Continued Membership of FIS

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FIS logoFollowing renewal for 2022, ASH Drywall are delighted to confirm ongoing membership of FIS, the trade body of the £10 billion fit-out, finishes and interiors sector.

FIS represents specialists in all aspects of the interior fit-out and finishes sector and as a vertically integrated organisation, FIS is a perfect fit for ASH Drywall, supporting best practice knowledge exchange, and helping our ongoing efforts for technical competence. FIS are there to help support quality through the FIS Product Process People Quality Framework.

FIS is a not for profit community that has been built around a strict code of conduct that ASH Drywall are pleased to exceed. All members, irrespective of length of membership are subjected to regular ongoing vetting.

We are proud to be members of this dynamic and proactive community that is focussed on delivering a better construction experience for all involved.

ASH Drywall has embarked on a Plastic Revolution!

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ASH Drywall is committing to more responsible use of plastics With the support of ASH Drywall, Thakeham and their supply chain have committed to responsible use of plastics. For more information about this crucial project, click here.

Dear All,

Alongside other local suppliers, and community creator, Thakeham, ASH Drywall has signed up to the Thakeham Plastic Pledge.

This means, going forwards, we’ve committed to using plastics more responsibly as a business. In a time where this topic is especially prevalent, I’m personally proud that the company has made this pledge. More importantly, I’m delighted to announce that the first workshop was completed this week, marking the beginning of our plastics journey with Thakeham.

This project started with Thakeham producing a Plastic Action Plan report, in partnership with Biffa and Planet Mark. They spent three months collecting data on Thakeham’s flagship development in Woodgate, Pease Pottage, West Sussex and the outcome was a detailed analysis of the use of plastics on the site, which was then complied into a report. You can view the report by clicking here.

As we fast forward to today, Thakeham recognised that they would not be able to make any impactful change on their own, so they reached out to us (as part of their supply chain) to help them make a greater difference. It is clear that we all have a part to play in changing the way the industry behaves.

As the project progresses and matures I’ll keep you updated with the steps we make here on the ASH Drywall website and I’ll also be sharing our involvement in this crucial project via social media, so make sure you follow us on Linkedin.

Sean Ash
Legal Director,
Ash Drywall

Building a new vision for Seeley Copse, Goodwood

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Knauf Drywall Airless 001The new centre will offer increased capacity and longer opening hours, providing young people with plentiful opportunities to learn about the ecology around them.Ash Drywall are delighted to have supported the Thakeham Group in their development of a new learning space at Seeley Copse, Goodwood on behalf of the Goodwood Education Trust.

Over the past 40 years, tens of thousands of children have visited Goodwood to learn about the countryside and where their food comes from. Seeley Copse is an extremely valuable facility, providing experiences to youngsters who wouldn’t have visited the countryside otherwise. However, when the aged facilities became too small to meet local demand, the Thakeham Group took the lead in supporting The Goodwood Education Trust to create a new shared vision for the facility. ASH Drywall are proud to count themselves amongst the organisations that joined with the Thakeham Group in this noteworthy endeavour.

Sean Ash, Legal Director at Ash Drywall, commented that;

““In light of the inevitable changes society faces in building a more environmentally sustainable future, it is perhaps more important than ever to educate future generations about the natural world and our social obligation to live in harmony with it. Our hope is that this new facility at Seeley Copse will allow the Goodwood Education Trust to do exactly that, for many years to come.” 

The combined effort and support that the project received from over 35 local partners and contractors, alongside the Thakeham Group has valued the environmental hub at over £500,000. Thanks to the community effort, over 3,000 children and young people will be able to use the facilities every year. 

The ecological hub has been acknowledged as Highly Commended in the 2021 South Downs Design Awards.

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”.

Wittersham U10 Football 02


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".