Artisan shortlisted for FIS Contractors Awards 2022


Artisan Plastercraft has been shortlisted in the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) Contractors Awards. The annual awards promote and encourage high levels of craftsmanship in the construction industry finishes and interiors sector. Our nominated project, The Grand Hotel in Birmingham, has been shortlisted in the Heritage Plastering category. All projects entered in the Contractors Awards […]

Ceiling restoration in Stratford Place, London

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Stratford Place is a small road in Marylebone, London, just off Oxford Street. The area is renowned for its prominent retail outlets, fine restaurants and office spaces – many of the buildings in Stratford Place are converted residencies. We recently completed this ceiling restoration project for one such property, which required us to provide lime […]

Art Nouveau Ceiling Roses for Contemporary and Period Properties

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When restoring period features originally moulded in an Art Nouveau style (c.1883 ‒ 1914), or when taking inspiration from this style for a new build, it is important to ensure every element of interior design is considered. This includes ensuring that a historically accurate and precisely installed Art Nouveau ceiling rose is incorporated into the […]

Restoring theatre architecture plaster mouldings

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Ornate decorative plaster mouldings are a common feature of theatre architecture from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Often brightly painted and sometimes gilded, fibrous plaster mouldings form a highly visible part of the intricate architecture associated with grand theatre auditoriums and public areas. We recently worked on a project that required large sections of […]

Chandos House cornice mouldings

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We were recently asked by Ash Contracting to replicate the enriched plaster cornice of Chandos House in Marylebone, central London, as part of a restoration and refurbishment project they are completing with Butler Hegarty architects. Our work included taking a squeeze of the existing cornice mouldings to create rubber moulds, in order to replicate and […]

Finding Edwardian Ceiling Rose Designs for UK Interiors

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When restoring the finest details and decorative elements of an Edwardian property (1901 ‒ 1910, or arguably 1901 ‒ 1914, or 1901 ‒ 1918), or finding the ideal centrepieces for rooms that will take inspiration from this era, it is imperative that you consider every element of the interior design and architecture. This means including […]

Suspended fibrous plaster ceiling survey at Tottenham Town Hall

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Tottenham Town Hall is a Grade II listed building from the Edwardian period. It was built in 1905. Now beautifully renovated and modernised to comply with current regulations, the venue is perfect for hosting a wide variety of corporate, private and social events. The building is operated by Lee Valley Estates, a community focussed regeneration […]

Transforming Classic and Contemporary Interiors with Modern Ceiling Rose Designs

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With emphasis placed on the idea of certain features as an “original” part of period properties, it may be forgotten that public and private interior spaces can be fitted with modern ceiling rose designs. There are many styles and patterns utilised, but each provides a room with an aesthetically pleasing finish, completing it and closing […]

Characterising Art Deco Ceiling Rose Designs for Restoration Work

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When performing restorative work to revitalise both the boldest and most subtle elements of an Art Deco-style property (c. 1908 ‒ 1935) or when making modifications to a newer build that will require decorative elements of the style itself, it is important to take into account every individual aspect of the interior design. This includes […]

Heritage lath and plaster at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

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We are delighted to have been asked back to carry out further heritage lath and plaster works at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. The cultural and educational landmark is located on the south bank of the river Thames in London and is a replica of the late 16th-century Globe Theatre in which after 1599 the plays of […]