About Simon...

After 5 years of military service I left 29 Commando Regiment to focus on my family and a new career. Having always had good hand skills I went straight into college to learn the trade of plastering. Whilst at college I was also out in the field gaining real world experience and business insight.

After achieving my qualifications I stayed in Plymouth and working with a number of local plasterers and building firms learning more and more about my trade. This gave me broad skills, knowledge and most of all the confidence to go on to bigger and better things.

With enjoying and being very interested in plastering I wanted know more about the trade itself, including the history and all the different types of plaster that have been used over the years some of which are still used today. In between working I took extra classes/studies and developed specialist knowledge and skills in traditional methods such as lime plastering. I really enjoy working with traditional materials such as cobb lime mortars, horse hair, lath making, cobb bricks ect.
I then moved on to work with a lime plastering firm which dealt specifically with lime plaster and renovation treatments in very old listed buildings. This included work for the Duchy of Cornwall and many other high profile clients. After spending a few years working with a various companies I decided the time was right to become self employed and in September 2005 SA Black Traditional Plastering started trading..

I now work in and a round the West Country covering Devon and Cornwall plus further afield. I provide a complete plastering service for my customers, from modern to traditional and jobs big to small. I am passionate about my trade and the work I do; I take pride in the quality of my work, cleanliness, being a friendly communicator, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.

Please feel free to contact me and discuss your next project of that niggling repair you’ve been thinking about. What ever the job I would like to offer you my services and gain your repeat custom for years to come.

Kind regards
Simon Alan Black