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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"
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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.
It has a restored central staircase, plasterwork and beams.
the works will involve the restoration of roofs, ceilings, lime plasterwork, flooring, sash windows, doors, stairs and remaining joinery, mechanical and electrical elements, the restoration of the external finishes and associated site works.
"At a later restoration stage, there will be a sculpture of decorations and plasterwork identical to the Mihrab in the National Museum.
The property is presented in good decorative order and retains a number of period features, including painted ornate plasterwork within the formal lounge.
Key period features include coving to the ceilings, dado rails, open fire with tiled hearth, high skirting boards and ornate plasterwork.
| 17, Cases Street, Liverpool city centre; tel: 0151 707 0067 Crown Hotel This red brick pub is as striking on the inside as it is on the outside, with incredibly ornate plasterwork ceilings and cornices.
But three weeks into the project, she claims workers stopped turning up, leaving her with a wetroom that does not meet accessible standards, water that doesn't drain from the shower, a sliding door that fell off on first use and holes in the plasterwork.
Such moulds allow for quicker mass production of plasterwork, compared to traditional carving by hand.
Sometimes a quick estimate of the job to be done is given after a cursory look around but, of course, a builder is unable to second guess any trouble that may arise when walls are stripped and plasterwork is removed.
Council leader Steve Jordan said work had been taking place to repair the plasterwork on the house but he was unaware of the