Valued primarily as decorative features, cornices and ceiling roses originally served the functional purpose of concealing the joins at the meeting between the ceiling, wall and floor, as these were the points where both cracks and vermin most commonly appeared.
When original cornice work is lost, the character of the room is diminished. Frequently the removal or repair of an old ceiling or the ingress of water results in the destruction of the original cornice or ceiling rose. When the damaged areas are repaired, re-establishing the original elements completes the room. These are not modern rooms and modern replacements are not in keeping with the aesthetic integrity of the space.
We can repair and consolidate damaged or loose sections of decorative plaster mouldings such as cornices and ceiling roses. Missing elements on cornice profiles and decorative details can also be replicated in order to produce replacements. If there is a section of moulding present in the house, it can be replicated and added to adjoining rooms, ensuring continuity.
Where appropriate, we would always prefer to make new sections in the traditional manner, running them ‘in situ,’ in a mixture of lime putty and casting plaster, as they are likely to have been produced originally.