Artisan Plastercraft launches new bespoke interiors brochure

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Artisan Plastercraft has launched a new bespoke plasterwork brochure. The luxury interiors brochure has been developed to showcase an area of work our experienced craftspeople are doing more and more of recently. It highlights the work we have completed in the super prime residential sector which includes detailed cornices, decorative ceilings and ornate panel mouldings. […]

National Portrait Gallery receives RIBA London Award 2024

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The Royal Institute of British Architects has selected the National Portrait Gallery’s recent transformation for a RIBA London Award 2024. The project, led by Jamie Fobert Architects and Purcell, delivered a new public entrance and forecourt, a learning centre, and repurposed existing office spaces into public space. Refurbished historical elements of the Grade I listed […]

Conservation and Heritage Journal – issue 42

Conservation and Heritage Journal issue 42 cover

Issue 42 of the Conservation and Heritage Journal carries a feature on Artisan Painting and Decorating’s work at the Royal Academy of Arts Schools delivering high quality decorated finishings as part of a project to modernise facilities while preserving the historic fabric of the buildings. The article also includes mention of two other recent London […]

Newsletter – Summer 2024


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Royal Academy of Arts Schools – Finished Images

Cast Corridor 1, RA Schools, 2024. c. David Parry

Heritage plaster restoration specialist Artisan Plastercraft is celebrating the completion of its double contribution to the Royal Academy of Arts Schools renovation project. Founded in 1769, the Royal Academy Schools, based in the heart of the Royal Academy of Arts, is a Grade ll* listed building in London’s Piccadilly and is the country’s oldest art […]

Turning a listed building into apartments

Turning a listed building into apartments comes at a great expense and with great challenges. It can be one hurdle too many for some developers. But our experts have been involved in a number of projects where this has been completed successfully and promptly – to a high standard. The experience of restoring and refurbishing […]

Common plasterwork problems found in historic houses and how to overcome them

Enriched Decorative Plaster

Historic houses are notorious for issues with deteriorating plasterwork – but what steps can you take to identify problems early in order to prevent a situation worsening to the point where more radical repairs may prove to be necessary? Common plasterwork problems include cracking, sagging ceilings, falling cornicing and plaster moulding degeneration. They are brought […]

Join our team as a Heritage Decorative Plasterer

Plastering Workshop

We are always looking for creative people to join our workshop team to learn the traditional skill of decorative plaster moulding. Are you creative, artistic, reliable and responsible? Do you enjoy making things, working as part of a team and learning new skills? Are you looking for a hands-on role with a varied workload? We […]

Brighton Hippodrome theatre plaster ceiling restoration

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Following council planning approval being unanimously granted, we are delighted that our decorative plaster restoration work continues at Brighton Hippodrome theatre. The latest update and images from the theatre show the ceiling restoration progressing towards the lower areas, with the extensive scaffolding required for access to the Oculus and upper areas now removed. This has […]

Working your way up the plastering ladder: Apprentice to fully qualified

image of fibrous plaster casting with two plasterers

If you’re thinking you can’t be a trainee plasterer because you know nothing about the industry, think again. An apprentice or trainee can come to Artisan Plastercraft with little or no knowledge about the industry and learn the traditional and modern techniques we use while on the job, simultaneously gaining experience and earning potential, with […]