UK Enterprise Awards 2021

182 | UK Enterprise Awards 2021 May21054 Best Lime Plaster Craftsmen 2021 – East Anglia & Award for Excellence in Heritage Conservation 2021 Based in Hingham, Maltby Plastering is an award-winning company of lime plaster specialists, providing a range of plastering services to sympathetically renovate and reinvigorate historic properties. We find out more about the niche market from Owner and Founders, Luke and Bruce Maltby. Run by father and son team, Bruce and Luke, Maltby Plastering Ltd specialises in the care and conservation of internal and external walls and ceilings in the all-period properties. From cottages to churches, the duo’s sympathetic approach will rediscover and enhance the historic beauty and character of any property. With a long and distinguished track record, Maltby Plastering Ltd has many years’ experience of providing dependable and professional services for projects in the building and housing development sector. ‘Every property and client are unique, and we are always happy to discuss your particular needs with you’, explains Bruce. ‘Our clients are generally property owners wishing to return their buildings back to how they originally were, and we offer our clients the correct skillsets to achieve this. Our core values are to do the right thing for our clients, and the buildings; means, methods and materials are paramount.’ The firm offers a whole host of services to owners of older properties, including, haired lime and chalk plastering, lime plastering and rendering, lathe and plaster work, repointing of brick and flint work, clay lump repair, heavy oak carpentry, wattle and daub application and repair. The immerse knowledge of Maltby Plastering Ltd, and sheer quality of its craftsmanship is what puts the business well ahead of its competitors and helps to distinguish themselves in the market. The firm’s unique selling points includes the five-star reviews they receives, the continued word of mouth referrals, and its reputation for excellence. However, it is the niche that the company has carved out itself, only working on historical buildings, which really sets them apart from others. ‘All out work is undertaken on historic and listed buildings’ Bruce states. ‘Our focus is on protection, conservation, and sympathetic repairs to our heritage for now, and years to come’. Being situated in East Anglia has obvious benefits for Maltby Plastering Ltd as it is the home of many historic vernacular buildings, with Norwich in particular, having a larger number of Tudor buildings. During the pandemic, the firm experienced more becoming aware of the correct materials to use, and the right approach to deal with historic buildings – such as the ones the company specialises in. Regarding the future, Bruce and Luke intend to very much continue as they are, with their strong position in the marketplace, and the emphasis on the high calibre of their work. ‘We pride ourselves on quality’, Bruce says. We have reverence to attention to detail and making the client feel relaxed knowing they have chosen the correct team’. Contact: Bruce Maltby Company: Maltby Plastering Ltd Telephone: 07500 004997 / 01953 853061 Website: Matlbyplastering