British Gypsum’s new high-performance skim finish – ThistlePro® FastSet Finish is set to ensure plasterers can complete projects faster and increase their potential to earn more money.

Offering the same premium quality as the current range of high-performance ThistlePro products, ThistlePro FastSet Finish sets in half the time of standard skim finish plaster.

With a 50% faster setting time, ThistlePro FastSet Finish delivers an all-in-one bag solution that has been tried and tested to ensure that it performs to the high standards you’d expect from British Gypsum. It also removes the need for additives and hacks that reduce product performance and void warranties, helping plasterers achieve a consistent faster-setting time and finish.

Commenting on the launch, Paul Cassidy, Product Portfolio Development Director at British Gypsum, said: “Following feedback from a survey we carried out last year, it became clear that more of our customers would prefer to work with a finishing plaster that has a faster setting time, with many of them already using something similar several times a week. As a result of this, we are pleased to be launching the first skim finishing product on the market with a setting time of 60 minutes. The latest product will not only provide our customers with an option that has been designed to allow installers to work more efficiently, but peace of mind that the product guarantee will remain valid.

British Gypsum’s new ThistlePro FastSet Finish is available to order from builder’s merchants around the UK. To find out more about the latest product, visit

British Gypsum’s ThistlePro range also features ThistlePro PureFinish, ThistlePro DuraFinish and ThistlePro Magnetic, which are designed to provide better indoor air quality, a more durable finish and the option of creating interactive spaces. For more information on British Gypsum’s ThistlePro range, visit