York Guild of Building
The builders of medieval York included Masons, glaziers, plumbers, plasterers, and tilers, and largest of all, the group who worked in wood, variously described as carpenters, sawyers, joiners and carvers. Of these, only four crafts became organised into Guilds: the Carpenters, the Masons, the Tile-thatchers, and the Plasterers. These guilds came to an end in the early nineteenth century.
The York Guild of Building was founded in 1954 to encourage communication between the many different sections of the construction industry and professional organisations within the city, and represents all the skills which have connections with the construction and maintenance of buildings as indicated in the Guild Logo. The lozenge shaped logo has strands, which represent all the skills, which go into modern construction, whilst the Guild's Mace incorporates all the materials that are used today including plastics.