Mellifont Abbey

Client: Michele & Kevin Aldrich.
Location: Wookey, Wells Somerset.

Repair joists and Decorative Plaster Cornice.

Poor roof detailing led to many years of water ingress behind this decorative stairwell ceiling and cornice.

We took down the failed structure, repaired the Joists and applied new Riven Oak Lath and Lime Plaster to the flat ceiling.

A new Solid, Lime Cornice was run 'in-situ' with a running mould.

Some original casts were removed and the layers of historic paint gently stripped before a mould was taken and the new casts applied to the Cornice.

Area prepared
Area prepared
Extensive water damage, joists removed and repaired
New riven oak lath and lime plaster applied to the flat ceiling
A new solid cornice was run 'in-situ' and enrichments cast to match the excising.