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

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.

Temple of Bacchus

Temple of Bacchus

Painshill Park Trust is committed to researching and restoring Painshill 18th Century landscape garden as near as possible to the concept of its creator, the Hon. Charles Hamilton.

Chapter House, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Chapter House, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

A project to bring back Chapter House into use as a multi-functional meeting and event space required specialist conservation skills in a number of areas.

Related news

Christ Church Chapter House Wins Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Christ Church Chapter House Wins Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Certificate Winner within the Building Conservation category.

Plaster conservation for precious Victorian architectural gem

Plaster conservation for precious Victorian architectural gem

Conservation and repair work to the tower of the Saltaire United Reformed Church (URC) and its internal plaster ceiling is underway.

Conservation of King’s Lynn Town Hall

Conservation of King’s Lynn Town Hall

We have completed repairs to the historic façade of King’s Lynn Town Hall, Norfolk – a building that dates back to 1421.