Coving & Cornice

Coving & Cornice

What is Coving & Cornice?

Whilst these terms are often used interchangeably, there is a clear difference between the two applications. Both can serve the same purpose of bridging the join between wall and ceiling where cracks caused by heat expansion can occur, but the aesthetic impact of coving and cornice work is quite different.

Coving is – traditionally – a simple and elegant design formed by a regular line along the ceiling, and a curved C-shape formation softening the angle with the wall. Coving is fitted using concave panels which come in in a range of sizes, measured by the diagonal of the coving curvature.

Cornice work describes a wholly decorative form of plasterwork which is used to ‘crown’ a room or a building. You might apply a cornice over a door, at the top of a wall or around the upper edge of a window. The design is often elaborate, and it is frequently bespoke.

The Advantages of Dry-Lining Coving & Cornice Work

Originally coving and cornice work used fibrous plaster, jute scrim, and timber lathe mixed with plaster of Paris; it was even mixed with horsehair for texture and density! StanLil believes in creating traditional designs which incorporate the elegance of line and complexity of detail, without the lengthy process of plastering and carving to achieve the desired effect. Our dry lining coving and cornice panels can be fixed quickly and efficiently, and painted immediately, instantly impacting the aesthetic quality of the room.

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StanLil Use Traditional Designs for Beautiful Contemporary Settings

The StanLil team bring a craftsman’s eye to contemporary settings and, using dry lining materials, we create a blend of the traditional and innovative which can be stunning. We use coving and cornice work regularly when fitting out high-end fashion shops where the experience is all about immersing the shopper in a luxury ambience away from everyday life. We’ve also designed cornices for contemporary houses where a door or a window requires a feature to draw the eye or alter the ambience.