Pargetting: Not Just the Pretty Face of Plasterwork

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 women who wore it [...]

By |June 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ancient Fibrous Plaster

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) but these two London [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Cinema to Art Centre For Hackney

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. The purpose of this [...]

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Traditional methods, timeless quality

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 Modillion block cornice that [...]

By |November 14th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Replication of Corinthian Capital column in Central London

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 to be the most [...]

By |September 11th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Traditional designs for authentic refurbishments in Kensington & Chelsea

As the hottest days of the Summer seem to be over we at Heritage Plaster Services are presently rushing to complete the last of several external window pediment mouldings before the weather turns. In addition to the normal mix of Bespoke and Conservation works being carried out at the moment, it has been great to see two of our oldest [...]

By |September 11th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments
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