Arches & Niches

Segmental Coffered Canopy manufactured and installed by Capital Plaster Mouldings, Cork for St. Mary's Church, Mallow
Segmental Coffered Canopy manufactured and installed by Capital Plaster Mouldings, Cork for St. Mary’s Church, Mallow

Not only do Arches add strength and structure to a doorway or an opening, they are also beautiful features in their own right. Arches were a favourite of classical Roman Architecture.  Arches are often decorated by spins – decorative edging  that follows the circumference of the arch, and by corbels – decorative brackets that cap the arches. At Capital Plaster Mouldings, Cork all of our arches are made to measure by our expert craftsmen.

Niches are recessed hollows, usually placed in a wall with the purpose of displaying statues, vases or other aesthetic treasures. They may also be empty and used to provide articulation to the wall.  A niche may be circular or square and is often capped by a semi-circular dome. At Capital Plaster Mouldings all of our niches are custom made according to your own specific requirements.