As depicted on these pages, the format and design of the bronze paving
stone is compatible with the products of Starka, Södra Sandby, Sweden,
the company which produces the concrete part of the bronze paving stone.
The final formats of the bronze paving stones are compatible with the
format variations of Starka´s products in general. SIS, the national
standardizing commission institute in Sweden has defined the maximum
variations of measure, which are as follows:
The products of Starka are well within those standards.
- Length and width: ±3mm
- Depth under 80mm: ±3mm
- Depth over 80mm: ±5mm
For more info regarding Starkas concrete paving stones
(in Swedish only) please see: www.starka.se
Address: Starka --
Box 73 --
247 22 Södra Sandby --
The bronze paving stone consists of a handcrafted bronze metal plate,
cast in a sandmould in the desired area format, with a depth of
approximately 14mm solid bronze. These bronze plates are hand poured
into one single bronze piece together with the patented extrusions and
intrusions that bind the finished bronze plate to the later
poured concrete base, which Starka produces. The depth of the concrete
base defines the final depth of the bronze paving stone.
Testing of the bronze paving stones indicates that the strength of the
bronze plate exceeds that of the underlying concrete part of the product
and of neighboring concrete, although the bronze plate is designed not
to break neighboring concrete stones.
The bronze paving stone has also been age-tested by the national test
institute in Sweden. The bronze paving stone was frozen and unfrozen for
56 days. After that, it was tested to failure through pressure and
tensile testing.The test results showed that the bronze paving stones
can easily carry traffic by lorries. Since then, the current producer in
Sweden has even increased the pressure resistance ability.
The raised areas of the bronze paving stone can be expected to polish to
a smooth, shiny metal surface over time, depending on the extent of
traffic over the stones.
Notwithstanding this polishing effect, the bronze paving stone will
retain the re-patinated and rougher surface in the recessed areas,
providing a significant non-slip surface under normal conditions.
Each bronze paving stone is hand poured and handcrafted to exacting
specifications. Only first quality handcrafted bronze paving stones are approved for
sale and shipment.
Our staff is eager to work with architects, designers and builders to
implement and supply these architectual elements for projects of any
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