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Dan hodge
Completed the 10 day Venetian plastering course with Andy at goldtrowel last week which was excellent, his knowledge and understanding of this trade is 2nd to none and his ability to teach and allow you to understand is top notch. There was no lack of materials on the course which is a bonus when completing your own good sized room as well as producing sample boards to bring home. Anyone thinking of this course but are still undecided on who to use I would honestly recommend goldtrowel for your tuition, left feeling confident and also have the ability to contact for help and advice once you complete the course, thanks chaps enjoyed every bit of it
Sussex Brighton UK • 31 May 2022 • no email

Martin Hillier
Another quality two day course completed at the Gold Trowel academy. This was the G rend material application course.As usual Andy delivered a very thorough and enjoyable two days of information. Being a new boy to plastering and rendering my trowel skills leave a lot to be desired but as usual for these courses you are encouraged to get stuck in and use the material supplied which is the best way to gain confidence from hands-on experience. Even if I never use k rend as a product for my own use or a customer i feel that I understand how and when to use both scratch back and thin coat silicon render,so all the best to Andy and the team ,see you again soon , Marty.
East Sussex Hailsham United Kingdom • 08 May 2022 • martin.hllr@gmail.com

Steven Cranbrook
Recently completed with Andy at Goldtrowel Academy Krend and Silicone Rendering Course. With 18 yrs as a spread you are never too old to learn more.
Andy delivered a great hands on course covered so much just blew my mind away of what we all covered. Andy is so passionate about his craft it really does rub off on you. Anyone interested in this course go to them, best in the game. Cheers Steve
Yorkshire Hull UK • 02 May 2022 • stevengardener@sky.com

Daniel Grove
Recently completed Microcement course with Andy in Essex. Did quite a bit of research to see what others provided regarding training in Microcement and decided to go to Goldtrowel, and what a great course. Completed approximately 16 sqm which was my own room and 8 samples within 2 days using different styles and methods. Recommend this course any day of the week. They have a great showroom with Microcement floor and awe inspiring Venetian Plaster finishes. I have booked the Venetian Plastering course starting in a couple of months to add to my portfolio. Thx again. DannyG
Middlesex Uxbridge UK • 11 April 2022 • DannyG09@icloud.com

Martin Hillier
I have just finished my third course with the goldtrowel community and as usual have come away feeling full of enthusiasm for the road ahead.Being back in the classroom with Andy and Kieran is always a great experience that everybody seems to enjoy. This course is the two day microcement application training.At the beginning we are all given a laminated sheet with complete instructions to refer to and ask questions as we move forward with the practical dynamics of the product.I originally wanted to learn about microcement for my own use and will hopefully be applying it to my bathroom next year. Once again,a big shout out to Andy and Kieran for a fun two days and I will see you both in April for the K rend two day, best wishes, marty.
East Sussex Hailsham United Kingdom • 02 March 2022 • martin.hllr@gmail.com

steve tierney
just finished the 2 day micro-cement course at Goldtrowel.Big thanks to andy and kieran for making the weekend enjoyable.The course is very hands on,with plenty of practice on walls like in real jobs you would do for your clients.The course covers application of the micro-cement,surveying and pricing for all kinds of different scenarios,so that you feel confident when quoting for work, backed with a 15yr manufacturers warranty.Andy is very knowledgeable and informative about product and application and invites everyone to keep asking questions in the class(which we did)
I had previously done the 5-day venetian course,so thats why i booked with Goldtrowel again knowing that the teaching is the best in the country and knowing that on completion i would leave as a certified applicator and confident in what i have learnt to start taking on more specialist work.
berkshire slough UK • 01 March 2022 • s.tierney.plastering@gmail.com

Anthony Doyle
Completed a Microcement weekend course with Andy. Top course, already done a 20sqm job and Andy was there at the end of a phone when needed. Recommend this course all day long. Ant
Essex Billericay UK • 31 January 2022 • anthonyids87@gmail.com

David Randall
Big shout to Andy down in Essex for a great 10 days on the amazing Venetian Plastering Course. Loved it Bro. Cheers Ledge. Davey
Kent Medway UK • 17 January 2022 • Medwayplasteringservices2@gmail.com

Martin Hillier
I have just finished my weekend skimming course at Goldtrowel with Shane,the class tutor. I would firstly like to thank Shane for making the weekend a fun but really practical time for everyone . In truth,if you are completely new to plastering it is going to be difficult to not only retain all of the product proceedures and applications but also the method used to apply solid coat plaster to different substrates. If you are taking a longer course structure,ie,city and guilds you will have a full six weeks to study all aspects of this trade so realistically how much of this knowledge can you shoe horn into a weekend? Shane somehow has developed a capability to methodically and physically show you a clear framed picture of the plaster proc from, repairing holes and removing existing ceilings, to mixing products and applying them in the correct manner. You will learn here how paramount it is to remember the urgency required to apply gypsum based products commercially and domestically to different surfaces. You will learn methods used to recognise and identify different surfaces. You will learn about the correct or preferred tools used by professional Plasterers and how to use these tools to measure and cut and apply in every situation. I can honestly say that before attending the course, I had never even mixed a bit of plaster,so to be able to stand and admire my very first skimmed ceiling and wall at the age of fifty four has given me the confidence to tackle my home refurb project. A big thank you once again to Shane and the combined Goldtrowel team for delivering a professional service and I hope to be back in the new year for a microcement course so see you then.
East Sussex HAILSHAM United Kingdom • 08 November 2021 • martin.hllr@gmail.com

Martin Hillier
Wow...what a full on ten days. This course was highly recommended to my by a previous student of goldtrowel. This professional lady could not of been more enthusiastic about the content and range of products offered throughout the two week period. Only now can I conceive how difficult it is to not only construct a course schedule that incorporates all of the available materials used,but to motivate and organise people in a way that is friendly and engaging .I myself have no previous experience in plastering and will openly admit that in the beginning felt slightly intimidated by being surrounded by Plasterers and was considering if this was for me. Fortunately Andy,the course tutor,left me to work things out for myself and offered extra help if I asked for it. The atmosphere had an essence of building sites in the eighties when you would get your work done and have a good laugh at the same time. Andy is one of lives characters and gives a positive energy to learning. I liked the banter with all of the other trade tutors at goldtrowel and will be attending a two day skimming course this weekend. I can not wait to get back there. Thanks Andy and all the people at the goldtrowel community.
East Sussex HAILSHAM United Kingdom • 01 November 2021 • martin.hllr@gmail.com

Marcus thorne
Creds to big stu, top bloke and great tutor. Enjoyed my 6 weeks here, great crew and learnt alot.
Cheers lads
Suffolk Woodbridge United Kingdom • 29 October 2021 • marcusthorne277@gmail.com

Mr A
I did NVQ and City & Guilds in Plastering (6 weeks course). Going into the course I have never picked up a trowel before, now I feel confident to board, skim, render and screed.

Shane is a great teacher - a master of knowledge and very experienced (Tip: take a note book). Friendly and approachable, he gave clear demonstrations and explanations and put everyone at ease with a good sense of humour.

The whole experience was great and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The centre as a whole comes across as very well organized, allowing students to get the most of the time available.

I highly recommend GOLD TROWEL.
London  no town supplied UK • 24 October 2021 • no email

Daniel Woods
Attended a 10 Day Venetian Marble Plastering Course a few weeks ago and just wanted to say thanks to Andy for delivering a very professional 10 day course. Covered so much during the course with loads of walls to complete. If anyone is interested do not think about learning online which I nearly did just go to Andy. Thanks again Danny Boy
Kent Maidstone  UK • 21 October 2021 • DWPlastering86@icloud.com

Richard Payne
Massive shout out to Andy at the Goldtrowel Academy. Attended 5 Day Venetian Plastering Course. Did my research like others that have left reviews on here, decided to take the plunge to add another string to my bow. Completed a shed load of finishes on this intensive course and to be perfectly truthful it blew me away. Great Company to train with and great opportunity to put good meterage on the walls. Professional and knows his craft. In a nutshell, if you are looking to upskill and learn venetian plastering then these guys are the proper deal. All the best Richie.
Kent Sittingbourne UK • 04 September 2021 • RPPlasteringservices1@gmail.com

Ethan Williams
I just finished the 2 week plastering course with Shane. Going from zero plastering experience to now being confident in most plastering tasks, I cannot recommend this course enough. Shane explained everything very well with clear demonstrations and if there was any ever doubt he would make sure I understood it by the end of the day. I now have a great foundation of plastering knowledge to build on in the future. 100% worth every penny. 5 Stars.
Essex Chelmsford United Kingdom • 16 August 2021 • info@williamstrade.co.uk

Doug Woolley IQA
When booking a Krend or Thincoat Render Course, Please note that if you are not a Plasterer already DO NOT Book this Course.
ESSEX ROMFORD UK • 15 August 2021 • d.woolley@goldtrowel.co.uk

Adrian Taylor
Big thank you to Goldtrowel.
I sent one of my labourers on the two day weekend plastering course to get the basics of plastering under his belt. I thought it would be a quicker learning curve than getting my plasterers to teach him. He has come back saying he thoroughly enjoyed the hands on training and I have seen huge improvements in his work. He shows a greater understanding of timing, cleanliness and techniques.
Undoubtably the best training money can buy. I attended 2 training courses at Goldtrowell 20 years ago. I was previously selling computer software and wanted a career change. I now run a successful damp & timber treatment and structural waterproofing business. 20 years later the quality in all aspects of the training has not changed. I could not recommend it enough and we need more people going through this training centre to deal with the shortfall of good plasterers.
London no town supplied UK • 10 August 2021 • no email

Lee cumberbirch
I have just completed the 10 day Venetian course with Andy, if your looking to learn this is the place to come, working with the best materials with a real hands on experience, Andy was a fantastic teacher and pushes you to get as much out of the course as you can in the time your there. The after care you get from this course is first class knowing you have that experience to call on once you leave is fantastic thanks again to Andy and goldtrowel for the great 10 days . Hoping to get back for the micro cemet course in the new year
Cheshire  Warrington UK • 04 August 2021 • no email

Lee cumberbirch
I have just completed the 10 day Venetian course with Andy, if your looking to learn this is the place to come, working with the best materials with a real hands on experience, Andy was a fantastic teacher and pushes you to get as much out of the course as you can in the time your there. The after care you get from this course is first class knowing you have that experience to call on once you leave is fantastic thanks again to Andy and goldtrowel for the great 10 days . Hoping to get back for the micro cemet course in the new year
Cheshire  Warrington UK • 02 August 2021 • no email

Lee cumberbirch
I have just completed the 10 day Venetian course with Andy, if your looking to learn this is the place to come, working with the best materials with a real hands on experience, Andy was a fantastic teacher and pushes you to get as much out of the course as you can in the time your there. The after care you get from this course is first class knowing you have that experience to call on once you leave is fantastic thanks again to Andy and goldtrowel for the great 10 days . Hoping to get back for the micro cemet course in the new year
Cheshire  Warrington UK • 02 August 2021 • no email