Construction industry Finishes and Interiors Sector Awards 2018, winners of the FIS Gold Award for Heritage Plastering for the Oldham Town Hall Redevelopment, which also gained the ultimate accolade as FIS Project of the Year.
The high quality of work produced by Ornate Interior’s staff has won wide recognition by the leading industry awarding bodies, which continue to uphold a long and auspicious tradition of fine craftsmanship.
Although plaster was often used by the Romans, the recorded history of the craft dates from the 12th century. Several centuries later various trades associations in the City of London had grown to be influential in improving standards. In 1501 The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers was incorporated under royal charter by Henry VII. In 1877 the Company was one of the eight original bodies who conceived the founding of the City and Guilds of London Institute. It has continued to foster the training, development and accreditation of plasterers and to recognise outstanding achievement through its awards.
The Plaisterers Trophy is organised by the Federation of Plasterers and Drywall Contractors with the support of the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers. Ornate Interiors were adjudged overall winners of the Plaisterers Trophy Award in 2006 and have continued to feature prominently in award ceremonies.
In 2018 the contribution Ornate Interiors made to the redevelopment of Oldham Town Hall won the Construction Industry’s Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) Gold Award for Heritage Plastering. The project was also judged to be the Project of the Year. The FIS has led the way in promoting the highest standards in project management and delivery through their Product, Process and People initiative, which requires contractors to show evidence of competence and compliance at every stage of a project. This insistence on excellence in all respects makes winning FIS awards particularly prestigious.
In 2012 The National Federation of Builders recognised the plastering expertise demonstrated in the restoration of the Plaza Super Cinema in Stockport with a Special Award for Craftsmanship.
In 2009 Ornate Interiors received a “Highly Commended” award by the judges of The Federation of Plasterers and Drywall Contractors (FPDC) in the Fibrous and GRG Heritage category for their restoration work on a Georgian private residence in Cheshire.
In the same year the display of innovative approaches to the challenging Haymarket Hub project won the Humber Salver Award for Internal Plastering at the Plaisterers Awards – the highest accolade achievable in the industry.
In 2006 Ornate Interiors were honoured to win the Humber Salver Award for Fibrous and GRG work on a Private Chapel.
These awards are testimony to the superior craftsmanship Ornate Interior’s staff demonstrate in every project they undertake, and to their ability to master a wide range of challenges.