Up To Speed
SPEEDSKIM ST and SF blade ranges working in harmony as a System, proven to enable the Plasterer to achieve flatter faster finishes - its that simple! What’s included on the NEW GENERATION ST AND SF Models.. New design double button end caps with shock absorbing over-mould – for protection and comfort. New design double punch ultra-light weight alloy handle. FREE – New robust external grade PVC blade guards – to protect against any damage when not in use. Not to mention the co-ex gasket seal to all blades (both ST and SF ranges) – which has proved incredibly popular this year. * Unique design means new blades and end caps are compatible with existing models. *New Generation design applies to all ST blue range, SF pink label, single items, popular Combi & PRO sets and spare blade packs! SPEEDSKIM SHOP
Read all about it ~ Speedskim sponsors TeamUK in São Paulo, Brazil! Its a proud time for parents Peter and Ann as their son Robert Johnson prepares for the up and coming WorldSkills 2015 Plastering Finals. Fighting off tough competition in the regional and national events, the young 22 year old is now heading for São Paulo, Brazil. Working in the family business (Classic Plaster Moulds) since leaving school father Peter has backed his son all the way. Covering all aspects of this fine art, the business has been a great springboard for Robert (Bob) to progress, and attain the high skills needed at this level. Although Gold is firmly in his sights, proud mum, Ann says he's already achieved huge success by getting there and being a part of TeamUK. Under the experienced wing of WorldSkills UK Chief Expert, Peter Moore, the 22 year old from Teesside couldn't be in safer hands. Putting all the hours in and training hard for the worlds most prestigious Vocational Skills event, Bob is fine tuning and refining the set project to hopefully bag a medal in São Paulo. Held every two years, the 2015 WorldSkills event is set to be an exciting one. With its stunning architecture and cosmopolitan attraction, the City of São Paulo will be a once in a lifetime experience for all competitors involved. Being asked to sponsor TeamUK, and assist Bob in his bid for a medal, is of course a great honor for us - We would like to take this opportunity to wish Bob (and all other TeamUK competitors) the very best of luck in the up and coming finals! #GOBOB Follow and support Robert Johnson & TeamUK via Twitter @BobJohnson0 @CSA_ltd @worldskillsuk WorldSkills São Paulo, Brazil - Competition runs 11th to 16th August...
After comprehensive testing in the field, and much anticipation in the market place the Speedskim SF™ is now available! About the New Speedskim SF™ The New Speedskim SF™ is a completely new concept in plastering finishing. With all the attributes of the existing ST blade in terms of its flexibility the New Speedskim SF™ completes the system and delivers a great finish. With the addition of this new and exciting product Speedskim Technology® provides the ultimate plastering solution, enabling the Plasterer to increase output, enhance the quality of the work - at the same reducing operator fatigue. The New Speedskim SF™ is a composite design comprising of high grade (UV stabilised) PVC to give flexibility, and 19mm stainless steel (0.23mm thick) tip deliver the correct finish on material contact. The stainless steel is polished ‘All Weather’ high grade steel adhered to the PVC - using high performance tape. Needing minimal breaking in the unique stainless steel tip has 2mm machined radius ends and is good to go! This unique combination of flexibility and stainless steel strip mean the New Speedskim SF™ delivers a great finish on flat substrates i.e. plasterboard over metal stud as you would expect, but is very forgiving on slightly uneven surfaces typically found in older properties. With the same comprehensive size range as the existing Speedskim ST the new SF range offers the same versatility giving the right tool for the specific finishing task. Trialed already by a number of professionals, colleges and training academies (including British Gypsum), the new SF has had some glowing reports so far. Sizes available: 300, 600, 1200 and 1800mm. First SF sizes to roll out are the 300mm, 600mm and 1200mm. The 1800mm SF should roll out by the end of May. The New Speedskim SF™ will not remove the need for the trowel altogether (let’s face it that’s never going to happen!) but it’s another step in the right direction and will hopefully reduce trowel use and fatigue to a bare minimum. As you get used to the feel of the new SF you should find yourself reaching for the trowel less and less. To find out more about the New Speedskim SF™ and how it can benefit your plastering routine check out the SF Skim Coat ‘How to’ guide If you have any general product queries please give our Customer Services team a call T:+44(0)845 6000 227 or email us at E: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be pleased to assist with your enquiry.
Speedskim® Sponsors CITB Skillbuild – Plastering National Finals 2013 Following on from WorldSkills in Leipzig Speedskim® have been asked to sponsor the SkillBuild Plastering National Finals. As the UK’s biggest and longest running skills competition this year’s SkillBuild event is being held alongside the Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham. The SkillBuild competition is run by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) with the endorsement of WorldSkills. Standards are incredibly high and the competition itself inspires many young people, transforming lives and changing the way we think about training and apprenticeships. Realising the advantages of Speedskim® as a great learning resource the CITB and British Gypsum have agreed to insert a special section into the competition module specifically for Speedskim® use. In this part of the module Plastering Finalists are able to deploy their Speedskim® to enhance the speed and quality of the finished work. We would like to take the opportunity to thank both CITB and British Gypsum for inviting us to sponsor this section of the competition. Good luck to all the individuals competing in this year’s SkillBuild event! Competition runs 13th to 15th November with awards ceremony on the 16th *Remember to book your free place online first – visit www.theskillsshow.com
Danny Cutts - Owner of Plasterers News and The Plasterers Forum (TPF) has always been incredibly supportive of the Speedskim brand. As we all know changing attitudes and working practices for the better in any industry can be a tough hill to climb. Although Danny hadn't personally tried out the Speedskim, as a forward thinking Plasterer he understood from the outset the advantages of this new concept - enough to support us and introduce the new system to members of TPF and the readers of Plasterers News. In fairness to Danny from his perspective it was a slight gamble backing a new concept and brand name. Fortunately it paid off! The Speedskim has always been a hot topic on TPF - at first Plasterers were sceptical of the advantages of our system but over a relatively short space of time its proved to be a real winner and now the preferred method among most professionals. Being such a hot topic on TPF Danny decided the only way to find out for himself what all the fuss was about - was to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in with the Speedskim. To find out how Danny got on check out Plasterers News 10 days on the tools with Speedskim BIG thanks to Danny for his support! *Why not sign up to Plasterers News and get a discount on your new Speedskim!.. *The original ST blade (grey) has recently changed to blue - the new ST blade is easier to clean and has enhanced UV filters - meaning it stays supple over time.