Cornices and Coving Restoration

enriched cornices
Elie Saab Shop, London

Accurate coving restoration and Victorian cornice repair

Our team of expert craftsmen can replicate any design from history. We’ll perfectly match your damaged cornice and restore its original appearance. With our experience installing mouldings in listed buildings and English Heritage sites, historical projects are no problem.

During the restoration process, we’ll send an insured team member to your site. They’ll collect a precise profile or template of your cornices, and survey the damaged area before carrying out any repairs.

We’re so confident in our work, we can guarantee you won’t notice the difference between the new product and the original decoration. Don’t compromise – get in contact today to see how we can repair your cornice. We also offer bespoke or custom coving services.

We’ll work to preserve your piece of history

Grade II Listed Building

Grade II Listed Building, London

Before

To help us get started, you can provide us with a sample or profile of your cornices. You can bring this to our London office, or contact us here to find out more. We can match a variety of existing structures, including external mouldings, corbels, pilasters, wooden panels, dado rails, and balustrades.

cornices ready for paint
Grade II Listed Building, London

After

We take great care in all our cornice restorations, and only use the original materials, such as plaster of Paris or lime plaster. We follow the traditional plasterwork process for any Georgian or Victorian cornice.

Grade II*, Notting Hill
Grade II*, Notting Hill

Bring the past back to life

If you need cornices, or coving repair, look no further. When you work with Cornices Centre, you’ll receive historical accuracy, excellent customer service, and an exact match for your interior plaster decoration.

Step-by-step: our traditional lime plaster cornice restoration

A damaged cornice

Years of water damage and wear-and-tear have left this ceiling looking tired.

adding wooden laths

Crucial support is needed for durability.

Applying lime render

Our experienced team will work on-site to ensure accuracy.

first coat of lime render

Lime render controls moisture, allowing the building to breathe.

The finished base coat

Once the base is dry, we can start on the plasterwork.

Applying the lime plaster coat

The restored cornices begins to take shape.

Adding on the details

We take care to perfect every feature, no matter how small.

The finishing touches

It’s time to review our work and finish off the last few details.

Cornices Matching to Existing Step BY Step

cornicing old house

This picture shows what we received from one of our clients. It was just a couple of pieces of plaster with more than fifteen layers of paint on it. We estimated that the age of this cornice might be about 200 years old.

This is the same piece of plaster after our restoration. Our specialist removed the paint and reproduced all missing pieces by traditional hand-carving and joined all parts together. When everything was in the right place, we made the mould from it. Then, we cast this cornices using original Plaster of Paris. As you can see the final effect is fantastic.

Our experienced fitters installed the cornice with a great attention to small details, especially to all joints and mitres. We are sure that the owner of the house will never regret the decision to restore the cornice. We hope the cornice will make the house unique for another 200 years.