Installation info

How to work with and store our products

Handling & storage

Key Stonework cast stone is supplied on pallets banded and wrapped for ease of handling. For the best results, these guidelines should be followed when moving Key Stonework cast stone:

  • Pallets should be stored on flat ground and not double stacked
  • Outer wrapping should not be removed until the products are ready to install
  • After installation stonework should be protected against damage from other on-site work

Mortar recommendations

Masonry cement and plasticised cement mortars are suitable for use with our cast stone. Mortars containing lime are highly recommended as they have a lower permeability are give greater resistance to rain penetration.

Mortars must be able to resist frost and develop durability quickly. However, unnecessarily strong mortars should be avoided as they concentrate the effect of any differential movement.