Difference Between Plaster Cornice And Coving

Coving is normally used on a moulding that is set in profile. Coving is usually more simple in design compared to cornice and is  shaped around the standard quarter circle or C shaped profile. The size and quantity of element in the coving depends on things for example cost and design choice.

Plaster Cornice

During the post war period, many home builders might set up the simple C shaped coving because it was clean, effective and economical to bulk manufacture in gypsum plaster.

  • Size – Coving profiles are available in various sizes, the widely used size is 127mm (5″). These measurements usually induce confusion – they talk about the imaginary straight line sketched across the coving conacting both wall and ceiling, not the projection or height. 150mm (6″) and 100mm (4″) are anothe common sizes mostly used from the 1930’s onwards.
  • Designes – There are several designs available from the different historical time periods, for example the 20’s and 30’s Art Deco styles are more contemporary coving styles that contain concealed lighting elements which throw light upward and all over the ceiling.

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Plaster Corniceis commonly used as a decorative element to get a grander effect. So a profile size over the ceiling could be 150mm and down the wall should be 100mm or vice versa. The shape of cornice elements are often very complicated, having different details and a wide variety of designs showing changing architectural trends. Contemporary and modern designs are now used in many houses and apartments that are currently being built in 21st century trend-setting style.

How to identify the era of cornice design?

It is quite difficult to accurately report that one specific cornice can belong to a certain age or era. Sometimes different areas might have extremely different designs or profiles – so it all depend on the desire of the architect and his influences that would figure out the plan about how remarkable the inner decorative would be in the home.

You can say that the egg and dart designs can be symbolic of the Victorians while the Georgians popular designs were in square shapes. You can see this cornice style in the external walls of the homes where the square blocks are made to reflect the even and square windows and door surrounds of the facade.

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More information and a variety of different coving and cornice profiles is visible at www.cornicedesigns.co.uk including contemporary  design and uplighting troughs both in a rigid and flexible material for curved walls and bay windows.

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High Quality Stainless Steel Staircases By Thestaircompanyuk.co.uk

The staircase is a fundamental part of any home that deserves the greatest attention. It shows a piece of your personality and also of your home. The material stainless steel is better known as ‘stainless’ steel. The difference between the various types of stainless steel is in the substances added in order to make the stainless material.

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  • Stainless steel 304 consists of 18% chromium and 8% nickel and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
  • Stainless steel 316 is a more corrosion resistant stainless steel but more expensive kind. This consists of 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. This type is mainly used for stainless steel structures that are placed in the vicinity of a chemical company, metal processing plant or on the coast.

Metal more than a robust material 

  • Metal is Flexible – Metal has many faces. You can pursue all different. From sleek and industrial to graceful and elegant. Moreover you can further choose from the wide range of finishing options for the stairs, balustrade, handrail and color.
  • Compact – Often metal act a lot thinner and sleeker than other act, while they have the same capacity. Therefore, the staircase structures obtain a sleek and contemporary look.
  • Easy to maintain – Due to the special layer on the metal, it is protected from water and other influences which can oxidize the metal.


With a staircase in metal can really fit well in any place …… a sleek, industrial staircase into an elegant specimen with a gracefully shaped railing. The stair stringers can be manufactured in various kinds of functions, such as stair stringers in Z-shape, in straight form and many more. These can be combined with steps by using different materials such as wood, glass, natural stone or steel. Through the interplay of the different materials is an aesthetic stage develops combines reliability with style.

In order to avoid that the metal can easily oxidize, TheStairCompanyUK gives a special treatment to metal Contemporary staircase. All metal stair parts are sandblasted and powder coated in any RAL color, possibly structured. This way you can align your stair well with the tones of your home for what makes a personal and harmonious result.

Thestaircompanyuk.co.uk – Staircase Manufacturers UK has longstanding expertise  specializing in creating precision crafted bespoke staircases. Ascension  provides a comprehensive range of staircase types and finishes including kit form spiral stairs that can be provided as supply and fit or delivery only.

TheStairCompanyUK designs custom stairs in various materials and shapes so that they perfectly match your personal style. Obviously each stair design is always accompanied by the highest safety standards and you can opt for an original finish.

For further details visit www.thestaircompanyuk.co.uk or call @ 0114 285 4994 for free quotes.

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