Plastering through the generations

Plastering through the generations

Gaches Traditional Plasterers have been plasterers of historic buildings since Gorden Gaches started the business in 1948. His son, Philip, who was recently awarded the certificate of Master Plasterer by the New Guild for the Plasterers Craft Guild, is now joined by his sons, William (22) and Jude Gaches (18) who are both apprenticed to Philip.

Willian has an NVQ 3 in solid plastering and Jude has completed an NVQ 2 in fibrous plastering, the signing off of which is delayed due to Covid-19. Gaches Traditional Plasterers have been offering placements to The Prince’s Foundation students for 13 years and hosted both of the recent apprentices that were sponsored by the Plaisterers.

Philip Gaches adds: “How honoured I am to be a Freeman and look forward to many years serving the Plaisterers.”

Latest project

Gaches Traditional Plasterers latest completed project was a private house in the Cotswolds where they formed a replica Elizabethan ceiling using tools, techniques and materials authentic to the mid 16th century which would be recognised by some of the Plaisterers earliest masters. They worked with The Prince’s Foundation apprentice, now Master Plasterer Anna Castilla Villa, who brought to the team an artistic flair reminiscent of the Italian stucatore.

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