Plasterwrx - Alan Greystock

Plasterwork Restoration

Plasterwrx specialise in all types of plaster restoration work. A large number of these projects being for domestic houses, but also for listed buildings, churches, museums, theatres, public houses and town halls etc. throughout England. On this page is a small selection of photographs showing plasterwork refurbishments carried out recently by our skilled craftsmen.

We take on contracts of all types Nationwide, with regular plasterworks carried out in London, Kent and surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact us if you have a project you would like to discuss.

Alan Graystock, Managing Director
Mobile: 07973 416072

Products

Archways, Ceiling Roses, Cornices, Columns, Corbels, Dado, Niches, Panel Moulds,
Surrounds & Mirrors, Miscellaneous

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Plasterwrx Restoration Gallery

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Here we reproduced plaster archways and curved plaster cornices and installed to the hallways, along with the plaster ceiling fan shown in the photos below. Specialist plaster restoration to an early 1900's Art Deco style property in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Restoration of an art deco plaster ceiling fan Restoration of an art deco plaster ceiling fan
Restoration of an art deco plaster ceiling fan  

 

Extensive repairs to a Coffered Ceiling in a 1780 Grade 2 listed property in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, following water damage.

Restoration of coffered ceiling in a grade 2 listed property in Wakefield Restoration of coffered ceiling in a grade 2 listed property in Wakefield
Restoration of coffered ceiling in a grade 2 listed property in Wakefield Restoration of coffered ceiling in a grade 2 listed property in Wakefield

The King's Head, formerly the Station Tavern, along with the Head of Steam are part of the frontage of Huddersfield Railway Station - a Grade 1 listed building.

The frontage was memorably described by the poet John Betjeman as the most splendid in England and by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as 'one of the best early railway stations in England'.

The King's Head was originally a first class waiting room. It is only in more recent times that the waiting rooms have become public houses.

Plasterwrx are proud to have co-ordinated with Health & Safety, First Trans Pennine Express and the pub owners in the recent rennovation works, which saw the false ceiling taken down and a fabulous rennovation to all decorative plasterwork. We provided a safe working area for loading and unloading of the platform throughout the project. The restoration work part funded with grants from the Railway Heritage Trust is estimated to have cost between £100,000 and £200,000.

Plasterwork at the Kings Head Huddersfield before restoration Plasterwork at the Kings Head Huddersfield after restoration
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Plasterwork at the Kings Head Huddersfield before restoration Plasterwork at the Kings Head Huddersfield before restoration
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Plasterwork at the Kings Head Huddersfield before restoration Plasterwork at the Kings Head Huddersfield before restoration
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Plasterwork during restoration Plasterwork after restoration
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Restoration of coffered ceiling in a grade 2 listed property in Wakefield The King's Head, Huddersfield, plasterwork restoration
  SAFE WORKING AREAS ON THE PLATFORM

 

Samples of our work can be seen at Bridlington Spa Theatre, a prestigious plastwork restoration project successfully carried out for Wates, a leading UK construction firm. We clay modelled the overdoor plasterwork, made moulds and remade and installed the overdoor decorations.

The top crest was fully re modeled back up in clay before replicating in plaster The main over door was modelled up in plaster with parts of the enrichment that went over the panelling in clay before making a replica silicone rubber mould to cast a one piece plaster overdoor. If you visit the Bridlington Spa you will find that there are three different sizes of overdoors all made and fitted by plasterwrx plasterers from the same master mould.

Restoration of Overdoor Plasterwork at Bridlington Spa Clay modelling for plasterwork restoration at Bridlington Spa
Restoration of Overdoor Plasterwork at Bridlington Spa Restoration of Overdoor Plasterwork at Bridlington Spa
Restoration of Overdoor Plasterwork at Bridlington Spa Restoration of Overdoor Plasterwork at Bridlington Spa

A rubber replica cast was produced to repair the acanthus leaf detail to this 16th Century plaster fireplace. The newly made and matching leaves were then built back into the fireplace and the restoration completed.

Restoration of a 16th Century fireplace Restoration of a 16th Century fireplace Restoration of a 16th Century fireplace
     
Restoration of a 16th Century fireplace Restoration of a 16th Century fireplace  

Traditional sand and lime plaster restoration carried out on walls and ceilings.

Traditional sand and lime plaster restoration carried out on walls and ceilings    
     

Restoration of a badly damaged panelled plaster ceiling.

Panelled plaster ceiling restoration Panelled plaster ceiling restoration Panelled plaster ceiling restoration
     

Before and after photos showing the professional restoration carried out by Plasterwrx on a Jacobean Ceiling in a beautiful house in West Yorkshire.

Before photo of restoration to a Jacobean Ceilling in West Yorkshire Photo of a Jacobean Ceilling in West Yorkshire following full restoration
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Restoration of an old gothic style plaster wall Due to the extent of the damage we had to strip the wall and replace as new A true first class finish (pic: Dewsbury Reporter)
Restoration of an old gothic style plaster wall Due to the extent of the damage we had to strip the wall and replace as new A true first class finish (pic: Dewsbury Reporter)
Gothic Style Panelled Plaster wall following full restoration    
Gothic Style Panelled Plaster wall following full restoration    
An example of a small insitu conrnice restoration. This shows how the mitres look before finish off with specialist tools This picture shows how one side of the wall has a sloped ceiling and the cornice had to be made bigger on one side A close up picture of the 2 different size cornices miterd together. This is an unusual room with a sloped ceiling requiring us to run 2 dirrerent sized insitu moulds and then running them together on the slope.
An example of a small insitu conrnice restoration. This shows how the mitres look before finish off with specialist tools This picture shows how one side of the wall has a sloped ceiling and the cornice had to be made bigger on one side for the miter to joint in on a slope A close up picture of the 2 different size cornices miterd together. This is an unusual room with a sloped ceiling requiring us to run 2 dirrerent sized insitu moulds and then running them together on the slope.

This large plaster ceiling rose had a damaged lattice egg & dart section which we recreated seperatley then restored on to the ceiling rose.

Ceiling rose restoration Ceiling rose restoration Ceiling rose restoration
     

Some more examples of the ornate plaster cornices that our skilled craftsmen have resotred to their original excellence.

Plasterwork before restoration Plasterwork after restoration
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Plasterwork before restoration Plasterwork after restoration
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Plasterwork before restoration Plasterwork after restoration
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Plasterwork before restoration Plasterwork after restoration
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