Plaster Coving Restoration
Restoring Plaster Coving is a very expensive and time consuming process. We approach every plaster coving restoration job individually. It is nearly always cheaper to remove the plaster coving in a room and replace it with new coving than the recast coving or restore coving in situ.
However, if you live in a historic property or a property with coving that is significant such as being part of the listing in your property then calling in a restoration company may be required. Restoration jobs can either be done in situ or by taking away elements of the original plasterwork, cleaning the plaster coving elements and then creating moulds to literally remake coving designs.
Plaster Coving Restoration that is done in situ is invoiced based on the time taken. If it is a plain plaster coving, a lateral mould will be created and then the coving will be built up from the ceiling until a final level is reached and a lateral mould can be run across the ceiling where the plaster coving is. This will generally take several days and even for small lengths you should budget at least £1000.
A full restoration job that requires the removal and cleaning of individual elements and the manufacture of modern silicon elements to reproduce individual decorative cornice designs on a historic ceiling will take several weeks to complete. Our largest restoration job was on a historic country house in Yorkshire and the budget was over £100,000.
If you have a small amount of water damage to an existing piece of plaster coving in a room, unless you have some spare coving from when the plaster coving was installed or it is a very basic coving style, it will be very difficult to chop out existing coving and restore it. It is almost always cheaper to remove the coving in a room and replace with new coving.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01723 321 111.