In architecture, coving (also known as a cornice) is a decorative molding that is used to transition between a roof and a wall. It is typically made from plaster, wood or other types of material and is often found in traditional or classical-style buildings.
Coving can be simple or ornate, and it is often used to add a decorative element to a building, as well as to conceal any imperfections where the roof and wall meet.
Coving can also be used to help protect the building from water damage by directing rainwater away from the joint. It can be found in both residential and commercial buildings.
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Coving detail drawing – 1
A covings detail at the joint of a roof and wall would typically include the following elements in a detail drawing:
- The coving itself, which would be represented as a molding or decorative element that sits at the point where the roof and wall meet.
- The roof flashing, which would be the waterproof barrier that sits behind the coving, and is used to direct water away from the joint.
- The roofing material, which would be represented as the material that covers the roof, such as shingles, tiles, or metal.
- The wall cladding, which would be represented as the material that covers the exterior of the wall, such as brick, stone, or siding.
- The roof-to-wall connection, which would show how the roof and wall are attached to each other.
- The roof slope, the angle of the roof, and the direction of water flow
- Any additional elements such as insulation, ventilation or drainage systems that may be incorporated in the design of the joint.
It is important to note that the specific details and elements included in a coving detail drawing will vary depending on the building design, type of roofing and materials used.
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