The privilege of being appointed in 2020 to undertake the historic plaster works on the exquisite building, constructed circa 1449, was a momentous responsibility for Excel Bespoke Plaster. This awe-inspiring structure, nestled in the heart of the historic city of York, holds the prestigious Grade I listing, signifying its immense historical and architectural significance.

The primary objective of Excel Bespoke Plaster in this project was to play a pivotal role in the facilitation of modern service installations. This involved delicately opening up areas of the historic plaster, such as the lath and plaster ceiling, to accommodate the installation of contemporary services. The meticulous process ensured that the integrity of the historic plaster was preserved, and the openings were seamlessly closed once other essential works had been completed.

One of the key challenges addressed by Excel Bespoke Plaster was the restoration of areas with degraded plaster, often attributed to factors like water ingress. Employing traditional methods and materials, the team executed restoration works of the highest standards. The commitment to authenticity in restoration underscored the reverence for the historical fabric of the building.

The utilization of traditional methods not only adhered to the authenticity of the building's construction era but also served to honor the craftsmanship of the past. This approach involved a deep understanding of historical plasterwork techniques, ensuring that the restored areas retained their original charm while accommodating the practical needs of modern services.

The building's status as a Grade I listed structure implies a responsibility to uphold the highest standards of restoration. Excel Bespoke Plaster embraced this responsibility, ensuring that every aspect of the historic plaster works met or exceeded the stringent criteria associated with Grade I listings.

The historic city of York, known for its rich heritage, serves as a fitting backdrop for a building of such historical prominence. Excel Bespoke Plaster's contribution to the preservation and enhancement of this medieval structure reflects not only technical expertise but also a deep appreciation for the cultural and architectural legacy embedded in the heart of York. The meticulous restoration efforts by Excel Bespoke Plaster have played a crucial role in ensuring that this Grade I listed building continues to stand as a testament to the enduring craftsmanship of centuries past.