Quoins

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Where is reasonable I can buy these, for my own house and how do you attach them?
You'll need a plasterer for that. You know, one who knows what he's doing. Irish one, probably. Every window here has a band and every corner has a quoin. Hardly a house without them and all hand formed.
 

satan

Active Member
The reveals around the windows are done by timber (forming) and strong render with the windows in place.

I think the corner stones are done similar.

As Steve says you need an Irish plasterer who has lived and worked in Ireland for this. Preferably a middle aged and upwards one. The corner stones are a common sight on older and country type Irish houses. The reveals around the windows are on 95% of Irish houses.

Done incorrectly they can look shite. Crack and allow water in around windows.
 

stuart23

Private Member
Duh..............Irish plasterer???

I just thought about this. You arent going to try and install them on a house that is already rendered and finished are you?
I’m installing them in my own home before I render it, I’ve rendered one or two houses before just never installed these lol
 

satan

Active Member
You had better find preferably a west of Ireland plasterer to ask him advice or do it for you. I say west of Ireland because just as in the UK the style of houses changes with the area.

From what I remember seeing someone for a short while doing it there are strips of timber hammered to the wall to either support or position these corner stones. And the reveals around the windows are off a heavy concrete sill and or formed with lots of timber hammered to the wall and all hand forming.

I think the corner stones are put on before the scratch coat. But sometimes the block work may be 'scudded' first with 2-1 sand and cement............................not sure but plasterer would know.

But to be honest a west of Ireland plaster would fly through this job. Irish plasterers would p1ss English plasterers as in Ireland everything is sand and cement inside and outside on block. Their mixers are big towable diesel mixers not little half bag's.
 

stuart23

Private Member
You had better find preferably a west of Ireland plasterer to ask him advice or do it for you. I say west of Ireland because just as in the UK the style of houses changes with the area.

From what I remember seeing someone for a short while doing it there are strips of timber hammered to the wall to either support or position these corner stones. And the reveals around the windows are off a heavy concrete sill and or formed with lots of timber hammered to the wall and all hand forming.

I think the corner stones are put on before the scratch coat. But sometimes the block work may be 'scudded' first with 2-1 sand and cement............................not sure but plasterer would know.

But to be honest a west of Ireland plaster would fly through this job. Irish plasterers would p1ss English plasterers as in Ireland everything is sand and cement inside and outside on block. Their mixers are big towable diesel mixers not little half bag's.
Ffs mate I get it Irish plasterers are amazing, everyone else is shite. Any chance you can let someone explain who knows what I’m talking about please? Thanks x
 

satan

Active Member
Ffs mate I get it Irish plasterers are amazing, everyone else is shite. Any chance you can let someone explain who knows what I’m talking about please? Thanks x
Not what I was saying but not really a UK design so not common. If I was gonns have job done I would want someone experienced but you may be different.....work away.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
I'm quarter Irish . So I'd probably use 6" nails and some Dec chaulk
And a roll of black nasty.

We had an RSM who was black and very nasty.

Apparently, he was very upset to find that the troops called him Black Nasty.

I mean, did he think we wouldn't? What else were we gonna call him, Dave?
 

satan

Active Member
Anyone ever fitted these before?
Perhaps you should call someone at 'Coronation Street' and find out who did Jack & Veras house?

 
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satan

Active Member
Someone must have fitted these before, thinking just squeezing them onto the wet scratch coat and hoping for best
No offence and not telling you how to do anything...............but if you can render why not do it the same as all the others with cheap as f**k sand and cement. If you dont like it scrap it off before dry. What you lost a bag of cement?

You may even get some of your dosh back on the stone cladding and you wont be too far out of pocket.

Them things your bought look real heavy duty and may f*ck up the whole job if anything goes wrong in future.

Only a suggestion.
 

stuart23

Private Member
No offence and not telling you how to do anything...............but if you can render why not do it the same as all the others with cheap as f**k sand and cement. If you dont like it scrap it off before dry. What you lost a bag of cement?

You may even get some of your dosh back on the stone cladding and you wont be too far out of pocket.

Them things your bought look real heavy duty and may f*ck up the whole job if anything goes wrong in future.

Only a suggestion.
There not the ones I bought, I just googled them to give yous an idea of what I was talking about. Mine are same shape only thinner. I don’t have the time to be arsing about trying to do something which will no doubt look s**t as I’ve never done it before. Just going to buy these, stick them on then roughcast the cu nt so the wife will get off my back. £260 there costing me
 

Dansouthcoast84

Private Member
There not the ones I bought, I just googled them to give yous an idea of what I was talking about. Mine are same shape only thinner. I don’t have the time to be arsing about trying to do something which will no doubt look s**t as I’ve never done it before. Just going to buy these, stick them on then roughcast the cu nt so the wife will get off my back. £260 there costing me
last ones we used we got told to use tile adhesive.. bal one flex.. used it few times good s**t...

set battens up at bottom for 1st one to rest on. do couple coarses. let set then stack em.up
 
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