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Pediments and Lintels
Pediments & Lintels are designed to be used with columns in entry features and arbours. Lintels are horizontal beams that lie on top of two separate columns. They can then hold other structures up above the arch or entrance. Pediments are structures shaped like a triangular prism that lie on top of the lintel. Below are some examples of pediment and lintel combinations.
Quoins are masonry blocks that are embedded in the corners of buildings. They provide more strength to the structure when it is made of weaker rock. It also makes the building look stronger and more stable as a whole. While quoins can be made of many materials when they are not needed structurally to keep the building up, they are normally made of stone or brick if they are being applied for physical strength and stability. In many applications, quoins are used primarily for their appearance and are finished so they are appealing to the eye.
GFRC brackets are molds that look as if they are supporting the weight of the cornice, eave, or balcony. They are very decorative with a large amount of detail. When made from glass fiber reinforced concrete, it is not strong enough to actually hold up structures above it.
The cornice is a decorative layer that lies above building structures or just below the ceiling indoors. It can lay between the top of the building and the roof or above windows. On the interior, it may be a design on the top of the surrounding walls of a room. Cornices can be produced in any shape with any design. They can range in styles from contemporary to temporary and range in finishes from stone to metal. The cornice also acts as a barrier for water on the roof to protect the building below from weather conditions.
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