A Specialist Guide on How to Fit a Ceiling Rose

It may be the case that you wish to fit a plaster ceiling rose in an interior space yourself, but do not currently know how this should be done. While we would always recommend that larger, more complex and ornate pieces are installed by professional services, smaller and lighter pieces can be installed using the […]

Newsletter – Summer 2022


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Artisan Plastercraft wins FIS Contractors Award for Heritage Plastering

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On Thursday 9th June, the Finishes & Interiors Sector (FIS) held their 2022 Contractors Awards ceremony at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The annual event pays tribute to the sector’s high achievers, their design and craftsmanship, across a number of categories including interior fit out, partitioning, ceilings and plastering. Artisan Plastercraft was shortlisted in […]

What Size Ceiling Rose Do I Need for My Intended Work Project?

If you intend to install a ceiling rose in the interior space of a modern build, or are replacing a damaged or missing design in a period property, it is important to know what size of ceiling rose you need. What size will be may depend on several factors, which is why we have provided […]

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 […]