Decorative Plaster

Decorative Plaster

Ornate plasterwork has been used for centuries to elevate spaces, and to add decoration and depth to a room.

It takes various forms, including:

  • Cornices – decorative designs that adorn the transition from ceiling to wall

  • Ceiling roses – decorative centrepieces that surround light fittings, historically used to protect ceilings from being stained by the candles used in traditional chandeliers

  • Corbels – embellished brackets adding the final, finishing touch to beams and archways

  • Column bases and caps – ornate features framing columns in more elaborate properties

  • Vaulted ceilings – ornate, arched ceilings, such as those found in churches and other places of worship

Designs are often very intricate, and may be constructed using moulds or sculpted by hand.

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Decorative plasterwork: the restoration challenge

Whether the style is traditional or contemporary, the challenge in restoring decorative plasterwork remains the same. The damage is often very conspicuous, meaning it requires a delicate hand and sympathetic eye to ensure repairs blend seamlessly with the original design.

The intricate nature of much decorative plasterwork also makes it more susceptible to being damaged in the first place, meaning small-scale restorations may be required on a regular basis, unless other protective measures are undertaken to reduce the risk of decay.

How Farcroft Can Help

Our dedicated team of plasterwork restorers work with skill and precision to conserve existing designs and to sensitively restore areas of damage, using either traditional moulds or sculpting by hand as necessary to achieve the desired effect.

Following the ethos of the Farcroft Restorations Group brand, we pay meticulous attention to detail, ensuring our clients benefit from the very best quality craft.

In addition to this, our knowledge and expertise means we can often spot potential problems before they worsen, enabling clients to avoid potentially extensive restoration works in the future.

Years of expertise have led us to develop specialist techniques, enabling us to undertake many different types of restoration


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