When repairs and alterations are carried out in a traditional period house the internal finishes can be damaged.
When decorative plaster work to ceilings and walls require repair or renewal with an identical match, a specialist plastering firm such as White Chapel Art Plaster are usually employed.
In the image above we show a lump of coving from a traditional run in situ plaster cornice. Many period homes contain plaster coving and cornice formed in this way.
Run Victorian Cornice was the preferred method of working in the north of England in the late 19th and early 20th century.
At White Chapel Art Plaster we usually repair this type of work using Fibrous Plastering techniques.
Architectural plasterwork or ornamental plaster ceilings have been restored and renewed in Manchester, Cheshire and the High Peak in Derbyshire for many years using this method but the story of Manchester Art Plasterers is another matter.
In the second image shown, we show the simple cove matched and fitted in place by an expert fixer (which is an essential part of the process) to complete a seamless restoration project.
A simple cove is used in this explanation as a begining of the answer to the question what is plastering?
Matching a plaster coving is the tip of the iceberg as far as decorative plaster work is concerned. At White Chapel Art Plaster we can match large and complex cornice or decorative plaster ceilings with ornaments or enrichments. We are also specialists in curved plaster work and will look at any decorative plaster element of a building which need to be matched, restored or made as new to a clients design.
Fibrous plastering techniques have in the main superseded traditional run in situ and composition work. Fibrous plaster work is quicker, cleaner and allows for a great variety of works to be carried out, which in turn helps reduce the costs of plaster coving and cornice.
At White Chapel Art Plaster we understand that we are the authors of our work and know well that any eye-catching piece of work can serve as an inspiration to craftsmen, clients or visitors to a building. As a company, we aim high to work well and to leave our mark to our decorative plaster matching service.