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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
Email: thomasorgan@me.com
Website: www.wallpaintingsworkshop.co.uk
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
Email: info@artisanplastercraft.com
Website: www.artisanplastercraft.com
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.
Bosence Building Conservation
Unit 4, Barcombe Business Units, Sewells Farm, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5FH
Tel 07971 433865
Email: info@bosence.co.uk
Website: www.bosence.co.uk
Bosence Building Conservation specialising in traditional lime plastering, decorative ceilings and friezes. They offer a range of conservation skills, using appropriate vernacular materials and techniques wherever possible. They have a thorough knowledge of styles and practices.
Classic Cornice Company
176 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, London SW18 4ED
Tel 020 8874 0221
Email: info@classiccornice.co.uk
Website: www.classiccornice.co.uk
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
Email: info@clivedenconservation.com
Website: www.clivedenconservation.com
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
Email: info@daedalusconservation.co.uk
Website: www.daedalusconservation.co.uk
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
Email: info@georgejackson.com
Website: www.georgejackson.com
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
Email: info@hare-humphreys.co.uk
Website: www.hare-humphreys.co.uk
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.
Hayles & Howe Limited
Templegate, Mead Rise, Bristol BS3 4RP
Tel 0117 972 7200 Fax 0117 971 2232
Email: info@haylesandhowe.co.uk
Website: www.haylesandhowe.co.uk
Hayles and Howe are based in Bristol (UK) and Baltimore (USA) with over thirty years experience in traditional fibrous plaster, scagliola and lime plaster. The company specialises in the production of ornamental plaster including cornice, coving, ceiling roses, corbels and ornamental Strapwork ceilings from an extensive catalogue. Their design and modelling teams produce exquisite custom plasterwork, while their restoration and conservation teams have worked on many prestigious private and public buildings, theatres and churches.
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
Email: pa@hirst-conservation.com
Website: www.hirst-conservation.com
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.
Richard Rogers Conservation Ltd
Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7BA
Tel 01372 388222
Email: info@rrconservation.co.uk
Website: www.rrconservation.co.uk
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).
Schärer Conservation
Plas Muriau Betws-y-coed Conwy North Wales LL24 0HD
Tel 01690 710201 Fax 01690 710201
Email: post@scharerconservation.co.uk
Website: www.scharerconservation.co.uk
Schärer Conservation are skilled craftsmen and qualified conservators of artefacts and the fabric of historic buildings, including conservation of sculpture, monuments and mosaics, painted and applied decorative surfaces, on stone, plaster and wood. The building conservation team is skilled in lime plastering, decorative plasterwork, limewashing, wattle and daub, slate roofing and masonry. The company is headed by Ned Schärer, whose experience includes working for Westminster Abbey ( including the Opus Sectile Sacrarium Cosmati pavement), the National Museums, and work for Friends of Friendless Churches and The Landmark Trust.
Stevensons of Norwich Ltd
Stevensons of Norwich Ltd, Vulcan Road South, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 AF
Tel 01603 400824
Email: info@stevensonsofnorwich.com
Website: www.stevensonsofnorwich.com
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
Email: Sibylle.heil@btinternet.com
Website: www.wpdproduction.com
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.
London Fine Art Plaster, Unit 3 Romeo Business Centre Juliet Way Purfleet Essex RM15 4YD Telephone 01708 252400 Fax 01708 252401 Website: www.lfap.co.uk
Skillington Workshop Limited, Baxter’s Yard 35-40 Stuart Street Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 9AF Telephone 01476 565671 Fax 01476 566524 Website: www.skillingtons.co.uk