Steel beam covers to enhance your home


Styles start with a very contemporary beam cover in prime oak. This we would expect to be finished in a light oak or waxed oak finish but making this beam cover in a darker shade would present no problems. The addition of LED downlights would further enhance the modern look.

There are three further styles, each with a more progressive level of ageing.

Rustic: A beam in this style has smooth surfaces with lightly distressed edges. A Light/Medium shade seems to be favourite on this finish.

Aged: This style of beam has both distressed edges and distressed surfaces. Lighter and darker finishes are both popular.

Extremely Aged: Heavy sculpting and distressing on the surfaces as well as the edges creates the appearance of a centuries old beam. Generally these beams are ordered in a Medium or Medium/Dark finish but any of the colours in our range would look very attractive.

Prime Oak in Waxed Finish

Rustic Oak in Light / Medium Finish

Extremely Aged Oak in Medium Finish

Aged Oak in Limewash Finish

Aged Oak in Silvered Finish

Covering a Steel Beam

When two rooms are knocked through into one or perhaps when the wall of a house is opened up to allow access into a new conservatory; then this will often involve the use of a steel beam (sometimes called an RSJ or a girder).

There are only two ways to cover this steel beam. It could be covered in plasterboard and skimmed which would look clean and functional but also rather bland. Or alternatively it can be ‘dressed’ with a timber cover specially made to exactly your dimensions and finished in a style and colour to suit your décor.

In most circumstances Building Regulations would require that the steel beam is fireproofed with fire resistant plasterboard prior to dressing it with a beam cover.

Creating the Ideal Ambience

The addition of dado rails, corbels, wall spars and ceiling spars will instantly create a period look in your property. We’re experts in finishing wood and whatever your final decision is on style and colour, our skill will ensure you achieve that all-important ambience.

And don’t forget the detail! You can further enhance the authenticity of your beam cover by adding in subtle details such as indents, pegs or black studs.

Timber Choice

Oak is always our favourite timber for a beam cover but we do appreciate that there are situations where aesthetically pine is the only choice. We can create some lovely mellow tones on pine and it is also a more cost effective option.

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