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.

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.

Related news

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.

Expert craftsmanship replicates the missing martial statues at Stowe

Expert craftsmanship replicates the missing martial statues at Stowe

Our Norfolk Workshop, which specialises in statuary and casting, has successfully reproduced two of National Trust Stowe’s missing martial statues.