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

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.

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

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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, ...