Work procedure for corner beads

Work procedure for corner beads
  1. Metal corner beads to be fixed before internal plastering to maintain the skirting in level. On all exposed corners, angle bends shall be fixed to provide smooth rounded external angle.
  2. Angle bends shall be initially fixed over plaster dabs in neat cement plaster paste on both sides of the external angle and by pressing the bead into the dabs. Place the straight edge against both sides of the bead to check for straightness and upright. Plumb bob shall also be used to ensure vertical plumb.
  3. The curved edge of the bead should project the finished surface of plaster slightly to form a smooth external curve. After completing the alignment after 48 hours of curing the bead shall be filled with 1:2 cement sand mortar, and cured for 2 days prior to commencing the plaster for these walls.
  4. All tiled corners shall be provided with the proprietary PVC corner strips and tiling started beyond the strip.
TOOLS TO BE USED BY TRADESMEN
Required tools must be available at site to ensure correct work. Basic tools of the mason gang are:
1. Trowels
2. Plumb bobs
3. Measurement Tape
4. Spirit levels 1-2m
5. Sand sieve
6. Aluminium straight edge
7. Masons brushes and buckets
8. Mortar boxes

INSPECTION METHODOLOGY FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE
1. Ensure the corner bead is plumb, use spirit levels and plumb bob along with the bull marking
2. Ensure the corner bead is well packed with absolutely no gaps
3. Ensure the cement mortar is cured for 3 days
4. Ensure the corner bead is flawless with no cracks or dents around the installed bead

TOOLS TO BE USED FOR QUALITY INSPECTION
1. Plumb bobs
2. Spirit levels 1-2m