For many years, Ornate Interiors have been trusted and respected by many of the country’s conservation and restoration specialists, and have been lovingly restoring some of the most prestigious buildings in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. We are highly confident of our 3-coat traditional lime plastering techniques using sand, lime, lath and animal hair as well as traditional clay plastering. These are skills we know are in short supply but are often essential to meet the requirements not only for some listed buildings but are also being specified on many new builds too as the sustainable benefits of lime plastering are becoming more widely recognised within the built environment.
Flexible in our approach, we work directly with listed building owners, or through specialist architects and main contractors. Each project requires a sharp eye, enduring patience, respect for the building itself and the finest skills of a master craftsman.
SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE OF COMPOSITE RAW MATERIALS
Often it’s important to determine the origin and composite of the original materials to ensure the new work will be in keeping with the specification. Using specialist knowledge of raw materials for this sector, we will commission a survey of the building itself which often includes an analysis of the original materials used. Here we can advise you of the best way to proceed on a project and highlight any potential problems right from the onset in order to bring it to a stress-free conclusion.