GRP Dentils and Corbels from Man Friday GRP Solutions

GRP Dentils & Corbels from Man Friday GRP Solutions

GRP Dentils and Corbels Dentils and corbels have long been used as traditional building items to break up large and dull looking soffits to form attractive eaves details. They are also often found as brackets fitted to the underside of porch and door canopies.

In classical architecture a dentil (from Latin dens, dentis - a tooth) is a small block used as a repeating ornament in the mould of a cornice. In Roman architecture it was used on tombs, temples, porticos and palaces representing the reproduction of timber construction in stone. Whilst dentils are purely decorative, the term corbels refers to load bearing blocks which are then often finished in a decorative manner.

GRP Dentils and Corbels Edwardian and Victorian buildings used this classical style with great effect to emphasise their grandeur using wood, stone and, more latterly, concrete. All these though required substantial sub-structures to carry their weight.

Today's modern materials allow us to make them in GRP, a lightweight, pre-coloured material that requires no painting and is virtually maintenance free allowing you to 'fit and forget', whilst adding elegance and sophistication to your property.

GRP Dentils and Corbels There is no fixed quantity, both large and small numbers are welcome as we manufacture to order. Our dentils are fitted with a 9mm plywood footplate which can be used to secure to the soffit with secret screw fastenings (see our dentil fitting diagram). Standard colour is white, although black is also popular, and we can match to any RAL or BS colour code on request.

If you are unable to find a design that is suitable for your project from our range we will produce bespoke dentils to your drawing or sample.

PRODUCT DETAIL CODE
GRP Dentil Corbel 345mm Projection x 380mm Depth x 90mm Width
A medium size narrow dentil which can be effective as brackets with our flat top canopies. See our home page photograph.
MF01
GRP Dentil Corbel 210mm Projection x 100mm Depth x 80mm Width
One of our most popular dentil designs.
MF02
GRP Dentil Corbel 410mm Projection x 235mm Depth x 90mm Width
Has a stepped footplate as part of the moulding. Often used as a bracket feature under larger porch canopies.
MF03
GRP Dentil Corbel 330mm Projection x 330mm Depth x 70mm Width
With long thin 'legs' this dentil suits a deeper eaves fascia.
MF04
GRP Dentil Corbel 200mm Projection x 200mm Depth x 145mm Width
A wider block style resembling a corbel.
MF05
GRP Dentil Corbel 245mm Projection x 200mm Depth x 125mm Width
A wide dentil with fine detailed steps at the end of centre curves.
MF06
GRP Dentil Corbel 155mm Projection x 105mm Depth x 70mm Width
A smaller dentil that can be positioned equally well horizontally or vertically.
MF07
GRP Dentil Corbel 345mm Projection x 100mm Depth x 75mm Width
A medium sized classic style dentil. A larger variant of our MF02.
MF08
GRP Dentil Corbel 110mm Projection x 90mm Depth x 75mm Width
Smaller dentils such as this can be grouped together to create a toothed cornice effect.
MF09
GRP Dentil Corbel 345mm Projection x 70mm Depth x 110mm Width
A shallow dentil that suits a short fascia.
MF10
GRP Dentil Corbel 300mm Projection x 250mm Depth x 75mm Width
A combination rafter boot and angular dentil.
MF11
GRP Dentil Corbel 126mm Projection x 90mm Depth x 180mm Maximum Width
A smaller corbel style with greater width than projection.
MF12
GRP Dentil Corbel

375mm Projection x 285mm Depth x 100mm Width
A larger dominant styled dentil that suits wider spacing.

MF13
GRP Dentil Corbel 320mm Projection x 205mm Depth x 145mm Width
A variation on our MF03 with moulded footplate but reduced projection.
MF14
GRP Dentil Corbel 170mm Projection x 170mm Depth x 70mm Width
A smaller modern, angular dentil. A smaller version of the MF30.
MF15
GRP Dentil Corbel 445mm Projection x 445mm Depth x 100mm Width
A larger bracket style dentil with a sweeping curve.
MF16
GRP Dentil Corbel 160mm Projection x 210mm Depth x 222mm Width
An elegant, classical corbel style with greater width than projection.
MF18
GRP Dentil Corbel 195mm Projection x 135mm Depth x 150mm Width
A clean, angular block style that mixes corbel with dentil.
MF20
GRP Dentil Corbel 405mm Projection x 225mm Depth x 100mm Width
The graceful sweep of this dentil tends to suit larger soffits and fascias.
MF22
GRP Dentil Corbel 295mm Projection x 590mm Depth x 110mm Width
Its long depth replicates a structural bracket or corbel found on larger buildings and structures.
MF23
GRP Dentil Corbel 295mm Projection x 810mm Depth x 110mm Width
An even larger version of our MF23
MF24
GRP Dentil Corbel 300mm Projection x 300mm Depth x 100mm Width
An attractive dentil with its stepped sides mixing curves and straight lines. Also popular when used in conjunction with our flat top canopies.
MF25
GRP Dentil Corbel 190mm Projection x 170mm Depth x 75mm Width
A smaller version of the MF13 dentil.
MF27
GRP Dentil Corbel 250mm Projection x 250mm Depth x 90mm Width
A modern angular style that works well on medium size eaves details as well as with our flat-top conopies.
MF30
GRP Dentil Corbel 270mm Projection x 165mm Depth x 110mm Width
A combination of eaves block and curved dentil.
MF31
GRP Rafter Boot 35° Rafter Boot
270mm Projection x 70mm Depth x 75mm Width
Rafter boots can be manufactured to suit different roof pitches.
MF35
GRP Rafter Boot 45 & 50 degree Rafter Boot
450mm projection x 100mm Depth x 50mm Width
MF45 or
MF50
GRP Dentil Corbel 465 x 465 x 70mm
One of our longest legged dentils whilst retaining a thin profile at only 70mm.
MF37
GRP Eaves Bracket 900 x 280 x 110mm
An intricate eaves bracket that is both decorative and lightweight.
MF39

Dentil Cornice

The cornice is a decorative feature used to cover the joint between wall and roof whereby it forms a soffit and fascia that projects out from the eaves of a building.

Traditionally stone or plaster was used for the cornice but by manufacturing in GRP we have formed a lightweight product that does not require a substantial substructure, is therefore easy to fit, and being self-coloured, is maintenance free. Decoration of the cornice is often with breaklines, curves and motifs. The grander the building the more the decoration. Dentils and corbels are a traditional part of the decoration. By incorporating these dentils into the cornice moulding we have produced a simple product saving time and money by fitting both soffit and dentils as one piece.

Our current dentil cornice range is as listed below. We can manufacture to match any Ral or BS colour. Lengths come in 2m long with an integral overlapping joint on one end to facilitate joining. Stopends and corners can be made to order to put the finishing touches to your bespoke design.

PRODUCT DETAIL CODE
Small Dentil Cornice Strip Small Dentil Cornice Strip
Angle strip 100mm x 60mm in 2m lengths. Dentils 83mm high x 75mm wide x 35mm depth
Screw or bond into fascia board under eaves to create your own distinguished decorative cornice. Easily mitred with a hand saw to form angles and corners.
DC01
Textured Dentil Cornice Strip Textured Dentil Cornice Strip - View Diagram
Bathstone textured finish with corbel style dentils at 225mm centre to centre spacing. Comes in 2m lengths with a jointing spigot on one end.
DC02
Smooth Dentil Cornice Strip Smooth Dentil Cornice Strip - View Diagram
Smooth surface finish with small rectangular dentils at 335mm centre to centre spacing. Comes in 2m lengths with a jointing spigot on one end.
DC03

Dentils are sometimes known as Modillions which are small mouldings in an architrave to a building. They can also be described as Corbelling, Corbelled, Dentil Course, Dentil Coving, Eaves Brackets, Cornice Detail, Cornice Blocks, Eaves Mouldings, Brickwork Dentil Slips, Soffit Supports, Soffit Brackets or even Cornice Tooth Mouldings!

Useful Information

Download a dentil fixing diagram

Download a dentil cornice DC02 technical drawing

Download a dentil cornice DC03 technical drawing