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KV-5 Switchgear and Vault Project



A high profile medical school and hospital was in need of a limestone door that would match their existing façade and would be large and light enough to move oversized machinery in and out of their building.

They sought out a company that could:
  • Create a very large yet lightweight door
  • Create a door that perfectly matches the existing building
  • Create a limestone door that is both functional and attractive
Their search went no further than StonePly. StonePly was contracted to fabricate a limestone door that would flawlessly match the existing walls around it so that it would blend and be inconspicuous. The doorway was cut at a huge 10’ x 9’ to allow for large machinery to be moved in and out of the building. Though the doors were large they had to be light weight so that they could be easily opened and closed. With normal limestone this task would be almost impossible but StonePly was able to create the perfect solution.

KV-5 Switchgear and Vault Project


StonePly provides natural stone cladding with an aluminum honeycomb backing that allows it to be super light weight and very easy to work with. The product has the appearance of solid natural stone but is much easier to move, install and use than compacted slabs. For this project StonePly created two light weight limestone doors on aluminum honeycomb backing. Once installed the doors blend perfectly with the surrounding wall and look beautiful without standing out from the rest of the building. The light weight of these swinging doors made installation quick and simple. The doors each weigh less than 150 pounds so they easily swing open and closed to allow large machinery to be moved in and out of the building. The door locks from the inside and provides security as well as function and beauty.

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