Stuck On Decoration – Fail
I was walking through one of the Western Suburbs the other day and came to a sudden stop when I saw this facade with stuck on decoration.
The owner must like it after all it would have cost them extra………… So what is wrong with it?
- These sort of decorative pieces are meant to provide a bit of interest to a rendered finish, or at least provide a dividing line between brickwork and and render. Definitely not to be put on plain brickwork
- The point of the arch shape is to match it with an arched window. Having a straight brickwork on a lintel below the ‘arch’ is absolutely out of character.
- If you are going to go along this route at least colour match it with the window cills.
- The joins between the pieces are clearly visible rather than smoothed out.
Am I just being a ratbag?…… or have I got it right?