Dave White began his career in 1982 as an apprentice carpenter and joiner, suitably gaining his City & Guilds, Advanced City & Guilds, Master Craftsman and Approved Apprenticeship certificates as his studies developed. Gaining his core skills for a bench joinery perspective, David found that a detailed understanding of how to fabricate joinery items is a rare and valued skill. David noted “I feel that my initial training has helped me immensely in my career, as I was able to gain knowledge in both phases of work from a very early stage”.
David started working for Fullers in 2002 as a carpenter working on many exciting and interesting projects; notably the Sir John Soanes Museum, where we continue to carry out works on a regular basis.
The first project David was asked to manage in 2009 was on a package of enabling works at Horace Walpoles, Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham. David note “I really enjoyed the challenge and responsibility of running my own projects. Since I adopted this role, I have completed works to many interesting buildings, including managing my own phase of works at the Sir John Soanes Museum, Wiltons Music Theatre and most recently Sandycombe Lodge (JMW Turner’s House).
Sandycombe Lodge has gone on to become one of our award winning projects, winning RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA London Conservation Award 2018 as well as being a finalist for a RICS award in Building Conservation, 2018.