Our handmade plaster corbels will have timber fixings hand inserted already inside the mouldings. These are typically planted behind the plainest part of the moulding in order to create less work ‘making good’ or repairing after fixing has been carried out. We can tell you exactly where these fixings are if need be. Once you have countersunk the plaster corbel it can then be stuck with an adhesive and screwed to the wall to secure it in place. Then once secure, all countersunk holes can be filled.
Plaster corbels FAQs
How do you attach plaster corbels?
What is a plaster corbel?
A plaster corbel is an architectural decorative feature that was once used as a supporting structure. However, today with improved building materials they are no longer used for anything other than decoration. Typically you will see plaster corbels underneath each side of an arch, or when looking at a traditional building from the outside, underneath the balconies.
What style of plaster corbels are there?
Plaster corbels are not typically put into eras. They are normally either plain or decorative in style. Plain plaster corbels will not have any ornate enrichments on them where as decorative plaster corbels may have multiple.
What is the difference between a plaster corbel and a bracket?
A bracket tends to be more symmetrical in its shape and size. A plaster corbel is more than likely 2 or more times longer than it is wide and is often a lot more decorative than a bracket. Modern day plaster corbels are not as strong structurally as they were in the past, they are purely a decorative element today.
What are decorative plaster corbels?
Decorative plaster corbels are a bracket like feature which typically sit underneath archways or balconies as an architectural feature of beauty.
What is the difference between a plaster corbel and a plaster cornice?
A plaster cornice is an architectural moulding which covers the gap or corner between the wall and the ceiling. A plaster corbel is an architectural moulding which typically sits underneath a balcony or an archway, normally in pairs.
How do I choose a plaster corbel?
When choosing a plaster corbel you may relate it to existing mouldings in your home. For example, if you already have a plaster cornice with an egg and dart feature, you may want to match this which your plaster corbel. If you have nothing to match which is existing then we tell our clients it comes down to personal preference. There is no wrong answer.