John started working for Fullers builders in 2000 and has now been with the company for 18 years. With no prior experience in the building industry, he began his career as an apprentice for one of our more experienced plasterers at the time. Having completed 10 years of working on site as a specialist plasterer, John took up the challenging offer to become a Site Manager.
During the past 18 years, John has built up an enviable array of skills and due to his experience has worked on some very interesting projects. One of his key skills is his excellent working relationship with his peers and clients. With an impressive list of clientele including Grayson Perry, John is currently the site manager of a 65 week project in Westminster to a Grade II* listed building, now nearing completion. This involves a new roof structure with dormer to the rear, conservation and repair works to the masonry facades, along with new service installations and decoration. A small high specification, modern extension is to be built at the rear of the property.
I have worked on a few projects but the most memorable, and my personal favourite was undertaken in 2017 in Fournier Street (Spitafields). This lovely house was both mine and the Company’s largest project to date and, as is often the case, we enjoy a continuing relationship with the Client. The project itself was a complete refurbishment of a large Grade II Listed Building. This included major structural repair works to each floor and restoration of the Georgian windows with draught proofing to improve the thermal efficiency of the building. The extensive Georgian panelling throughout the premises was carefully piece-repaired by our team of site-based joiners. Extensive brickwork conservation was carried out to the front and rear elevations. Traditional lath and plaster was reinstated to all the ceilings.
Fournier Street has now been named as the winner of the RICS London Award in Building Conservation 2018.