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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.