Victorian ceiling cornice fallen away - How much to Fix?

28 Sep 2010
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The ceiling part of my cornice has fallen away above my bay window - it has taken a small area of ceiling with it. It's Lath and Plaster and I've been quoted quite a large amount from a couple of plaster firms to fix. It requires about 3.5m of Victorian cornice run in 5 mitre's due to the 3 windows in the bay. One company did say they will remove the inserts (which are ok) and re-fit. What's the going rate for this specialized work?

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There isn't one. Getting quotes is the only way.
As Joe says, getting quotes is the only way, but it will not be cheap. You said it yourself, this is specialised work, carried out in situ.
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I think that's very reasonable, especially when two seperate companies are quoting similar.
You really need to see examples of their work.
I've been quoted approx £1200 by two separate company's - Does this sound like the going rate?
ive got to say im well shocked by that price weather it be the going rate or not, a few years ago my parents house had to have a new section of cornice done on insurance, the fibrous plasterer took a profile went away and run it on a bench and returned a few weeks later to fit it, i got talking to him and i asked how much he was getting paid he said £150 or there abouts for about 3m length, in this case it dosent have to be run in situ it can be run on a bench, it will take a day to make the profile and run the mould, and another day to fit it, £1200 seems a hell of a lot :eek:

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