Our Orac Decor Column and Pilaster Collection offers an extensive range of designs suitable for both Interior and Exterior applications. Each column and pilaster is made from three component parts to give installers maximum flexibility. We can supply as complete column or pilaster sets or as individual capitals, shafts and plinths. Plinths and shafts can be trimmed at the base to adapt the size.
Orac Decor Column and Pilaster component are made from tough polyurethane, and has a primer coat of paint pre-applied. Installation with Orac Decor formulated adhesives only needs general DIY skills, simply finish with a top coat of paint. Unlike wooden or plaster pilasters and columns these components will not rot, warp or crack and do not have the weight of stone. To support a structure use a steel or infill with a concrete (in stages).
Exterior Or Interior Use? - Our Columns, Half Columns, Pillars and Pilasters can be used either externally or internally.
Full Column Or Half Column? - Typically full columns are used for interiors and new build applications. Often half columns are used against a wall or where structural supports for an entrance canopy needs to be encased.
Plain Or Fluted Columns? - Whilst plain columns are very popular, the fluted design is the easier option for cloaking steel supports. The ridge of the flutes more easily masks the join where two half columns are used to create a full column.
Wide Or Narrow? - Imposing entrances will look far more elegant when featuring a 300mm diameter "wide" column, whilst more modern housing lend themselves to the 200mm "slim" designs. Always be sure that you allow sufficient space for access through doorways.
Tall Or Short? - Our range benefits from a variety of heights. The plinth and in some cases the base of the shaft can be cut to reduct the height. If to increase, build up a base from below. Segmented columns may be the solution if a taller column is required.
Can I Fit It? - Any competent DIY enthusiast should be able to install. Fitting guidelines come with each column and can be downloaded from the product pages.
Decorating Your Columns and Pilasters - Having installed your columns or pilasters, leave the adhesives to cure for 24 hours before decorating. Each column comes painted with a white primer, ready for final coat of paint. We recommend water based acrylic paints.
Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters are installed in homes and exclusive developments and hotels throughout the world, please see our Projects section.
Ready for Immediate Use - Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters are available from stock for same day dispatch. Plaster Columns and Pilasters need to dry before installing which can take many days. Wooden Columns and Pilasters need knotting, priming and undercoating as additional tasks. The Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters can be installed immediately and quickly.
Clean - Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters require only the formulated adhesives to install. Perfect for refurbishment and decorating projects. Plaster Columns and Pilasters are messy to install, creating considerable amounts of water waste and dust.
Easy to Install - Due to the light weight yet tough material, Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters simply require our formulated adhesives. There is no need for mechanical fixings as with wooden columns and pilasters. Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters can be installed onto any surface including partitions and board.
Time Saving - Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters can be installed more quickly and easily than plaster or wooden Columns and Pilasters which are a heavy and difficult job taking time and needing additional skills.
Fast Finishing - Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters are pre-primed ready for the final coat of paint. Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters have a smooth surface which does not absorb paint, reducing the painting required. Plaster Columns and Pilasters need sealing and are difficult to paint as the rough surface absorbs paint increasing the painting required. Wooden Columns and Pilasters need the joints to be made good and then to be knotted, primed and undercoated.
Strong and Shock Resistant - Orac Decor Columns and Pilasters are tough, hard and difficult to break. Plaster Columns and Pilasters are easily broken and chipped.
Developing Cracks - Orac Decor polyurethane Columns and Pilasters will not develop cracks over time in the way wooden and plaster Columns and Pilasters will.
Suitable in Humid Environments and Exterior Use - Orac Decor polyurethane Columns and Pilasters are impervious to moisture. Plaster and wooden Columns and Pilasters take in moisture and will degrade over time.