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We provide the complete service from v-jointed Quoins to scalloped window bands
|Square Block Quoins|
|Single and Double Window Bands|
|Double Window Pelmets|
|Curved Archway Bands|
|Texture Coating available|
|A comprehensive range of mouldings supplied and installed.|
Quoins are the corner stones that anchor the edge of the building wall. Quoins may be structural, or may be decorative. Architects and builders use quoins to give the impression of strength and firmness to the outline of a building. Rough-finished or rusticated masonry is also frequently used for foundation layers of buildings to give the same impression. Quoinage can be carried out in stone on a stone building, with stone on a predominantly brick building, or by laying brick masonry to give the appearance of blocks at the corner.
If structural, quoins are usually part of load bearing walls; if decorative, they may be made of a variety of materials including brick, stone and wood. The most common form of decorative use for a quoins uses an alternative pattern of rectangles that wrap around the wall, mimicking the pattern of stone blocks or brick as they would wrap around a corner and thus join the two walls.
In Georgian architecture, wooden quoins
were most often part of an overall theme to imply stone, and thus