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Brick or stone cornices, string courses and plinths

Our masons design and make decorative cornices, plinths and string courses in either masonry stone or special shaped brick. All three of these architectural details form a decorative horizontal projection from the walls: plinth courses around the base of the building, cornices below the roof, and string courses at any other point on the walls. These courses can create a simple clean line of contrasting material or a finely carved embellishment to your building.

Natural stone cornices, string courses and plinths
We can design and make plinth courses, cornices and string courses from any of our masonry stones.

For renovations or restorations, we stock Wealden Sussex Sandstone and Yorkstone, as well as Port Regent limestone, which can be used to replace Portland Stone, and Port Lime, which emulates Bath Stone.
Standard stone plinths
For new builds and extensions, our standard stone plinths made from Wealden Sussex Sandstone, Port Lime or Port Regent offer excellent value for money.

Download the specifications for our standard stone plinths [PDF]
Brick specials for cornices, string courses and plinths
Contact us to discuss the decorative brickwork you wish to replace or to include in your new building. Besides manufacturing British Standard specials, which can be used for cornices and string courses, we can also design and hand-make brick specials to your specifications. Our red masons are also skilled brick carvers.

More about brick specials
Cornice Configurator

Use our configurator to choose a style and start a discussion with one of our designers

1. Select material
Sussex Sandstone
Port Lime
Fine Grade Sandstone
Red Rubber
Cut Face
Red Rubber
2. Select cornice type
3. Enter cornice length and height
Length mm
Height mm
4. Select construction
5. Contact details
Fields in red are required
Please take some time to tell us about the project you are working on
What next?
Technical Drawings
Technical advice

We are passionate about our products and love to see them used well in impressive buildings. Here’s how you can achieve the perfect finish.

Need assistance?

Our experienced technical consultants would be happy to answer your questions about any of our products or materials. Contact us to discuss what you need.

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