Pargetter Testimonials





Letter from Thurrock Council

Dear Sirs,


William Sargent has been competitively awarded a contract to carry out external lime plaster repairs to a listed, timber framed, public building by Thurrock Council.

The work was carried out in a professional and dilligent manner. Adherence to Health and Safety requirements was maintained at all times and public safety was strictly observed. Commendations have been received from the users of the property complimenting Mr Sargent of the way in which the work was effected and for the diligent and fastidious manner in which the site was kept clean.

The work was undertaken within the contract period and the contractor submitted no additional claims. I would have no hesitation in employing Mr. Sargent in the future.

Yours sincerely

Mr D Maney, MSc BSc (HON)

Principal Building Surveyor



Letter from The Society For The Protection Of Ancient Buildings

Dear Bill,

On behalf of our Essex members, and the Comittee, I should like to thank you for giving up your Saturday and providing us with such an informative and useful talk at Hylands House. It was very much appreciated by all of your audience. It is very much in the spirit of S.P.A.B. to hear from and promote the work of true craftsmen. thank you for the thought and preperation that went into your most enjoyable display.

I do hope that the day went to your satisfaction as well.

Yours sincerely,

Veronica Smith, Treasurer



Letter from The National Trust – 2nd February 2009

Dear Bill

Conservation Plasterwork and Pargetting : Wednesday 28th January

Thank you so much for your wonderful talk on the above.  I can honestly say that I have never seen such happy smiley faces as those of our volunteers who came to listen to you.

Your talk was so interesting and informative and we hope that you will be able to visit us again.

Many thanks

Diana Shaw

Administrative Assistant to the House Manager



Letter from North Norfolk District Council

Green Build 2005

A big ‘Thank you’ for the support of Green Build 2005 and I hope you enjoyed the experience!!!.

Despite an ominous start to the proceedings with appaliing weather to set up in it was our most successful Green Build event to date, thanks in no small part to yourselves.  In its new location of Sheringham Park it attracted some 4,300 visitors and we received some wonderful compliments and feedback from many of them.

I am optimistic that North Norfolk District Council and / or the National Trust will want to run a similar event next year, and I shall contact you as soon as I have outline details of this or any other suitable event.

Best Wishes

Frances Francis

Green Build Event Organiser


Green Build 2005


As requested I have much pleasure in providing a reference for Mr W Sargent Specialist Plaster and Pargetter of Hessett.

My company is constantly involved in the renovation and restoration of properties in locations such as Lavenham which require artisan skills to an extremely high standard to comply with Listed Building Regulations and Local Authority Approval and indeed in many cases the owners themsleves are becoming incresingly discerning in their quest for superior craftsmen.

With this in mind I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Sargent as a truly excellent craftsmen due to the fact that in his field he is one of the very few who can complete the work consistently to the exacting standards required when working on Heritage properties.

Yours faithfully

A Cowling


Letter from R J Gregory

To Whom it may concern

I have employed Mr William Sargent in his capacity as a lime plasterer on various occasion to carry out restoration work on my grade II listed property, both internall and externally.

I found the work ‘finished product’ to be more than satisfactory and I would add that he is of good character with a very pleasant disposition.

Both my architect and myself are only to pleased to recommend his services as tradesman of his quality are far and few between.

Yours sincerely

R.J. Gregory


Letter from The Lavenham

4th October 2005

Dear Bill,

I have pleasure in enclosing our cheque for your fascinating talk and demonstration on pargetting. It was a most enjoyable and entertaining evening.

Many Thanks