A message from Matt Pullen, Managing Director British Gypsum, in relation to pandemic restrictions & product availability
23rd September 2020 – 15.00
The latest government restrictions will have no direct impact on our business operations, we continue to operate at maximum capacity, to support the construction industry, provide protection for our customers’ and colleagues’ livelihoods, and play a vital part in the recovery of the UK economy.
Our plaster manufacturing plants continue to operate consistently at maximum capability. We have no planned shutdowns or refurbishments of our plaster manufacturing facilities scheduled, so that we can continue to maximise plaster output to the thousands of loyal Thistle plaster users. Demand however, remains strong for Plaster.
Most individual plasterers are now able to obtain plaster from their usual Distributor, Merchant or DIY stockists. Given the continuing strong demand however plaster will remain on allocation to ensure we supply all our usual stockists fairly. We are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure as much product is available as possible.
Our plasterboard range came off allocation at the start of August and production capacity is now meeting demand with stocks returning to normal across our usual Distributor, Merchant and DIY stockists.
We have been and remain truly appreciative of your understanding and cooperation during these challenging times and please know that we are all doing everything we can to support the construction industry and the vital role it is playing and will continue to play in helping the recovery of the UK’s economy.
Please continue to look after yourselves, your families and those that continue to need support in your communities – and above all, stay safe.
Managing Director, British Gypsum