At Classic Plasterwork, we pride ourselves on being specialists in fine decorative plasterwork covering all areas, including design, manufacture, supply and installation of plain and ornamental Cornices, Ceiling Centres, Columns and Arches to the highest standard. Alongside this we are also able to provide advice on projects relating to historical building and restoration projects.
Not only can we work to your specific design requiremets, but can also provide a product range for you to choose from. Find out more on the services and products we can offer, or contact us for more information - we would be delighted to have a chat and answer any of your questions.
Whatever you can imagine in ornamental plasterwork, we can make it. We will create or reproduce your logo, crest, coat of arms or any other enrichment in fibrous plaster, jesmonite or glass-reinforced plaster. Fine details can be reproduced by our in-house artists from your drawing, photograph or any other reference material.
Types of Buildings:
Theatres & Cinemas
Restoration & Repair:
Many of us fear the worst when we discover cracks appearing in the plasterwork, expecting irreversible damage has occurred. This may be the case in a minority of situations, but for the majority of these, there is always a solution with minimal intervention. Either through the restoration of damaged sections, or their repair. At Classic Plasterwork, we can secure and strap ornate ceilings, avoiding the removal of the ceiling as a whole .
Ornamental Plasterwork & Cornice Restoration:
Plaster can be damaged through flood, fire, damp or human intervention. We will remove the damaged area, replicate and reinstate any missing detail. The repairs can be carried out on-site, or from our workshop, using traditional methods. We also hold an increasing selection of existing moulds that may tailor your needs.
Traditional Lime Plastering:
Lime is a breathable material that allows moisture to pass both in and out of a building. With the majority of period properties having no cavity and some being timber framed, this prevents moisture being trapped within the structure.
Internal flatwork on walls and ceilings is traditionally comprised of three layers: a base coat, floating coat and setting coat applied to solid or lathed backgrounds. In the first two coats, coarse sharp sands are used to reduce the effects of shrinkage whilst inclusion of hair increases tensile strength. A physical key for each of these coats is formed by scratching the partially set surface of the preceding one. The final coat (setting coat) is made up of fine sand and lime putty an applied around 3mm thick. External rendering is usually carried in two coats and without hair.
The Running of plaster mouldings in situ are built up layer by layer in the same manner as flatwork, with the shapes formed from pre-cut metal profiles incorporated on a timber frame running mould.
Conservation & Restoration of Ornate Plaster/Cornice
In-situ running of Mouldings
Internal & External Lime Plaster/Rendering
Bespoke Logos, Crests, Coats of Arms & other Enrichments