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 manufacture each cornice type. We produced three different types of cornice for Chandos House.
Each 3 metre section is hand made from fibrous plaster using traditional methods. The particular dentil block style cornice in our video features a repeating fluted pattern. We produced around 27 linear metres for use on the buildings second floor.
You can watch the process of how the cornice moulding was constructed in our video below!
In addition, we provided traditional three coat lime plaster work to four floors of the building, including the central stairs and the rear basement. Some elements of the package required lath and plaster repairs to the ceilings on the second and third floors as well as other plaster patching and making good.
We are looking forward to seeing the finished project and hope you enjoy the insight in our video!
You can choose from a wide range of cornice mouldings in our shop.