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simon root
I have just completed the 5day tiling course in preparation for an up coming project, i couldnt have gone to a better place, friendly relaxed approachable and very informative, loads of hands on experience and a wealth of help and advice when needed. many thanks to Doug.
Suffolk Felixstowe United Kingdom • 07 March 2018 • joanne.hicks4@ntlworld.com

Barry post
10 day Venetian . Fantastic course, great instructor.Dont turn up expecting an easy time, you get out what your prepared to put in .if you want to learn how to do things right and your willing to listen then this course will really blow you away . Awesome !!!
East sussex Stonegate UK • 28 January 2018 • Brepost@icloud.com

Mark Grogan
Finished a 10 Day Venetian Plastering Course with Andy at Goldtrowel just before Christmas. I had a small amount of experience and previous training with another company and to be honest Andy has blown me away, with his knowledge, passion and enthusiastic approach to all that he teaches. Shame really when I reflect back I can now see the other company was a pile of CRAP. I have secured some really great projects since leaving and I cannot recommend Goldtrowel enough. Thank you Andy keep it real. Marky Mark.
Bucks Tring UK • 20 January 2018 • groganplastering@gmail.com

Josh Ledwidge
I recently completed the weekend plastering course at GoldTrowel. Cannot recommend this place enough the course was great and I learnt so much in a weekend. Shane was a great tutor. Thank You
Suffolk Bury St. Edmunds United Kingdom • 16 January 2018 • jledwidge96@gmail.com

Jacko Matthews
Completed my NVQ Level 2 Plastering around mid December, now as I start 2018 I have already been inundated with work all over the country, getting this qualification is so important my career has finally taken off, choose the guys from Goldtrowel they know the industry inside out and always go out of their way, hands on and very professional. Thanks guys my brother will be will you in two weeks.

Big Jacko
UK Bridlington England • 06 January 2018 • jmatthews224@btinternet.com

Shayne Lovelidge


The course was great for me, Doug was easy to get along with I'm very happy I took the chance.

It's 100% money well spent

' if you give a man a fish you feed him for the day

After reading this genuine comment you should be in no doubt regarding paying the sums because after learning the trade you'll make whatever you want or you can work 3 days a week and chill for the rest :)

Go for it
London London United Kingdom • 05 January 2018 • Lovelidge@mail.com

Daniel Wells
Finished my 6 week NVQ Plastering Course at Goldtrowel. Big thanks to the staff. Shane is a spot on Instructor and I believe Goldtrowel are the best in what they do. Real life Career changing Course.Recommend them any day of the week. Cheers Danny
Manchester Salford UK • 22 December 2017 • wellsplastering@gmail.com

andy dowles
i have just completed the 6 weeks solid plastering course.the skills i have learn't from the brilliant instructors i can now put in place for my new business.i cant thank you all enough.
Essex chelmsford UK • 08 December 2017 • vikingplasteringuk@gmail.com

Jorden Mockler
the plastering course has changed my life.
staff are brilliant.
second to none training facility's.
thankyou all again.
essex colchester UK • 08 December 2017 • jordend@outlook.com

I've just finished the 4 week NVQ tiling course and now feel more than confidant enough to go out and find work in this trade. Doug gives you the worse case scenarios which at first can seem daunting but with his help by the 3rd week you feel you can see how to get over most obsticals so you know when your on a job nothing is going to catch you out. You also learn how to price a job for materials and labour which was very helpful. It's a good relaxed atmosphere with good banter which makes you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend gold trowel if you want to train to be a tiler for a trade.
Essex Basildon UK • 24 October 2017 • Jaydavis2010@hotmail.com

Leon Huxtable
Just finished the 5 day Venetian plastering course.
Just wow I am still buzzing. What an amazing week learnt so much just wish I did it years ago. Was lucky enough to be on the course with some great people and Andy is a boss. A great instructor with an unbelievable amount of knowledge. 1st class.
Isle of Wight Godshill UK • 13 October 2017 • no email

Joshua May
Would highly recommend Gold Trowel for anyone looking to advance their skills or learn a knew trade.
Gold trowel provides a brilliant platform and environment to learn and home your skill.
Id like to thank all the staff particularly Shane and Doug for advancing me as a plasterer and giving me the opportunity to learn skills for life.
Essex Braintree UK • 13 October 2017 • MrMay14@outlook.com

Stephen Sayers
Hi, just finished a block paving course with gold trowel, I would like to say I enjoyed the course tutored by Stuart and got to learn the vital tips I needed, even doing some brickwork in the last couple of days. Would like to say Stuarts skill in managing peoples varying abilities and motivation is fantastic. Having looked around the centre would definitely recommend the courses on offer.
Hertfordshire Bovingdon UK • 08 October 2017 • srsayers@btinternet.com

Emma Kemp
I have just finished a 10 day tiling course with Goldtrowel construction. I initially started the course for basic DIY purposes but was skeptical as to whether I would succeed due to suffering with various disabling health conditions including ME and Anxiety, and also being generally useless at DIY with anything beyond applying paint to a wall! My aim was to learn how to apply basic ceramic tiles the best I can. After 10 days at Goldtrowel my outlook and confidence has changed completely!! I have learned so much and achieved more than I thought possible. I excelled beyond my expectations of my ability. Learning through Goltrowel has taught me that with a positive mindset, a supportive environment and knowledgeable and patient trainers (shout-out to Doug who has helped me tremendously) anything really is achievable. The environment is a very friendly and supportive one. You almost felt like part of a family being there and even the trainers of other courses there provided motivation and support (thank you Stuart and Andy also). Goldtrowel demonstrated that they are an inclusive training provider and the trainers were all understanding to my specific disabilities and made some adaptations to help overcome my sepcific barriers. The course was very practical and hands-on, with clear instruction, and most importantly you are taught how to do things the right way (rather than cutting corners) to produce a professional and high quality finish. I learned so much, such as; the various backgrounds (substrates) to tile on and how this influences the materials, tools and techniques used; the range of tools relevant to the trade and how to use them properly; the different types of materials (i.e various tile types, primers, grouts, adhesives, tanking kits etc...) used for different jobs and the best quality ones!; how to cut tiles using various tools and how to measure up and cut around specific obstacles within a room; Tanking (waterproofing) showers/wetrooms; how to price up jobs; and most importantly, setting-out ceramic wall and floor tiles before application, i.e understanding wall range, plumbness of wall, levelness of floors/ceiling/walls etc, datum and VSL lines and location of obstacles (which all influence wall and floor tile layout), to ensure a high quality and eye-pleasing finish. Learning through Goldtrowel has not only showed me that I can fix basic tiles but also that I am capable of so much more. My confidence has improved so much so that I have arranged to book another 2 weeks with a view to possibly doing an NVQ and starting up a new career. To anyone considering doing the course Id say go for it.
Middlesex Enfield UK • 07 October 2017 • emmav82@hotmail.com

Martin Skinner
I have just completed the one week bricklaying course with Stuart. Really good atmosphere and covered a lot to get me started in just one week for the projects that I have at home and gave me the confidence that I can do this having not done anything like this before. Stuart gives you years of experience and a real passion for his craft and was happy to answer questions about everyones individual projects. A good introduction to the basics. Thanks Martin
Essex Brentwood UK • 13 September 2017 • martinkatieskinner@yahoo.co.uk

Daniel Rowland
I completed the 6 week NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying course at gold trowel, my teacher was Stuart who was very knowledgeable and helpful and so easy to get on with! I was a Brickies Labourer before the course and since completing the course I found a job within the week. Everyone at gold trowel was friendly and helpful, brilliant place to learn and would recommend to anyone wanting to learn a trade!
Very happy and thank you to everyone at gold trowel.
Essex Billericay  UK • 02 August 2017 • D.j.rowland@hotmail.co.uk

Richard Lane-Nicholls
We attended Andy's course on K-rend and found it very detailed and professionally executed, his knowledge and information along with his instructions are well put across and he made sure any questions were answered.
I enjoyed my time and experience during my time there along with the other 2 members of by business who were on the same course.
Kent Herne Bay United Kingdom • 31 July 2017 • richardmwln@gmail.com

John Bearman
I completed the 6 week NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying Course at Goldtrowel Essex. Our Instructor Stuart was absolutely a top bloke who shares his passion and enthusiasm to everyone on the course and you do achieve everything. It is a hands on course and learning all the way everyday. I am now employed for Morrisroe thanks to Goldtrowel. I recommend anyone wishing to get into this trade go to Goldtrowel. There were several students on the course that travelled from all over the UK. Thx again John
Kent Margate UK • 27 July 2017 • johnb1804@gmail.com

Learnt a tremendous amount of plastering information from Shane, Les, Doug and Andy. Fantastic team of tutors. Although the training is not easy and I mean they throw you in the deep end, you come out satisfied with everything you have learnt. The 6 week intensive courses are designed around your needs and they cater to all needs.

I enjoyed my plastering course and I feel confident enough to enter the trade. Thanks to Shane's high standards I felt like I achieved the most each day I was there.

Fully recommend goldtrowel to all novices and professionals who need to retrain.

Thanks guys
London  Khan UK • 25 July 2017 • no email

finished 6 week bricklaying course, very fun and learned a lot, plumbing and building walls and taking pics, it was a great course, well worth the money and a great start to my career as a bricklayer, thanks to the goldtrowel team, all the best for the future, zak
london london UK • 17 June 2017 • isaac1star@hotmail.co.uk