National Trophy 2016

Stanmore’s Great Minster East wins the Residential category in the British Gypsum National Trophy 2016 & progresses to the International stages of the competition in Prague this June!

The British Gypsum National Trophy celebrates craftsmanship and skills in traditional plastering and modern plasterboard systems, and is designed to recognise the contribution that contractors make to the construction industry.

As these prestigious awards entered their twentieth year & tenth competition, British Gypsum encouraged installers to enter completed projects in to one of the following categories:

 Plasterboard – Winner: Kier Construction

 Plaster – Winner: ISG Construction

 Innovation & Sustainability – Winner: Morgan Sindall Group

 Education, Healthcare and Hospitality – Winner: Laing O’Rouke

 Residential – Winner: Stanmore Contractors

 Commercial – Winner: Galliford Try

The winners from each category now go on to represent the UK and take on finalists from around the world at one of the largest international competitions of its kind, the Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy. The Saint-Gobain Gyproc International/National Trophy is a unique gypsum industry event; one of the largest international competitions of its kind; whose objectives are:

 Continue to set and drive industry standards

 Highlight & recognize the plastering & dry-lining profession

 Showcase the skills of dry-lining & plastering contractors

 Feature high profile projects using modern plaster and plasterboard systems and products

 Continue to innovate in order to meet market needs for high quality, safe, sustainable, interior systems

Mike Chaldecott, Managing Director of British Gypsum, said: “The British Gypsum National Trophy is a great opportunity for UK contractors to show off the high-quality projects they have been working on and the level of hard work that has gone into them. The winners will not only receive recognition on a national scale, but their work will also be showcased on an international level – it’s a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of their business.”

The Saint-Gobain Gypsum International trophy, which will be hosted in Prague in 2016, was started in 1998. There will be more than 350 attendees at this biennial event representing more than 33 different countries.

Previous International Winners in the Residential category have been;

Berlin, 2014

 Winner: Marsan Residence, Valladolid (Spain)

 Runner-up: Brunsfield Residence @ U-Thant, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

London, 2012

 Winner: Saint Jean de Bournay Loft (France)

 Runner-up: Residential Complex Rome (Italy)