ASH Cup 2021

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ASH Cup 2021 - CompetitorsJoe Wallace holds the ASH Cup with fellow golfers at the 19th hole.The Ash Cup is an internal golf tournament held annually by Ash Drywall.

Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as nearest to the pin, longest drive and the dreaded “wooden spoon” for last place.

After a hard year working around the complications of Covid-19, we were pleased to get out into the fresh air on Friday 1st October and compete for the 2021 Ash Cup, at Mid Sussex Golf Club, Ditchling.

Congratulations to Joe Wallace for winning this illustrious trophy and thanks to everyone who took part. Hope you all had a good day out. 

The final results are:

  • 1st - Joe Wallace
  • 2nd - Paul Sumpter
  • 3rd - Steve Copper
  • Longest Drive - Paul Sumpter
  • Nearest to Pin - Sam Greenaway
  • Wooden Spoon - John Abnett


Wittersham U10 Football Team Awards from ASH Drywall

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Young Wittersham footballers with their trophiesSteve's son and daughter with their football awardsWittersham U10 is a grassroots football team that's coached by ASH Drywall employee Steven Buss.

Lockdown has been hard on the children, so to lift some young spirits, we stepped in to help make the end of season ‘prize giving’ extra special by funding new trophies.

Steven Buss told us “The prize giving presentation was a massive success and the kids were buzzing when they saw the trophies. Here’s a couple of pictures, one of the trophies and one of my son and daughter with their awards. Thanks again”.

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Hermitage Lane Community Centre for Croudace Homes

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CroudaceHomesLogoKevin Kay of ASH Drywall brings us some photos of the Hermitage Lane Community Centre in Maidstone.

Although ASH Drywall had already completed their work on the Centre for Croudace Homes, Kevin dropped in to have a cup of tea with Site Manager Malcolm Burton, who has this as his final project before retirement.

Kevin says of Malcolm “Probably the best and most genuine Site Manager I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with on several jobs over the years. I can honestly say I’ll really miss working with him. He’s a proper gentleman and a good laugh too!”

We wish Malcolm a very happy retirement.


ASH Drywall Deliver High Quality Nursing Home for Jenner

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Jenner LogoASH Drywall recently completed works at Beech Hurst Nursing Home in Haywards Heath for Jenner.

Kevin Kay of ASH Drywall had the opportunity to inspect the near-complete development, and took some photos for the team to see how these high-quality home constructed for Care UK turned out.

Kevin says "We don’t often get to see finished products at this stage and Andy Saheb (Jenner’s Site Manager) is over the moon with how it went".



ASH Drywall Receive Glowing Feedback from Thakeham Homes

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Thakeham Homes ASH DrywallThe Ash Drywall team working with Thakeham Homes at their development in Portslade, West Sussex has received excellent feedback from Thakeham's management team.

Garry Gill (Project Director - Thakeham Group) commented:

"The quality and supervision of works has been excellent, your team is very easy to work with, and plan works well in advance keeping your operatives well briefed along the way. The making good within the plots is very minor and both Tom and Steve are a pleasure to work with.

It is no surprise to see Ash Drywall at the top of the September Subcontractor leader board. Please pass my thanks on to the whole team."

Congratulations to Steve Jones, Tom Cain, and all of the Ash Drywall team working on this site.

Keep up the good work everyone!


ASH Cup 2020

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CranescapePaul Seager (left) receiving the 2020 Ash Cup from Sean Ash.The Ash Cup is an internal golf tournament held annually by Ash Drywall.

Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as nearest to the pin, longest drive and the much dreaded "wooden spoon" for last place.

Despite all the complications of Covid-19, we were pleased to host the 2020 Ash Cup at Dale Hill Golf Club, Ticehurst on Friday 25 September. Congratulations to Paul Seager for his 2nd win of the illustrious trophy and thanks to everyone who took part. Hope you all had a good day out.

The final results were:

  • 1st - Paul Seager
  • 2nd - Steve Jones
  • 3rd - Joe Wallace
  • Longest Drive - Steve Copper / Mark Payne
  • Nearest to Pin - Joe Wallace
  • Wooden Spoon - Sam Greenaway

First-Class Finish with Knauf from ASH Drywall

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Knauf Drywall Airless 001The speed of the Airless products and the minimal clean-up made a welcome contribution to the efficiency of the site.ASH Drywall are great advocates for the new Knauf Airless System so it was with some excitement that we became involved as a sub-contractor to Wates Construction that has just specified Knauf Airless for a fast, high-quality finish throughout Stag House, a new £7m housing development in Putney.

Knauf Airless Finish is a highly efficient spray-applied alternative to traditional plaster for finishing walls and ceilings. Its crushed marble formula makes it easier to level and sand, and the product comes ready-mixed in bags. There is no need to bring water on to the site and application of the product prior to sanding is dust-free, giving a much cleaner and safer environment.

The product was specified primarily for its speed and ease of use, but for us here at ASH Drywall it was a first with this new system, so the training provided by Knauf was an essential part of the service.

ASH Drywall sent a team to the Knauf Learning Zone, the training centre in Sittingbourne, to make sure they were completely comfortable with the system before starting the project and Knauf also followed up with a site visit to answer any last-minute questions.

Tom Hooper-Smith, Project Manager for Wates Construction, was particularly impressed with the safety of the product in use;

"Knauf Airless Ready-mixed Finish produces little dust during application as little or no sanding is required, meaning that the environment is safer and more comfortable for site workers.

The cherry on top has to be that there’s no waste from the product - any unused excess can be scraped back into the hopper, so it is both ecological and economical. It’s a win-win, I really do think it’s the way forward."

The subcontractors are equally enthusiastic. Contracts Manager for ASH Drywall John Abnett commented that:

“The team were a bit unsure initially - but they’re all converts now and they think it’s brilliant. We’ll be happy to tender with this product in the future."

Stag House is located on the former site of Stag House Community Youth Centre in Putney, South West London. The four-storey development is providing 21 new homes including 10 for those with physical and learning disabilities, including accommodation for an on-site support officer. With handover due in May 2020, the speed of the Airless products and the minimal clean-up required made a welcome contribution to the efficiency of the site.

Project Data Value: £2m Architect: Mae-LLP Architects Contractor: Wates Construction Ltd Sub-contractor: ASH Drywall Products used: Knauf Airless Ready-mixed Finish.