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

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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 […]

Fix Radio: The Plastering Show – Maintaining Ceilings In Historic Buildings

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Following on from 10 years since the suspended fibrous plaster ceiling collapsed in a London theatre, Artisan Plastercraft director Michael Arney discusses the importance of inspecting and maintaining decorative plaster ceilings in historic buildings on Fix Radio’s The Plastering Show with Chris Frediani. Fix Radio is a national digital radio station dedicated exclusively to the tens of […]

Plaster ceiling surveys: Q+A with Peter Adams, Surveyor

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We pose a few frequently asked questions about plaster ceiling surveys to our resident expert to understand more about when a plaster ceiling should be inspected and the benefits of a professional survey. Peter, how long have you been a surveyor of plasterwork? I started working for Artisan Plastercraft as a Surveyor in September 2015, […]

Newsletter – Winter 2024


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5 Montagu Square ceiling restoration and redecoration

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GD Construction has built itself a solid reputation as a reliable and efficient independent building contractor covering London and the Home Counties. Artisan Plastercraft and Artisan Painting & Decorating recently completed work on Flat 2, 5 Montagu Square in London for GD Construction, which required work from both Artisan companies at either end of the […]

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 […]

Conservation and Heritage Journal – issue 40

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Issue 40 of the Conservation and Heritage Journal carries a feature on Artisan Plastercraft’s work at The Old War Office as it transforms into Raffles London at The OWO – a luxury hotel and residencies occupying the once ministerial building on Whitehall. The article describes how initial instructions to carry out heritage plasterwork surveys and […]

Projects Success for Artisan Painting & Decorating

We are delighted to announce the recent project successes of Artisan Painting & Decorating, with important commissions secured at the Royal Academy of Arts and Chandos House in quick succession. Royal Academy of Arts (above) Artisan Painting & Decorating is already on site working on the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Schools Project with Knight Harwood, providing high-quality decorating, restoration and […]

Industrial Plasters visit the Artisan Plastercraft workshop

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We were delighted to welcome the UK’s go-to supplier of casting plasters and associated accessories, Industrial Plasters, into our workshop in December. The purpose of the visit was to demonstrate some of the uses of their casting plasters, jute scrim, and hand tools for future marketing and the day’s activities can be seen in their video. […]

10 years since suspended fibrous plaster ceiling collapse in London theatre

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Ten years have elapsed since part of the decorative suspended fibrous plaster ceiling collapsed at the Apollo Theatre on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, as Artisan Plastercraft questions if enough is being done to monitor the ceilings of similar buildings. On 19th December 2013 part of the ornate plasterwork ceiling failed and brought down part of the […]