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Stevensons of Norwich
Vulcan Road South
Norwich
NR6 6AF
United Kingdom

The Stevensons of Norwich showroom is open
8am-5pm, Monday to Friday
(exc. Bank Holidays)

Squeezing Plasterwork

Using a technique known as ‘squeezing’, a rubber mould is taken of an existing length of cornice, and turned into a casting mould – at this stage, our Drawing Office can work with you to make any alterations or improvements to the design. Once a mould has been made, any length of cornice can be cast, be it a short section to fill in a gap, or an entire room’s worth of cornice to replace or replicate an existing design.

Restoration Projects

Manchester, UK

Manchester City Art Gallery

Lime Coffered Ceiling Restoration

During an extension project to the Manchester City Art Gallery, the nearby Athenaeum building was incorporated into the site. Stevensons were invited to undertake repair work on the lime plaster ceiling in the Athenaeum, as well as complete plasterwork repairs within the existing gallery itself.

A key part of this project was to maintain consistency between any repairs and the existing ceiling – particular focus was given to the composition of the lime mix to match the existing Athenaeum coffered ceiling.

Where possible, replacement was avoided, however deterioration had occurred and some decorative elements had been destroyed, which required our craftsmen to cast brand new enrichments for the historic ceiling. The surviving sections were re-secured, and the new sections attached seamlessly, preserving the look of the building.

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Manchester, UK

Manchester City Art Gallery

Lime Coffered Ceiling Restoration

During an extension project to the Manchester City Art Gallery, the nearby Athenaeum building was incorporated into the site. Stevensons were invited to undertake repair work on the lime plaster ceiling in the Athenaeum, as well as complete plasterwork repairs within the existing gallery itself.

A key part of this project was to maintain consistency between any repairs and the existing ceiling – particular focus was given to the composition of the lime mix to match the existing Athenaeum coffered ceiling.

Where possible, replacement was avoided, however deterioration had occurred and some decorative elements had been destroyed, which required our craftsmen to cast brand new enrichments for the historic ceiling. The surviving sections were re-secured, and the new sections attached seamlessly, preserving the look of the building.

London, UK

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Complete Theatre Plasterwork Restoration

Stevensons of Norwich were responsible for the entire restoration, repair and in places, replacement of the original decorative and heritage plasterwork.

Numerous original architectural and decorative elements were brought to our Works in Norwich to assist with the specialist process of matching and replicating the plasterwork ahead of the new casts being transported to London for installation by our team.

Despite the numerous challenges of 2020, the project at The Theatre Royal proved an interesting and exciting environment to work and we look forward to our next theatre restoration project.

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London, UK

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Complete Theatre Plasterwork Restoration

Stevensons of Norwich were responsible for the entire restoration, repair and in places, replacement of the original decorative and heritage plasterwork.

Numerous original architectural and decorative elements were brought to our Works in Norwich to assist with the specialist process of matching and replicating the plasterwork ahead of the new casts being transported to London for installation by our team.

Despite the numerous challenges of 2020, the project at The Theatre Royal proved an interesting and exciting environment to work and we look forward to our next theatre restoration project.