Alan Chapman is one of four brothers who all became plasterers; he began his plastering career in 1959 and at the age of 67 is still working on the tools, albeit only part-time now.

Andy followed his father into the trade in 1981 and is still full on and highly motivated after all that time. Andy has an NVQ level 3 in solid plastering and has the CSCS Gold Card, he is also the firm's appointed first-aid person.

Andy's son, Dan, has now followed both his father and grandfather into the trade after completing his education at King Edward VI Grammar School.

At times all three generations can be seen working on the same job, that's getting on for 90 years of experience.

With Dan joining the firm, it felt the right time to get more up to speed with more modern techniques and developments and we have purchased a new PFT Ritmo Powercoat spray plastering machine. This was primarily acquired to apply British Gypsums new Thistle Spray Finish as well as the application of backing coats and renders.


Our Plastering Experience

Over the years, we have worked on many different types of job, from small ground-floor extensions through to sites of over a hundred houses, from running a cornice in situ in a penthouse flat through to plastering large areas in commercial premises such as offices, restaurants and factories.

We work with most materials, sand and cement being our preferred choice for both internal and external rendering. Sand and cement can be either normal site mix or one of the pre-blended, bagged renders.

How We Work

Internally, whether using sand and cement or one of British Gypsums backing coats, all floating coats are carried out to a high standard before being topped with the appropriate British Gypsum finish plaster after the correct curing times have been observed.

Externally, with modern through-coloured renders, we use plastic beads whilst with sand and cement renders, we use stainless steel beads. With both types of render, possible weak areas of the building are reinforced with polymer fibre mesh.

For drylining and tacking, British Gypsum boards and adhesives are used as standard, always meticulously ensuring that the correct quantities of fixings and adhesives are used.

All our sand and cement floor screeds are laid using polymer fibres for reinforcing unless otherwise specified.

As well as the three family members Sandon Plastering Ltd also engage full time PAYE employees and use trusted sub-contractors as and when needed to make sure that all commitments are met, and high standards are maintained.