Martin is a highly experienced plasterer as well as a conservation builder This is an example of Martin’s plastering in a relatively modern house in Dover Road Burton Upon Trent. The brickwork was previously constructed but the plastering and the spindle manufacture were down to Martin. Here is the devilishly handsome fellow posing by his work! Martin completely removed the original plaster, manufactured the wooden spindles in his workshop, installed the new woodwork and re-plastered to finish the job. Note the curved piece of timber into which the 4 spindles affix at their uppermost ends. Some builders would simply have fixed the spindles straight into the bricks, in order to avoid making curved timbers; not so Martin, who relishes such finite finishing touches....Read More
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