Watch the video below, showing the process British Gypsum’s plaster undergoes before arriving at trade counters.
The process of producing gypsum products from rock to room is fascinating. With mining operations dating back to 1876, British Gypsum now operates three gypsum mines across the UK that specifically support the manufacturing of plaster.
The plant at Barrow upon Soar in Leicestershire is the largest and most technologically advanced plaster plant of its kind in Europe. Since it first opened in 1992 it has the capacity to supply one million homes with plaster in a year. The plant at Kirkby Thore, Cumbria has been manufacturing Thistle plasters and plasterboard continuously since 1910 while British Gypsum’s third plaster plant is located on the same site as the company’s Head Office in East Leake.
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