Pilasters are rectangular columns that project from a wall. Unlike freestanding columns which support a larger structure above, pilasters are only decorative. They still have a base and a capital to complete the similar style.
When a pilaster is placed at the intersection of two walls, this is called a canton.
They are a grand addition considering their function plays no functional role.
Our exterior pilaster mouldings are comprised of an EPS core which is then finished with an exclusive cement coating. The end result is a lightweight and versatile composite moulding that rivals market alternatives in many ways.
Versus wood, our mouldings are completely composite. They are not affected by rain, snow, or changes in temperature. They are maintenance free mouldings. We can also manufacture larger profiles in one piece whereas with wood, layering multiple shapes is needed. Because of this, they're susceptible to splitting which then leads to rotting and then a complete breakdown to the point where total replacement is the only option.
Versus precast/stonecast, the most obvious advantage is the light weight of our mouldings. There is no need for expensive machinery (both for transport and on-site), wall bracing mechanisms or the need for extra labour. Another important factor, price. Our mouldings are approximately 1/4 of the cost when factoring in all aspects from design to installation. Speaking of installation, our process is much more simplified and efficient. And from a production standpoint, our average order time is between 7-10 days.
Versus PVC/GFRC/fiberglass, again, like wood, multiple profiles need to be layered together to construct a larger moulding. In perfect conditions, this would be fine. With changes in temperature, snow/rain or any type of precipitation, those mouldings will split and need replacement because their original shape will be unrecognizable. The laws of expansion and contraction do not apply to Mouldex Mouldings.