By using coloured concrete (or a mix of plastic resin and stone
powder), it is possible to create a variety of interesting 'effects'.
If you know anyone who may like to make the component-parts
of "Sunclocks", then we should be delighted to hear from them.
For example, a person who already creates 'garden ornaments'.
There is a vast market for such 'kits' (in any material), and each
one becomes its own advertisement to generate further orders.
Please click on this link, if you might like further details of how
you can make money from our "Sunclocks" - in various ways,
such as simply re-selling Layout Plans to your own customers
which can be done from any computer, with no physical work !
Producing and/or installing 'kits' would give you a larger profit.
If you could be interested, in making the parts - please contact
us (by Telephone), and ask to speak direct with Douglas Hunt.
The photograph, below, shows several examples of what can be
achieved without professional equipment. If you are wondering
why some blocks are numbered "15", it is simply because such
parts can also be used for various other things - for example, a
house number, or to identify 'reserved' car-parking spaces, etc.
If you want to create an attractive layout, but without spending a
lot of time, effort, or expense - then it is fairly easy to use some
basic materials, normally available at local 'Garden Centres', etc.
For example, this next photograph is a "Sunclock" at Clearwater
(in Florida). The central Date-scale was made using a sack of dry
ready-mixed concrete in a simple rectangular mold, with circular
'stepping-stones' purchased to create the rings of Hour-markers.
Numbers and Months were just painted, on those concrete parts.
To make attractive layouts, then you can still use basic concrete
parts - and either cover these with mosaic, or simply use paint.
The photograph below, is of a 'Date-scale' at a location in Serbia
(Carobno Selo, Banja Vrujci) - which has been very colourfully
painted, plus the picture beneath shows some children using it.
However, if you are not really a 'Do-it-Yourself' person, then you
could instead obtain a very nice kit of "Sunclock" parts - which
are made using coloured concrete, with stained-glass markings.
You can decide on any preferred colours for these components,
as well as whether 'Arabic' or 'Roman' numerals would be used.
For further information and prices, please contact Bill Ferguson
at www.glassfootsteps.com - or Telephone, on: 01434 344407.
The photographs below, show some typical 'kit' parts available.
"Sunclocks" are perfect as 'visitor attractions' in locations such
as a Park, Pedestrian Precinct, etc - particularly since they are
both functional as well as decorative, and with the advantage of
being reasonably vandal-proof, plus its obvious 'novelty factor'.
They require no maintenance - and when set into a 'lawn' area,
they do not interfere with grass-cutting. The photograph below
shows a layout at "Brixworth Country Park", Northamptonshire.
As in this case, it is also common for a 'commemorative plaque'
to be installed, between the Date-scale and inner Hour-markers.
Some public sites prefer to have 'post-mounted' plaques, rather
than ones which are set into the ground - since they feel those
may "catch a person's eye", and attract people from a distance.
The following picture, (at Idlewild Park, Easton, Maryland, USA)
shows such a post-mounted plaque. These can obviously cast
their own shadow, plus it interferes with grass-cutting - so we
normally recommend using the 'ground-level' method, instead.
If you might prefer to use a 'post-mounted' plaque, they should
ideally be positioned on the NORTHERN side of layouts, (in the
northern hemisphere) - so that the direction of its shadow will
not then fall across your "Sunclock" layout itself, at any time !
An example of such shadows can be seen in our next section.
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Should you have any questions, then please contact us via our
Response Form - or click on this link to see why "Sunclocks"
have become so popular, when compared with other sundials.
Remember you could also make money with Human Sundials,
so please contact us if you may be interested in generating an
income, from this very unusual 'opportunity'. We suggest that
you telephone us, plus ask to speak direct with Douglas Hunt,
whose sundial plans have been in use world-wide since 1986.
Douglas should then be able to discuss several 'possibilities',
and give some advice suited to your personal circumstances.
Our unique sundial designs are located in numerous different
situations - from Schoolyards, to private gardens and Parks,
as well as courtyard sundials at prestigious "Stately Homes".
"Sunclocks" are very interactive sundials for children - plus
all of our sundial layouts are 'customized', for YOUR location,
so you can be sure that it would show the correct clock time.
These are particularly popular within the Educational Sector,
due to many 'curriculum-wide' aspects, of a Human Sundial !
You could click these links to see why "Sunclocks" are now
often used as school sundials, plus the benefits for teachers
(including 'fund-raising') of these novel sundials for learning.
As garden sundials, there are advantages over the 'pedestal'
type - mainly since our ground-level "Sunclock" cannot be
stolen, plus it does not interfere with grass-cutting of a lawn.
Click here to find why this sundial has become very popular,
when compared with some of the other 'conventional' types.
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