Exterior Mouldings for Property Developers
Exterior mouldings add an elegant flourish to any building and offer an eye-catching statement to visitors and passers-by. External cornices have adorned buildings for years and were a popular addition to properties built during the classical Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras. More recently, exterior mouldings have become a popular addition to modern and newly built homes, taking the aesthetic to the next level and often proving decisive in providing that all important premium look that makes a property appeal to its target market.
Plasterite is the south east’s most trusted manufacturer and installer of architectural mouldings. Our clients include architects and specifiers, property developers and principal building contractors who are looking for a high quality product and friendly, reliable service.
Our architectural mouldings can be found on properties throughout Kent, Sussex, Surrey and south London. We specialise in prime residential real estate, high-end property developments, premium looking commercial frontages and facias, luxury hotel spaces and leading social destinations.
Utilising a popular cementitious composite material called Jesmonite, our exterior decorative mouldings replicate natural-cut stone. Jesmonite is typically used for architectural features, facing buildings, and for garden showpieces and ornaments.
Exterior decorative styles
For properties designed in a contemporary style it’s acceptable to select anything from a restrained, minimalist looking moulding to a design that mirrors certain classical elements in its features. The alternative is to select from the retro appeal of the classic styles from past eras. Ornate and highly decorative cast stone mouldings use the features of their enrichments to draw attention away from other visible areas of the building. The choice is yours!
Products we manufacture as external mouldings
- External cornices
- Corbels and brackets
- String courses
- External architrave
- Exterior mouldings for windows, such as window surrounds, window heads, sills and ledges
- External door surrounds and pediments
- Exterior columns and pilasters
- Signage stones and plaques
- Wall panelling / cladding
Exterior cornice mouldings
Cast stone cornice mouldings can be manufactured in styles from any classical era or to a look that compliments your properties design theme. Cornice is a decorative moulding that acts as the uppermost horizontal area that projects out over the top of a wall or below a roof line.
Exterior window mouldings
Window mouldings can be anything from a simple ledge at the bottom of the window, to a full surround with decorative head. Our mouldings offer benefits over traditional sand and cement or wood, with a choice of coloured stone finishes.
Porticos, porches and surrounds
A grand entrance reflects the stature of a luxury home. A beautiful portico with elegant columns or a decorative porch over door moulding are the perfect finishing touches to a prime real estate development. Plasterite can manufacture and install all of the architectural mouldings listed above to give your property its individuality.
How we work
Much like fibrous plaster, there are three ways of specifying exterior architectural mouldings made from Jesmonite. The first is to choose a stock mould or profile, the second to request match-existing – assuming you have something you wish to copy. The third option is bespoke, where moulds are modelled from architectural drawings and allow full customisation of dimensions, profile, style and enrichments.
Jesmonite is available in an array of colours similar to those occurring in natural stone. For cast stone mouldings we use the product AC730, a rapid setting acrylic modified cementitious composite. AC730 offers a distinct high-detailed surface finish without compromising on performance.
Popular cast stone finishes we can reproduce in Jesmonite AC730:
- Old Terracotta
- Yellow Sandstone
- Bath Stone
- Portland Stone
- Natural Stone
- Silver Grey Granite
- White Marble
- Brick Red (not shown)
- Charcoal Black (not shown)
Benefits of Jesmonite cast stone exterior mouldings
- Lightweight alternative to heavyweight cast concrete and traditional stone
- More cost effective to manufacture and easier to install than natural stone
- Create virtually any shape and enrichment pattern
- Moulded décor offers the ultimate in repeatability
- Maintenance free and UV stable
- Safe non-solvent alternative to solvent based products such as GRP, fibreglass and polyester resin
- Tested in accordance with EN 13501-1 under the harmonised Euroclass System of reaction to fire performance
Our staff have a wealth of experience working with property developers, architects and specifiers, and years of practical knowledge manufacturing Jesmonite mouldings. We would be happy to discuss your ideas and requirements for exterior mouldings in more detail.