Decorative facade elements

Decorative facade elements

Within this activity of the EuroBet Company, five sectors are distinguished: design, model sculpting, mold making, casting the final elements and reconstruction of the facade elements on damaged and old buildings.

Designing

In accordance with the wishes of the customer, present situation on the façade and/or building architecture, EuroBet is able to offer design solutions for form and layout of decorative façade elements, and – later – project development for the whole façade or part thereof.

Models

Once the customers decides on the design of a facade element, the preparation of the model follows (usually made of plaster, wood or clay), which is used as a matrix for making the molds. If a customer chooses one of the ready-made elements from a wide range of Eurobet’s products, there is no need for model preparation. Also, as a matrix for making molds, it is possible to use an existing pattern, outside the range of the EuroBet’s products. Such a pattern may represent direct basis for making molds, but – in case of the need to preserve the original – making a copy is recommended, which is then used as the matrix. If there is some damage on the original sample, Eurobet Company will perform a retouching.

Moulds

Obtaining the model is followed by making the molds. Depending on the required quantity and complexity of decorative façade element, molds can be made of fiberglass, rubber or plaster.

Castings

Finished products (castings) are usually made of vibro-concrete, plaster or polymarble. Vibro-concrete elements (i.e. concrete elements treated on a vibrating table) contain additives, such as appropriate plasticizers, aerates, polypropylene fibers and the like. Owing to the above mentioned technology, Eurobet’s concrete elements are characterized by high quality, embodied in their fineness, durability, strength, resistance to weathering and wear. Massive concrete pieces, which in architectural context do not have the role of supporting elements, are lightened by pads of polystyrene or counter-molds, which are coated with a thinner screed (concrete screed thickness is proportional to the dimensions of the element, in order to resist the effects of static forces). In this way, unnecessary load of the façade is eliminated. Plaster castings are intended for façade parts which are not significantly exposed to weathering, and those parts where the installation of these elements is necessary due to their smaller weight compared to concrete castings. Old buildings often contain plaster decorative façade elements which can resist weathering, even more than a century. Plaster – seemingly gentle and brittle material – in fact, is extremely resistant and durable, if installed in a position where it cannot be mechanically damaged. Polymarble represents an artificial marble obtained by a combination of epoxy resin and grinded stone granules of appropriate color. This material is not porous and is several times stronger than marble and granite. There is a huge range of shapes and colors.

Reconstruction of decorative facade elements on damaged and old buildings

Elements mounting – Example