales │ April 2022
A local property to Concrete Solutions base, the owners of the Old Gaol in Montgomery were looking for a new flooring solution for their courtyard that fit in with the existing cobbles.
The old prison is a listed building and has a grandeur appearance, so it was important for the owners to find a high-quality and low-maintenance surface that maintains the traditional aesthetic of the property.
On our free site visit, we took a selection of different colour samples to compare with the varying colours of the brickwork and stonework in the different buildings and the original cobbles.
The first decision to make was which pattern to choose for the style of the new patterned concrete courtyard. We advised one of our most popular patterns in Lakeland Cobble. This would provide a consistent structured look to the overall design, but with a rugged and unique look to the individual ‘cobbles’.
Next, after comparing the colour samples, the property owner decided on the colour of Steadman Buff with a Charcoal release to darken the tone. They also asked whether the patterned concrete could be dulled further so that it did not look brand new and in contrast with the period buildings.
To achieve this we used a matt finish sealer over the newly laid surface. This ensured that the patterned concrete was protected from the elements, without the typical shiny finished appearance.
At Concrete Solutions, this project took approximately a week and we are beyond proud of the end result. The brand-new patterned concrete courtyard not only complements the aesthetic of the listed property but also requires minimal maintenance giving the owners one less thing to worry about in the upkeep of this amazing listed building.
Great to deal with start to finish. They were really helpful with design, including sourcing a pattern to match the existing cobblestone drive. They managed to match the colour exactly which was important to us – it really does blend into the existing drive. They were very polite, hard working and tidy – a pleasure to deal with.
There was no sales pressure, and their work was done to a very high standard. Would recommend whole heartedly if you want a stunning drive!
Gary Bailey-Beech, Montgomery
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