Exteriors - Decorative Barge, Tudor Boards and Eaves Details
Conversation is often dominated by talk of the weather. It seems we are never far away from the next downpour, which has invariably caused the bulk of Britain's domestic architecture to be dominated by steep pitched roofs. The gables of a building are the triangular parts of an exterior elevation between the top sides of the wall and the slopes of the roof.
Typically this part of the home is often left as a blank featureless void. On more exclusive properties this vast "canvas" is used to add style and elegance. Many developers have begun to use decorative PVCu barge boards, but wish to augment these with King & Queen posts, Finials or Flying Trusses.
At House Martin we can offer various designs to suit different styles. Further details of the products and their applications are at the foot of this page.
The Gallery pages contain images of House Martin gable feature product installations.
Please note: Dimensions are in millimetres (mm) and are approximate; price is per unit in White, colour incurs extra charge; diagrams not to scale; nominal sizes, please check at time of placing in order; click an image to view detail. Prices correct as of 1st Jan 2012. We accept payment by credit or debit card, or via BACS transfer.
(Proj. x Depth x Width)
|28 x 900 x 70||Spire Finial||£59.78 exc. VAT
minimum order of 10
|200mm Wide at Top
130mm Wide at Base
|Key stone||£96.00 exc. VAT|
|105 x 115 x 75||Polyurethane Dentil (detachable footplate)||£10.02 exc. VAT
Buy TF02 Dentil from HM Online
King and Queen Posts (HMKQ) made to any length. These feature a semi circular appearance when viewed from the front, and have a flat backed weatherproof rear (which is usually rendered invisible by it's proximity to the gable wall). The vertical "King Post" is fixed via a bonded in bolt which goes through the centre of the horizontal "Queen Post", and has a further fixing near to its top for fixing into the gable ladder.
"Herring Bone" five bar gable details (sometimes called a Flying Truss). These offer a squarer cut flat profile than the standard King & Queen Post. This style can be produced to suit different sizes and roof pitches, and are strengthened by a bonded plywood plate to the rear, which is covered in an impervious resin.
"T" Bar three bar gable details are mounted like an upside down capital letter "T", and fix onto the gable ladder in much the same way as our "Herring Bone" design. Simply notch out your PVCu gable soffit to complete a simple but attractive low maintenance gable.
Finials (also called spires) (MS11). The MS11 finials are produced in White, Brown or Black and feature a flat backed ply plate, finished in colour matched weather resistant resin.
Decorative Barge Boards (HMDB) made to order. Our GRP processes are able to offer individual designs to suit specific requirements on luxury homes. Typically the ornate PVCu alternatives offer maximum depth boards of no more than 200mm in section, and suffer from awkward box end detailing, and unsightly jointing. The "Box End" shown is effectively a 600mm circular design, although shapes are achievable.
Decorative Boss Mouldings (HM6) offer a suitable infill detail, for smaller gables, such as above a duo pitch dormer. Where there maybe a couple of square metres of featureless white plastic or GRP a centrally placed boss offers an attractive embellishment.
Dummy Purlins (HM1 and HM4) are available, to provide a traditional appearance. These are particularly important additions to inner city flats and apartments where regular decorating of an extended structural purlin may be prohibitively expensive and difficult to access.
Dentils can also be run up the underside of the ladder soffit. Select from the range on our main dentil page.