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.
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.
Our knowledge and experience is backed by practical expertise including freehand modelling, traditional lime plastering techniques and the construction and installation of fibrous plasterwork.
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.
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.
One of the finest surviving Robert Adam ceilings and an important English carpet can be found in the neo-classical Saloon at Saltram House.
Stowe National Trust’s aims to reinstate the lost temples and monuments that once dressed the landscaped gardens like pieces of a theatre set.
We have completed repairs to the historic façade of King’s Lynn Town Hall, Norfolk – a building that dates back to 1421.
Our Norfolk Workshop, which specialises in statuary and casting, has successfully reproduced two of National Trust Stowe’s missing martial statues.
One of the finest surviving Robert Adam ceilings has been restored by Cliveden Conservation at the National Trust’s Saltram House in Devon.
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We deliver the most appropriate conservation solutions for your building or object