Gary Blackburn

Plaster Demonstrator for the East Midlands

Gary joined the trade as an apprentice when he was 16 and has been plastering ever since! His extensive plastering career has been built on a variety of roles, both in commercial and domestic environments.

Why do you enjoy being a Plaster Demonstrator?

"I still enjoy plastering and as a demonstrator I still get to plaster in my day to day job. I enjoy meeting new faces in the trade and being the link between them and British Gypsum, building that relationship and trust"

What’s one of the highlights of your job?

"Having insight into the developments of new products is something I love about my job, and something exciting I can share with plasterers"

Favourite product to use?

"PureFinish - it's a really nice plaster to use and the health benefits for the customers and their families is a real bonus"

Unforgettable story from your plastering career?

"Working on DIY SOS is one of my more memorable jobs. While I was working as a college lecturer I had the chance to take 10 students with me to work on a house and meet the cast of DIY SOS.

The students did a great job and all contributed to enhancing the living space for a poorly girl. They worked hard and were so proud of their work which was great to see"

To book your demo

Email or or call Gary direct on: 07525 672 782


Plasterer demonstrator in East Midlands

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