I started plastering in 1982, on a three year City and Guilds apprenticeship, with a local building company, which specialised in restoration of period properties. After qualifying in 1984, with the basic craft certificate, and in 1985 with the advance certificate in plastering, at the South East London College. I continued to work for the building company, and had the privilege to work on properties such as Leeds castle, Knowles house, Finchcocks Museum and now working for myself.
Since working for myself, I have had the opportunity to carry out work at, Tenterden Church, Frittenden Church, Larkfield Church and Benenden Church, as well as Smallhythe Place for the National Trust, also at the Archdeaconry at Canterbury Cathedral, with a few local Wealden hall houses.
Based in Biddenden and covering Tenterden, Cranbrook, Ashford, Maidstone, Kent and East Sussex, working with traditional Lime Plasters, Daub, Sand and Cement Renders to skimming plasterboard, Bond and set also re-skimming walls and ceilings. I am a sole-trader and work directly for the client, and with a Gold-Advanced Craft CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and a CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test, so I can sub-contract to builders. With a City and Guilds Advanced Craft certificate in plastering, and using my 40 years of experience and knowledge, I can provide the client the high quality of craftmanship they require.