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Welcome to the Premier Trophy 
Awards 2018

The PDA Premier Trophy Awards began in late 1987 when a group of professionals and suppliers from the construction industry convened at the Building Employeres Confederation headquarters in London to consider how to improve press coverage of the sector.

As a result of this meeting, the National Federation of Painting and Decorating Contractors (NFPDC) implemented a competition with the appointment of the Clerk of Works Incorporation Council (ICW) as independent inspectors.

It was decided that the objective of the Premier Trophy Awards should be: demonstrate the diversity of skill and craft, show efficiency of service to clients, develop the highest standards of excellence for the industry.

The competition is now on its 30th year and still holds true to these objectives.

And the Winners Are...

2018 Apprentice/Trainee Awards Competition

Northern Heat



Simon Whitaker

Simon Whitaker - Lecturer/Assessor Painting & Decorating, Accrington and Rossendale College

We had eleven candidates for the competition and although it is nerve wracking for them I do feel that competition based learning is an important part of any apprentice/trainee’s training journey to come into the painting and decorating industry. It focusses the mind, puts a learner under pressure and sharpens tool skills with an emphasis on time management.

The PDA apprentice/trainee competition in my opinion is an excellent platform for learners to compete in a fair environment. The tool skills of the competitors were put to the test with a complex design that needed to be accurately `cut in’ and they were given the chance to use some of their own flair to finish the piece with stencil and transfer application to give an overall aesthetically pleasing panel of work.

They also had the opportunity to develop maths and English skills by interpreting written and verbal instruction and by accurately transferring a scale drawing to full size.

All the candidates performed well under pressure and completed the task in the time allotted.

Southern Heat



SLord Scott Oliver

Lord Scott Oliver - Lecturer Painting & Decorating, Bournemouth and Poole College

The trainees came from several different areas of the southern region. All selected for their successes and achievements to date. They were keen to get started and where intrigued to find out the design for this year’s competition. The design was incumbent ofcurved lines and a star shape with in a circle. The colours were red, dark and light blue. The design would test the drawing, setting out and most importantly the painting skills of the trainees. Along with this they had the usual pressure of working to a deadline.

The students listened intently to the initial instructions and appeared nervous and hesitant to ask initial questions. However, their confidence soon grew throughout the morning. The first task for them was to start setting out, which they completed in a timely manner. We witnessed various different approaches to how they were going to commence first. This caused a few moments of serious decision making for the trainees. It was noted that every approach was different, some set about the difficult elements of the task firstly. Others went for simpler elements to start with giving thought to what they would do next. By midday the trainees where all at different stages, some had raced ahead and others had struggled a little and had not completed as much by this time.

After a break for refreshments the trainees came back to the activity with determination to finish. It was pleasing to see that they got to work quickly, focused and managed to complete the task.

In total there were 18 competitors: 11 attended the Accrington and Rossendale College heat and 7 attended the Bournemouth and Poole College heat. Of the 18 competitors 40% were female.

I thank the PDA for inviting a member of the Association of Painting Craft Teachers (APCT) to assist with the judging and assessment process. The APCT are honoured to be associated with this event and to contribute towards its ongoing success. As a judge for this competition I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience.

Without exception all competitors at both centres demonstrated skill levels that were consistently high. All those taking part demonstrated proficiency to read and interpret the working drawing. Candidates’ reflected their awareness of the undertaking and the need for accuracy of the completed work throughout the duration of the task.

In both heats all competitors applied and delivered the set scheme with competence and confidence working to the 6 hours timescale on the 1.2 meter wide by 2.4 meter high working panels.

All of the competition work must be described as commendable and demonstrated that all the candidates clearly had ability, commitment and enthusiasm to aspire towards professional levels of competence in this competition.Consequently, judging was a demanding and thorough task.

Judging and the subsequent scoring was based on the following classifications:

  • Setting out
  • Neatness of cutting-in
  • Stencil application
  • Colour opacity
  • Stencil cutting
  • Cleanliness during the work
  • Overall visual appearance of the finished job

However, no matter how committed and competitive the candidates were during both of the competition events they would not be able to demonstrate their skills and abilities without support from a range of individuals and organisations.

As a judge of this competition I consider that it is essential for me to acknowledge these supporting individuals and organisations. After all, the event would not happen, indeed would not happen annually, if they did not kindly contribute their effort, time and resources.

A thank you should go initially to the PDA for their ongoing commitment to this competition and to Yvonne Dominey-Tay for organising the event. A particular thank you to PDA CEO Neil Ogilvie both in co-ordinating and acting as a judge for the competition.

To both of the College Centres and their lecturers and support staff. To Simon Whitaker who managed the northern heat at Accrington and Rossendale College. To Scott Oliver who managed the southern event at Bournemouth and Poole College. Both ensured the event in their workshops was trade relevant and safe.

Thank you also to the various trade and construction relevant sponsors.

PURDY PAINT BRUSHES:
All competitors received a box of quality paint brushes from this manufacturer as recognition for their contribution to the event as competitors.

CROWN PAINTS:
All paint materials were kindly donated by this manufacturer and in addition competitors were provided with a “goody bag” of Crown Paint items also as recognition for their contribution to the event as competitors.

CITB:
As promoters training standards and managers of skills in the Construction Industry CITB endorsed the competition.

A final thank you must go to all the competitors. All should be congratulated on their individual achievements and none should be disappointed with the work they submitted.

In this instance three competitors have been successful. Their work reflects ability and has a consistence that demonstrates a greater level of skill and achievement. Congratulations and well done, to these competitors.

1st Abigail Johnson – Bradford Council & Leeds College of Building

2nd Megan Talbot – Oliver Gladwin & Accrington & Rossendale College

3rd Eleanor Cleave – Bournmouth and Poole College

2nd: Megan Talbot
Megan Talbot

1st: Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson

3rd: Eleanor Cleave
Eleanor Cleave

Commercial

 Winner - Ambrose Ellis Painting Contractors Ltd


 

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COMPANY: Ambrose Ellis Painting Contractors Ltd
WEBSITE: www.ambroseellis.co.uk
PROJECT: Neston High School, Neston
CLIENT: Government School Projects
MANUFACTURER: Dulux

Judges Notes:


This new build academy was not without major organisation issues that required the contractor to adjust labour requirements to comply with the main contractor’s evolving programme.


Considering the tight programme, the finish was to an extremely high standard. Despite the logistical difficulties the work was of a very good standard and completed to the entire satisfaction of the client.

Well done on a project the contractor can be justifiably proud of.

   
Very Highly Commended - Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Leeds) Ltd


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COMPANY: Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Leeds) Ltd

PROJECT: Neston High School, Neston
CLIENT: Government School Projects
MANUFACTURER: Dulux

Judges Notes:

The complexity and specialist nature of the work meant the contractor had to work hard to meet both the client’s
requirements and a tight schedule. The buildings were closed while the extensive preparation took place before the repainting.

Requirements were for walls to be taken back to the Victorian brick, insulated, skimmed and then given a blemish free finish. All areas of work have been carried out to a very high standard
and with care and attention. The client was very happy with the end result of a well executed finish achieved.

Highly Commended - Alliance Painting Ltd



Alliance Painting Ltd

 

COMPANY Alliance Painting Ltd
PROJECT Teamsport Go Karting, Newcastle
CLIENT McCarthy Associates
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

The contractor has achieved a very good standard of finish to this project with very effective features.

Vivid colour schemes and designs are used throughout the project and very ably applied.

The client was very happy with the end result.

The contractor can be proud of the workmanship demonstrated on the project.

Commended - Medusa Decor Ltd



Medusa Decor Ltd

 

COMPANY Medusa Decor Ltd
PROJECT First Events Office, Yeadon
CLIENT First Events
MANUFACTURER Johnstone's

Judges Notes:

The contractor was recommended to the client to transform their working space. A design specification was drawn up to meet the client’s requirements.

The work schedule for this office redecoration was done in line with other trades and working to a tight deadline with the client moving into the office space at the same time.

The finished work is of a very high standard and had two trainees involved in the redecoration. A bright, fresh finish was achieved with an eye for design demonstrated throughout – well done.

Commended - S & C Painting Services Ltd



S & C Painting Services Ltd

 

COMPANY S & C Painting Services Ltd
PROJECT The Castle Pub, Droitwich
CLIENT Wedgewood Construction
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

The contractor on this project was required to carry out all of the work within a very short time constraint.

All external works undertaken on this property were completed to a limited specification.

The internal work required was finished to a very high standard. This work included wall papering, painting, spraying and varnishing.

Overall a very satisfactory finish was achieved.

Ambrose Ellis Painting Contractors Ltd

Winner
Ambrose Ellis Painting Contractors Ltd

Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Leeds) Ltd

Very Highly Commended
Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Leeds) Ltd

Alliance Painting Ltd

Highly Commended
Alliance Painting Ltd

Medusa Decor Ltd

Commended
Medusa Decor Ltd

S & C Painting Services Ltd

Commended
S & C Painting Services Ltd

Industrial

Winner - Stuart Yates Decor



Stuart Yates Decor

 

COMPANY Stuart Yates Decor
PROJECT Gripple Works Riverside, Sheffield
CLIENT Gripple
MANUFACTURER Johnstone’s/PPG

Judges Notes:

This project involved redecoration to the internal and external, steelworks, reception offices and kitchen of this exciting and extended factory unit.

A modern bright colour scheme and effective colour blocking on the walls was used.

The factory was staffed and open all the time during the works with the contractor working around the staff and making sure disruption was kept to a minimum.

Every element viewed was faultless and demonstrated the skill and professionalism of the contractor.

Very Highly Commended - Alfred Bagnall & Sons (North West) Ltd



Alfred Bagnall & Sons (North West) Ltd

 

COMPANY Alfred Bagnall & Sons (North West) Ltd
PROJECT Redecoration to M6 Tolls Bridge M6 Toll Road, Cannock
CLIENT Midlands Expressway Ltd
MANUFACTURER Dacrylate

Judges Notes:

This repainting of eleven bridges on the M6 Toll motorway was superbly coordinated, independently monitored and achieved an excellent finish.

A very difficult job, working on a live motorway from van mounted elevated work platforms to a tight programme.

The client on site could not speak highly enough of this contractor and asked them to tender for the remaining bridges. A job extremely well executed - well done.

Highly Commended - Jack Tighe Ltd



Jack Tighe Ltd

 

COMPANY Jack Tighe Ltd
PROJECT Fish Pass Number 3, Orrin Dam, Marybank
CLIENT Scottish and Southern Energy
MANUFACTURER Scangrit & Chemco International Ltd

Judges Notes:

Narrow local roads made access to this site very difficult.
The scope of the job was to fully blast clean the internal areas of the pipeline and apply the approved coating system.

Operatives are ICATS qualified and are able to work in confined spaces.

The end result is a very well executed job with a good finish achieved.

The client was very happy with the performance of the contractor and there are excellent records by the contractor and client.

Commended - Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd



Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd

 

COMPANY Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd
PROJECT O2 Main Entrance Area, London
CLIENT Ansco Arena Ltd
MANUFACTURER Johnstone’s

Judges Notes:

Redecoration of structural steel to the entrance dome was required. This involved working around the events and access had to be maintained at all times.

The project involved working around glass screens that could not be marked.

The finished paintwork was to a high standard and matches with the pre-finished areas of the structure.

The client was extremely pleased with the finished job and the contractor can be proud of the work executed.

Commended - Alfred Bagnall & Sons (South Wales) Ltd



Alfred Bagnall & Sons (South Wales) Ltd

 

COMPANY Alfred Bagnall & Sons (South Wales) Ltd
PROJECT IQE Semiconductor Facility, St Mellon’s, Newport
CLIENT IQE Plc
MANUFACTURER Jotun Paints

Judges Notes:

This large industrial building was constructed a few years ago and never occupied and had been allowed to deteriorate, especially the fire protection to the structural steelwork. All the structural steelwork had to be grit blasted back to bare metal and re-painted with an oil based primer and water based intumescent coating to the specified thickness.

The grit blasting was programmed to be carried out in normal working hours but this had to be re-programmed due the other trades not being able to work at the same time so work was carried out at night and weekends. Two hundred plus tons of grit was used. A fast track project that was finished on time and budget which allowed this unique semiconductor facility to open on time.

Stuart Yates Decor

Winner
Stuart Yates Decor

Alfred Bagnall & Sons (North West) Ltd

Very Highly Commended
Alfred Bagnall & Sons (North West) Ltd

Jack Tighe Ltd

Highly Commended
Jack Tighe Ltd

Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd

Commended
Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd

Alfred Bagnall & Sons (South Wales) Ltd

Commended
Alfred Bagnall & Sons (South Wales) Ltd

Decorative

Winner - Campbell Smith & Company Ltd



Campbell Smith & Company Ltd

 

COMPANY Campbell Smith & Company Ltd
PROJECT Knole House Showrooms, Kent
CLIENT National Trust
MANUFACTURER Rose of Jericho

Judges Notes:

The conservation and restoration of these rooms was extensive. The ceilings were carefully stripped before redecorating with distemper. Careful application of very thin washes of soft distemper tinted with dry pigment and using the stippling method was used to achieve a suitably aged look to match elsewhere. The finish achieved was excellent and showed the patination required.

Cleaning and retouching of wood panelling to match
existing wood graining to the doors and stairs had to be seen to be appreciated.

The job was completed to a very high standard that is in keeping with the property. The contractor can be proud of what has been achieved and the work shows the skills of a specialist, restoration contractor.

Very Highly Commended - A C Beck & Son Ltd



A C Beck & Son Ltd

 

COMPANY A C Beck & Son Ltd
PROJECT Theatre Royal Windsor
CLIENT Theatre Royal Windsor
MANUFACTURER Farrow and Ball

Judges Notes:

This project called for the redecoration of this listed theatre, which is over two hundred years old and has gone through many changes over this period.

The auditorium and safety curtain were repainted, this involved a complex designed scaffold to reach the heights and extend over the tiered seating. Special precautions had to be taken on painting the fire curtain as it contained asbestos. The ceiling and walls had a base colour highlighted with gold paint that picked out the details. The work had to be carried out within a three week window of time.

The contractor can be very proud of this job that has brought a fresh and bright feel to the theatre.

Highly Commended - Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd



Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd

 

COMPANY Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd
PROJECT Mansion House, Doncaster
CLIENT Stone Edge Ltd
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

The mansion house has been out of use for several years and required extensive external and internal preparation. External painting was carried out on fixed scaffolding, fully encapsulated to prevent any debris falling on the public below.

Freehand windows have been drawn out on the external brickwork to replicate the original windows which had been bricked up.

The project was completed to time and budget and with a good finish achieved throughout.

A good, clean project and one which the client was very happy with and the contractor can be very pleased with.

Commended - Cousins Ltd



Cousins Ltd

 

COMPANY Cousins Ltd
PROJECT Signature at Ascot Grange, Care Home, Ascot
CLIENT Signature Senior Lifestyle
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

This high end residential care home’s extensive corridors and facility rooms, such as hairdressing and treatment, reception and dining, were each individually designed with many colours and papers.

The top floor was geared to people with dementia, which involved a selection of colours to assist with their condition. The paints specified involved thirty colours with seventeen papers by Morris and Zoffary.

A very complex building to paint as most areas had multiple colours and papers which required extensive supervision and reference to the drawings. External works were mainly to the high level timber beams

Overall a very impressive finish was achieved that the contractor can be proud of.

Commended - Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (London) Ltd



Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (London) Ltd

 

COMPANY Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (London) Ltd
PROJECT Elm Park Mansions, Chelsea, London
CLIENT Fenton Associates
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

The project was to undertake external repairs and redecoration to each elevation of this Edwardian property development. Extensive repairs to the brickwork were necessary and numerous windows required the ‘window repair system’ prior to undercoat and topcoat gloss application.

Due to the scale of the building the planning and execution had to be carefully managed.

The repainted building looks impressive with good, clean cutting in to the sash windows and metalwork.

A project the contractor can be proud of and the owner’s managing agent was very pleased with the completed work.

Campbell Smith & Company Ltd

Winner
Campbell Smith & Company Ltd

A C Beck & Son Ltd

Very Highly Commended
A C Beck & Son Ltd

Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd

Highly Commended
Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd

Cousins Ltd

Commended
Cousins Ltd

Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (London) Ltd

Commended
Alfred Bagnalls & Sons (London) Ltd

Highly Decorative

Winner - Bernard Watson(Inc J Corbishley & Sons Ltd)



Bernard Watson(Inc J Corbishley & Sons Ltd)

 

COMPANY Bernard Watson(Inc J Corbishley & Sons Ltd)
PROJECT St Patrick’s RC Church, Oldham
CLIENT St Patrick’s RC Church
MANUFACTURER Zinsser

Judges Notes:

The overall finish of the work is exceptionally good and with excellent visual effect. The contractor took on the task of replicating the stencilling which was known to have been on the east window. Investigative work took place and the stencil was identified on the reveal and then copied.

Replicating this work on the walls and high ceilings with the use of scaffolding is a difficult task and the contractor is to be commended for their skill. The window with reveals and stencilling is to be particularly noted.

The client and contractor have worked well together to achieve an excellent finished job.

Very Highly Commended - Davison Solutions Ltd



Davison Solutions Ltd

 

COMPANY Davison Solutions Ltd
PROJECT The Towers, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
CLIENT Mr J Winn
MANUFACTURER Johnstone’s

Judges Notes:

This period property had been converted from a residential property to a convent girls’ school and was in a bad state of repair. Full restoration was required and with some of the paintwork colour matched and restored to period colours of the 1800’s.

Painting and decoration to the residential property has been achieved to a very high standard. The finish to the flat surfaces of the walls were without a blemish.

The client was very pleased with the end result. The paintwork is seamless and demonstrates the skill of the contracto

Highly Commended - Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd



Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd

 

COMPANY Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd
PROJECT Honourable Artillery Company, London
CLIENT HAC
MANUFACTURER Rose of Jericho

Judges Notes:

A redecoration of the court room to a specification by a paint historian was required. The room contained murals that had to be protected and involved cleaning and removing paint from many previous coatings.

The ornate egg and dart coving had to be picked out in different colours. Gold leaf work was employed on refurbishing the coat of arms.

Walls and ceiling were painted to achieve an excellent finish. Repairs were required to sash windows and then painted.

A very well executed job for which the contractor can be commended.

Commended - Alfred Bagnall & Sons (London) Ltd



Alfred Bagnall & Sons (London) Ltd

 

COMPANY Alfred Bagnall & Sons (London) Ltd
PROJECT Mark Masons' Hall, London
CLIENT Groom Property Maintenance
MANUFACTURER Farrow and Ball

Judges Notes:

This is an impressive central London building with ornate finishes and gold painted areas. Each of the rooms contain intricate wall and ceiling details which had to be cleaned and repaired prior to their paint application. There were many detailed mouldings that were repaired and brought back to a high standard to enhance the finish.

The craftsmanship required to execute the work was excellent and with a high quality of finish achieved. This job aptly demonstrates that attention to detail in the preparation and planning gives the foundation for a quality finish.

The client is very happy with the project and there is a good working relationship between parties.

Bernard Watson(Inc J Corbishley & Sons Ltd)

Winner
Bernard Watson(Inc J Corbishley & Sons Ltd)

Davison Solutions Ltd

Very Highly Commended
Davison Solutions Ltd

Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd

Highly Commended
Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Restoration) Ltd

Alfred Bagnall & Sons (London) Ltd

Commended
Alfred Bagnall & Sons (London) Ltd

Small Contractor

Winner - Neil Bailey Decorating



Neil Bailey Decorating

 

COMPANY Neil Bailey Decorating
PROJECT The Grey House, Boars Hill, Oxford
CLIENT Michael Tomlinson and Sarah Campbell
MANUFACTURER Crown Paints

Judges Notes:

A large detached period dwelling of early to mid 1900’s required complete restoration both internally and externally.

Under the direction of an architect the work was extensive. External preparation involving burning off the exposed timber eaves, windows and doors and then finished to excellent standard.

Internally all painting and decorating was carried out with great attention to detail.

An outstanding project meeting the standards demanded by the client.

Very Highly Commended - Stuart Yates Decor



Stuart Yates Decor

 

COMPANY Stuart Yates Decor
PROJECT Internal Decoration, Residential Property, Eckington
CLIENT Janet & Valerie Milner
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

The property had not been decorated in twenty years and the client wanted to recreate the decor.

The original wallpaper was sourced and applied to a very high standard with all joins invisible.

A very good finish achieved in keeping with this period property. The client was very happy with the end result and high praise given to the contractor on the delivery and workmanship on display.

Highly Commended - P S Timbrell



P S Timbrell

 

COMPANY P S Timbrell
PROJECT 14 Lansdown Cresent, Bath
CLIENT Ms M Johnston
MANUFACTURER Farrow and Ball/Dulux

Judges Notes:

This listed property required a full redecoration, which had not been done for several years, and followed some extensive building work.

Spray equipment was used for walls and larger areas to create a flawless finish. The brushwork is also of a very high standard and an excellent finish was achieved on the walls and ceilings with cornices and woodwork highlighted in eggshell.

Special mention to the lounge fireplace which had an excellent finish.

A well executed project delivered to client satisfaction and within a tight timescale.

Highly Commended - S & C Painting Services Ltd



S & C Painting Services Ltd

 

COMPANY S & C Painting Services Ltd
PROJECT Pool Hayes Academy School Sports Hall, Willenhall
CLIENT Pool Hayes Academy
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

The sports hall had high level trusses that required access equipment to reach. The lower walls had taken quite a battering and needed extensive preparation prior to painting.

The completed job has improved the appearance and it now looks very welcoming.

A job well executed and delivered to schedule and to the satisfaction of the client - well done.

Commended - Fine Lines Decorating Services



Fine Lines Decorating Services

 

COMPANY Fine Lines Decorating Services
PROJECT Cross & Passion Convent East Beach, Lytham (Phase 1)
CLIENT Sisters of the Cross and Passion
MANUFACTURER Johnstone’s

Judges Notes:

This grade two listed building, that had been poorly maintained over the years, required a full redecoration.

Extensive areas of decay were uncovered in the preparation work resulting in specialist joinery work before the repainting could take place.

This is an extremely well delivered project with a good finish achieved despite the limited budget available.

Neil Bailey Decorating

Winner
Neil Bailey Decorating

Stuart Yates Decor

Very Highly Commended
Stuart Yates Decor

P S Timbrell

Highly Commended
P S Timbrell

S & C Painting Services Ltd

Highly Commended
S & C Painting Services Ltd

Fine Lines Decorating Services

Commended
Fine Lines Decorating Services

New Build

Winner - AC Beck Contracts Ltd



AC Beck Contracts Ltd

 

COMPANY AC Beck Contracts Ltd
PROJECT American Embassy, London
CLIENT Sir Robert McAlpine/ US Government
MANUFACTURER Johnstone’s/Dulux

Judges Notes:

A major project requiring the contractor to adhere to strict levels of security and vetting while the work was taking place. As a high profile building the client had exacting standards which had to be achieved.

The cutting in and wall covering are executed to a very high standard. Palladium leaf work to the ambassadors’ names in the entrance is impressive. The murals supplied by the client but hung by the contractor had a seamless finish.

A really high-class job.

Very Highly Commended - Whiterock Decorators Ltd



Whiterock Decorators Ltd

 

COMPANY Whiterock Decorators Ltd
PROJECT Watkin Jones New Bridewell, Bristol
CLIENT Watkin Jones
MANUFACTURER Crown Paints

Judges Notes:

The work involved internal redecoration of these student high rise flats. Application of murals and colour scheming to the communal areas give a bright, modern feel.

The final project is crisp and clean with a very good finish. The main entrance areas deserve a special mention with the contractor demonstrating their specialist skills.

A well executed job and the contractor can be proud of the achievement.

Very Highly Commended - Story Decorating Group



Story Decorating Group

 

COMPANY Story Decorating Group
PROJECT Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries
CLIENT NHS Dumfries & Galloway
MANUFACTURER Johnstone’s

Judges Notes:

A complex and difficult project to organise as work had to start while building was still taking place. Working with other trades was an absolute necessity to deliver the final project to the quality desired.

The contractor has achieved a very good finish on this project with very good blemish free wall finishes and excellent cutting in.

The working relationship with the client was very good and the contractor met and surpassed expectations. The client was happy with the end result and work achieved was to a high standard.

AC Beck Contracts Ltd

Winner
AC Beck Contracts Ltd

Whiterock Decorators Ltd

Very Highly Commended
Whiterock Decorators Ltd

Story Decorating Group

Very Highly Commended
Story Decorating Group

Residential

Winner - Ian Williams Ltd



Ian Williams Ltd

 

COMPANY Ian Williams Ltd
PROJECT Whittington House, Cheltenham
CLIENT Caring Homes Group
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

This care home required both external and internal restoration. There were extreme access difficulties externally with the building on a sloping site. All facades had a complete clean and work to the roofs and gutters before the final paint finish

Internally, all the areas were painted and the kitchens completely refurbished and new handrails fixed throughout. The completed wallpapering and painting were to an exceptional standard.

A sensitive job carried out to a well satisfied client.

The contractor should be extremely pleased to achieve such an outstanding finish.

Very Highly Commended - Alfred Bagnall & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd



Alfred Bagnall & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd

 

COMPANY Alfred Bagnall & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd
PROJECT Cornish Place, Sheffield
CLIENT Warwick Estates Management Ltd
MANUFACTURER Jotun

Judges Notes:

These old industrial buildings that had been converted into residential accommodation had to have various forms of access to carry out the redecoration. This included rope access over the river Don, MEWP in the courtyards and required a safety boat on the river.

Despite all the challenges of this year long project an exceptional finish was achieved.

The client spoke very highly of the contractor and they should be extremely proud of this project.

Highly Commended - Stuart Yates Decor



Stuart Yates Decor

 

COMPANY Stuart Yates Decor
PROJECT Internal Decoration, Residential Property, Chesterfield
CLIENT Richard Brammer
MANUFACTURER Caparol

Judges Notes:

The scope of the project was internal redecoration of this domestic dwelling.

The walls were painted to a very high standard and woodwork was faultless.

A neat and tidy job with a good overall finish achieved in the areas painted and the contractor can be proud of the end result.

The client was very happy with the delivery and execution of the work.

Commended - Alfred Bagnall & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd



Alfred Bagnall & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd

 

COMPANY Alfred Bagnall & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd
PROJECT Avalon Court Residential Apartments, Newport, Wales
CLIENT McCarthy and Stone
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

A very tidy job which had to take place working around elderly residents.

External work was carried out, mainly off mechanical access systems, to gutters, windows and masonry. Internally walls were painted to a high standard and wallpapering to feature walls was very good.

The client was extremely pleased with the finished work.
The contractor can be proud of the quality of finish achieved.

Commended - Ian Williams Ltd



Ian Williams Ltd

 

COMPANY Ian Williams Ltd
PROJECT The Point, External Decorations to Steel, Bristol
CLIENT The Point (Bristol) Management Company
MANUFACTURER Dulux

Judges Notes:

Extensive preparation and working out access was a key priority to the delivery of this project.

The finished gloss work was to a high standard and the cutting in to adjacent areas is very good.

Overall a project delivered to a good standard and within a tight budget and timescales.

Stuart Yates Decor

Highly Commended
Stuart Yates Decor

Alfred Bagnall & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd

Commended
Alfred Bagnall & Sons (East Midlands) Ltd

Ian Williams Ltd

Commended
Ian Williams Ltd

Supreme

Winner - Contractor: Stuart Yates Decor Citation



Stuart Yates Decor Citation

 

COMPANY Contractor: Stuart Yates Decor Citation

Judges Notes:

This company has been a member of the PDA and its fore-runners for over 30 years, he has entered the competition numerous times and won eight awards since 2012 his workmanship is to the highest standard. This has impressed the judges who on speaking to his clients, found they held him in high regard.

A well deserved award to a company that over the years has shown that high standards and quality of workmanship can bring success.

Former Special Award for Excellence Winners



 

 

2005 Alfred Bagnall & Sons (Midlands) Ltd
2006 Fisher Decorations Ltd
2007 Ian Williams Ltd
2008 J S Seddon (Painting) Ltd
2009 Roy Hankinson Ltd
2010 Campbell Smith & Co Ltd
2011 Thomas Welch & Sons
2012 CLC Contractors Ltd
2013 Tom Greening
2014 Rushworth Painting Contractors North West Ltd
2015 MITIE Property Services (UK) Ltd
2016 Bernard Watson (Inc. J. Corbishley & Sons Ltd)
2017 Campbell Smith & Co Ltd

Stuart Yates Decor

Winner
Stuart Yates Decor

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