Restoring Classical Period Features in Your Home

Darley Classic Period Mouldings Before and After.

Darley Classic Period Mouldings Before and After. - Credit: Archant

Removing the elegant classical features of your home is not the only option – instead there are skilled craftsmen at hand to help you restore your home to its former glory.

Darley Classic Period Mouldings

Darley Classic Period Mouldings - Credit: Archant

A huge part of the appeal of buying a period property is undoubtedly the original features. Many Georgian and Victorian homes will have beautiful and lavish fireplaces, windows, doors and interior and exterior mouldings such as cornices, ceiling roses, skirting boards, dado rails and picture rails.

Unfortunately over time these historic plasterwork decorations get knocked, scuffed and in many cases are weathered by damp, resulting in them losing their once elegant appeal.

Darley Classic Period Mouldings after.

Darley Classic Period Mouldings after. - Credit: Archant

For many people that decide to renovate old buildings, decorative plasterwork features in their homes may appear in such a bad state of repair that total removal seems to be the only alternative.

There are, however, a small group of talented and highly skilled craftsmen who are able to painstakingly restore the intricate and delicate plasterwork in these homes. Above are just some of the ‘before and after’ shots taken by one such group of craftsmen from Darley Classics Period Mouldings near Derby.

Darley Classic Period Mouldings are used and recommended by the National Trust, English Heritage and are on the Derbyshire County Councils Historic Craft Register.