Artificial stone


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Artificial stone

A mixture of stone chips or fragments, usually embedded in a matrix of mortar, cement, or plaster; the surfaces may be ground, polished, molded, or otherwise treated to simulate natural stone.

artificial stone

A mixture of stone chips or fragments, usually embedded in a matrix of mortar, cement, or plaster; the surface may be ground, polished, molded, or otherwise treated to simulate stone; variously called art marble, artificial marble, cast stone, marezzo, patent stone, and reconstructed stone.
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17 The tenders (excluding the supply of bricks, but including a provisional sum for the supply of ready-made artificial stone by a nominated specialist) were: MessersJames, [pounds]12 525-2-8d; Mr Langdon, [pounds]11 51 1-0-0d; Mr Jenkins, [pounds] 10 560-0-0d; Mr Linington, [pounds] 10 480-0-0d.
To replace the slates with artificial stone would still cost PS1,300".
The new building would have the same artificial stone wall facings and blue slate roof cladding as the original hotel.
There were concerns the artificial stone building would be out of keeping with houses on Back Lane.
Former parish councillor Roy Dobson led complaints, saying the artificial stone building would be out of keeping with houses on Back Lane and would encourage anti-social behaviour.
The new buildings would be two and three storeys high and made of artificial stone and grey slate.
Future plans: I'd like to replace the patio area with some good artificial stone. It's currently made of concrete slabs, which isn't the most attractive of materials.