Technical data

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:
  • Length and width: ±3mm
  • Depth under 80mm: ±3mm
  • Depth over 80mm: ±5mm
The products of Starka are well within those standards.

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Tel: +46-44-202600       Address: Starka -- Box 73 -- 247 22 Södra Sandby -- Sweden

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 size.

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