A family run business in Kent : Quality fibrous plaster and external cast stone mouldings since 1976

Plasterite material samples

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We are often asked for Jesmonite material samples by prospective clients looking to specify or decide upon a colour. It can be architects working on a project or an individual unfamiliar with the creative options Jesmonite presents. To meet this demand, our skilled modellers have made a new sample mould that closely mimics the Plasterite […]

Hugh Paterson appointed Jesmonite Projects Ambassador

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We are proud and delighted to share that Plasterite’s very own Hugh Paterson has been appointed Jesmonite’s first Projects Ambassador! The appointment brings Hugh and Plasterite welcome recognition at leaders in their field and will provide future exposure through Jesmonite’s social media channels as Hugh documents his architectural project work and casting experiments using a […]

Bespoke overdoor plate and frieze mouldings

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This commission was for a private client from Tunbridge Wells and comprises an amended F7 frieze, our C31 cornice and a bespoke overdoor plate. The long-time client of Plasterite came to view the extensive range of ornamental features we have in our workshop archive and, in discussion with our experienced staff, agreed and designed the […]

Heritage Lime Plastering

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Kent lime plaster specialists Plasterite Mouldings is one of the leading heritage plasterwork companies in the southeast of England. From decorative and fibrous mouldings to timber lathing and the application of traditional lime plasters, our knowledge and experience has been passed down through the years from 1976 when the company started to the present day. […]

Match existing flower enriched ceiling rose

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These images show a recent ceiling rose created in our workshop to match existing plasterwork in a London school. It was re-modelled due to an unfortunate ceiling collapse that damaged the existing decoration.  This quite unique ceiling centre features a repeating flower enrichment around its perimeter, with acanthus leaves raised above centrally. As you can […]

Heritage Plastering: Preserving the Integrity of Historic Buildings

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Historic buildings are not merely structures, but repositories of stories from the past, embodying the heritage and culture of a bygone era. From their architectural details to their decorative elements, these buildings serve as tangible links to our history. One such element that is often overlooked yet plays a crucial role in preserving the authentic […]

Cast stone exterior mouldings for Kent property

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These images show a recent property development project we won in the Tunbridge Wells area of Kent. It required us to manufacture and install various exterior mouldings to match existing items already fitted elsewhere. The first picture shows a new two storey extension built onto the property shown in the second picture on the right. […]

Enlarged Ornate Acanthus Leaf Ceiling Rose

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What do you do when you find the perfect ceiling rose but need it in a bigger size? In the case of this, our CC35 model, we upscale it by 35% at the specific request of a private client. The original diameter of this Ornate Acanthus Leaf Ceiling Rose is 740mm. Here it has been […]

Victorian Coving

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As our name suggests, at Plasterite we specialise in traditional decorative plaster mouldings, and Victorian coving is a popular product that people often enquire about. Plaster coving is a curved concave moulding, usually plain-looking and without much of the decoration associated with plaster cornice mouldings. The term Victorian coving is sometimes mistakenly used to describe […]

Should I overboard a ceiling of lath and plaster?

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If your property has traditional lath and plaster ceilings that are in need of repairs, a common tradesman’s fix is to overboard (cover) them with plasterboard, rather than deal with the original failing plasterwork. Over boarding is a cheap and relatively fast way of repairing an existing ceiling. In some cases it is perfectly acceptable, […]