Grimsby-based fencing firm Platers Fencing & Garden Buildings has established a solid reputation over the past 43 years as the ‘go to guys’ for fencing in North Lincolnshire.
Set up as J W Plater Ltd in 1974 by John Plater, the firm is now run by his sons Mark and Richard with John taking a relative back seat.
Mark explained: “Our principle focus is on fencing and sheds.
“The hard work put in by our father has laid the foundations for a solid business focused on manufacturing, supplying and installing fencing for domestic customers and industry across Lincolnshire and further afield.
“We’re reaping the benefits of that endeavor and currently have three fencing gangs out on sites across the region.
“We also have a timber mill and treatment facilities at our three acre site with treatment partners Koppers Performance Chemicals proving to be a reliable supplier.
“They look after us and ensure we’re kept up to speed with the latest training and developments.
“We ‘green’ treat all our own timber and have started providing treatment services for fellow timber firms.
“We get all of our timber domestically from homegrown sources and also carry out a lot of work for local authorities in terms of steel and mesh fencing,” added Mark who witnessed a notable change in the business after the recession that started in 2008.
“Before the recession started a majority of our business was generally commercial rather than domestic but we saw that change from 2008 with more and more homeowners using our services and purchasing our products.
“It’s currently around 60-40 in favour of domestic business but we’re seeing it slowly change back as work begins on a growing number of building sites”
“We are all set up for a positive 2017 and it’s started well. We aim to kick on but will never lose our focus as a family business committed to its customers,” concluded Mark.
J W Plater Ltd
1 Charlton Street
North East Lincolnshire
Tel: 01472 343459