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What is Dado and how to use it

What is Dado and how to use it

Discover and understand how to use dado correctly in your interior, be it a traditional wooden rail, wallpaper or Lincrusta panel, the Dado is key visual element to a space, modern or period.

What is Dado and how to use it

30 Sep 2020

Discover and understand how to use Dado correctly in your interior, be it a traditional wooden rail, wallpaper or Lincrusta panel, the Dado is key visual element to a space, modern or period.

Where would you use wooden architrave mouldings in your home?

Where would you use wooden architrave mouldings in your home?

We look at how how architrave is used on doorways and windows which can otherwise look unfinished without architrave

Where would you use wooden architrave mouldings in your home?

24 Oct 2019

Architrave is one of the most widely used wooden mouldings. It is used in almost all buildings, period or less old, residential or commercial. Architrave is used to surround an opening in a wall, most commonly a doorway or window but it can be used to surround other areas too.

Ways to make the most of Victorian wooden coving

Ways to make the most of Victorian wooden coving

It is important to fully understand the function of different mouldings in order to make the most of these items which can really enhance the interior and exterior of your house if used cleverly. Coving is used to top or finish a wall or plane off and is often…

Ways to make the most of Victorian wooden coving

04 Sep 2019

It is important to fully understand the function of different mouldings in order to make the most of these items which can really enhance the interior and exterior of your house if used cleverly. Coving is used to top or finish a wall or plane off and is often a method of hiding the structure of this area ie a less than perfect join between wall and ceiling or fixings at the very top of a piece of furniture.We are often asked by…

How can wooden picture rails add a decorative element to any home?

How can wooden picture rails add a decorative element to any

Picture rail mouldings are not present in every period house and every room. Old houses with low ceilings would not have originally had picture rails as a picture rail requires a ceiling to be tall. The function of picture rail is to divide up and give a…

How can wooden picture rails add a decorative element to any home?

02 Aug 2019

Picture rail mouldings are not present in every period house and every room. Old houses with low ceilings would not have originally had picture rails as a picture rail requires a ceiling to be tall. The function of picture rail is to divide up and give a structure to plain walls; it also allows the hanging of paintings on these walls without the need for damage to be made to plastered wall surfaces in the form of nails or screws. In the…

Choosing the right style of Victorian architrave mouldings for my home

Choosing the right style of Victorian architrave mouldings

When selecting which wooden mouldings, such as Victorian architraves, to use in your home there are a series of questions to ask in order to make the correct choice for your renovation. If you have existing architrave in the house you will probably wish to…

Choosing the right style of Victorian architrave mouldings for my home

01 Aug 2019

When selecting which wooden mouldings, such as Victorian architraves, to use in your home there are a series of questions to ask in order to make the correct choice for your renovation. If you have existing architrave in the house you will probably wish to match this as closely as possible but sometimes it can be difficult to find a good match because the information you have when trying to find the match is not easily available.From…

Do You Need Tall Skirting Boards?

Do you need tall skirting boards for your house?

Tall skirting boards are to be found in most Victorian houses. This is because in Victorian houses, the ceilings tend to be high and to balance these rooms and give them some proportion, decorative mouldings are used on the walls and ceilings. High ceilings…

Do You Need Tall Skirting Boards?

29 Jan 2016

Tall skirting boards are to be found in most Victorian houses because the ceilings tend to be high, and to balance these rooms and give them some proportion, decorative mouldings are used on the walls and ceilings. High ceilings were a relatively new phenomenon in the Victorian era as in previous periods such as Georgian times, high ceilings were seen as a luxury only for the super rich because it meant building your house taller than…

How to make the most of your Victorian mouldings

How to make the most of your Victorian mouldings

A truly central part of Victorian interior design was plaster and wooden mouldings, present in most rooms and consisting of plaster cornice, ceiling roses, often incorporating intricate designs and made on site in the grander houses and as off the shelf designs…

How to make the most of your Victorian mouldings

19 Jan 2016

A truly central part of Victorian interior design was plaster and wooden mouldings, present in most rooms and consisting of plaster cornice, ceiling roses, often incorporating intricate designs and made on-site in the grander houses and as off the shelf designs for the more run of the mill households. Also wooden picture rail, Victorian architrave, dado, skirting boards and wooden panelling. Mouldings, chosen correctly, somehow make…

Repairing Wooden Decorative Mouldings

Repairing Wooden Decorative Mouldings

Wooden decorative mouldings were used widely in Victorian house and room designs. Your house may still have many of these intact and in good condition. However many period properties have suffered damage to decorative wooden mouldings and these may need…

Repairing Wooden Decorative Mouldings

30 Jan 2014

Decorative wooden mouldings were used widely in a Victorian house and room designs. Your house may still have many of these intact and in good condition. However many period properties have suffered damage to decorative wooden mouldings and these may need replacing or repairing. The main threat to the longevity of wooden mouldings is water damage hence the majority of wooden mouldings that will need replacing in the period property…

Choosing Victorian Wooden Mouldings And Wood Coving

Choosing Victorian Wooden Mouldings And Wood Coving

Wood mouldings can really enhance the interior décor of a Victorian or period house.

Choosing Victorian Wooden Mouldings And Wood Coving

22 Jan 2013

Wood mouldings can really enhance the interior décor of a Victorian or period house. The house would have originally had a wide variety of decorative Victorian wooden mouldings and ideally these should all be present in any good period or Victorian house restoration.

What Are Corbels?

What Are Corbels?

Corbels come in many different designs and sizes from the simple scroll cutshape corbel with strong lines, the fluted corbel to the large highly decorative corbels. It’s down to personal taste and the style of the room where the corbel is to be used which is…

What Are Corbels?

22 Jan 2013

If you've been researching Victorian properties, you may be wondering 'what are corbels?' Corbels are a decorative feature that can be used in many different places to enhance the interior of your period home. Anything that looks like it needs to be supported such as shelves or mantelpieces could be enhanced by decorative corbels.