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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
Email: info@architecturalmouldings.co.uk
Website: www.architecturalmouldings.co.uk
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
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.
Butcher Plasterworks
Westbourne Yard 103 Westbourne Park Villas London W2 5ED
Tel 020 7313 6509 Fax 020 7221 3204
Email: post@butcherplasterworks.com
Website: www.butcherplasterworks.com
Butcher Plasterworks provide a comprehensive range of master plastering. Services including lime plastering, freehand plastering, bespoke fibrous fabrication, fix-only plastering, matching existing plasterwork, clay modelling, GRP resins and stone fabrications. The company was established in 1946 by Mr A.H. Butcher repairing bomb damage from the Blitz, who gathered together a team of fine craftsmen available to produce traditional decorative plasterwork. They house a matchless collection of moulds; a treasure house of architectural detail and a vital resource for restoring period houses. Where they cannot match from existing moulds, new ones can be made by a complex process of clay modelling.
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.
CS Interiors
Unit D, 30 Commerce Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8LE
Tel 0208 232 8712 Fax 0208 232 8713
Email: cs_interiors@btconnect.com
Website: www.cs-interiors.co.uk
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
Email: info@geoffreypreston.co.uk
Website: www.geoffreypreston.co.uk
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
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.
H & F Badcock Ltd
Cornice Works Unit 9 57 Sandgate Street Old Kent Road London SE15 1LE
Tel 020 7639 0304 Fax 020 7358 1239
Email: info@hf-badcock.co.uk
Website: www.hf-badcock.co.uk
The company was formed in 1876, covering the Greater London area, has highly skilled craftsmen versed in traditional and modern methods of fibrous & solid plastering,as well as external stucco render and are specialists in the field of restoration and refurbishment.
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.
Hodkin and Jones
Callywhite Lane Dronfield Sheffield S18 2XP
Tel 01246 290890 Fax 01246 290292
Email: info@hodkin-jones.co.uk
Website: www.hodkin-jones.co.uk
Hodkin and Jones manufacture a range of fibrous plaster products and classical mouldings for interior and exterior decoration with an extensive collection of plasterware interior features and bespoke services.
IDS Plasterwork Ltd
Unit 8 Pollyte Works, Wantz Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 8PS
Tel 008 595 3333 Fax 0208 595 3311
Email: enquiries@idsmyth.com
Website: idsplasterwork.com
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.
Locker & Riley (Fibrous Plastering) Ltd
Capital House, 42-50 Bancrofts Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UQ
Tel 01245 322022 Fax 01245 322033
Email: enquiries@lockerandriley.com
Website: www.lockerandriley.com
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.
Palace Plasterwork
94 Congreve Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 8EW
Tel 01903 233 880
Email: info@palaceplasterwork.co.uk
Website: www.palaceplasterwork.co.uk
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
Email: info@pdsplaster.com
Website: www.pdsplaster.com
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
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.
Thomas & Wilson
903 Fulham Road London SW6 5HU
Tel 0207 384 0111 Fax 0207 384 0222
Email:
Website: www.thomasandwilson.com
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.
W G Crotch Limited
10 Tuddenham Avenue Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 2HF
Tel 01473 250349
Email: info@wgcrotch.co.uk
Website: www.wgcrotch.co.uk
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: artisticplastercraft.co.uk
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