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Seemingly disparate design styles can be blended together beautifully

Posted on 06 Nov, 2014

An interesting project by interior designer Christine Hamilton made a splash in the Telegraph, a renovation and remodeling behind the original façade of a Manly Federation home.

One of the key aspects of this project was the disparate tastes of the clients, the husband preferring a French provincial look whilst the wife seeking more contemporary clean lines, and using our range of cornices and plaster moldings to blend the two concepts together.  By pairing beautiful handmade cornice and ceiling rose with a marble floor in the living area and kitchen the varied influences do not seem out of place, but work well together to form a design that works wonderfully. With a project where the clients demanded the very best of materials, we at AllPlasta were proud to supply the handmade moldings needed for this special project.

The finished home blends all kinds of styles together that many will tell you do not work, but obviously do when you see it, and Christine was able to create something very unique by focusing on what her clients were after and not what the rules say we should do when it comes to design.

Whilst not all of us are in a position to be rebuilding our homes with marble floors and so on, this exquisite home does have something for all of us to learn from though, and that is our concept of what is ‘right’ when it comes to the way we decorate our homes. We at AllPlasta may be a little biased of course, but we think plaster moldings are beautiful, timeless pieces that are long lasting and a lovely finishing touch to a room, and many people often agree, but think that their home isn’t suited to these kinds of design touches.

Nothing is further from the truth though, you can blend different design influences together and find new styles all of your own, what really matters is whether it appeals to you, not what you ‘should’ do, where the decoration of your own home is concerned. And that is perhaps the point, it is your home, if you like it, that is all that should matter, Christine’s clients, with the help of her design experience, created a wonderful blend of styles and ended up with a completely unique look to their family home that they will enjoy for years to come. It is that concept that should be followed, choose styles you enjoy, whether the various elements are supposed to work together or not.

If you have a lovely, modern, clean design to your rooms, there is nothing stopping you adding a more traditional touch to it if that is what you fancy. With a range of over 350 cornice designs and hundreds of other beautiful plaster products such as ceiling roses and ceiling domes, we think we have something to compliment any home. Whilst a ceiling rose is seen as traditional, they do work well with many modern styles and add that finishing touch to a room that is sometimes lacking.

Plaster Products to Complement any Style of Décor

Posted on 20 Jul, 2014

Plaster cornices and mouldings provide an excellent addition to any home, complementing any style of décor and creating a professional, finished look to any room. From Art Deco cornices to Victorian cornices, plaster cornice profiles provide a huge variety of looks to suit any room or colour scheme, whilst decorative wall panels and other decorative plaster mouldings can add design variety in any situation.

However, there is a huge choice of plaster cornices and mouldings available on the market, and many people can end up little confused as to what products are and which will provide the best finish. In terms of decorative cornice products there are many variations available today, both in terms of material and manufacturing techniques. There are many places offering cornices and mouldings in a variety of materials, including polyurethane plastic and even polystyrene! Polystyrene has several disadvantages for use as a decorative moulding, mainly it always looks like polystyrene. Polyurethane plastics are often put forward as a best material to be used for decorative cornices and other mouldings, however although lightweight and often comes with a slight price advantage there are just as many disadvantages. From a longevity point of view the main one is the ability to repair it, plaster products can be repaired easily by mixing up more plaster adhesive, brushing it on fills any cracks, can smooth out any joins and makes maintenance simple. Maintaining plastic products is usually a matter of replacing them, in addition products made in this material lack the variety of profiles and designs available in plaster.

Plaster itself is a proven material with plaster cornices still in perfect condition after hundreds of years in use to be seen all over the world. However even here there are variations in plaster cornices and mouldings, with many products being produced via machine-based methods, and whilst retaining most of the benefits of plaster, lack the traditional finish and quality control that people who choose plaster are looking for. Anyone seeking the very best in decorative plaster products will be searching for handmade plaster products, it provides a higher quality product that is easy to maintain and allows a broad range of customisation and adjustment to suit any specific requirements when needed, for instance in a room with curved walls, allowing decorative plaster products to be used where nothing else would be possible.

Finding that handmade facility is not necessarily easy though, we are proud to say that everything we sell is handmade here on site, and one of the reasons our products are being purchased by people from ever further distances, including Dubai and Singapore, is that it is not only the very best way to make decorative plaster products but is increasingly hard to find.

Here at AllPlasta we make all our products in our own facility and are handmade in the traditional methods. Because of this we feel we have an advantage in terms of finish, quality and versatility that is unmatched in the industry. Although we do carry some stock majority of our orders are manufactured to suit, so you may have to wait a few days for your plaster cornices mouldings, but the quality will make it worthwhile.

Plaster Reproduction. Restore it's former glory!

Posted on 23 Apr, 2014

Plaster products can greatly enhance the look and appearance of a home. With their ability to make a home look elegant and beautiful, plaster products have become the preferred choice of countless people all over the world. While plaster products are used for aesthetic purposes, there are many other benefits of using plaster products.

Durability is one of the most important factors that have contributed to the popularity of plaster products.  With their durability, plasters products can survive for many, many years. However, over time, certain wear and tear or accidental damage is unavoidable. It’s not uncommon to see damaged plaster products in residential and commercial buildings.

Plaster Reproduction

When it comes to renovating or extending a home, one of the biggest challenges faced by people is to find the identical plaster products. Over a period of time, the construction of some plaster products designs may even be discontinued. Moreover, many plaster products get damaged over time and restoring them to their original shape and design may prove to be a difficult task. This is where the services offered by a reliable plaster products reproduction service provider may prove to be very useful.

As one of the leading names in the industry, Allplasta specialises in providing top-quality handcrafted plaster products to its customers. We also offer a very popular Plaster Reproduction service. This offers a very useful option to those who are renovating or extending their homes. We specialise in reproducing any damaged or discontinued plaster products. With our ability to replicate almost any profile including ornate plaster cornices, we ensure that all damaged plaster products are restored to their original design and condition. By paying attention to minutest details, we ensure that end product meets the expectations and requirements of our clients.

Working with a commitment to excellence, we ensure no harm is caused to original plaster products. Working with a team of qualified and skilful professionals, we ensure that all requirements of our clients are met in a convenient manner. We make it easier for our clients to restore any plaster products to their original condition at an economical price. Our top quality plaster reproduction services have been used by countless clients including architects and property developers. Focusing on customer care, we ensure that best results are provided to our clients. For more information on plaster reproduction and other related services, give us a call on (02) 9627 6550.

Who is Australia's Favourite Plaster Product Supplier?

Posted on 21 Sep, 2013

Allplasta has become an Australian market leader in terms of quality, design & customer service. We produce the highest quality plaster cornices, plaster ceiling roses and other plaster products, and have done so for over ten years. We are always developing new and exciting plaster moulds for all categories of products. Recently we have added more than 30 new cornices, and wall panels to our range. Check out our products in our online catalogue. You can also buy our products online in a few easy steps.

All of our products are handcrafted from sharp, detailed moulds. Our methods reflect traditional materials combined with modern manufacturing efficiency and attention to detail that is rarely found elsewhere. Just look at the detail in any of our finished plaster products!

We also specialise in creating detailed custom products, specifically for architects, interior designers and home decorators. These services include heritage work, restorations and reproductions. Anything is possible!