covering an rsj

Easy fit, authentic looking solutions to disguise ugly RSJ's.
Indistinguishable from antique oak, but so much more easy to install and maintain.

  • Moulded from original antique oak timbers for a look no modern machined beam can match.
  • Every detail of the original wooden antique captured and maintained.
  • Cheaper than genuine salvaged antique oak beams.
  • Unlike wood, will not move, rot, bow, swell, warp or crack after installation.
  • Handfinished in a variety of finish options.
  • Lightweight and easy to cut, for easy, inexpensive installation.
  • Durable and shock resistant, unlike plaster alternatives.
  • Water resistant - fine for use is bathrooms.
  • Material type: Polymer & Resin Mix [?]
  • Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery. [?]

Please note that sizes may vary minimally from those shown.

Want help or to ask about samples? Phone 0121 449 8525

If you have an RSJ it will generally be covered with plasterboard.
We have 3 options to cover this:

a. The Great Beam (the size of this is better suited to larger rooms with large RSJ's).

b. Beam Cladding Planks.

c. Sometimes our standard Main Beams can be used with small RSJ's or pipes - see the internal specification information shown on our beams page.

FOR SMALL RSJ's, COVERING PIPES ETC

Small objects can be concealed by our standard beams. Below we show Main Beam 1 (for other options see our Beams & Joists page). Always check that the internal dimensions of the beam are large enough to cover your object. Keep in mind that an RSJ will generally have to be clad in plasterboard before attaching the beam due to fire regulations, so you will need to take this into account with your measurements.

Main Beam 1
FULL LENGTH (IN JACOBEAN OAK) - £424.45 inc VAT.
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2/3 LENGTH
£273.40 inc VAT
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1/2 LENGTH
£223.80 inc VAT
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1/3 LENGTH
£141.10 inc VAT
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HOW IT WORKS

The beam is 'U' shaped and so can be positioned over your RSJ or pipes.

FOR AVERAGE RSJ's

A standard RSJ can be covered either by a single 'U' shaped piece (the Great Beam), or by cladding it with Beam Cladding Planks.

Great Beam
FULL LENGTH (IN JACOBEAN OAK) - £981.25 inc VAT.
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3/4 LENGTH
£736.45 inc VAT
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1/2 LENGTH
£489.50 inc VAT
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HOW IT WORKS

The Great Beam is 'U' shaped and sits over your RSJ. It's internal dimensions are 200mm wide by 260mm deep, so your RSJ can be no bigger than this for it to work. If your RSJ is much smaller than the internal dimensions if the beam, you will need to pack out before fixing. Keep in mind that your RSJ will generally have to be clad in plasterboard before attaching the beam due to fire regulations, so you will need to take this into account with your measurements.

Beam Cladding Plank
FULL LENGTH (IN JACOBEAN OAK) - £273.40 inc VAT.
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3/4 LENGTH
£187.45 inc VAT
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1/2 LENGTH
£143.35 inc VAT
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HOW IT WORKS

You will need at least two, and usually three Beam Cladding Planks to clad an RSJ. The Beam Cladding plank allows you to clad directly onto the surface of the plasterboard that will generally be covering your RSJ and therefore achieve a 'tighter' fit. It also fits over larger RSJ's than the Great Beam can accommodate.

The illustration above shows how they work. In effect you run a plank vertically either side of your RSJ with the chamfer pointing down, and then another horizontally on the underside of your RSJ but with the chamfer cut away. This horizontal plank can sometimes be taken from an offcut from a vertical plank.

FOR EXTRA LARGE OR DOUBLE RSJ's

In these situations you can run two beams side by side. You should allow a space of a couple inches between each beam, so that you see them as two distinct beams rather than having the messy appearance of trying to make two beams look as one. In effect, one will be cut from its 'U' shape to a 'J' shape, and the other to a reversed 'J' shape, the shorter sides running back into your plasterboarded RSJ and the longer sides to the ceiling. If the plasterboard is painted a dark colour the shorter edges will appear to disappear into shadow.

Touch Up Kit
£29.75 inc VAT
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Antique Architrave & Skirting - Finish Options

These products are available in a variety of finish options.
Unfinished: For when you wish to paint beams yourself. 5% off list price.
Jacobean Oak: Our standard dark oak finish. List price.
Other Options: Limed Oak, Light Oak, Mellow Oak, Mahogany and Black options. 5% increase on list price.
Bespoke Options: Match a sample you supply. 10% increase on list price.

Please note that most of the photography on this site shows Jacobean Oak. Most computer screens will not show accurate colours. If colour is critical please ask for a sample.

DELIVERY

These products are moulded and hand stained to order. You should therefore please allow 28 days for delivery. If you are desperate for a quicker delivery, please do give us a call and we will try to accommodate you. Deliveries are made on weekdays between 9am and 6pm. With most orders we use a specialist carrier who will contact you to liaise with you about the delivery date. When we use TNT as an alternative (usually this would be due to it being cheaper for you), we will contact you to advise delivery date.

Please note that surcharges apply to any product over 4.8m long. Please phone us for a quote.

Please note that surcharges apply to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and islands. They can also apply to the following postcodes: AB, DD, IV, KW, PA, PH, BA, BH, BR, BS, BT, CT, DA, EX, GU, LD, LL, ME, NR, PL, PO, RH, RG, SA, SN, SO, SP, SY, TA, TN, TQ & TR. Please phone us for a quote.

When you receive your order the driver is unlikely to wait for you to check your goods so please sign for them as 'unchecked', or if there is any obvious sign of damage to the packaging, as 'damaged' (even though the contents may not be). Then, check the contents when you get them inside. We don't often have damage, and we will replace any damaged goods, but please ensure that you notify us within 24 working hours of receipt.

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RETURNS POLICY FOR THIS RANGE

As this range is made to order unfortunately we cannot accept returns. Please do therefore ensure that you are happy with the profile that you have selected, and the quantity, before you order. If you have any queries, please call us. We are here to help. And, we are happy to send out samples to help your selection.

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