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Plasterwork Conservation

Consolidation and stabilising of plasterwork is one of the key tasks in plasterwork conservation. Remodelling or recasting of missing elements is also another important service offered.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Plasterwork Conservation
Arte Conservation Ltd
Incorporating The Wall Paintings Workshop, 69 South Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7LX
Tel 01795 538750 Mob 07770 722201 Studio 01227 752228
Arte Conservation Ltd, incorporating The Wall Paintings Workshop, are a long-established firm of ICON-accredited consultants and conservators specialising in the conservation and restoration of wall paintings, easel paintings and the decorative arts. Our portfolio also includes the conservation and restoration of mosaics, polychrome sculpture, monuments and historic plasterwork at our well-equipped studio or on site where necessary. Clients include English Heritage, the National Trust, cathedrals, churches, public and private owners of historic buildings and museums including the National Maritime Museum.
Artisan Plastercraft Ltd
Holmshaw Business Park, Layhams Road, Keston, Kent, BR2 6AR
Tel 01959 571 135
Specialists in plaster restoration, bespoke plasterwork, Lath & Lime plaster and GRC and Jesmonite for heritage, residential and commercial environments. Our professional team comprises of designers, model and mould-makers, skilled craftsmen and project managers – all of who are dedicated to delivering the very best service, products and finish. They are experts in plaster restoration in historic listed buildings and are proud to have worked on some of the UK's most prestigious buildings like the Palace of Westminster; Wallace Museum; Royal Academy of Arts.
Classic Cornice Company
176 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, London SW18 4ED
Tel 020 8874 0221
We produce a wide range of ornamental mouldings for both interior and exterior architectural uses. This includes both traditional mouldings and contemporary designs, including cornices, ceiling centres, corbels, fire surrounds and dado rails. We have been established for over 40 years with a nationwide client base. We can restore or replace damaged plaster mouldings, including reproducing original features such as cornices, ceiling centres and corbels in precise detail. Our stone effect mouldings for exterior work include Bath, Portland, Sandstone, Terracotta and a white smooth finish. Our showroom is based in Wandsworth, South West London.
Cliveden Conservation
The Tennis Courts, Cliveden Estate, Taplow, Nr Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0JA
Tel 01628 604721 Fax 01628 660379
The Cliveden Conservation Workshop since its foundation as the National Trust Statuary Workshop in 1982, then as an independent company from 1990, has developed great expertise in specialist areas of conservation such as statuary conservation, architectural conservation, stone, plasterwork, masonry, carving and the decorative arts.
Daedalus Conservation
Higher Barn, Holt Mill, Melbury Osmond, Dorset DT2 0XL
Tel 01935 83923 Fax 01935 83924
Daedalus Conservation is the specialist historical repair and conservation division of the traditional building contractor, R W Armstrong. It is an experienced principal contractor and specialist trade contractor, based in the South West but operating throughout the UK. Daedalus Conservation specialise in the repair and conservation of historic buildings, providing expert consultancy, advice and design, as well as offering all of the associated principal services; stonemasonry, carpentry and fine joinery, heavy oak carpentry, lime plasterwork and brickwork.
George Jackson Limited
Unit 19, Kimpton Park Way, Kimpton Industrial Estate, Sutton, SM3 9BW
Tel 020 8687 9740
George Jackson are leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of specialist plasterwork, producing beautiful embellishments in fibrous plaster, composition, GRG and jesmonite, on both refurbishment and new-build projects. Started around 1780, we are recognised for introducing fibrous plaster into the UK. Known for our craftmanship and expertise in the field of interior decoration (including four royal warrants), we produce a wide range of precast plaster decorations and maintain our exclusive range of over 11000 boxwood moulds used for decorative composition and traditional plaster moulds as well as our extensive library, dating back to the age of Robert Adam.
Hare & Humphreys
156-158 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8EU
Tel 020 7833 8806 Fax 020 7837 3650
Hare & Humphreys, established in 1987, are conservators specialising in decorating and gilding. They can advise on the causes of decoration deterioration and to write specifications for the conservation or restoration of historic interiors, as well as carry out condition surveys, historic buildings reports and historic paint analysis. Advice is available on appropriate systems for redecoration and a design service for colour schemes, wall coverings, fabrics and specialist artwork, with a team of French polishers, fibrous plasterers, joiners and other historic building craftsmen and conservators.
Hirst Conservation Ltd
Head Office, Laughton , Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 0HE London Office, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL
Tel 01529 497449 (Sleaford) 0800 068 5418 (London) Fax 01529 497518
Hirst Conservation, established in 1986 by Elizabeth Hirst, who was trained by the Bakers, who were amongst the UK’s most eminent conservators of wall paintings and limestone sculpture. They are on the Conservation Register and employs a number of PACR accredited conservators. The company structure includes a wide range of disciplines, including stone and sculpture, lime plastering , metal and bronze, stucco, decorative finishes, wall paintings, materials analysis, paint research and easel paintings conservation, using experienced conservators. Other aspects of their work include cleaning of building surfaces, gilding, environmental monitoring, moisture and salts profiling, condition surveys, and remedying ceiling suspension.
London Plastercraft Ltd
314 Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, London SW6 2UA
Tel 020 7736 5146
Formed in 1990, we are experts in the field of interior and exterior moulded work and strive to produce the very highest quality work. As an experienced plastering company, we offer a large range of plaster products including Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and other mouldings. We work on residential homes, new build properties, listed buildings, exterior work such as GRC, GRP, stucco, interior work such as run in situ, lath and plaster, restoration work that includes cleaning, restoring, manufacturing and fixing. We also offer a match to existing service.
Richard Rogers Conservation Ltd
Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7BA
Tel 01372 388222
An established conservation and restoration company with an experienced team of conservators, restorers and mount makers. Our highly skilled team is able to work with and conserve artwork, sculpture, metalwork, stone and historic interiors. Our client base is as diverse as our skill set and includes the likes of national museums, institutions and private collectors. We follow the highest professional standards in conservation ethics, offering consultation, full documentation of all work and advice for future care. Richard Rogers Conservation is included in the Conservation Register and is a PACR Accredited Conservator-Restorer with the Institute of Conservation (ICON).
Sally Strachey Historic Conservation
Temple Cross House, Lower Godney, Wells, Somerset BA5 1RZ
Tel 01458 832 441
We are award-winning, ICON-accredited specialists in the conservation of historic buildings, archaeology, monuments and sculpture. With over 35 years experience, we offer a full service from reports and surveys, including rope access, through to conservation on site by our team of masons, carvers and conservators, working on a wide range of churches and historic sites. We advise on and undertake the repair and conservation of architectural stonework, archaeological sites, museum pieces, church monuments, historic plaster and render, sculpture and decorative surfaces. Based in Somerset, we operate in the West Country, Wales, the Midlands, London, the South and further afield.
Stevensons of Norwich Ltd
Stevensons of Norwich Ltd, Vulcan Road South, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 AF
Tel 01603 400824
Stevensons of Norwich Limited, established for 35 years, specialise in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of standard & bespoke mouldings in fibrous plaster, GRG, Stevensons-Stone and GRP. They restore and repair historic plasterwork and use traditional methods and materials to carry out lime plasterwork and lath and plaster. They offer advice, surveys, reports and quotations. Reports include analysis of original materials in the laboratory where appropriate.
WPD Productions Ltd
8 Sutherland Road, London N17 0BN
Tel 020 8885 1515
Specialist decorators and lime plasterers. We work on historic properties and heritage sites throughout London and the surrounding counties. We offer all services related to the use of lime including plastering, interior and exterior lime rendering, washes, moulds, casting, detail work and colour matching of substrate. We also offer consultancy and project management services. Please see our website for further details.
Hayles & Howe Limited, Templegate, Mead Rise, Bristol BS3 4RP Telephone 0117 972 7200 Fax 0117 971 2232 Website:
London Fine Art Plaster, Unit 3 Romeo Business Centre Juliet Way Purfleet Essex RM15 4YD Telephone 01708 252400 Fax 01708 252401 Website:
Skillington Workshop Limited, Baxter’s Yard 35-40 Stuart Street Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 9AF Telephone 01476 565671 Fax 01476 566524 Website: