Wood Specialist mouldings are bespoke created in our well-equipped workshop, we manufacture a comprehensive range of mouldings.
Because everything we make is entirely bespoke and tailored to your individual requirements, we can manufacture beautifully finished Specialist mouldings in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles, wood choices, stain and varnish, painted, whatever finish you are trying to recreate, we can normally match any colour and can work on the distressing and aged look.
Skirting Boards (Baseboards)
Skirting Board measures between three and five inches and serves the purpose of keeping gaps between the floor and the wall hidden. There is a mixture of different styles, including rounded, ornate, and flat.
Skirting Board varies in style depending on the country. For example, in China, skirting is made of plastic or redwood, measures extremely low in height (compared to skirting in other countries), and has a very simple or unprofiled design. In contrast, there are a vast number of skirting profiles and styles available in the UK. These profiles are often named after the period when they were developed, such as Victorian or Edwardian.
Skirting Board can be easily painted, stained or varnished to suit your individual taste or existing décor.
Door and Window Casings (Trim)
This type of moulding is used on windows and door frames to cover unfinished gaps. The width can be either two or three inches, though there are different styles of Door Casing available on the market. The trim also protects the plaster walls, especially around an interior doorway. Most Door and Window Casings today are typically made of wood, but historically the material was stone or marble.
Crown Mouldings (Cornice)
Crown Mouldings are used to decorate the transitional area between the ceiling and the wall. They help make the intersections between the walls and the ceiling look flawless across all surfaces. Crown Mouldings are not usually placed flush against the wall or the ceiling. Instead, when viewed from the moulding’s end, the ceiling and the wall form a ‘hollow’ triangle. As you can imagine, installing crown mouldings is not an easy process as it requires complex cuts to form corners where two walls meet.
Picture Rails allows the person to hang artwork without having to drive a nail into the walls. It is usually used in conjunction with Crown Mouldings, and approximately seven to nine feet from the floor.
Dado Rails (Chair Rail or Subbase)
A Dado Rail is a decorative moulding fixed horizontally to the wall which is used to protect the wall area from scratches and scuffs by movable furniture. Traditionally, people would fix Dado Rail 24 inches from the floor or about one-fifth the height of the room. Modern trends lean more towards a height of 36 inches; based on the assumption that its main purpose is to protect the wall from chair backs.
Cove Mouldings is a slightly less elaborate type of Crown Moulding. This type of moulding is used at points where the walls meet with the ceiling. Unlike Crown Mouldings, a Cove Moulding typically has a concave-type profile which makes it great as corner guards or to hide joints. It can also be used on stairs where treads and risers meet.
Egg-and-Dart Mouldings (Egg-and-Tongue)
Egg-and-Dart Mouldings are an ornamental moulding consisting of an egg-shaped object alternating with an element shaped like an arrow, anchor or dart.
Bead Mouldings are a row of small, symmetrical spheres often paired with spindle, leaf or dart designs. It can be used in combination with a Dado Rail or Crown Moulding to decorate a room.
Dentil Wood Mouldings consist of small and evenly spaced block patterns, often found in historic buildings and homes. Dentil Mouldings are typically used in conjunction with Crown Mouldings.
Batten Mouldings (Batten Trims)
Batten Mouldings are thin strips of trim used to keep the joints between pieces of panelling hidden.