Covings and Cornices are witnessing a renaissance in modern homes, and whereas once they were simply a practical item to disguise the joins where ceiling met wall, London builders are often receiving requests for something a little more unique. Both internally and externally, adding decorative coving to your property can improve the appeal and value of your home and maximise its “kerb appeal”.
Coving is not in itself a difficult addition to make to a room, but when you are considering integrating coving, architraves, skirting and maybe even a dado or picture rail to create an impressive effect, you may want to use the skills of a builder in London to assist you with the design and installation. Particularly with high ceilings or exterior applications, it is far safer to use the services of a London builder with a scaffold, rather than try to carry a piece of coving up a ladder!
The uses for coving may not only be limited to the horizontal and vertical joins of a room or brickwork. Ceiling coving is also becoming popular, with designs available to compliment an existing ceiling rose, create the impression of a beamed ceiling or highlight another feature of your ceiling. Indeed, wall and ceiling coving is now being introduced to incorporate concealed lighting units and add a very special touch to your home at little expense.
We have published a few ideas about what can be achieved in a room with coving and cornices. We hope that these inspire you to think of how the addition of coving could make a change to the rooms in your home – and don’t stop there! The integration of coving and cornices with architraves, skirting and picture rails can turn an ordinary room into something superb.
Pre-packed coving and cornices come in range of materials, each providing a different influence on your room, and it is a good idea to discuss your ideas with a London builder to determine the best materials to use and that your plans are practical.
A good selection of London builders are accessible through our Tradesmen´s Directory or if you would like to use the “Post-a-Job” facility at the top of the page, builders in London will be able to email you with London builders quotes for helping you give your rooms the “Cor! Nice!” effect.