Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


Construction or ornamental work done with plaster.


(Building) building trades plaster which is part of the interior of a building


(ˈplæs tərˌwɜrk, ˈplɑ stər-)

finish or ornamental work done in plaster.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plasterwork - a surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling)plasterwork - a surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling); "there were cracks in the plaster"
pargetry, pargetting, pargeting - ornamental plasterwork
surface - the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
References in classic literature ?
It was, in its way, a very charming room, with its high panelled wainscoting of olive-stained oak, its cream-coloured frieze and ceiling of raised plasterwork, and its brickdust felt carpet strewn with silk, long-fringed Persian rugs.
The plasterwork designs are of the "Naturalistic School" and each individual feature would have been laboriously modelled by hand, nothing so easy as cheaper, repetitive mouldings.
If you live in a period property, and some of your decorative plasterwork is damaged or missing, then Butcher Plasterworks might be able to help (020 7722 9771 www.
When restored, visitors will be able to experience working stables as well as viewing the ornate wood and plasterwork.
The plasterwork figure was commissioned from sculptor Sandy Stoddart 10 years ago and was one of four in the foyer of the Athenaeum in Nelson Mandela Place.
The 45-year-old is one of the country's few remaining 'fibrous' plasterers who specialises in restoring, repairing and renovating old plasterwork.
Notable defects within the property include high moisture readings, damaged plasterwork and evidence of black spot mould growth on numerous wall surfaces.
The slow drip, however, may go unnoticed for months or years, gradually saturating timbers and plasterwork causing dry rot and disintegration of the plaster.
It remains today one of the least altered and finest remaining examples, boasting intricate plasterwork ceilings and friezes, a magnificent carved oak staircase and the spectacular 136ft Long Gallery.
Following on from this, each day will consist of two half-day sessions of illustrated talks and practical demonstrations on brickwork, stonework, decorative plasterwork and historic paint colours.
Enjoying southerly rural views to the front, the property offers spacious and flexible four-five bedroom accommodation, ornate plasterwork, marble and cast iron fireplaces plus gas central heating.