An established company has been handed an industry award after a specialist project to restore an historic building. Artisan Plastercraft, based in Kent, has been recognised for the impressive restoration work on the Grade II* listed Grand Hotel in Birmingham.
The fibrous plastering and lime plastering carried out by Artisan was named winner of the Heritage Plastering category of the Finishes & Interiors Sector (FIS) 2022 Contractors Awards.
The work was also nominated for the Gypsum Trophy Awards, organised by Saint-Gobain and British Gypsum, for contractors who accomplish impossible feats with world-class materials.
At the Grand Hotel, which originally opened in 1879, Artisan restored the fibrous plaster suspended ceilings in the Grosvenor Room, a stunning and ornate ballroom, and the Grosvenor Balcony which overlooks it.
The Grosvenor Balcony ceiling in-particular had suffered significant water damage and Artisan secured it before taking squeezes of the enrichments in order to replicate and reinstate the decorative plaster.