About Us

Working in the construction industry for over forty years has seen us grow from a small family run outfit to one of the largest drylining contractors operating in the South West of England.

Our Story

Established in the small market town of Calne in Wiltshire, P&E Board has seen a steady expansion since initial formation in 1979. 

Founded by brothers Paul and Eddie Board, attributing their remarkably convenient surname into the company, the business has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the largest drylining contractors operating in the South West. 

With the original owners long retired, P&E Board has been transformed into the successful and reputable company that it is today by the vision and commitment of the current partners, lead by the extraordinary insight and meticulously high standards of Gareth Evans.

Core Values

We strongly believe in having a core set of values which we use as the cornerstone to all of our business decisions. Clients, subcontractors and all of our staff are held in high regard at P&E Board, and we recognise that each and every person is a valuable addition to the success and long term sustainability of our business.

Honesty is the best policy

We pride ourselves on being a trustworthy contractor and we are transparent with our abilities. We will always be honest and do our best to ensure that as our client, you know exactly where you are, every step of the way, until project completion. We believe in morals, not quarrels!

Wisdom is key

With over 40 years of experience in the industry, you will be in safe hands. We ensure that our detailed quotations provide clarity so there are no hidden surprises. We also issue our subcontractors with a complete project specification so that your design is adhered to, from the ground up.

We embrace change

We recognise the need to constantly evolve, and we strive to stay ahead of the competition. Every obstacle is an opportunity for growth and new insight, and we will take this mindset forward with every project we undertake.

People are paramount

We believe that if we provide the best working environment for our staff and subcontractors and ensure they are supported and fulfilled in their work, they will take care of our clients and always do the right thing.

We strive to be the best

We genuinely want to make a difference and be the best subcontractor you have worked with. If we are true to our word and provide an exceptional level of service and support, repeat business is inevitable.

Less is more

We are modest and will never be complacent or try to capitalise on our position. We want to provide the best quality work at a competitive price. When faced with challenging decisions, we always keep this in mind and ensure that we are acting in a way which supports our working relationships in the long term.

Our Radius

Covering approximately 40 miles from our office, we employ three regional contracts managers who each have their own labour force to ensure the programme requirements for each site are met.

Whilst this map gives an accurate idea as to our working radius, we consider each and every development even if it is outside of our typical operating area. If you have a project you would like us to provide a quotation for, please get in touch with us today.


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Customer Care

At P&E Board, we have a dedicated customer care team who work solely to complete remedial works and making good to drylining and plastering within occupied homes. 

All appointment requests are organised directly by our customer care managers, who will keep in close contact with our customers, clients and operatives to ensure the targets for each job are met, and that they are carried out efficiently. 

Our customer care operatives have a diligent and professional approach to every appointment, ensuring exceptional quality workmanship and complete customer confidence and satisfaction.

Health & Safety

We recognise that operating our business in a way which supports the health and safety of all our operatives is of paramount importance.

Our health and safety protocol is continuously evolving and improving to ensure everyone working for P&E Board feels safe at work. 

Take a look at our policies and how we look after our clients and subcontractors.

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Client Testimonials

…nothing but praise

P&E Board go above and beyond to make the customer happy and I am grateful to have them on my project. I have nothing but praise for your company and your workers.

Absolutely loved working with them especially when we had to achieve deadlines.

Hope will work again together on future projects!

Adrian Hanga - Site Manager - Bellway Homes

A breath of fresh air...!

P&E Board are a breath of fresh air compared to other companies claiming to do the same aspect of the build process!

From the very first commencement on our prestige development, their service, quality of work, health and safety and all their other processes - right through to finish - has been second to none.

Gareth and the team at P&E including all their workforce are a pleasure to work with, and are a business which help to showcase the standard to which we all strive, without the unnecessary hassle which unfortunately is commonplace within this industry!

Ray Lenton - Project Manager - St. Modwen Homes

2019 Contractor of the Year

P&E work on a number of sites with Bellway South West, and have been strong in competitive tendering, displayed reliability and quality on all of the sites they have been involved, and carried this professional ethic through to customer care and how they deal with the end user.

Chris Jones - Commercial Manager - Bellway Homes

P&E are by far the leaders

Having been involved in site management and senior management I’ve experienced and worked closely with a number of dry lining contractors. 

P&E are by far the leaders, experiencing personally a good solid work ethic and approach matched by experienced dryliners.

Lorne Clarke - Area Construction Manager - Redrow Homes