Site shows a selection of our Products range, hopefully will assist our clients: Architects, Builders and the public requiring these services. All products illustrated on our site are Traditional hand made plaster products using Traditional methods, and linking these with today's skills & moulding methods available, showing the Quality of finish, crispness of detail and undercuts that are achieved using high Quality silicon rubber and glass moulds,
Formed and fabricated in house by our own Craftsmen. We have taken our Company to the forefront and set a new Standard for the Industry
Manufacture an exact Reproduction of your existing Plasterwork
can make almost anything out of plaster. Custom made mouldings in fibrous plaster, for DIY and trade installations
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Growing amount of our work is "bespoke works" for clients i.e. Insurance Companies & home owners,
It is now so easy for anyone to get a quotation by doing one of the followings:
If you have damage in your home to the Plaster Cornice:
1. Take a digital photo of the damaged Cornice with your Camara or Phone then go to our Upload photos page or you can email it to us, along with the amount required, we will be able to give you a costing for the work
2. Saw cut through near your damaged cornice, slide a piece of paper or card up through the cut, then carefully using a pencil trace the contour marking the ceiling and wall edge on your template, fax or post it, we will give you an instant quote for the job
Click Photo to go to Upload photos page
Click Photo to see Videos & Tutorials
Founded in the mid 19th C. as a family decorating business by Owen Hope, the Business was officially born in 1985.With a passion for high quality plaster mouldings it is now run by a third generation family member, Graham Hope. With showrooms, design offices and production all in the North of England, the business has grown in both size and capability. However the traditional family values of putting the customer first, have not been forgotten. Over half of all the business still comes from the house builder and home improvement market
Our works having appeared in Magazines like BBC home & Antiques, and been fitted in many celebrities homes. Our work can be enjoyed in as diverse places as Gucci store in St. Martin Lane London through to the impressive interior of the De Vere Whites Hotel at Bolton Wanderers FC award winning Reebok Stadium
In 2008/9, We acquired the portfolio of "Plasterproducts" of Westhoughton, which along with Range increases our production capabilities
We hope you will use our site to its full! and help you cost any Plaster products by adding them to your Online Basket, to total cost the items with the direct knowledge that these Products was the result of the following:
I worked for my Dad and was City & Guilds Craft trained in 70s over Years not Weeks like today! My dad taught me everything except how to live without him.
With Mums help supplying lots of Plasticine as a child I was good with my hands at an early age and went on to be a mould maker & manufacturer and supplier of ornate Plaster Products in the 80s
keeping the family connection to my ancestors which have been traced back to 1866
Everyone of our team is English Heritage qualified and we have earned a trust throughout the Industry to give expert advice in this specialist area, We are experts in the renovation field. We work with insurance companies etc throughout the UK
Architect and house builder services
We offer full technical and project management support in supplying and fitting of our products, including CAD drawings. Our installation team have fitted our products in many retail, leisure, office and home developments and our New Brochure and price list is available by download or post
Building Merchants reseller services
With full merchandising support and a reputation for excellent service, our products offer an additional revenue stream for your business. Call us today to discuss our reselling option structures for your business
Fully stocked showroom and warehouse
We carry over 3000 items in stock. Our showroom is only 5 minutes from J6, M61 near the Reebok stadium call us today to discuss your next project. We are happy to offer advice on installation should you require it.
Coving or Cornice is the concave or convex moulding that runs across the top of your interior walls neatening the join between the wall and ceiling while simultaneously giving your home an injection of period or modern elegance.
Traditionally coving is made of plaster, hessian & wooden laths, although there are modern examples made from polystyrene and paper-wrapped materials these are never as hard waring. If your room had the original coving ripped out, Plaster coving will restore the room's period feel and add value to your home (picture rails and ceiling roses have the same effect).
When shopping for coving bear in mind that smaller rooms require narrower coving. Always buy more than your room size. The room corners are particularly tricky and involve "mitres" - angled pieces of coving you have to cut with a panel saw, ideally using a mitre block.
To put up a section of coving, you'll need "coving adhesive", which either comes ready-mixed or in powder form mixed by hand. Make sure the surfaces of your wall and ceiling are dry, clean and sound, and then create guidelines around the room by marking the walls with a chalk line or drawing a pencil line above and below where the coving is to go, having checked that there are no cables or pipes behind the wall, tap nails onto the wall guidelines ready to rest the Cornice on top.
Now use a trowel or scraper to spread the adhesive around the back edges of the coving. Push the section into place onto the nailed wall guidelines; now tap nails into the ceiling, just above the top edge to support the coving as the adhesive dries (any excess can easily be wiped off with a damp sponge). Make sure the entire length of the coving makes contact with the wall and ceiling.
Use the surplus adhesive to fill any gaps in the corners or the joins at each end. If the coving moves under its own weight, you've spread the adhesive too thinly, so apply another generous coating; you can remove the nails when the adhesive becomes set. If you are fixing coving on an uneven surface you may have to reinforce the fitting with countersunk screws driven into wall. When you're done, go around the room filling any gaps with adhesive, then sand the joints and corners using wet or dry abrasive paper 180s or 120s grade.
The above should be used as a guild line only, if in doubt, contact a professional fitter.