Archive | Buildings of Historical Interest

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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Prestigious FIS Gold Award for Leeds company

The excellence of the work done by Ornate Interiors, who have operated from premises in Pudsey for over 20 years, has been recognised with the Gold Award for Heritage Plastering in this year’s Construction Industry’s Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) presentations. The judges considered 50 shortlisted projects across 12 categories. The Heritage Plastering Gold Award […]

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York Art Gallery

    Sector: Buildings of Historical Interest Main Contractor: Simpson of York Architect: Ushida Findley Simpson & Brown Client: York Museum Trust Services • Restoration of  Victorian columns • Reinstatement and restoration of mouldings Designed by York architect Edward Taylor, York Art Gallery opened its doors in 1879 to house the Yorkshire Fine Art and […]

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Stable Block, Nostell Priory

Sector: Buildings of Historical Interest Main Contractor: William Birch Architect: Rodney Melville & Partners Services • Mortar Analysis • Lime plastering • Reproduction of ornate plaster mouldings • External stucco rendering The house was built in 1733 on the site of a 12th-century priory, by James Paine for Sir Rowland Winn. The Stable Block was […]

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The Rotunda, Liverpool

Sector: Buildings of Historical Interest Main Contractor: William Anelay Ltd Architect: Brock Carmichael Architects Services • Site survey including photographic evidence • Lime plastering • Reproduction of ornate plaster mouldings • External stucco rendering The Rotunda was commissioned in the 1820s by the prosperous iron-foundry owner Uriah Davenport, who had acquired land in the undeveloped […]

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Victoria Baths

Sector: Buildings of Historical Interest Main Contractor: William Anelay Limited Architect: Lloyd Evans Pritchard Services • Lime Plastering • Repair and restoration of ornate plaster mouldings   Built in 1903 by Manchester Corporation, the Grade II* listed baths are testament to the pride and attention to detail which early 20th century municipal bodies took when […]

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28-30 The Close

Sector: Buildings of Historical Interest Main Contractor: MGM Limited Architect: Simpson and Brown Services • Photographic log • Repair and restoration of historic plaster mouldings Numbers 28-30 The Close, known locally as The Buttress, is a Grade I listed building situated on Newcastle’s quayside. The large merchant’s house, which probably combined living space with warehousing, […]

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