Bay Interior Specialists: Our Story

Our Service

Whether you are private homeowner, a builder or an architectural firm, you can expect great service from Bay Interior Specialists. Every project, whether large or small, is important to us. We are committed to providing the same level of excellence for private homes as we do for our large-scale commercial projects.

We look forward to speaking with you about your next project.

Proud Members

Bay Interior Specialists is proud to be a long-standing member of both the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries of NZ and the New Zealand Fibrous Plaster Association and we are dedicated Club GIB Installers.

Our vision is to be the primary leader of interior systems.

Bay Interior Specialists

The origins of Bay Interior Specialists began in 1963. The company was sold to David Martin as Tauranga Plasterers Limited in 1974 where it stayed under his directorship until 2010 when the mantle of responsibility was passed to Stuart Phelps, ensuring that it remained a family business.

We have been serving the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty and outer regions, providing quality finishing and professionalism in the installation and plastering of fibrous plaster and plasterboard systems through our strong team of certified tradesmen for close to 60 years.

Over the past decade we have diversified our professional services to provide ceiling grid installation, plasterboard fixing, interior and exterior painting and decorative Venetian Plaster and Avista paint systems. With this diverse offering, the brand Bay Interior Specialists was born.

Our overriding desire is to create quality people who provide extraordinary results. Therefore, we are proud to be a company that trains apprentices to become quality tradespeople. This is evident in our diverse gender, age and ethnic workforce.

Working with decorative fibrous plaster requires meticulous attention to detail and highly skilled craftsmanship. There are members of our team who have been with us for 30–40 years and who truly are masters of the art of fibrous plaster craft.

We hold the Bay of Plenty’s largest collection of fibrous plaster cornice moulds, ceiling centres, ceiling domes, columns, arches, fire surrounds and other forms of decorative fibrous plaster products.

If we do not have the exact piece or mould that you are looking for, we will gladly source it through one of our many expert suppliers nationwide – or have it made to match your sample.

Bay Interior Specialists has proudly been a longstanding member of the New Zealand Fibrous Plaster Association (NZFPA), the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries of New Zealand (AWCINZ), and we are proud Club GIB Installers.

We also foster a culture that highlights the health and safety of employees and clients, celebrating our membership with Site Safe for over 10 years Site Safe.

Stuart Phelps – Managing Director

As Managing Director, I personally guarantee to provide you with the best possible experience when dealing with a specialised trade. I believe that clear communication between the client and the trades is an integral part of a well-managed project. Whether your project is an extensive design build or a minor repair, you need to be informed throughout the process of start and completion times, best practices and materials for the specific conditions ,and many other factors that can influence the desired end result. We have an extremely capable team of managers and tradespeople to assist you in this process across each division.

Creating a culture of effective communication is a skill I have gained in my 18 years’ experience in cross-cultural communications and managing small businesses both in Japan and New Zealand. My time as representative on the Executive of the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCINZ) has given me great insight into the construction industry and fuelled my passion to learn from the industry’s best. My desire is to utilise this knowledge to strengthen the relationships with existing and future clients.

When I am not running the business I enjoy committing my time to family and friends. I am a dedicated husband and father of two enthusiastic children and enjoy instilling the values of a good work ethic, respect and integrity in their lives.

Award Winning Tradespeople

Bay Interior Specialists has secured numerous Awards of Excellence at the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries of New Zealand national gala events in various categories throughout the years.

2022 Winner – AWCI Residential Awards of Excellence
2019 Winner – AWCI Residential Awards of Excellence
2014 Winner – AWCI Residential Awards of Excellence
2012 Winner – AWCI Commercial Awards of Excellence
2009 Winner – AWCI Residential Awards of Excellence
2007 Winner – AWCI Heritage Awards of Excellence

Bay Interior Specialists

Wall and ceiling specialists since 1963 with a reputation for high quality fibrous plaster, plaster board installation and stopping, interior and exterior painting, Venetian decorative plastering and Avista paint systems.

Committed to providing a high level of excellence to all projects.

Please contact our team of specialists in their field and utilise their expertise to develop the finish you require.

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