Measuring cornices – metres and mitres!

We get a lot of great enquiries about restoring or conserving decorative cornices/coving.  To give an accurate quote specialist plaster companies require the following bit of homework please.

The first item we need to know are the measurements of each coving section (typically measured in 3m lengths). Secondly we require the following measurement of the end section of the coving. And finally…the amount of external and internal mitres in the room/rooms in question, in order to quote accurately.

Here’s some handy images to show you exactly what we mean.

how to measure projection cornice

how to measure projection cornice

how to measure mitres

how to measure metres – image courtesy of Rayfields

Knowing these details helps specialist plaster companies  understand the complexities of the work sections and allows us to quote in a timely fashion, therefore saving you (and us) time and avoidance of any delays down the line.

If there are any other handy hints/tips you’d like us to cover, let us know here.