Moulds are an effective way for many businesses to improve their production line. They offer a host of benefits, whether you’re in construction, interior design or a homeowner looking to personalise a corner of your property. Here at 3D Pattern and Mould Makers, we have many years of experience working with our clients to create everything from timber moulds through to GRP moulds and rubber moulds. In this guide, we’ll look specifically at why going down the bespoke mould option may be the right choice for you.
What Are Bespoke Moulds?
As the name suggests, a bespoke mould is one custom-manufactured to suit your exact needs. If you’re creating a concrete wall or staircase, for example, you have options to go basic with your design. There are options to pair back design in all cases. However, bespoke moulds give you considerably more freedom with your design and in some cases really push the boundaries.
Bespoke Timber Moulds
Constructed from sustainable woods, timber moulds can help you create large-scale precast or cast stone structures for use in both public and domestic settings. They are commonly used in general house building for items such as cills, heads and copings and in larger developments, feature wall panels, public seating areas, esplanades, bridges and stairways. Bespoke timber moulds are made to your exacting specifications. If you visit our website, you’ll see that no two of our past projects look the same – each one is the product of the client’s requirements and our team’s experienced craftsmanship.
Our bespoke stair moulds help architects and developers realise their designs.. They generally are manufactured from timber and 18m birch plywood and are suitable for use for any size unit. We also have extensive experience in working with helical or winding staircases – where our bespoke service comes into its own, be it for precast or for in situ work, our stair flight moulds are used to create some of the greatest staircases available. In short, we offer a custom-designed solution to help finish off these large-scale constructions projects.
Bespoke GRP (glass-reinforced plastic) moulds are laid on to a pattern or desired form in order to take its shape. They are an incredibly hard-wearing solution – perfect for multiple uses – and feature a protective layering process that further enhances strength. They are largely used for projects that may run beyond the limitations of timber or weight of numbers calls for a more robust option. And, while the process of producing bespoke moulds from GRP can be time-consuming, it is entirely worth the effort.
Custom-made rubber moulds are a popular option for both restoration projects and intricate designs. We tend to use PU rubber, known for its durability, and produce these moulds to the most detailed of specifications including a variety of types of sizes too. They are an incredibly flexible option, suited to many different projects and can help maintain the aesthetic look of a building or project with less labour involved for you.
What Are the Benefits of Bespoke Moulds?
Having a mould manufactured bespoke to fit your project needs will likely incur an additional charge. However, the benefits of working in this custom manner far outweigh the disadvantages for most projects. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits here today.
Improved Production Line
If the mould you’ve commissioned for production will be used in your own manufacturing line, going bespoke can help to improve the quality and consistency of your finished product. With a multi-use mould, you can reproduce the same item numerous times to the same exacting standards.
Ability to Manufacture Complex Structures
Some projects call for very complex structures – ones that would previously have incurred a higher cost due to the labour and specialism needed to produce them. Bespoke mould helps to eliminate this, giving you a precast solution that will make complicated projects considerably easier.
Ability to Match Detailing on Stone and Concrete
On restoration projects or those with very exacting requirements for detail or patterns, bespoke moulds allow you to perfectly match the pattern in question. This is particularly important during historic renovation projects where the goal is to preserve the look and feel of a building from a specific time frame. Rubber moulds can be produced with the utmost attention to bring an original design back to life again.
Creating a bespoke mould ensures that you achieve high levels of accuracy with every single project. If you’re making items that need to marry up together with other pieces, it is a brilliant way to achieve the perfect fit every single time.
Here at 3D Pattern and Mould Makers, we specialise in the design and production of bespoke moulds to suit your project. With many years of experience and a team of highly skilled professionals, we’re able to match your requirements with the right material and produce multi-use moulds that improve your production line. For more information, or to speak to a member of our specialist team, please do get in contact here today.