Is Barrow upon Soar a town?

Is Barrow upon Soar a town?

Barrow upon Soar is a large village in northern Leicestershire, in the Soar Valley between Leicester and Loughborough, with a population at the 2011 census of 5,856.

Where is the british Gypsum factory?

Sherburn is the home of our Glasroc boards, Gyproc plasterboards, coving and accessories. Our Sherburn site features a state of the art Gyproc plasterboard manufacturing plant, and also produces Glasroc boards, coving and accessories.

Is British Gypsum part of Saint Gobain?

We’re a Great Place to Work. As well as employing over 1,300 people across our six manufacturing sites in the UK, we’re also part of the Saint-Gobain group.

Which county is Barrow upon Soar?

Built-up Area Subdivision

Name County / District Population Census 2011-03-27
Barrow upon Soar Leicestershire 5,956
Barrow upon Soar 6,948 Population [2020] – Estimate 1.840 km² Area 3,776/km² Population Density [2020] 1.7% Annual Population Change [2011 → 2020]

Is Barrow upon Soar a nice place to live?

Located in rural Leicestershire, the village of Barrow upon Soar is a charming place to live with a slower pace of life yet it’s still within easy reach of local towns and cities including neighbouring Loughborough and Leicester.

How many British Gypsum sites are there?

Our Locations. Our five main manufacturing sites and Training Academies are located across the UK, and each one sits close to our mines.

Why is there a shortage of plasterboard in the UK?

The main reason for the plaster shortage is a lack of production. Between March 2020 and June 2021, the government imposed three major lockdowns and social distancing rules that made certain types of work all but impossible.

Is sileby a good place to live?

Sileby is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 39th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire’s 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sileby in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people.

Where does British Gypsum plaster come from?

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.

Who are the two main manufacturers of plaster in the UK?

The companies holding the largest market share in the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing in the UK industry include Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Ltd, Etex Building Performance Ltd and Knauf (UK) GmbH.

Has plasterboard gone up in price?

Travis Perkins has highlighted plasterboard and timber as being in particularly short supply. The materials supplier said costs had accelerated throughout the the first half of 2021, with inflation jumping from 2 per cent in the first quarter to 5 per cent in the second.