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Large niches can accommodate sculptures and busts, trophies, vases or floral displays, whilst small niches will accept carriage clocks, models and decorative figurines.
Orac niches offer versatile solutions to discerning home owner and designers. Recent design trends have shifted to a minimalistic appearance and an absence of clutter. Additional visual appeal can be created by installing a 60 watt bulb inside the base plate.
Traditional niche styling can be achieved by taking any one of the 3 basic recesses, and adding the appropriate "outer frame" moulding. All Orac niches and niche components are supplied in a white primer finish and can be decorated to suit respective interior styling. Additional visual appeal can be created by installing a 60 watt bulb inside the base plate (although customers are advised to use a suitably qualified electrician for this option). Larger niches come with a choice of a plain recess (N510) or a scalloped fan shaped upper section (N520).
Orac niches offer versatile solutions to discerning home owner and designers. Recent design trends have shifted to a minimalistic appearance and an absence of clutter. The most economical way to create a stylish niche is to select any one of our 3 niche recess components N510, or N520 and simply use these to create a flush finish to the wall. Customers looking for this "Clean Look" may also find our C356 coving enhances a room's appeal.
Installers will need to create a suitable recess to accommodate House Martin niches, and create a neat edge detail by using Orac DecoFix Pro (or Hydro in a bathroom or pool environment - do not fit lighting under the base plate in a wet room).
Advantages of Orac Decor Wall Niches
Orac Decor mouldings are installed in many exclusive worldwide developments. Examples include The Savoy, Hilton and Intercontinental. 60% of European
continental builders now specify products which Orac Décor manufacturers and are increasingly being used in the UK.
Ready for immediate use: Orac Decor wall niches are available from stock for next day delivery. Plaster wall niches need to dry before installing; this can take up to two weeks. The glues used with Orac Decor cure quickly whereas plaster installation takes time to dry before finishing can commence.
Clean: Orac Decor wall niches only requires glue, perfect for refurbishment and new build projects. Plaster wall niches are dirty to install, creating considerable amounts of water and dust. Refurbishments using plaster wall niches can problematic and damage the existing infrastructure.
Easy to install wall niches: Orac Decor wall niches, due to their lightweight, only require glue to install. There is no need to pin as with plaster wall niches. Plaster wall niches normally require two people due to their weight, whereas installation of Orac Decor wall niches can be installed by just one person. Due to the lightweight Orac Decor wall niches can be installed on to any type of surface, including partitions and board.
Time saving: Orac Decor wall niches can be installed much faster and easier, whereas installing plaster wall niches is a heavy and difficult job which takes time and additional skills.
Fast finishing: Orac Decor wall niches are pre-primed ready for the chosen final coat of paint. Orac Decor wall niches have a smooth surface which does not absorb paint, so only the final coat is required. Plaster wall niches do not come primed and require sealing. Plaster wall niches are difficult to paint as they do not have a smooth surface. Importantly plaster wall niches absorb paint and up to three coats are required.
Detailed design features: Traditional plaster wall niche moulds tend to produce rounded detail. The steel moulds used for Orac Decor wall niches are very detailed and precise. The repeated use of plaster wall niche moulds rounds the detail whereas with Orac Decor wall niches the detailing is consistent.
Strong & shock resistant: Orac Decor wall niches are tough, hard and difficult to break. Plaster wall niches are easily broken and shattered. These issues are extremely relevant in both delivery and installation.
Developing cracks: Orac Decor 'Extra Fix' fuses the wall niche joints to produce strong joints. Plaster wall niches joints move through drying and aging resulting in cracks in the wall niche joints.
Suitable in humid environments and exterior use: Orac Decor wall niches are impervious to moisture. Plaster wall niches can take in moisture and so is less suitable for humid and exterior environments.
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