Ornamental Plasterwork repair in the leafy suburbs of Sunderland
We are currently undertaking a plasterwork repair project on the Esplanade which is part of Ashbrooke Conservation Area. Designated as a Conservation Area in 1969, this area is a spacious, leafy suburb with Victorian terraced housing, fine church architecture, large villas, historic parks and green spaces. It was the industrial revolution that saw a boom in housing development in this area, with wealthy merchants, shipbuilders, colliery bosses and factory owners all seeking homes in the Ashbrook suburb.
More recently, as is often the case, some large houses have been subdivided into flats. This led to a decline in the fabric and character of these houses - some of which are listed, others not. Fortunately, the owners of this particular property are keen to retain its wonderful Victorian period features and this is where we come in.
During the plasterwork repair, we have recast more cornice to match the existing and it is truly huge! Each 3 metre length weighs 40 kilos. The enrichments have been carefully cleaned up, and recast, revealing the extent of detail that was originally designed to look so elegant and grand. After the cornice is fitted, then comes the task of fitting the enrichments and bringing this ornamental plasterwork back to life in all its Victorian splendour.