Hit the spot


Charles Ellis, 35, from Sheffield, has created Plasterspot – a pack of coin-sized indicator stickers which are placed individually onto a plasterboard surface to mark drill points and hidden fixtures and use a dye which bleeds through the drying plaster once covered. A clear, well-defined spot is then left on the surface, indicating exactly where the drill point, joists or water and electrical feeds are.

Charles stated: “The idea is very simple but potentially revolutionary. The product is something tradespeople can carry with them very easily, but that will make a real difference when they’re working.”