Artisan Plastercraft is delighted to have completed phase one and two of maintenance works at Shakespeare’s Globe, the world-renowned performing arts venue, cultural attraction and education centre located on the bank of the River Thames in London.

Following on from being commissioned to perform detailed site inspections and plaster surveys in Summer 2019, Artisan was instructed to undertake a programme of wall maintenance and lime render repairs, with work commencing in March of this year.

Phase two of the maintenance programme included work to both the external and internal wall areas (staircases and walkways) within the North Tower and East Tower.

The programme involved the removal and replacement of lime render on specific wall panels which had been specifically identified by its expert during the site surveys. Once the old plaster had been carefully removed, any repairs or replacement of timber laths was carried out before the application of new lime render using a three-coat system, with Tallow limewash to finish.

Phase two of the programme commenced in July and included further maintenance to specific areas of the building’s external sides, North Tower and East Tower using the same traditional plaster techniques and three-coat lime system, with a view to further enhancing the appearance and durability of the building for the long term. Artisan is delighted to confirm that phases one and two are now complete.

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