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Pargetting: Not Just the Pretty Face of Plasterwork

By |2018-06-21T11:51:51+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The Elizabethan poets Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton chose to use the word ‘pargetting’ to allude satirically to the white make-up popular during Elizabethan times, favoured by the Queen herself.  The comparison of the white coating of the face to the decorative plaster coating of a building was probably meant to poke fun at those [...]

Ancient Fibrous Plaster

By |2018-04-19T11:11:18+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

If you have ever been to the British Museum, you will have seen the famous Egyptian galleries full of mummies (and children, and tourists).  If you have ever been to a West End theatre, you’ll have seen the elaborate, decorative ceilings.  You may not realise (and you may not care, in which case, stop reading) [...]

Cinema to Art Centre For Hackney

By |2018-03-08T11:56:53+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Tucked away behind a hair salon and a tattoo artist on Stoke Newington Road is the building set to become the Hackney Arts Centre later this year.  This former cinema, closed up and unmaintained since 1984, is having new life breathed into it through an exciting refurbishment being undertaken by locally based company, Village Underground. [...]

Traditional methods, timeless quality

By |2017-03-13T13:46:29+00:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorised|

In these days of prefabricated pods, featureless steel frames and preponderance of car melting glazing it is possible to forget the attention to detail required within fine Period Architecture. Attention to detail has been both a qualification and signature for skilled Artisans of all trades for Centuries. A simple example of such detail being the classical [...]

Replication of Corinthian Capital column in Central London

By |2017-03-13T13:28:49+00:00September 11th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorised|

An exciting addition to our moulding collection is this Corinthian Capital, manufactured to match to an existing item in Central London. The Corinthian order was one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans. Thought by many [...]

“Designer” Plasterers

By |2017-03-13T12:49:22+00:00June 28th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: |

Two Bespoke Columns recently supplied and fitted as part of the fit out for the new Tom Ford boutique shop in Selfridges on Oxford Street. The columns were manufactured to fulfil strict architectural setting out requirements. These being to ensure a complete match to other existing Columns to this floor, but also to allow the correct [...]

Blending in a development of new homes in Trinity Street

By |2018-07-16T11:45:59+00:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: |

A commonly held view of Conservation would be that this only pertains to older, period style properties. However, this is not always the case, as these photos of a recently completed project illustrate. This project being a Development of new Build properties, completed during 2012, situated at Trinity Steet, just a stones throw from the [...]

In-Situ Staircase Moulding

By |2017-03-13T10:33:26+00:00March 5th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , |

This stair well in London was designed specifically for the customer's house and cast in situ for a unique and striking look. Heritage Plaster Services craftsmen used traditional methods and materials to create a stunning piece of bespoke work, totally in keeping with the character and design of the house.

External Sand & Cement Mouldings Case Study

By |2017-03-13T09:23:03+00:00February 10th, 2012|Categories: Restoration|

The aim of this ad-hoc report is to illustrate and provide a very brief snapshot to our clients and associates, hopefully in an interesting manner, of recent items, projects and products supplied and completed by Heritage Plaster Services. Such that the products themselves, or simply a description of methods or materials, may be of interest on [...]