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.

Mould Making & Casting

We use modern and traditional plaster techniques to model new elements or take moulds from existing objects. New casts can be made in a variety of materials to reinstate ceilings, friezes, sculpture and decorative objects such as urns.

Ceilings

We support damaged ceilings using a range of techniques tailored to each situation using hidden fixings. We also clean, consolidate and repair decorative schemes. Our team of expert craftspeople can replicate historic detailing and carry out exceptional freehand modelling.

Decorative

Our knowledge and experience is backed by practical expertise including freehand modelling, traditional lime plastering techniques and the construction and installation of fibrous plasterwork.

Lime Coatings

We undertake trials and samples of  lime-based materials. Our conservation plasterers employ a range of treatments from the application of limewashes and sheltercoats to the re-rendering of entire elevations of buildings.

Case Studies

Replica Statues for Stowe

Replica Statues for Stowe

With the original statues of Stowe now scattered due to the great auctions of Stowe House in 1921 and 1922, the National Trust has been seeking the return of originals or gain permission to have faithful replicas cast.

Conservation of Harley Street terrace house hand-modelled stucco ceiling

Conservation of Harley Street terrace house hand-modelled stucco ceiling

In early 2018 Buxton Building Contractors Ltd were granted the contract for the refurbishment of the Grade 2 listed terraced house at 17 Harley Street, Marylebone, by The Howard de Walden Estate.

Robert Adam Ceiling

Robert Adam Ceiling

One of the finest surviving Robert Adam ceilings and an important English carpet can be found in the neo-classical Saloon at Saltram House.

Related news

Saltaire URC project wins gold at the National Churches Awards

Saltaire URC project wins gold at the National Churches Awards

Cliveden Conservation carried out tower masonry repairs, lead works and plastering repairs including the redecoration of the ornate ceiling.

Mission complete as Apollo lands at Stowe National Trust

Mission complete as Apollo lands at Stowe National Trust

After thirty-three years in the planning and crafting, a brand-new statue of Apollo, created and installed by our Cliveden ...

WREN300 Plaster Conservation Events 10th & 11th May 2023

WREN300 Plaster Conservation Events 10th & 11th May 2023

As proud partners of WREN300 Cliveden Conservation is delivering a series of conservation workshops (stone, wood, plaster, ...