Fibrous Plaster Restoration & Conservation

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We know and understand that you may be worried or frustrated if older parts and features of your home, especially those most designed to be aesthetically pleasing, start to show signs of damage or aging. This may range from cracking or chipping, to entire gaps if it is left for a long period of time. Such problems are common with fibrous plaster as a material. However, here at Artisan Plastercraft, we are more than ready and equipped to serve as a professional fibrous plastering company and restore your property’s features, or even build completely new ones if you so choose.

No matter if you are looking to repair fibrous plaster coving, or install new cornices to complete the look of a room, please contact us today. We can discuss your requirements with you, and will be more than happy to prepare a quote for the work you need carried out.

What is Fibrous Plaster?

Fibrous plaster is a form of decorative plaster, composed of plaster of Paris and reinforced with layers of hessian that is then secured within a timber framework. In the past, fibrous plaster has been used to imitate more traditional plastering, which is lime-based and hand-moulded, but is also considered to be more expensive and time consuming¹.

Fibrous plaster is most often associated with the ornamental work used in Victorian and Edwardian theatres, music halls and stately homes, as it is ideal for creating decorative pieces for interior walls and ceilings. In the case of many fine houses, elaborate pieces were also used to represent status and the owner’s place in the social hierarchy of the day.

Please contact us today for a quote on any fibrous plastering work

Please contact us today and one of our staff members can discuss what you would like for your planned property work, before we demonstrate what we can offer. Our expert team will be able to help you select the correct features and get the work started to give your property back the charm and nostalgia of days gone by.

View our fibrous plastering restoration work at the Wallace Collection project – Great Gallery.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and how we can assist.

Technique Talk

Artisan Plastercraft’s fibrous plastering work

What We Do

We operate as fibrous plaster specialists, both in the creation of new fibrous plaster ceiling work and in the conservation and restoration of existing pieces. Our projects extend from heritage and historic buildings, to public restoration works and private residential properties, and we carefully study drawings of each of these to rejuvenate the original features. We are also able to bring to life completely new embellishments, from fibrous plaster cornices and coving, to ceiling roses, niches and panel mouldings.

Our work does not stop at fibrous plaster ceiling repairs or new decorations for walls, however. We are also able to offer you more traditional plastering services, such as lath and plaster mouldings for ceilings and walls, as well as external lime plastering and render. Please get in touch with us today if you would like to discuss these as options for your planned work project.

How We Do It

As a professional fibrous plastering company, we have a team of highly experienced and fully qualified model and mould-makers and fibrous plasterers on our site. They work dutifully and with passion to produce decorative plaster mouldings of the finest quality, whether they are needed to produce fibrous plaster coving for the repair of a listed house or decorative ceiling roses for a new, Art Deco style build.

When we carry out work for you, we will also offer a complimentary site survey, in order to determine the best course of action for the work you wish carried out. The solution will be decided by what we find when we inspect your property. After this, we will prepare a report for you that will be accompanied by our quote for the restorations or other works carried out and advice that will be suitable in your particular case.

We draw from our years of experience in heritage and restoration to design and create the fibrous plaster mouldings you need. If you would like more information about our work process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

How We Work and Where

Our work as fibrous plaster specialists can be found across the length and breadth of England, from palaces and embassies to museums, art galleries and hotels. We pride ourselves on our expertise and ranking in the world of fibrous plaster companies and we know that we are prepared to undertake any ceiling repair, wall repair or any other works you may need completed. From fibrous plaster cornices, to coving or ceiling roses, we can provide the decorative plaster ceiling features that will restore your property to its former glory, or complete the aesthetics of a new and beautiful build.

We have over 25 years of experience as fibrous plaster specialists and we will do everything we can to plan and carry out your work to your exact specifications. Whether you are having to undertake fibrous plaster ceiling repairs in order to complete the restorations on a listed building, or even if you are looking for brand new fibrous plaster coving or cornices, we will prepare it for you.

Bit of trivia:

In the 18th century high-end houses needed elaborate mouldings to justify their selling price. Decorative plasterwork was used to emphasize the social hierarchy of an area and its inhabitants.

 

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