Category: Restoration

5 reasons to have a decorative plaster ceiling rose in your period property

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Decorative plaster ceiling roses add authenticity Not having a decorative ceiling rose in a period property is a bit like having a Mercedes car without a badge, or a glass of wine in a plastic cup! ‘OK you would say

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A breif history of the decorative plaster ceiling rose

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  Whether your a home owner who is renovating a period property, an architect who has a project for a client or someone with an interest in period features, this article will help you see the bigger picture of the

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Guide to planning plaster ceiling roses for your period home

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Leaving the purchase of decorative plaster ceiling roses until the last stages of your period property renovation can be problematic and a little planning before hand can save time and ensure you get the best job possible. Although the installation of

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How to strip paint from an original plaster ceiling rose

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Have you ever looked up at that beautiful decorative plaster ceiling rose in you house and wondered what amazing period details may lie beneath those many layers of paint that have been added over the years? Stripping paint form an

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Cornices and coving: simply ornate or actually practical?

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The last two decades has witnessed an enthusiasm for decorative cornices and coving unprecedented since the Victorian era itself. Not surprising as the 90’s saw a boom in house purchasing and a fervent for taking houses back to their original

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Victorian Ceiling cornice renovation – which period are you after?

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  The builder and the serious Do it Yourselfer often face a dilemma when renovating a period house. Do they really know what materials to use to ensure the renovation is authentic? Would the average builder, for instance, know what mouldings

Posted in Cornice, Restoration