What's cornice mean?

What's cornice mean?

1a : the molded and projecting horizontal member that crowns an architectural composition — see column illustration. b : a top course that crowns a wall. 2 : a decorative band of metal or wood used to conceal curtain fixtures. 3 : an overhanging mass of windblown snow or ice usually on a ridge.

What can I stick polystyrene coving with?

Everbuild Coving adhesive is a high strength solvent free adhesive that provides a quick grab for fixing polystyrene and plaster coving and cornices to sound porous surfaces. This product will also act as a gap filling sealant for filling the gaps between individual lengths of coving.

Did 1930s houses have coving?

Very common in large 20s and 30s houses, usually downstairs only in front reception rooms and the hall. The only drawback with this type of coving is you usually need a picture rail to separate the ceiling paint from the wall paint/paper.

How much does it cost to put up coving?

The average coving cost in the UK is £25 to £30 per metre, for supply and installation of the coving. For a whole room, you're looking at a coving cost of about £335 to supply and fit standard coving. If you're looking for more ornate plaster cornice, the cost for the room would be around £850.

Is putting coving up easy?

Often it can be a relatively simple task that can be undertaken as a DIY project, with it being installed quickly and easily. Whatever size of coving you choose, the installation and cutting of internal and external coving mitres is done in exactly the same way.

How do you do external coving corners?

An external mitre means that you need to 'add on' to the top edge. Make sure you make the 'wall mark' and then square it up along the bottom edge. Add the top edge mark of the cornice using the projection measurement. The cut in the plaster coving will go from the bottom edge to the top edge.

How do you cut inside corners for coving?

How to Cut an Internal Mitre - VIDEO

  1. Make sure you have the cornice the correct way up.
  2. Position the ceiling edge so that it is closest to you.
  3. Position the wall edge furthest away from you.
  4. Square up a line on the cornice.
  5. From the top edge of the line, take away the projection of the plaster coving and make another mark.