In both historic buildings and more modern rooms, fabric can be successfully stretched over the wall surfaces for many reasons.
For beauty; it is a traditional and historically authentic enhancement to stretch fine silks, or other expensive fabrics over walls. The seams are carefully sewn together and outer sections covered with a braid or edged moulding. Prior to the silk being fitted a cotton bump is applied, creating a soft to touch depth on completion. The overall effect of a stretched walling room is breathtaking.
For conservation, with the addition of a small fillet moulding (which is hidden during the process) the stretched canvas technique is often used to conceal features of historic interest such as murals or wall embellishments, that are not being utilised or simply need protecting in the new interior schemes.
For a drum tight painted finish, the stretched canvas and cotton techniques are often used to cover timber boarded or unsightly walls and provide a smooth painted finish.
To improve acoustics, similar methods to those described above can completely transform a rooms acoustics and create a sensitive balance in rooms such as home cinemas.
Hare & Humphreys specialist staff have used these techniques in many prominent properties to great success.