A selection of ornamental plasterwork renovation, repair and restoration work completed in listed buildings, period properties and private dwellings across the South West and beyond. Visit our blog to see out latest Jobs, products and projects.
Marley House was converted into a number of individual and unique private properties in the late 1990s. This huge ceiling rose was recreated from peices of the original ceiling centre to maintain the charm of the property and keep original features and fittings. The oak beams in the property had split and after consultation with a structural engineer, conservation officer and English Heritage we supported the existing timbers with new steel that had to be deflected to the existing shape of the ceiling as we were not allowed to remove any existing fabric from the building.
Canonteign House is a 17th century privately owned property steeped in the most fascinating history spanning nine hundred years, and once home to Lord Exmouth. Domesday Book records show that the manor belonged to the canons of St Mary du Val in Normandy; 150 years later it was conveyed to the Priory of Merton in Surrey, founded by Henry 1st. Canonteign derives its name from the Black Canons and its situation, close to the river Teign. Through the dedication of the current owner, Canonteign House and Estate is being brought back to its’ former glory and much more. Restoration work in the house has been on going for a number of years.
In the 1980’s Canonteign House suffered a severe fire and many of the mouldings had to be replaced and Abby Mouldings were commisioned to restore original features. The moulding in the study was not in keeping with the period, therefore we manufactured and fitted new cornice which is in keeping with the period of the house.
Newton House, Yeovil was built between 1608 and 1612, on the site of an earlier building, but was extensively altered and enhanced in the 1870s. It was built for Robert Harbin, a Yeovil merchant. The house still contained much of its original furniture and an eclectic library of many thousands of volumes. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building. Abby Mouldings were commisioned to restore a Jacobean strapwork ceiling
Refurbishment of ceiling including plastering, replacement of cornice and reconstruction of original ceiling centre.The original ceiling centre had considerable damage, we made a copy of the original centre and used this to not only carry the repair to the existing centre but add two new centres to adjoining rooms. The cornice was also damaged, by using the same method we were able to match the missing cornice, once we had completed the work, the rooms looked as stunning as they once had looked.
Withiel House – Bodmin Works completed at Withiel House, Bodmin Cornwall included manufacturing of cornice for a curved wall, manufacture of a new celing centre and manufacture of cornice to match originals all installation carried out and decorations work completed.
Combe House Hotel Restoration Part 1:
Removal of existing embossed plaster tile, we repaired the tile then formed a silicone mould to enable copying.
We then produced the new tiles and returned to site and fitted insitu.
The client was so please they commisioned us to carry out more restoration work.
Combe House Hotel Restoration Part 2:
Repairs carried out to elaborate ceiling embelishment.
Combe House Hotel Restoration Part 3:
Manufacture including silicone and running moulds of decorative cornice to match in with existing cornice around new partition walls.
Supply and fit of Cornice and ceiling centres to complete house being renovated