While they are a decorative addition to any building, they are made to last. Accumen Shapes has three different options for materials, each of which, Josh says, will last the lifetime of the building they are attached to, provided the required maintenance is undertaken and that the building is weathertight.
DecraShape® is the most lightweight option and is manufactured with kiln dried polystyrene coated in plaster. fourPLUS® is the next step up, and incorporates at least a 4mm thick plaster. ShapeCrete® is made with solid lightweight concrete,
and is the most appropriate option for high impact areas or historic buildings, although fourPLUS® is also appropriate especially for larger mouldings where weight can be an issue.
Each of these products has an extensive scope, with anything from the smallest of residential detailing right through to large scale commercial applications – spanning metres in length – can be created. “We can custom make anything, in any size. There is no limit to what can be achieved with these materials,” Josh says.