Greenbank House is an 18th Century, Grade 11* property. It was donated to the University of Liverpool in the mid-20th Century and, unoccupied since the 1990s, sustaining water ingress and collapse and requiring an almost complete internal rebuild. In June 2015 Ornate Interiors was commissioned by the architects to undertake a condition report on the plasterwork and external render. This allowed the architects to form the BoQs and specification. Ornate Interiors were then appointed in November 2018 to undertake the restoration of 200-year-old lath and plaster, replication of decorative mouldings and (ashlar marked) external lime render. This project is an excellent example of how the company’s specialist knowledge was used in the initial planning stages to alleviate problems during the restoration. The works were also a good training ground for the company’s two new apprentices as it encompassed a multitude of plastering skills both on site and workshop based.
Scope of Works
- Condition report of internal plasterwork, decorative mouldings and external render.
- Removal of sections of decorative mouldings and squeezes for cataloguing and cleaning.
- Lath and lime plaster to internal walls and ceilings
- Reproduction and installation of cornice mouldings and elliptical roof lights to match original
- Reproduction and installation of decorative arches and groined ceilings to match original
- Analysis of external render
- Application of external lime render with ashlar markings