Georgian Collection

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Our recently launched Georgian Collection features a range of carefully chosen period mouldings cornice, ceiling roses and dado that capture the style and elegance of Georgian interior design. Georgian cornice was not mass produced as it was in the later Victorian period but was produced on site by skilled craftsmen; however advances in the materials from which moulds are now made, allows us to recreate off site authentic Georgian style Cornice in the finest detail without the prohibitively expensive cost of running cornice in situ. Georgian design was heavily influenced by the architecture and decoration of antiquity, ancient Rome & Greece, and these themes were used throughout...

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Victorian Collection

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Many of our customers are restoring Victorian mouldings, which were ripped out in later alterations and now needs to be completely replaced. To make this task easier we have introduced our Victorian Collection; a range of carefully chosen period designs that cover all the main types of Victorian cornice, ceiling roses and dado. Cast in a range of sizes to ensure there is a cornice suitable for every type of Victorian house from the grandest villas to the smallest terrace. Every piece of cornice in the Victorian cornice collection is made in the traditional Victorian fashion, by hand in beautifully detailed moulds using the...

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12 Top Tips For Buying Plaster Coving & Cornice

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12 Top Tips For Buying Plaster Coving & Cornice 1 – Choose cornice that you like: You are paying for the coving and ultimately you will be living with your choice so always choose cornice that you actually like. 2 – Consider your ceiling height: Rule of thumb: The higher the ceiling in a room the bigger the cornice you can use. Large cornice used in a room with low ceilings will create an out of proportion effect and appear to shrink the room. As a general guideline: 200mm coving (8 inch) is used when the ceilings are 4.3 metres (14 foot) or...

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What Size Coving Do I Need?

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We are often asked by customers what size cornice should I use for my room? Whilst in the end this will always come down to personal preference here are a few guidelines that will help to narrow down the choice. A common mistake is to underestimate the actual size of coving or cornice. Measurements are always given in terms of ‘the drop’, how far the coving extends down the wall and ’the projection’, how far the coving extends across the ceiling once it is fitted. This is often confused with taking a diagonal measurement across the face of a piece...

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Decorating Ornate Coving

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Spray Painting Plaster Coving Even the best decorators will have trouble painting large ornate coving without leaving runs. It is also extremely time consuming to pick out all the details of Acanthus leaves or similar Victorian cornice designs with a brush. The best quality finish can be achieved by spraying not only is it a much more even finish getting into every detail without running, it is also much quicker as multiple coats can be applied at one time. The pictures above and below show one of our largest and most ornate Victorian Coving designs XLPC004 being painted and you can see...

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