AIS FPDC’s annual Plaisterers’ Awards reflect the dynamic nature of the plastering, drywall, SFS and screeding industry and provide a unique opportunity for members to showcase and be recognised for their work. AIS FPDC is once again inviting contractors to submit their projects for the sector’s most prestigious accolade.

Angela Mansell, AIS FPDC’s president, said: “Our annual awards are a fantastic way to celebrate with our members and recognise their high quality work and commitment to improving the built environment. We know that there is a wealth of tremendous work within our industry and I’d encourage all members to enter and showcase their skills.”

The AIS FPDC Plaisterers’ Awards 2014 categories include:

Fibrous & GRG heritage – covers projects that have used either fibrous plaster or GRG in a restoration setting.

Fibrous & GRG new build – embraces projects that have used fibrous plaster and/or GRG as part of the construction of a new development or the non-original redevelopment of existing spaces.

Plastering internal – contracts displaying exceptionally good quality solid plaster work in an interior.

Plastering external – this category is open to projects displaying exceptionally good quality solid plaster work, rendering and external wall insulation work in an exterior setting.

Screeding – projects can include either solid or liquid and should demonstrate both excellent workmanship and innovative use of screeding technologies and techniques to overcome inherent difficulties presented by the project.

Drylining residential – this category demonstrates excellent workmanship and application of drylining in a residential setting.

Drylining commercial contract under £1m – this category is open to projects demonstrating excellent workmanship and application of drylining in smaller scale commercial projects with a contract value (for the drylining component) of under ú1m.

Drylining commercial contract over £1m – covering drylining packages worth more than ú1m on a commercial contract.

Steel framed systems – this category is open to projects demonstrating excellent workmanship and innovative usage of modern lightweight steel framed systems in the core of a development or substantial area of a larger development.

Applications can be made by visiting where you can either enter online or download an application form.

Entries cost £100 + VAT for AIS FPDC members and should be submitted on or before Friday 25 July 2014 after which an expert panel of adjudicators will shortlist entries during September. Each shortlisted entry will be visited by the judges.
The prestigious awards will culminate in a gala awards luncheon at Plaisterers’ Hall, London on Tuesday 3 February 2015. Tickets can be booked by emailing