Choose The Right Trim

The first thing to establish is ‘What type of trim do they need?’

We have separated our products into four types of trims:

Partitioning trims (to be used with glass or to cap off the end of the wall), Dry lining (this means you will use a plasterboard application), Ceiling trims (often used with M/F or metal tiles) and Junction profiles (which accepts both Dry lining and metal or m/f ceiling)

All of QIC trims are supplied in 3000mm lengths, which allows for easy transportation. The standard RAL colour is RAL9010, although a number of other colours are available upon request.

The material is received from our Extruder in a Mill finish.

Once you have established this, you can slowly deduct the trims to choose from.


What are Dry lining trims

Dry lining trims are recognised for their ‘serrated’ leg which can be tape and jointed on plasterboard. These are often described by their look or application. The most common is the type E bead, with can be described as an edge bead, stop bead or capped profile. It simply creates a finish to the edge of plasterboard.

Another common profile is the type R trim. This again finishes the edge of plasterboard, but in turn creates a ‘Reveal’ or shadow gap. The trims come in a number of sizes, many of which are supplied off the shelf. The R trim is commonly used for skirting and wall partitons.

What is a shadowgap

A shadowgap or recess feature is a detail with creates a gap between the wall and ceiling, or between two ceilings. On view it will create a shadowed affect between the ceiling and wall. These come in a number of sizes, such as 15mm or 20mm, although our R and ST range create anything between 1-100mm.

What is a junction profile?

A junction profile is a trim which allows two ceiling (often of different material) to come together either with or without a shadow gap. The YA profile for example allows a plasterboard ceiling to meet a metal tile ceiling.

What is non corrosive?

Non corrosive is a term used when the material cannot rust (in the case of metal) either by the material type i.e. Stainless steel or by the process in which it is covered. We supply or trims in a polyester powder coat finish, which coats the trims to the seen faces, avoiding the trim being exposed to moisture or spray. Please note that our trims are not fully corrosive for external use.

What is polyester powder coat?

This is a form of painting. Because our trims are aluminium, powder coating allows an even painted finish to the trims. An electrical charge is put through the powder, and once the aluminium trims enter the booth, an earth inside the booth allows the paint to be attracted to the metal. It then goes through an oven which bakes the powder leaving an even, flawless finish.