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Plasterwork : Fibrous Plaster, Cast Plaster, Ceiling Roses, Cornices

Fibrous Plaster is cast in a mould strengthened with canvas and timber supports patented in 1856 by Leonard Alexander Desachy. Before this date only small decorative elements could be precast due to their weight. This new technique made it relatively cheap to install decorative plaster schemes.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Plasterwork : Fibrous Plaster, Cast Plaster, Ceiling Roses, Cornices
Architectural Mouldings Ltd
Southbrook Place Southbrook Road Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 3YY
Tel 01452 300071 Fax 01452 300087
Traditional mouldings in fibrous plasters, reinforced cements, plasters, resins, marble and cast stone composites, as well as external and interior projects with bespoke architectural mouldings. For exterior use, they manufacture mouldings in glass reinforced polyester (resin), glass reinforced cement, cast stone and jesmonite.
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.
Campbell Smith & Co Ltd
99 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PJ
Tel 01252 618002 mob: 07772 322930
Since 1873. Campbell Smith & Co have decorated, conserved and restored the finest interiors. Our craftspeople are highly skilled in historic decorative techniques and expert in the application of distempers, flat oil paints, lime wash, French polishing, gilding, stencilling, trompe l’oeil, marbling and graining. We undertake architectural paint research, materials analysis and provide consultancy on all aspects of historic decorative finishes. During the past 145 years, we have retained a comprehensive archive on over 12,000 projects which uniquely informs our work and is an invaluable resource for clients. Award-winning advice can be provided on colour and interior design.
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.
CS Interiors
Unit D, 30 Commerce Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8LE
Tel 0208 232 8712 Fax 0208 232 8713
At CS Interiors manufacturing and designing plaster mouldings is our forte. Whether you are designing a couple of rooms or a stately home we are sure to help. Our reputation has brought us recognition throughout the building and conservation industry and we pride ourselves in our dedication to quality, competitiveness and reliability. All our products are handmade from fibrous plaster. We have a large selection of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Contemporary styled cornices, ceiling roses, corbels, panels, columns and light diffusers. Reproduction of original plasterwork also constitutes a large majority of the work that we do.
Geoffrey Preston Ltd
Halscombe Farm Workshop, Halscombe Lane, Ide, Devon EX2 9TQ
Tel 01392 811421
Geoffrey Preston is one of the UK’s leading architectural sculptors, creating sculpture and decorative plasterwork for buildings, interiors and gardens. He studied at Hornsey College of Art and was a founding director of two of the country's most respected conservation companies, at the helm of many significant projects including the restoration of the 18th century hand-modelled plasterwork at Uppark House. Recent projects include the new Great Drawing Room ceiling at Great Fulford (commended in the 2013 Georgian Group Awards and winner of the 2013 Plaisterer’s Trophy), and a commission for a landscape in stucco for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
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.
IDS Plasterwork Ltd
Unit 8 Pollyte Works, Wantz Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 8PS
Tel 008 595 3333 Fax 0208 595 3311
Having been established for over 20 years, IDS are a specialist fibrous plasterwork company. They have gained a wealth of experience in the restoration of plaster mouldings including matching existing and creating bespoke designs taken from sketches or architects drawings. They can also supply a vast range of stock moulds for cornice, ceiling centres, panel mouldings and corbels plus various decorative enrichments.
John Boyce
Unit 5, Channel View Farm, Clevedon, Bristol BS21 6US
Tel 07970 278028
John Boyce Ornamental Plasterers is an independent specialist ornamental plastering company based near Bristol. We have spent many years helping our customers to restore and conserve much of the South West's heritage. Our approach is sympathetic to the often delicate nature of restoration and we are passionate about the part we play in helping to conserve a wide range of public and private buildings. John Boyce Ornamental Plasterers is run by founder John Boyce, a master craftsman who prides himself on providing a personal, cost effective and highly professional service.
Locker & Riley (Fibrous Plastering) Ltd
Capital House, 42-50 Bancrofts Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UQ
Tel 01245 322022 Fax 01245 322033
Locker & Riley are a specialist fibrous plasterwork contractor with a reputation as one of the premier mould making companies in the UK . They are experts in the design, manufacture & installation of all forms of fibrous plasterwork and GRG, and have one of the most extensive libraries of moulds in the UK. They have experienced in-house sculptors and model makers and are experts in restoration from minor repairs to complete reinstatement, safety inspections and condition assessments. Plasterwork restoration in historic listed buildings is a speciality and accounts for much of their activities.
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.
Palace Plasterwork
94 Congreve Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 8EW
Tel 01903 233 880
We can supply and install our ornamental plasterwork products and can match existing period features that have been damaged and require restoration before moulding, any paintwork can be removed to bring back the quality of its original best. We also carry out work on historical and listed buildings. Traditional materials and methods can be used where required. Have a look at our crafted products section to see our range of standard mouldings made in our workshop by our craftsmen.
PDS Plaster Restoration
59 Hawkesely Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 4EX
Tel 0121 624 1771
PDS Plaster Restoration has over 30 years experience In the re-production of mouldings to match existing features. We are able to cater for interior and exterior mouldings, full ceiling consolidation works are also undertaken, along with run “insitu” mouldings & Solid lime plasterworks.
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.
Thomas & Wilson
903 Fulham Road London SW6 5HU
Tel 0207 384 0111 Fax 0207 384 0222
Founded in 1919, Thomas & Wilson specialising in superior quality fibrous plasterwork including fibrous plaster mouldings, renovation and restoration. They stock moulds for over 120 different cornices, numerous decorative panel mouldings, wall friezes and ceiling centres, along with corbels, brackets, columns and a wide range of miscellaneous enrichments.
Victorian Cornice Company Ltd
81 Newtown Middleway, Birmingham, B6 4JX
Tel 0121 359 0143
We are a fibrous plasterwork company founded in 1989 and winners of the 2012 Plaisterers award for GRG and Fibrous plaster, manufacturing, distributing, installing and restoring cornice and mouldings across the UK. We have an extensive range of authentic period mouldings, include Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts styles as well as contemporary, and lightweight polyurethane for interior and exterior use. There is a complete service if required, including survey, quote, design, modelling, moulding, manufacture and installation. Products include cornices, ceiling roses, wall panelling, lighting cornices, led lighting rings, columns, archways, skirting and domes.
W G Crotch Limited
10 Tuddenham Avenue Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 2HF
Tel 01473 250349
Established in 1825 W.G.Crotch is one of the oldest and most experienced plasterwork companies in Britain. Their products are hand-cast from traditional moulds or created for a specific project such as a Jacobean strap ceiling. They can supply from our catalogue or create a moulding to match existing patterns in your house. They can also fit plasterwork or simply supply to order. They are happy to advise you on all aspects of plasterwork renovation or suggest appropriate styles to enhance your property.
Artistic Plastercraft Ltd, 16 -18 Lyndhurst Road, Oldfield Park, Bath BA2 3JH Telephone Bath 01225 315404 Bristol 01179 731333 Website:
Butcher Plasterworks, Westbourne Yard 103 Westbourne Park Villas London W2 5ED Telephone 020 7313 6509 Fax 020 7221 3204 Website:
H & F Badcock Ltd, 127 Repton Road, Orpington BR6 9HY Telephone 020 7639 0304 Fax 020 7358 1239 Website:
Hayles & Howe Limited, Templegate, Mead Rise, Bristol BS3 4RP Telephone 0117 972 7200 Fax 0117 971 2232 Website:
Hodkin and Jones, Callywhite Lane Dronfield Sheffield S18 2XP Telephone 01246 290890 Fax 01246 290292 Website:
London Fine Art Plaster, Unit 3 Romeo Business Centre Juliet Way Purfleet Essex RM15 4YD Telephone 01708 252400 Fax 01708 252401 Website: