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

Stowe National Trust: Nine Muses

Stowe National Trust: Nine Muses

Stowe National Trust’s aims to reinstate the lost temples and monuments that once dressed the landscaped gardens like pieces of a theatre set.

Conservation of an early 17th century lime plaster ceiling

Conservation of an early 17th century lime plaster ceiling

Cliveden Conservation was invited by building surveyors Crowther Overton-Hart to survey and carry out the repair of an early 17th century lime plaster ceiling

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

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.

Conserving one of the world’s most  famous architect’s ceilings

Conserving one of the world’s most famous architect’s ceilings

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