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Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by stevethespreader, 15 Feb 2017.

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    a few years ago i went back to the college where i got my advance craft to see if i could poach a young lad to help out on a job and was impressed with the work they were doing i think the likes of roy and r caster will appreciate the work that these young lads were doing and all those that think college is no good and you dont learn anything please take a look at the pics its in one of my albums called young lads college work i think anyone who has an interest in plastering will like looking at the pics , i was taught all this and tbh ive forgotten how to do it
     
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    You are right Steve it is nice to see that young lads are keeping the traditional cornice's and mouldings and decorative plastering alive.. (Great pics)..
     
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    Hi Roy you don't see much of it now days I think without the colleges this type of work would be lost , just wish I made more of an effort with it all it was all wasted on me as I ended up site bashing, but to be fair when's the last new build you have seen that has any of this stuff?
     
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    When I bought my house it was over a hundred years old Steve but it had been used as a guest house(all the doors had numbers on them!!) and the two old women lived in (mother and daughter) one room at the back of the house, all the old features had been ripped out except around the front door area where I have still got original coving up and old original cornice around the light and the Victorian tiles on the floor and right thru the hallway. ButI had Cardean flooring put over the ones in the hall as a few of them were a bit tatty, (But they are still there if the next person who lives here wants to renovate them). In the hallway I have got original coving and two little "Cherubs" faces either side of the stairs which are original and a beautiful newel post on the stairs and original ornate wooden spindles (albeit they are painted) all the way up the stairs, Also all doors and architraves around doors are original. All doors have mortice locks on them and they are 2" thick!! When I knocked the front and back rooms into one I dropped the ceiling down to 9 foot!! I put decorative coving around the ceiling and bay window and put another moulding about 1 foot in from coving on to the ceiling. Then I put up two ornate plaster cornices around the lights. The room is 27.5 foot long from bay-window to rear wall and I put patio doors in the rear wall. I did the same with the room opposite double mouldings on ceiling and a nice plaster cornice around the light. That room is 15' x10' and same height as the other room. All rooms had fireplaces in them, that was 4 down stairs and 4 up stairs. I know a few lads who still make the classic mouldings and features and there is still a call for them.. I will try and get you some pics up of the mouldings and original features..
     
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    Yes I would like to see the pics of original and the cornice's you have put up I think I can picture the cherubs as a lot of hallways had something similar just before the stairs
     
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    Hi Steve have got some photos up for you to have a look at, the wife took them for me this morning so have a butchers...
     
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    Lovely stuff roy I like the big room the cherubs are as I pictured them the tiles are really nice to looks like you have a nice home
     
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    Thanks for that Steve I am redoing the nippers bedroom at the moment as he moved out a couple of months ago into a flat but he's finding it a bit expensive so he's comin' back home to mom and dad...;) That was one of the first rooms I did up when we moved here as he was only about 12 months old. So got the flame thrower out and blitzing it. But lookin' forward to having him back....
     
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