A Few Words About


Halcyon Ornamental Plasterers Ltd

In 1983 I started my small company Halcyon, a family-run specialist plastering company with my sister Mary and brother-in-law David (Div, my first apprentice, now director. We took on a couple of 16-year-old apprentices, David and Joe. Not long after, Mary’s daughter Linda joined, followed by Mhairi and Lauren. Then my daughter Milli came on board to enhance the office staff and help with marketing.

Over the decades, with help from our excellent tradespeople, we have built on our reputation as one of the finest Ornamental plastering companies in the UK. Always looking for talented youngsters to join our team, we have trained many fine craftspeople over the years. David, Joe, Russell, Atti, and Paul have been with us for decades. We brought in many other first-class craftspeople.

Another first-class craftsman Tom joined a few years ago. He, alongside Div, David, Joe Paul, Russell, Atti, and I, ensure our apprentices learn their trade from the best.
Halcyon Ornamental Plasterer Ltd is now the oldest established Ornamental Plastering company in Glasgow and is widely recognised as the finest ornamental and traditional plastering company in Scotland.

Halcyon Reinstatement Services Ltd

Over the years, we were continuously asked to carry out other building work.

Due to how small a team we assembled, we could choose which projects we wanted to be involved in as long as we felt we could carry out repairs to the same standards we set ourselves. We took multi-trade jobs on, and the majority of work we got involved in was bespoke renovations and high net worth insurance reinstatements. We then built a fantastic reputation for completing first-class work in the insurance sector, mainly in high-end properties, always emphasizing service, quality of work, and cleanliness.

After moving to larger premises in Rutherglen, Glasgow, I found that we had more capacity to expand. This also coincided with me selling my 50% share in another insurance reinstatement company, Stellar Building Solutions Ltd, which meant I could entirely focus on Halcyon.

We were receiving so many requests from repeat customers, loss adjusters, architects, surveyors, and private individuals to carry out multi-trade work that it made sense to branch out with a sister company to allow that side of the business to flourish. This is why Milli and I started HRS.

HRS ltd offers the same level of commitment to quality of work and service that the ornamental side of the business has been renowned for over the years. At HRS, we focus on completing high-quality work in all aspects of building development and insurance reinstatement projects.

Over the last year, we have been involved with numerous high-end insurance reinstatements following fire and flood damage, and carrying out several high-profile bespoke projects for A-list customers.

Our Aim

We aim to provide the best quality of work using only the best tradespeople and materials.

To keep to that principle, we never cut corners or short-change our excellent in-house team or the circle of fine subcontractors we have built relationships with over the years. All of them are as committed as us to providing the best service and know what’s expected of them when they are brought in to help on an HRS project. 

To maintain that level of service, we pay a premium; The service we provide comes at a cost. Every tradesperson knows that good work takes time, an excellent job can take longer, and time costs money; therefore, we will never be classed as the cheapest, nor would we ever want to be. We ensure that our staff and subcontractors are paid the right amount required to carry out first-class work without rushing to complete a job to make some profit.

We believe we offer value for money for the standard of work we carry out; we regularly compete for work and win it, so we are not the most expensive. I’ve made this point to let some potential customers know that if they want a cheap job, please do not contact HRS.

If you want excellent work carried out to the highest standards, please contact us, and we will let you know if we can help you with your project.


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