Category Archives: Cornices


The plastering of the roof and walls is finished and the cornices are going up.  All the areas with the Scotia and Stepped Ovolo are complete, with just the Federation Gutter yet to be done.

Cornices - Stepped Ovolo
Cornices – Stepped Ovolo
Cornices - Scotia
Cornices – Scotia

Architraves and Cornices

I have learnt more in the last 2 weeks about mouldings than I care to know! Following on from selecting the skirting and picture rails we have now decide on the architraves and cornices.


We have chosen F8 (the second skirting) as the architrave; 90mm high with the 120mm skirt, 120mm high with the 200mm skirt.

(Update 28/5/14: Our builder has advised that 120mm architraves will be problematic, so they are all now 90mm).

Australian Moulding Company Federation/Edwardian Moulds
Australian Moulding Company Federation/Edwardian Moulds (Image from AMC)


The cornices were selected from Plaster Profiles Architectural Mouldings:

Federation Gutter (40) for the period areas (family, master bedroom, hallway and entrance way), 165 x 184 mm.

Federation Gutter, 40.
Federation Gutter, 40. (Image from Plaster Profiles)

The toilet, laundry and walk in robe will have a plain cornice, Scotia (25c), 72 x 72 mm.

Scotia, 25c.
Scotia, 25c. (Image from Plaster Profiles)

The remaining areas will be Stepped Ovolo (85) 123 x 123 mm.

Stepped Ovolo, 85.
Stepped Ovolo, 85. (Image from Plaster Profiles)