This house is a recent project I took on for a family that lived in a house dating back from 1890. Due to subsidence in the area their ceilings had cracked and begun to sag and cracks above door ways and running along all corners had appeared.
To remedy the situation I suggested an overboard of their landing ceiling and bathroom ceiling. Any blown plaster (where it had come away from the wall) I removed and filled with a backing plaster level with the old skim. All corners were covered in a meshed fibre tape so where the plastered corners that had previously cracked met it gives strength and stops the cracks re-appearing.
The family agreed to the remedial work and after this was completed I re-skimmed both ceiling and all walls in the halls, stairs and landing. During this I had to skim around decorative cornices and a decorative arches always taking time and care not to damage any of the existing features of the room.
When all work was completed both I and the customer were very satisfied with the outcome and after recently speaking to the customer for a routine follow up she was happy to report that no cracks have re—appeared and all plasterwork has now been painted and looking fantastic. Please find before, during and after photos of the work.