Read More About Stone Quoins
Quite simply, a quoin is an old French word meaning “corner” or “angle.” Quoins are most common in Western architecture, particularly Georgian styles.
The word quoin is pronounced the same as the word coin (koin or koyn), which has come to be known as the accentuation of a building’s corner with short side stone blocks or header bricks.
“The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture” describes quoins as “dressed stones…usually laid so that their faces are alternately large and small.”
The Stone Quoins we export comes in a stick on style as well as a block style. Rachana Stones manufactures on order stone quoins, in your specifications. We supply Sandstone and Granite quoins across the world in a timely manner. The natural stone quoins come with a chamfer on all edges.
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Use of Quoins :
In European architecture, Stone quoins are used at both the external angle or corner of a building.
Quoins can be used alongside rendered finish , brick or natural stone facing.
They give a solid appearance to any building, and can be used for structural or decorative features of a house
In Western architecture, quoins are used as cornerstones are used for structural strength to the building as they usually differ in jointing, colour, texture, or size from the masonry of the adjoining walls.
These Cornerstone Quoins are useful for decoration purpose due to their distinct appearance.
Most often quoins are toothed, set in a regular pattern of alternating lengths to give an unique look to the building.