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With a record number of entries received by the organisers, T&T Facades is delighted to have made the shortlist of The News (Portsmouth) Business Excellence Awards 2019 in the ‘Medium Business of the Year’ category.

The category is designed “to recognise outstanding performance by a company that has a workforce of 24 or fewer. The business must have a clear vision and plans for the future, consideration of international markets, innovation and creativity and overcoming challenges”.

Based in Fareham, Hampshire and operating since 2000, T&T Facades has achieved consistent high levels of growth and is responsible for the design and construction of a number of iconic buildings in the South region. Commenting on the news, joint company owner Tom Rutter said “it’s great for your company to be recognised by your peers in the region where you live and work. We’ve delivered a number of projects for our clients in Portsmouth and across the South which we are very proud of. Being nominated for this award is down to the skills and hard work of our staff and they should all be very proud of themselves.”

Members of the team will now face a judges interview early in the new year, with the overall winner being announced at the awards ceremony at the Portsmouth Guildhall on 1st February 2019.

This news comes on the back of the company also being nominated in the Construction News Specialists Awards 2019 for their work on a 12 storey student accommodation block – Cumberland Place in Southampton for client Bennett Construction.

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Throughout November, the T&T office looked like the set of a 2nd rate ‘70’s movie starring characters like Ned Flanders and Buffalo Bill! But it was all in a good cause – to support the Movember Foundation, to stop men dying too young.

Team ‘Tash & Tash’ consisting of Dan Jarnak, Jon Cockle, Merv Yeadon, Bill Pearce, Darren Jewell and Mike Stanton all threw themselves into the challenge and by the end of the month were sporting some spectacular hairy lips!

The team raised £590 which will go a long way in helping men’s health and we are all very proud of them.

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T&T Facades is delighted to announce being nominated a finalist in the Construction News Specialists Awards 2019 for our work on Cumberland Place – a 12-storey, student accommodation block in Southampton city centre for client Bennett Construction. We’ve been shortlisted in the category of ‘Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (subcontract between £1m to £3m).’

T&T Facades tendered for this cladding contract in the wake of the Grenfell disaster and naturally the specification and installation needed to be very high. We also ran this job simultaneously alongside another 12-storey accommodation block in East Street, Southampton making logistical planning very challenging.

Commenting on the award news, Tom Rutter, joint company owner said “Being shortlisted for a Construction News Specialists Award is just amazing. It is testament to the hard work, diligence and commitment of the whole team and we couldn’t be prouder of this achievement”. He added “This is a very high-profile platform with which to promote our services further and we’re excited about the opportunities this could present”.

Representatives of the company have now been invited to present their entry in person to the award judges at Construction News HQ in February, with the winner being announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on 27th March 2019.

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T&T Facades has been appointed the façade contractor for the Premier Inn hotel at the new £150m, Bridgwater Gateway business park in Somerset.

Working with client Carter Lauren Construction, T&T will design, supply and install the new 100-bedroom, three-storey hotel’s cladding package and various ancillaries. The striking curved façade with interesting projecting features will be constructed with a Marley Eternit rainscreen cladding system.

Located on one of the prime road frontage plots near the entrance to the 100-acre site, groundworks are already underway and T&T Facades expect to start on site early in the new year.

Tom Rutter, T&T joint company owner, commented “We’re delighted to be working again with Carter Lauren on this prestigious project. The complex curved design plays well to our design and engineering strengths and this being our fourth Premier Inn contract now, the project couldn’t be in safer, more experienced hands; the team is very excited to get started”.

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T&T Facades has been awarded a 7500m2 cladding contract with new client WRW Construction. The project comprises the redevelopment of an existing 13-storey Swansea office block into much needed student housing. The existing city centre building will be extended to include the construction of an additional two storeys to the block creating Oldway House, consisting of 556 new en-suite student bedrooms including 12 studio apartments, a management area, show accommodation, common rooms, laundrette and a ground floor retail unit.

T&T Facades will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the rainscreen cladding package on the scheme, comprising Rockpanel rainscreen and various ancillaries including flashings, cavity barriers and parapet coping.

The site is surrounded by commercial and residential buildings which will be mostly occupied during the construction works. T&T will therefore need to draw upon its extensive experience of delivering city centre projects which includes various hotels and high rise accommodation blocks. Alexandra House which adjoins the site is a live office building that will be occupied for the duration of the project.

Commenting, Tom Rutter, joint company owner said “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this project. WRW is a hugely respected and accomplished construction company and the whole team is very excited to be working with them. The Oldway House scheme perfectly suits our skills and experience having successfully delivered three multi-story student accommodation blocks in Southampton City Centre in the last 12 months alone.”

T&T Facades commence on site in November 2018.

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Commenting, Tom Rutter, joint company owner said “These are exciting times for T&T Facades. We’re working on some fantastic projects right now and our order book is very healthy. Investment in the right people is essential to support our growth and to continue to provide the quality, personal service to our clients that we are known for. I’m sure Dan and Jon will be a fantastic asset to us; I thank them for joining our team and wish them every success in their roles.”

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T&T Facades is delighted to have secured an additional project at the Robert Clack school campus in Dagenham, Essex, increasing our contract value to c£1m. Currently on site at the lower school, where we are installing the façade on two new teaching blocks, T&T will shortly begin further works at the upper school where we will be delivering the full façade for the sports hall refurb and extension and a new entrance building designed by Bond Bryan Architects. The façade package consists of fibre cement rainscreen cladding, curtain walling, windows and doors.

The extensive construction worked commissioned by Robert Clack school will make it the largest secondary school in England.

Commenting, joint company owner Tom Rutter said “It’s great to have been asked by Mid Group to extend our works at Robert Clack which is testament to the good relationships we have developed over a number of projects. The Robert Clack campus is an impressive facility and we are proud to play a part in their development plans.”

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The team at T&T Facades really rose to the challenge, getting involved in all sorts of fundraising activities in aid of Sport Relief 2018. Donned in Sports Gear, activities included a cake bake sale, the “Jonnie Peacock” steps challenge sweepstake, ping pong and the old classic “Gator Golf”!

Head of Marketing, Mo Morgan commented: “It was great to see the team getting behind such a great cause. The cake eating was a real challenge but most of the team managed that activity! It was a lot of fun and we raised money at the same time. A good day at the office!”

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In today’s tough and competitive construction market, T&T Facades is pleased to report that not only is the company weathering the storm, but it has recorded its most successful year to date.

The company accounts for year ending 2017 show an 84% increase in turnover over the previous year  to £7.1m, with average order values increasing by 157%.  In order to manage this high level of growth, staff numbers have doubled to over 20 permanent employees bringing with it high quality skills and talent to the business.

Key to this growth is the company’s strategic move to broaden its range of services in recent years from originally a labour only carpentry and cladding business to a specialist façade contractor incorporating rainscreen cladding and complex glazing providing a full design, supply and installation service to its clients.

Speaking about the company’s success, joint company owner Tom Rutter commented: “2017 has been a pivotal year and a turning point in the company’s history. It’s been the culmination of several years hard work, a focused strategy and dedication to excellent client delivery. We stuck to our plan and early in the year we won our first £1m project, followed shortly by another, both with new Tier 1 contractors and ended 2017 with a £2m project to deliver Cumberland Place, a 12 storey student accommodation block. The support from our clients and supply chain has been fantastic and we wouldn’t have achieved this success without them. Most importantly though, the welfare of our people continues to be our priority and we’re pleased to report another exemplary year for health & safety with zero reportable instances”.

Established in 2000, T&T Facades is now one of the longest serving façade companies in the South of England and proud to be making its mark on the region. Recent completed projects include the Southampton Centre for Cancer Immunology, Harbour Road retirement living development, Vincent’s Walk student accommodation block and the new Premier Inn hotel at Southgate.

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T&T Facades will soon be putting in their best performance as they join the team on site at Robert Clack School in Dagenham, East London.  Due to a significant increase in pupil numbers, the school is constructing 2 new teaching blocks to allow the school to expand, which will make it the largest secondary school in England.

Working alongside client Mid Group, T&T Facades was awarded the contract to design, supply and install the complete façade package consisting of curtain walling, glazing, Gebrick rainscreen cladding, render and aluminium flashings.

The construction will be delivered in two phases and is scheduled to be ready for the new school year in September.

Commenting, joint company owner Tom Rutter said: “T&T has a successful track record in the education sector and we’re pleased to be part of the project team delivering this significant school extension which will provide local children a great learning environment.”