Saint-Gobain Build Better Academy - Erith

The Saint-Gobain Build Better Academy at Erith is the longest serving training facility, delivering Thistle plasters and drywall systems training since it opened in 1966.

Facilities include classrooms and a practical area for wet and dry training, and offers a mix of hands-on and theory-based courses covering a range of subjects including internal and external acoustic and thermal insulation, drylining, plastering and flooring.


British Gypsum
Unit 4 Gyproc Business Park
Church Manor Way

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  • Take junction 1A on the M25
  • Immediately on the south side of the Dartford tunnel, follow the A206 signposted to Erith
  • At the roundabout in Erith after McDonalds take the A2016 signposted Thamesmead (Bronze Age Way)
  • Take the first exit - B213 signposted Belvedere Keep to the right on the slip road and follow signs to Church Manorway industrial estate
  • Our building is the first entrance on the right in Church Manorway


There is a private car park at the Centre. If travelling by rail, our nearest British Rail Station is Erith, on the Charing Cross line out of London.