Webinar: FIS Best Practice Guide - Repair of historic ceilings

Event Details

Date: 18 June 2024
Location: Online
Time: 12:30 – 13:30

FIS has produced a Best Practice Guide on the repair of historic ceilings. This webinar will be delivered by the Author, Sarah Mayfield, and introduce the guide and provide:

• An overview of scope of plaster and what this guidance focuses on
• Plaster conservation principals
• Selection of suspension techniques
• Application of suspension techniques


Join us and be the first to receive a copy of this easy to follow guide.

Sarah has run an heritage plastering company, her own historic building consultancy and project managed for major building conservation companies in the UK. Contributed to a Historic England publication on fibrous plasterwork and to the Pevsner Buildings of England series. She has lead engineering research driving the use of acoustics and vibration in determining the stability of historic ceilings, work that she has continued in her current role as Senior National Conservator for Stone and Plaster at the National Trust.

Starting as a sculptor and prop maker, Sarah soon found a fascination with historic buildings and used transferable skills to train on the job as an ornamental plasterer and building conservator working on sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Stowe House, many theatres and houses. She then consolidated this site experience in her MSc when she wrote, “The influence of the Stucatori on English figurative plasterwork,” a piece that
proved invaluable during the post-fire recovery of Chandon Park.