The GIBBS Range of Classical Porches
A unique matrix of interchangeable components that offer architects, designers, builders and homeowners the opportunity to build elegant architectural porches for any situation; that use the rules, geometry and proportion of Classical architecture at an affordable price.
The GIBBS Range of Classical Porches is designed by Hugh Petter, Director of ADAM Architecture and inspired by the Georgian architect James Gibbs (1682-1754). The porches are manufactured by HADDONSTONE, one of the world’s leading cast stone manufacturers with facilities in the UK and USA. Gibbs’ Classical architecture design handbooks were probably the most widely used in the eighteenth century across the Western world. It is this rich legacy that makes Gibbs’ version of the Classical Orders the most appropriate for this new range of porch designs, being equally suitable for both new and historic buildings across the UK, USA and around the world.
The GIBBS Range is conceived around the two oldest and most widely used Orders - the Doric and Ionic. Over the centuries, generations of Classical architects have adapted the proportions of these two Orders to suit a variety of situations.
Andrew Smith, Senior Buyer at CG Fry & Son Ltd:
"HADDONSTONE is a well-known reputable company and C G Fry & Son, award-winning house builder, has used their cast stone architectural detailing at a number of our South West developments over the last ten years. We erected the GIBBS Classical Porch at Tregunnel Hill in Newquay (see image above) and use HADDONSTONE because of the consistency, product, price and service."
Jeremy Musson, English author, editor and presenter:
"HADDONSTONE’s new Gibbs range is the result of an imaginative collaboration with architect Hugh Petter and draws on the elegant models provided by James Gibbs, one of the most enterprising design heroes of the Georgian age. The result is a series of Doric and Ionic porches with a subtle variety of treatments which can be carefully adapted to bring elegance and dignity to houses old and new."