Hayles & Howe are leaders in Ornamental Plasterwork and Scagliola.

We manufacture and install high quality decorative ornamental plasterwork and scagliola. Our core offering also encompasses consultancy and plasterwork inspections, design services, 3D Laser scanning of buildings, conservation & restoration, Lath and Lime plaster repairs and manufacture of Jesmonite products.

Our aim is to preserve and further the ancient traditional crafts particularly but not exclusively Plasterwork and Scagliola, in the firm belief that everyone, our clients, our people, the general public and our descendants all benefit. We will apply the skills we learn to the highest possible standards, providing our clients with the very best available craftsmanship.

Hayles and Howe - Creating Beauty

Historic and Classical

Pursue projects of historical significance to learn from the masters

Hayles and Howe - Preservation


By pursuing work in public buildings and Theatres to contribute to peoples enjoyment.

Hayles and Howe - Historic & Classical

Creating beauty

By pursuing new and restoration work in homes great and modest, to provide greater beauty in everyday life.

An International company established in 1978, based in the UK and US serving all corners of the World

Hayles and Howe is an International company which was established in Bristol, England in 1978 by David Hayles to specialise in the manufacture of ornamental plaster and scagliola.  In 1992 following the successful completion of some major projects in the USA and with more projects in the offing the directors decided to create Hayles and Howe, Inc which is based in Baltimore, Maryland USA.

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NHTG Training Course

Wed 11th October, 2017

NHTG Training Course Building skills for Old buildings weekend course on the 10th and 11th November At the Hayles and Howe workshop in Bristol for directions click here. This NHTG two day course will be held in a built heritage crafts workshop in Bristol with live demonstrations and talks....

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Decorex 17th - 20th September 2017

Mon 7th August, 2017

Decorex 17th - 20th September 2017 @ Syon Park, London Join Decorex in experiencing an international celebration of the very best design talent; from British sensations, to an eclectic mix of new, emerging designers, plus the latest collections by world-renowned suppliers. Decorex is the...

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Accreditations & Partners

Hayles & Howe are proud to be accredited members of major Plastering and Construction organisations such as the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and the AIS FPDC. We were also awarded the Investors in People Silver award in 2006 and The Queen's Award for International Trade in 2002.

  • Investors in People
  • Corporate Supporter 2015
  • SPAB
  • Chas Accredited Contractor
  • FIS Accredited Member
  • UKAS