If I intend to use mouldings on my building what should I consider prior to commencing building work?

If my building includes arched head windows or doors can mouldings be manufactured to accommodate this?

We can manufacture our mouldings to suit all types of arch heads in any style. A template of each arch is required.

If I require a bespoke mould can it be manufactured?

What method of fixing mouldings to the building are used?

Window mouldings, door mouldings and smaller stringcourse should be bedded in a suitable adhesive and mechanically fixed in place. Larger stringcourses require to be dowel fixed.

When is the best time to apply moulds?

The best time to apply concrete mouldings is when the scratch coat of plaster has been applied and prior to the finishing coat of plaster.

I have plastered my building, can I still use concrete mouldings?

Yes, concrete moldings can be applied to buildings which have been completely plastered but care must be taken to ensure that all joints are watertight to avoid potential seepage of water behind the mouldings.

What skills are required for installing concrete mouldings?

Quoins: Quions are manufactured as a two-sided L-shaped piece. Once the base levels have been established, quoins are simply fitted one on top of another using adhesive and mechanical fixings.

Dentils: Dentils are manufactured with a metal strap on each side which are mechanically fixed to the wall. It is essential to pre-measure the proposed run of dentils to calculate the correct spacing between each dentil.

Window moulds: Window Moulds require to be cut to length allowing for a mitred corner or block style corner. They are fitted using adhesive and mechanical fixings.

Stringcourse: Once the appropriate level has been established the Stringcourse requires to be fixed using adhesive and mechanical fixings and on larger Stringcourses the use of dowels is essential. Traditionally where a Stringcourse is being installed on a building which also includes Quoins, the Stringcourse would run through the Quoins.

Chimney Copings: Chimney copings are manufactured as a four-sided moulding which sits on top of the chimney and is back filled using concrete.

Pillars: Pillars require a suitable foundation. Pillars are manufactured with a protruding metal bar at the top to facilate secure fixing.

Pilasters: Pilasters are fitted using adhesive and dowels. It is desirable that all shafts are of equal length and any adjustment for rise or fall of a building be accommodated using the base. Where the adjustment required is excessive different sizes of shafts can be manufactured.