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Ecclesistical & Heritage World No.99

Ecclesiastical & Heritage World JTC Roofing Contractors Ltd

Perfect period plaster for your church and listed building

Based in Bury St Edmunds, Rickards Period Plastering provides a professional application of traditional plastering techniques throughout the county. Whether working within the precious historic environment or on a unique architecturally designed new build they endeavour to provide a skill set and finished product of the highest quality.

Mike Rickards is from a previous restoration background and established the company in April 2012 and his experience has been built upon undertaking the projects that others may shy away from - whether due to material use, design, access or other site specific challenges. He says: "We enjoy the challenge and relish the unique and unusual projects so that, when finished, we can take a step back and say....’we did that’.

"The establishment of Rickards Period Plastering Ltd allowed us to expand our traditional skill set as an experienced exponent of the vernacular haired chalk mix along with the innovative and pioneering approach extending into the eco market where modern and unique building materials, such as wood fibre insulation board and hemp construction, require a similar sympathetic approach.

"Our extensive knowledge of local construction and the built environment, along with familiarity of the complexities of period property housing, means we can provide appropriate material applications for the delicate building fabric and unique build materials of East Anglia - whether these are timber frame, clay construction, hemp, flint or soft red brickwork.

"Through the many contacts built up over the years, we have a network of capable trade professionals including framers, carpenters, decorators, masons and bricklayers able to complement a project's requirements."

The pictures below are of the Grade 1 listed St Mary's Church at Bury St Edmunds where the company undertook plaster repairs, following relocation of the Suffolk Regiment memorials, for Universal Stone.

For further information and details of other projects visit the website at www.periodplastering.co.uk