Client: Amanda Wright
Contractor: Private Client
Duration: 3 weeks
Category: Lath & Plaster, Fibrous Plaster
The scenario: A 100 year-old listed, residential property in Brighton where the ceiling had collapsed due to water ingress. The ingress damage left two lath and plaster ceilings unsafe as well as their surrounding decorative ceiling roses and cornicing in need of restoration. We needed to retain the original undamaged cornicing and ceiling roses and replace the remaining damaged sections.
The challenges: The property was occupied, therefore we needed to work around existing furnishings within the house. We carefully protected all furnishings, the ornate plastered walls and carpet within the property. The property is within a listed building and we therefore worked closely with the conservation officer in Brighton to ensure we met all requirements.
Our solution: Our objective was to conserve the historic fabric of this beautiful listed building.
We undertook a full site survey and recommended that we remove and replace the ceiling using traditional lime putty and oak riven laths. We removed the lime plaster ceiling and kept the existing cornice in tact – by securing it.
We then reinstated the lath and plaster ceiling, ceiling roses and cornicing – replicating this in the bedroom. The completed look was clean, sophisticated and pristine.