Why is your plaster coving so cheap?

Posted by Bryn Williams on

Why is your coving so cheap is a question we are asked fairly often, what people really mean is, 'Is there something wrong with it, as the same thing is much more expensive elsewhere.' The answer is, there is nothing wrong with our plaster coving, it is hand made using casting plaster and reinforced with mesh, It is not made from polystyrene or plastic or any other material, it is genuine hand made traditional plaster coving. One difference maybe that we make plaster coving for stock in very large quantities, this brings our costs down and allows us to meet...

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Victorian Plaster Coving

Posted by Bryn Williams on

As a general rule more elaborate plaster coving would be used in the rooms that would be seen by guests and the plainer designs in the rooms solely for the use of the family. To create the best impression on visitors the grandest plaster coving would usually be found in the entrance hall, Original Victorian plaster coving designs such as our LPC 019 feature modillion blocks decorated with acanthus leaves with egg and dart and dentil mouldings. Another very popular Victorian plaster cornice was the swan neck profile this will be instantly recognisable to many people and was often used...

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Do I need a Plaster Cornice Fitter

Posted by Drew Corrigan on

Many people think that a general plasterer or builder can fit plaster cornice, some can but they will not be as fast as an experienced plaster cornice fitter who does nothing else, they will also often charge you more money as they price for it taking a longer time to complete the job, and also build in contingencies as they can not accurately judge how long it will take them. We have lost count of the number of times we have had to go and sort jobs out for customers where our cornice has been fitted badly by inexperienced builders,...

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Plaster Coving Bay Window

Posted by Chris Jones on

We are often asked if our plaster coving can be fitted around bay windows, where the angels are not 90 degrees, the answer is yes, but you have to know what you are doing, in this image and video below we show how we fitted plaster cornice, around a bay window for a customer in Whaley Range Manchester. The customer was especially pleased as before he contacted us he had been told it was impossible by several builders, what they actually meant was they could not do the job . So if you are told by a builder it is...

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Fitting Swan Neck Plaster Coving

Posted by Drew Corrigan on

See how a new coving installation looks from beginning to end in our new video detailing LPC017 - our large Victorian Swan Neck coving.
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