Lath and plaster ceiling repair

This ceiling is part of the 17th century colonnade porch at Godolphin house in Cornwall. A section of the lath and plaster collapsed last summer after a plumbing leak in the bathroom above.

After an extended period of drying out we were asked to re-plaster the missing section in traditional haired lime putty plaster.

Client: National Trust

Main Contractor: Cornish Heritage Builders

Colonnade at Godolphin House

Colonnade at Godolphin House

Fallen section re-lathed

Fallen section re-lathed

Mixing lime putty plaster

Mixing lime putty plaster

Haired base coat

Haired base coat

Haired base coat

Haired base coat

Unhaired second coat

Unhaired second coat

Fine putty top coats

Fine putty top coats

Completed repair

Completed repair

Completed repair

Completed repair

Completed repair

Completed repair