Chatterton Lacework explains how to install lacework designs such as Galaxy,
Westminster, Bristol, Maldon, Small Vase, Berwick, Canterbury Belle, Small
Clover, Fishfern, Kooyong, Sandsville and Snowflake.
The first step is to install all the corner sections of the lacework
design by holding each corner into the top section of the post and fixing it to
the post and the above beam with plasterboard or wood screws utilising the
fixing lugs on the corner. Suitable fasteners may be required if the fixing to
the above beam or post is made of steel or any another material.
Once the corners are attached, install the decorative dropper in the centre of
the span between the two posts, fixing it to the above beam. The lacework can
then be installed by fitting one section of the frieze to the edge of the
corner. This is done on both corners on either side of the span. If the lace
overhangs the dropper, it can be cut neatly to fit behind the decorative
Repeat this process on the lacework on the opposite side of the span.
If there is a gap between the frieze and the dropper resulting from the span
being wider, cut a small section to join onto the lace to fit behind the
dropper. It is important to cut a section of lace from the end of the frieze to
join onto the existing frieze. Repeat this process on the opposite section of the