Plaster

 

We specialise in conservation and restoration of plaster 

Cliveden Conservation has a dedicated skilled Plaster Section who play an integral role in the cleaning, repair and reinstatement of ceilings, architectural features, statues and decorative pieces. We use a unique blend of modern and traditional plaster techniques for projects which require new castings, freehand modelling and repair work.

Castings
Our Plaster Section use a variety of casting techniques to reproduce and reinstate decorative plasterwork such as ceilings, sculptures, busts, plaques and friezes. We have perfected materials suitable for exterior settings and statue restoration.

Ceilings
We specialise in the repair and restoration of ceilings, decorative plaster and mouldings. Our professional conservators have successfully repaired and reinstated ceilings within several National Trust properties and other historically significant iconic buildings including The Café Royal, London and Stowe House.

Decorative
As advisors to the National Trust, English Heritage and many renowned architects we have become respected experts in historic plaster restoration and conservation. Our knowledge is backed by practical and highly skilled expertise including freehand modelling, traditional lime plastering techniques, and the construction and installation of fibrous plaster reproductions.

Repair
Our expert Plaster Section reconstruct or repair plasterwork in the most appropriate way using traditional techniques (lime, hair and lath) or modern methods (moulds and fibrous plaster), sometimes using a combination of both. We regularly provide our plaster conservation services to historic buildings that are open to the public and need to comply with the Equality Act and Health and Safety regulations. Our team of plaster conservators are experienced in the sensitive remodelling of interiors to integrate modern necessities, such as sound amplification and fire and smoke detectors.

Renders
Cliveden Conservation is frequently commissioned to undertake trials and re-rendering using lime-based materials. We have recently completed major projects at Cheyne Walk and Grosvenor Square in London. We also carry out lime-washing of interior and exterior locations and are well-versed in the use of modern mineral coatings where applicable.

Solid Plaster

Cliveden Conservation cover all areas of solid plasterwork including lath and plaster work, solid casting, run-in-situ moulded work and freehand modelling. Our expert team can repair lath and plaster ceilings/walls using bespoke systems.
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Fibrous plasterwork

Cliveden Conservation provide a service both for the examination and surveying of existing fibrous plasterwork and, in our workshop to produce either replacement reproduction panels and decorative elements
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Mould making and casting

We provide a service for the reproduction of sculpture in all materials and all variations of ornamental plasterwork. Where necessary repairs and replacement of missing elements of the original can be re-instated.
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Paint removal and redecoration

As with all of our work paint removal procedures begin with consultation with client and contract administrators to define the extent of removal desirable and the most desirable results. Consultation leads on to trials and analysis.
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Surveys and Reports

Cliveden Conservation surveys provide vital information regarding historic importance, cultural significance, provenance and seeks to assess the impact of any proposed remedial work
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External Renders

Cliveden Conservation have experience in external rendering from vernacular daubs and pargetting to fine stucco work on town houses, stately homes and ecclesiastical buildings for private clients and institutions
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