" The 'stone' staircase, arch windows and carvings are made from fibrous plaster
, and that also includes the finely detailed ceilings.
These can just be glued in place, but they tend to be quite small, so for something bigger and more dramatic, go for either solid plaster, which is extremely heavy, or fibrous plaster
, which is lighter but still heavy.
The traditional examples are made from heavy fibrous plaster
. You'll need a helping hand to fix the rose to the ceiling and will need to attach it to a ceiling joist using screws, as well as a good helping of a grab adhesive like No More Nails.
The main skills the bursaries are aimed at include brickwork, carpentry and joinery, fibrous plaster
and lime plaster.
These can just be glued in place, but they tend to be quite small, so for something more dramatic, go for either heavy solid plaster or lighter fibrous plaster
. Plaster roses are so heavy that I would recommend getting a professional to fit them, as they could do a lot of damage if they weren't fitted correctly and then fell down.
Traditional types of coving are made from fibrous plaster
but coving made from expanded polystyrene or lightweight paper-wrapped material is also available.
Traditional skills are being utilised in the restoration including oak lath and three-coat fibrous lime putty plaster to ceilings, two-coat fibrous lime putty plaster to walls, fibrous plaster
mouldings and cornices, traditionally made cast-iron windows, purpose made cast iron gutters, lead-lined valley gutters and replacement king posts and dragon ties to the roof structures.
Plasterwork can be reconstructed by using ancient techniques (lime, hair, and split lath), modern technology (molds and fibrous plaster
), or a combination of both.
The Court is a closed volume, with a great undulating fibrous plaster
acoustically-reflective ceiling that falls from the entrance end to focus attention on the horseshoe of judges which faces the parties to the case and the public.
AS mentioned last week, traditional fibrous plaster
cornice requires a lot of skill and workmanship to produce and install.
Most ceiling roses, however, are either very heavy solid plaster or lighter fibrous plaster
, which is still heavy.
For a more modern feel, take a look at the company's Tegula wall feature, built up from interlocking fibrous plaster
tiles to create a wave effect.