In recognition of the quality of our associate’s craftsmanship they were recently awarded the Crabb Trophy for restoration work at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England, (Judges’ comment “…this work is the most exquisite we have seen this year…”), and the Certificate of Merit for work on the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester (Judges’ comment: “…the quality of the work appeared faultless…”). Moldings are produced in fibrous plaster, glass reinforced gypsum (GRG) or glass reinforced polyester (GRP). Fibrous plaster and GRG are normally used for interior work, and GRP for exterior work. What are important in each case are the care, skill and craftsmanship that are put into the original design.
A Traditional Product
Many mass produced products often use solid plaster with glass fibre chopped strand reinforcement. The result is both heavy and rigid with little or no flexibility. We use a traditional fibrous plaster technique, where the plaster is reinforced with natural jute scrim and wooden lathes. The result is a lighter and more flexible product, which is not only strong, but also incorporates its own fixing points.
There is a range of over 50 stock designs, from simple coves to the Adam Collection, to add the finishing touch to any style of room, and supplied in lengths of approximately 3 meters.
A wide range of decorative features and non-structural elements can be formed in fibrous plaster, including coves, cornices, ceiling centerpieces, wall niches, plaques, moldings, fireplaces, arches, columns, pilasters, pedestals and pediments.