Conservation and Restoration of Ornamental Plasterwork

Hayles and Howe restore fibrous plasterwork on any scale ranging from the simplest cornice to entire ceilings, paying careful attention to detail in order to produce work of the highest quality. By definition their work in this field involves fabric of historic importance and its long-term preservation is a guiding principle.

Safety, care and quality are paramount to Hayles and Howe when involved in the reconstruction of any plasterwork too its original. Depending on the project an initial survey is carried out to establish the condition of the plasterwork and its supporting structure, from which a full report is prepared. The report includes recommendations for the consolidation and projected management of the project.

As the majority of conservation work is carried out in buildings which are open to the public, Hayles and Howe are used to producing programmes to accommodate tight schedules and budget.

Hayles and Howe are adept in the reconstruction of damaged plasterwork as required to its original this can be done from photographs and careful research. The company has successfully completed exquisite restoration projects using only charred remains following severe fire damage.

If you would like more information or help regarding a conservation or restoration project please phone or email the Hayles and Howe team.

Get in touch

For more information about how we can help with conservation and restoration of your property or building please get in touch with our team today.

Anglican Chapel – Case Study

Requiring the use of traditional methods of lime skimming and plastering only, the restoration of this Victorian, Grade I listed chapel in the heart of Bristol was an extensive and incredibly challenging restoration project.

Dominion Theatre – Case Study

The Dominion theatre is a grade II listed building in London designed by the Architectural brothers W & TR Milburn in 1928. Being nominated as the specialist plastering contractor for this historic building was a great honor for Hayles and Howe. The team took 5 months to complete the project and were awarded This historic restoration and refurbishment project took 5 months to complete using both modern technology and sustainable materials.

Why Hayles & Howe?

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The high standard of craftsmanship the company achieves has been recognised by many awards including the Queens’s Award, the Plaisterers’ Trophy and Humber Silver Salver to name a few.

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We are an International company which was established in Bristol, England in 1978 by David Hayles to specialise in the manufacture of ornamental plaster and scagliola.

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We have a talented team of designers and modellers with more than thirty years of experience, they are dedicated to fulfilling any design brief the company receives.