About us

Hayles and Howe are renowned for the care and attention to detail given to every part of every project, large or small.

As a highly experienced Ornamental Plastering company Hayles and Howe can offer exquisite attention to all the finest details for any decorative plasterwork.

Hayles and Howe’s service covers all areas from design and specification to production and installation. The company has a proud tradition in providing a high quality service to any home, public or private, large or small.

The high standard of craftsmanship the company consistently achieves has been recognised by numerous awards including the Queens’s Award, the Plaisterer’s Trophy and Humber Silver Salver to name a few.

The workforce of Hayles and Howe have over the years worked hard to achieve and maintain Investor in People recognition. This standard shows a commitment to developing and improving skills, confidence and business goals benefitting the company, staff and a wide range of customers.

Our clients and prestigious projects


Blackpool Winter Gardens  – A complete refurbishment of this classical 1890’s ceiling in the famous Empress Ballroom.

Brixton Academy – Following an annual inspection in this stunning Atmospheric Grade II listed Theatre, works to a tight deadline were completed to consolidate the plasterwork stage right and left.

Dominion Theatre – Annual inspection of plasterwork.(Grade II)

Royal Albert Hall – Annual inspection of plasterwork.(Grade I)

Royal York Crescent in Bristol – Installation of 81 metres of standard cornice (HH74 and HH68) in a Grade II listed property.


Aldwych Theatre – A complete restoration of the auditorium ceiling and plasterwork in this 1905 Grade II listed classical theatre.

Piccadilly Theatre – A complete restoration of an ellipse, domed fibrous plaster ceiling in the auditorium of this beautiful theatre.

Bristol Cathedral School – lath and 3 coat lime plaster restoration of this Grade II listed building following water damage.

Private Residence – A refurbishment of 1720’s drawing room ornamental ceiling and installation of a new lighting trough and pilasters to complement the existing plasterwork.

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – Agreed works and annual ceiling inspection of the plasterwork in this famous Grade I listed Royal Albert Hall – Consolidation of Door 4 circle area and re-stenciling of intricate decorated paint works to the ceilings in this famous Grade I listed building


Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland   – The supply and fit of scagliola walls  in the entrance vestibule to the Salon Russe at the Palais des Nations UN offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

United Grand Lodge of England – this award winning project was to manufacture and install  a new organ case in the Grade II listed Art Deco, Freemasons Grand Temple in London.

Leathersellers Hall – A precision interpretation and execution of a stunning, technically challenging, modern design concept using 17 restored classical, scagliola pilasters. The works included additional manufacture and installation  of differing levels of plain face fibrous plasterwork. A Grade II listed building in the heart of London.


High Precision Solid Plastering in Private Residence
The manufacture and installation of stunning 50m2 vaulted ceiling and cornice with hidden uplighting.

Private Residence  Installation of a classical fibrous ceiling based loosely on a Queen Anne ceiling at Mompesson House in Salisbury, the design included a large Cartouche, abuts, quadrons, cornucopia, egg and dart mouldings and a ceiling rose.


Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court, London
Award winning Restoration of a 1920’s theatre.


Belgrave Square, London
Manufacture and installation of fibrous plasterwork including niches, cornice and frieze plates

Victorian Bandstand, Clevedon
Run in-situ lime plaster cove section with scraffito etching to a damaged 1887 Grade II listed bandstand

Scagliola Table Tops
Four malachite scagliola demilune table tops to a design by Ashley Hicks, Interior Designer

Cranwell House, Bath
Repairs to cornice and lime plaster in a Grade II listed Victorian mansion

Scagliola Pedestals
Six pedestals in a new darkened blue and cream scagliola for Mlinaric Henry and Zervudachi

Private Apartment, Moscow
Manufacture and installation of scagliola columns and large fibrous plaster cove with concealed lighting

Carnegie Library
Condition survey of plasterwork in Grade II listed building designed in the Renaissance style in 1907

Private Chapel, Oxfordshire
Replacing sections of a large and complex run in-situ cornice in a Grade I listed stately home

Private Residence, Bristol
Replication and installation of anaglypta wall and ceiling panels to match existing

Great Fulford
Installation of a Geoffrey Preston fibrous ceiling based on circular geometry in a double cube room

Private Residence London
Manufacture and installation of new French style fibrous plaster panelling and cornice

University of Bristol
Paint stripping, cornice repairs and a custom ceiling rose in classrooms

Hotel, Bath
Condition survey and repairs to 18th century plaster

Private Residence, London
Paint stripping, cornice repair, cornice to match existing and lime plaster patching

Hotel, Surrey
Consolidation of fibrous plaster strapwork ceiling


Private Residence, Ireland
The manufacture and installation of a new decorative ceiling in the kitchen of a private home

Country House, Ireland
Consolidation, cleaning and repairs to 19th century plasterwork and installation of new fibrous plaster

Luxury Hotel, Somerset
Restoration of plasterwork in a beautiful Queen Anne manor house

Private Residence, London
Design, manufacture and installation of four fibrous plaster ceilings in a Gothic style

Old Hyde House
Manufacture and installation of a ceiling lantern and cornice from the Hayles and Howe catalogue range

O2 Academy Brixton
Restoration of a metre high cornice including a curved section


Amport House, Andover
Replacement of two lime plaster ceilings including a run in-situ coffered ceiling

Private residence, London
Decorative plaster scheme including pilasters and enrichment for a dining room

Bramshill House
Consolidation works to the Zouche room in a Grade I listed 17th century manor house

The Old Vic, London
Refurbisment and re-painting of a fibreglass crest on the roof of the theatre


Private Residence, London
Design, Manufacture and Installation of an Adam Style ceiling based on decorative schemes at Kedleston Hall

All Saints Church, Barton-on-Irwell
Restoration of plaster ribs in a Grade I listed Pugin Church using traditional methods and some fibrous elements

Theatre Royal, Bath
Repairs to the auditorium and extension of anaglypta panelled ceiling in the Foyer


Private Residence in Berkshire
Design, Manufacture and Installation of ten ornamental ceilings for a private client


Greenway House, Devon
Lime plaster works both internally and externally and sympathetic repairs to the external render of this National Trust property in South Devon


Ukrainian Cathedral
Working as principal contractor Hayles and Howe restored the Cathedral to it’s former glory, successfully co-ordinating between all sub-contractors including decorators and electricians

Arnos Vale Cemetery
Lime plaster and Fibrous plaster restorations in a Victorian Chapel

King Edward’s Tomb, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
A substantial restoration and refurbishment project involving the replacement and stabilisation of missing detail from the Caen Stone canopy surrounding King Edward’s Tomb

Buckingham Palace (Stage 2)
Restoration of sixteen Lapis Lazuli Scagliola columns in the music room


King’s Theatre Southsea
A ten year restoration of this Frank Matcham theatre following regular ceiling inspections


Appleby Castle, Cumbria, Westmoreland
This project involved research, design, modelling, manufacture and installation of a new strapwork ceiling and cornice as it would have appeared in the 17th Century


Methodist Central Hall Westminster, London
Yearly inspections for the issue of Ceiling Certificates and repairs where necessary