With a wealth of experience, we seek to lead, addressing real questions such as safety and aesthetic qualities, and provide practical solutions where existing technologies are flawed. Working in collaboration with our customers to answer specific briefs, our highly skilled technicians design and formulate materials in our factory, offering a fully bespoke service to deliver a fresh perspective. Our continued commitment and dedication has resulted in a diverse range that now extends to a family of materials covering a myriad of applications.
How it was developed?
Jesmonite was invented by Peter Hawkins, in the early 1980s. Hawkins, originally a joiner, went on to become a concrete technologist, experimenting in new technology. It was the introduction of acrylic that laid the path for Hawkins to develop a new product, AC100, which is still used today world-wide. Over the last 35 years the product has been under continuous development, and has been extensively tested in various fields of application. The formulations now extend to a range of high quality materials that is widely used by architects, manufacturers and the creative arts sector.
How to use it?
Jesmonite is a two-part system product, and when mixed together, the material can then be used to create laminated structures or cast pieces. Depending on the product you are using, various components can be added to further expand the palette of finishes, and these are available as part of an extensive complimentary produce range, which includes pigments and fillers, sealers, gel coats, quadaxial glass fabric, and a range of ancillary items.
The story so far
Restoration of Alexandra Palace, London 1986
1988 King Saud Mosque, Riyadh
2001 Rachel Whiteread 'Untitled (Rooms) Tate'
Bullring & Grand Central, Birmingham 2002-03
Richard Wilson Square The Block 2009
In the 2012 Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Simon Fujiwara's A Spire (2015), in cast Jesmonite, at the University of Leeds
Chelsea Flower Show garden 2015 Jesmonite AC730 White Marble – Pure Land Foundation garden designed by Fernando Gonzalez
In 2017 Jesmonite was named "Material of the Year" by the London Design Fair
2019 HSBC Birmingham
BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Certified
BS EN ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised standard that demonstrates Jesmonite’s commitment to its staff, stakeholders and customers worldwide. The strategic decision to adopt this Quality Management System was to provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives. The Quality Management System is regularly audited to provide assurance that the company’s desired results are being attained and maintained. Jesmonite are totally committed to the principles and opportunities ISO 9001:2015 provides and our clients can be assured of our ability to provide products that meet and exceed their expectations.
Jesmonite implemented the standard in a timescale of six months and Bureau Veritas, our accreditation body, raised no major or minor non-compliances.
On 5th November 2019, we were delighted to receive our certification.