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 […]

Watch: Making match existing cornice

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See how we create match existing cornice mouldings in the two videos below. Each sequence shows the manufacture of a match to existing cornice for different restoration projects. However, the basic process remains the same. What is match existing cornice? If you require a replica of the cornice currently fitted in your property, it is […]

Decorative plasterwork for Knightsbridge residency

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Artisan’s plasterers are currently working on a luxury property in Knightsbridge in central London as part of a restoration and redevelopment for BB Partnership and London Projects, with interior designs by Paolo Moschino. We are manufacturing and installing a bespoke decorative plaster ceiling, complete with cornice, pilasters and panel mouldings for a reception room, along with […]

NFB Heritage & Traditional Building magazine – Issue 17

NFB Heritage Magazine issue 17 2023

Issue 17 of NFB Heritage and Traditional Building magazine includes an article summarising Artisan Plastercraft’s project work at The Old War Office, now open to the public as Raffles London at The OWO, having been transformed into a luxury hotel and residencies. Artisan provided decorative plasterwork, plaster restoration, cornice and ceiling mouldings, and the bespoke […]

Royal Academy of Arts Schools Project

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Artisan Plastercraft is delighted to be involved in the current Royal Academy of Arts Schools Project, working with Knight Harwood to deliver the transformation of the RA Schools space to provide a fully accessible, flexible and high-quality work environment for its staff and students. The project has been led by David Chipperfield Architects with Julian […]

Is an apprenticeship with Artisan Plastercraft for you?

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Meet Herbie Thom-Cole – Artisan Plastercraft apprentice. Herbie was not enjoying his level 3 sports course at college so decided to look for other opportunities. The 16-year-old found a vacancy for an apprenticeship at Artisan Plastercraft and despite not knowing anything about the industry, he took the leap and has not looked back. Here, we […]

Period Living Magazine – September 2023

Period Living magazine September 2023 cover

The September 2023 edition of Period Living magazine includes a feature entitled “Fitting the mould” written by Roger Hunt. It includes comments and advice from Artisan Plastercraft and others on the most common sources of damage to plaster cornice mouldings, the best courses of action to take, and processes for restoring cornice mouldings in your […]

Portico Soffit Repairs at Claremont Fan Court School

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We recently carried out some lime plaster restoration work at Claremont Fan Court School. This project was distinguished by the requirement to re-make some decorative mouldings in Roman Stucco, a fast-setting mortar that takes the appearance of stone. Claremont House is a Grade I listed mansion building located near Esher in Surrey. It is occupied […]

Restored plasterwork goes on display at Brighton Hippodrome

brighton hippodrome theatre ceiling restoration

The extensive fibrous plaster ceiling restoration undertaken by Artisan Plastercraft at Brighton Hippodrome was on full display to the public yesterday (24th July) as building owners Matsim Properties opened the building to visitors to show off the renovation project’s progress and secure local support as it seeks further planning approvals from the local council. The […]

Lath & Plaster Ceilings for Award Winning Frogmore House

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Being completely honest, we are a bit late to the party with this one, but it worth noting none the less! Frogmore House has received a ‘Highly Commended’ award at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards in the category Restoration of a Georgian Building in an Urban Setting. Frogmore House is a merchants house, built in […]