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R J Dean Plasterers are experts in delivering high-quality plastering solutions to homes across East Anglia.

With 40 years' experience, we pride ourselves on our premium workmanship, industry knowledge and professional, friendly team.

Expertise throughout the business

Based in Ipswich, our team of 28 is led by James, Sam, Adam and Max, sons of founder Robert Dean, and all expert plasterers in their own right. Supported by a highly experienced office team and reliable, professional tradesmen, we have worked on many jobs both domestic and commercial, small and large.

RJ Dean family - Robert, Lesley, James, Sam, Adam and Max

Strong foundations

Robert Dean (left) started plastering at 18 with Cubbit Gotts in 1977, plastering his first site at the executive areas of Portman Road, Ipswich Town’s home ground. Robert gained a wealth of experience working around Europe before returning to England to start a family with his wife, Lesley. Following years of hard work by Robert and Lesley, by 1995, they were becoming inundated with work and looking for extra hands.  

With plastering such a big part of family life, all four sons took great interest and joined the team straight from school. Robert has now stepped back from day-to-day office duties but continues to work in a quality control capacity, ensuring we are always striving for the highest standards.

Our Team

Robert Dean of RJ Dean Plasterers

Robert Dean

Founder & Director

Having started the business, Robert now works in a quality control capacity, ensuring we are always striving for the highest standards.

Lesley Dean of RJ Dean Plasterers

Lesley Dean


With a detailed knowledge of the business from its inception, Lesley bring a wealth of commercial experience to help the business runs smoothly.

RJ Dean plasterers - James Dean

James Dean


A qualified plasterer, James specialises in external rendering. In addition to day-to-day business operations his expertise covers period homes, new builds and historic buildings.

RJ Dean plasterers - Sam Dean

Sam Dean


Supervising client relations and business operations, Sam’s extensive experience in all external and internal plastering enables Sam to advise customers knowledgably.

RJ Dean plasterers - Max Dean

Adam Dean


Based on site, Adam has huge experience of internal plastering and ensure jobs run to schedule.

RJ Dean plasterers - Adam Deanr

Max Dean


Max is a highly experienced plasterer and site-based team leader, guaranteeing projects are delivered on time.

RJ Dean plasterers - Tony Baker

Tony Baker

Estimator & Contracts Manager

Tony has over 20 years’ experience of estimating and managing large and small scale contracts. His material purchasing experience gets best prices for our clients.

RJ Dean plasterers - Tristan Hunt

Tristan Hunt

External Wall Insulation and Eco Manager

Tristan, formerly an EWI Technical Manager for a global manufacturer, leads our External Wall Insulation and Eco projects across domestic and commercial sectors. His expertise and contacts ensure smooth, compliant operations.

RJ Dean Plasterers van detail

Liz Mann

Finance and Account Manager

Liz is responsible for all aspects of our financial and accountancy support and, with more than 15 years' experience with RJ Dean, knows our business inside out.

RJ Dean plasterers - Kelly Parker

Kelly Parker

Office Manager

Kelly manages enquiries, quotes and bookings and information for our ISO9001 registration. All our personnel, health & safety, data protection and training management keeps her busy.

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We're always looking for talented people

Our highly skilled and experienced sub-contractors maintain the R J Dean Plasterers ethos with the highest levels of reliability and hard work. If this sounds like a team you could work with, then please get in touch.

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Charities we support

RJ Dean - Emmaus charity

The Big Climb

Sam, Max, James, Adam and Kelly took part in The Big Climb raising money for Emmaus, Suffolk at Avid Indoors Climbing in Ipswich.  

A tough day of climbing with different activities, including a free climb, it was great to help raise money for this worthwhile cause.

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RJ Dean - Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity

Alton Water 10k

Sam and Kelly took part in the Alton Water 10k raising over £500 for the Ipswich Hospital Charity.

The Ipswich Hospital Charity helps provide equipment, refurbishments and support to staff and patients at Ipswich Hospital above and beyond what the NHS can provide.

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RJ Dean - DIY SOS charity

DIY SOS on the BBC

R J Dean Plasterers sent a team in to take part in a DIY SOS televised on the BBC.

We contributed to turning around a fantastic project to help a family in need. It was a great honour to be involved and part of this project.

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We operate to the highest professional standards and are recognised and accredited by the leading authorities in the construction industry as well as ISO 9001 registered for Quality Assurance.
All of our staff are fully trained and accredited with the following qualifications: CRB checked, Construction Skills Certification Scheme, Institute of Health and Safety, PASMA Accredited and Asbestos Awareness

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