When you drive up the street towards your house, turning into the driveway, what is the first thing you pass? For most people the answer to this question is their fence. If you have a fence with solid thick piers or pillars made of anything from brick and stone to concrete, pier caps could be a perfect addition to your fence.
What are Pier Caps
Pier caps are structures designed to cap piers, or gate pillars. They are weather resistant and won’t be damaged by outside elements. If you live on the Gold Coast you would know this means they would have to be highly durable to withstand some of the wild weather, we get in South East Queensland.
Pier caps can also add an element of aesthetic design to your home’s exterior, acting as decorative architectural mouldings. They can accentuate your personal and unique style, add character to an otherwise bland or boring fence, or complement existing architectural trims and mouldings of your house.
Pier Cap Designs and Materials
There are various designs and styles of pier caps and the types of materials they can be made from.
Let’s start by diving into styles. Pier caps can have a square or round base. They can have a flat, pyramid or softly rounded tops, a simple and sleek finish, or detailed designed mouldings. So how do you decide which style best suits your home? This can be dependent on several things such as your location and surroundings, the existing design of your house, and your own personal style. If your home has curved features such as a grand arch front entry or rounded windows, you could compliment this with rounded pier caps or add contrast with pyramid ones.
Now let’s dig into your options for materials. Pier caps can be made from many different things such as limestone, wood and sometimes metal, but most commonly they are made from concrete. However, all these materials have their downfall. Wood rots, metal rusts, limestone can be expensive, concrete is heavy and usually bulky, and all these materials are limited when it comes to the design side of things. That’s why here at High Profile Architectural Mouldings we use hard-coated expanded polystyrene (EPS). Not only is EPS durable, light weight, and relatively in-expensive, but it is also very easy to shape, cut and mould meaning its design capabilities are far greater than other materials.
It’s no easy feat deciding on what type, style, or material of pier cap to choose, so if you need help deciding, rely on our team to lead the way. No matter if your house has a simple and modest, contemporary or the most abstract design, the team at HPAM can create custom moulded pier caps to perfectly suit your property. For all your architecturally designed home exterior needs and installations on the Gold Coast, High Profile Architectural Mouldings can assist you with designer creations. Contact us today at email@example.com or call us at 07 5568 0036.
High Profile Architectural Mouldings was established in 2008 and has been supplying the building industry with the best exterior decorative mouldings in Australia. Bringing together a team of specialists with vast experience in the moulding industry to provide your project with both cost-effectiveness and ease of installation, saving time and money. Available to everyone, no matter the size of your home, we promise to always supply high quality architectural mouldings with a 7 YEAR GUARANTEE!