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County Hall, Northallerton

Sector: Buildings of Historical Interest Main Contractor: William Birch & Sons Ltd Architect: Jacobs Engineering Ltd Services Client: North Yorkshire County Council Services:  • Lime plastering • Replication of mouldings to match existing • Running in-situ • Bespoke County Hall was designed by Walter Henry Brierley in 1905 and built on the site of the […]

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Bath House and Chapel in Private Estate

Sector: Private Architect: Craig Hamilton Architects Services • Lime sand plastering • Groined vaulted ceilings • Barrell vaulted ceilings • Coffered ceilings • Bespoke ceiling domes • Bespoke fibrous cornices and friezes The addition of a Bath House and Chapel to a Country House Estate in Gloucestershire completed a major project which gained recognition in […]

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The Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

Sector: Public Main Contractor: Theatre Things Ltd Client: Leeds City Council Services • Survey of the plaster in the auditorium ceilings and balcony fronts • Detailed report on condition and budget rates for repairs • Subsequent completion of all repairs required • Issue of Ceiling Safety Certificate The grade II listed Leeds Grand Theatre and […]

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Restoration of Georgian Residence

Sector: Private Main Contractor: H Cumberbirch & Sons Ltd Architect: Bowker Sadler Partnership Ltd Interior Designer: Mark Gillette Interior Design Ltd Services • inspection of ceiling fixings & securing as required • haired lime plastering • reproduction of existing mouldings • manufacture extensive range of bespoke mouldings The restoration of a privately-owned Grade II listed […]

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The Assembly Rooms, York

Sector: Public Main Contractor: Simpsons of York Architect: Guy Bowyer, YCT Client: York Conservation Trust Services • Clean and survey the cornice • Remove ductwork plaster • Remove ceiling roses • Remove lath and plaster to cornice • Fit replacement laths and apply 3 coat haired lime plaster • Reproduce new ceiling roses to match […]

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Wellington Place, Leeds

Sector: Private/Commercial Main Contractor:MEPC Ltd Architect: Sheppard Robson Architects LLP Services • Site survey of existing walls • Mouldings • Production • Installation Wellington Place is a new commercial development by MEPC Estates on a 22-acre site close to the railway station in Leeds city centre. The scheme provides 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use […]

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Oldham Town Hall

Sector: Public Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall plc Architect: BDP (Architects) Manchester Client: Oldham Council Services • Specialist plaster repairs to heritage features • Reproduction and installation of mouldings • Lime on hardwood lath ceilings • Lime plastering to masonry walls In 1841 building work started on the landmark Town Hall in Oldham, the North-Western town […]

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Aloft Hotel, Liverpool

Sector: Hotels Main Contractor: Balfour Beatty Architect: Falconer Chester Hall Client: Ashall Property Services • Lime Plastering • Restoration and reproduction of historic mouldings • Hand repairs For more than a hundred years following its design in 1849 by architect J Francis Doyle, the building that is now a stunning 4-star boutique hotel in the […]

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Hammersmith Apollo

Sector: Theatre Main Contractor: GF Holdings Architect: Foster Wilson Architects Services: • Inspection and Securing of Historic Plasterwork • Repair and Restoration of Historic Plasterwork The Grade II* listed building, designed by architect Robert Cromie and noted for its glorious Art Deco interiors opened in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace Cinema. Since then there have […]

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Sewerby Hall

Sector: Buildings of Historic Interest Main Contractor: William Birch,York Architect: East Riding of Yorkshire Council Services • Securing ceilings • Lime Plastering • Restoration of internal plaster mouldings • Restoration of external mouldings Sewerby Hall is a Grade I listed Georgian country house that dates from 1714. In 1936, in a ceremony led by aviator […]

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