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T&T Facades is delighted to be working with client Diamond Build on an £8m redevelopment of one of England’s oldest preparatory schools. Based in Sutton, Surrey, Homefield Prep is an independent day school for boys aged 4 – 13 years.

The redevelopment, designed by architects Ingleton Wood, has been rolled out in three phases and will transform the facilities on offer at the school which includes 14 new classrooms, a new performance hall and dining room as well as new music facilities, an ICT room, library and all-weather sports pitch.

T&T Facades is delivering a package of Petrach cladding with feature window reveals and ancillaries on the school’s front extension. Our works are planned to start on site in March with the whole redevelopment due to complete by late summer 2021.

Commenting on the project, joint company owner Tom Rutter said “with a long track record of delivering school projects this package of work plays to our strengths and we plan to turn this project around in c.6 weeks.”

Southwark

T&T Facades is pleased to have been awarded a new cladding contract as part of the multi million pound redevelopment of the former Southwark Fire Station which is set to become a major mixed-use development branded Brigade Court.

Adjacent to Brigade Court will be the new “Grotto” site, where we will be delivering the cladding package for client Ardmore, on a 15,600 sq ft sports centre consisting of Arcelor Mittal composite panels and Rodeca Polycarbonate panels. The Grotto will have a multi-use games area and outdoor artificial pitch for use by both the new school and local community.

We have commenced the design and our installation team is expected to start on site early Spring 2021.

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T&T Facades is pleased to announce securing a facades contract with new developer client Westfield.

The Cherry Park Development is a new residential project next to the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. It will be one of London’s largest Private Rented Sector (PRS) residential single-site schemes. It will feature approximately 1,200 new homes benefitting from a suite of amenities including a residents’ gym, swimming pool, workspace and high-quality public areas.

T&T Facades has been contracted to deliver a package of rainscreen cladding, render, SFS and copings across the development. Joint company owner Tom Rutter commented “this is a great project for T&T Facades, in a high profile development which we are excited to be part of.  We have commenced the design phase and are looking forward to getting started on site.”

Westfield is already on site with a planned phased completion and final delivery expected post 2023.

Coronavirus2

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, T&T Facades has been carefully adhering to the government guidelines and those of the Construction Leadership Council to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and suppliers.

As the virus has evolved and guidelines have been updated, we have needed to adapt our working practices. Below is an update of our initial statement.

Remote working

A significant part of our pre-lockdown preparation was extending the systems and processes we already had in place to enable our staff to work from home and remotely as required.  When working remotely, our teams have full access to all our IT systems – as though they were sat at their desk in our office. This technology served us very well during the first full national lockdown enabling the business to continue as ‘near normal’ as possible and continue to communicate effectively with clients and each other.

As the construction sector has been deemed essential by the government to keeping the country operating we will remain open and fully operational during this second lockdown period (November 5th – December 2nd) ensuring however we continue to follow all industry (CLC) and H&S guidelines. This will continue post December 2nd unless the government issues further mandates.

Health and well-being

We continue to send regular updates to our teams, following the guidelines issued by the Government and various health organisations. A small number of our vulnerable staff are still shielding with the full support of the business.

From the beginning of September we were able to ease the majority of our office workers back to our Fareham office having first put in the required safety measures which includes hand sanitisers and temperature checks on entry to the office, perspex screens between desks, re-positioning of desks to enable social distancing, regular deep cleaning, reducing face to face meetings and contact etc.

Phones and our switchboard

Our main office number (01329 889408) is manned during our standard office opening times (Mon-Fri, 8am-5.30pm). For enquiries outside of office hours please email [email protected] or speak to your usual contact directly.

Post

Where possible we encourage electronic communication, but we acknowledge that there are certain documents that can only be sent by post. Our office is fully open to accept post in accordance with our standard office opening times (Mon-Fri, 8am-5.30pm).

Our project sites

In accordance with the latest government mandate and guidelines, all our project sites are open, ensuring strict conformity with industry (CLC) and H&S guidelines, also adhering to the social distancing rules.

This of course is reviewed regularly in line with the regular government updates and the policies and decisions of our main contractor clients.

We are in close communication with our supply chain partners to keep them updated of our current situation.

Next steps

We are monitoring the fast-moving situation closely. We will ensure that we respond quickly, sensibly, and appropriately to any developments. We will update you all again if we have further substantial updates, but please do contact your main contact here if you have any concerns about your specific circumstances.

Tel: 01329 889408 / email: [email protected]

Finchley Met Police Station

T&T Facades is delighted to have secured our first project with new client CField Construction.

193 Ballards Lane is a residential-led development in Finchley, London N3 and is a redevelopment of the former Finchley Police Station. Set on 0.192 hectares the project comprises two 4 storey buildings providing 41 new homes and 1,700sqft of retail space.

Our team will be delivering the design, supply and installation of the cladding package, consisting of standing seam cladding and fibre cement rainscreen.

We are planned to commence on site mid October for a programme of c. 6 weeks.

Joint company owner Tom Rutter commented “It’s been a pleasure getting to know the CField team. We’re all looking forward to getting stuck into the project and hope that this is the start of a long standing partnership”.

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The Marriot group is increasing its portfolio of their Moxy brand ‘boutique’ hotels with a new establishment in Bristol. The new seven-storey, 214-room hotel, will be located at the foot of the M32 opposite the Cabot Circus car park.

The scheme has come from Dutch international hotel developer Vastint Hospitality and is reported to be one of just seven hotels of its kind in England.

Contracted by client Jehu Project Services, T&T Facades will design, supply and install the full façade on the project which includes a mix of Cement Rainscreen, Brick-Slip and Corten Cassette Rainscreen.

Commenting on the news, joint company owner Tom Rutter said, “we’re excited to be working with Jehu on this scheme, it’s a great looking project that plays to our strengths and one that we’ll be proud to include in our portfolio”.

T&T’s work will commence on site in October.

New Starters Aug Sept 2020

What a busy few months we’ve had! To help with our growing order book we have been busy growing our team as well.

We are pleased to welcome a number of new team members who have joined us from various corners of the construction industry and bring with them years of valuable experience. Keeping us all in check as office manager we have Hannah Phillips; boosting our design department is Paul Marchbank and Paul Fletcher (or Fletch as we all know him by!) and our new document controller Kerry Smart. Strengthening our commercial team is Kevin White in the role of Senior Quantity Surveyor.

Welcome guys, wishing you every success at T&T Facades.

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T&T Facades is pleased to announce winning a new facades contract.

Our team has been contracted by our client LST Projects to design, supply and install a full facades package consisting of SFS, Rainscreen Cladding and Glazing on a new Oncology department as an extension to Southampton General Hospital.

After an extremely rapid project pre-start we began on site this week.

Coronavirus2

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, T&T Facades has been carefully adhering to the government guidelines and those of the Construction Leadership Council to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and suppliers.

As the virus has evolved and guidelines have been updated, we have needed to adapt our working practices. Below is an update of our initial statement.

Remote working

A significant part of our pre-lockdown preparation was extending the systems and processes we already had in place to enable as many of our team as possible to work remotely.

Our office in Fareham is closed for the forseeable future. The majority of our office staff, across all departments in the business, are continuing to work remotely from home.

We have provided the necessary tools and technology to enable staff to continue working as normal and continue to communicate effectively with clients and each other. Our teams have full access to all our IT systems – as though they were sat at their desk in our office.

Health and well-being

We continue to send regular updates to our teams, following the guidelines issued by the Government and various health organisations. A small number of our vulnerable staff are shielding with the full support of the business.

We conduct a company-wide zoom meeting every Friday for all staff to communicate any updates and provide a forum for staff to ask any questions they have and catch up with one another.

Phones and our switchboard

Our main office number (01329 889408) continues to work as normal. We have diverted this to a dedicated mobile phone which will be answered by one of our staff members. They will take the caller’s details and arrange for the relevant team member to call you back.

We have also forwarded all direct dial numbers to our team members’ mobiles or alternative numbers.

Post

Where possible we are encouraging electronic communication, but we acknowledge that there are certain documents that can only be sent by post.

Our office is visited regularly by one of our Directors to collect the post but naturally, there may be some delay in getting this to the correct team member. With remote working, our ability to respond by post will also be limited and will take longer.

Our project sites

In accordance with current government guidelines and our clients instructions, all of our project sites, with the exception of one, are closed.  Our one open project site conforms with all the government and industry guidelines and adheres to the social distancing rules.

This of course is reviewed regularly in line with the daily government updates and the policies and decisions of our main contractor clients.

We are in close communication with our supply chain partners to keep them updated of our current situation.

Please direct any concerns you may have to your usual T&T Facades contact.

Next steps

We are monitoring the fast-moving situation closely. We will ensure that we respond quickly, sensibly, and appropriately to any developments. We will update you all again if we have further substantial updates, but please do contact your main contact here if you have any concerns about your specific circumstances.

Tel: 01329 889408 / email: [email protected]

Coronavirus2

T&T Facades has taken a number of precautionary steps as a business to ensure that we are able to continue providing our services to clients and play our part in preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

A significant amount of time has been spent designing and testing contingency plans so that we can continue to operate as close to “business as usual” as possible.

Below are some of the specific actions that have been taken:

Health and well-being

The company’s current priority must be the health and well-being of its clients, team members and all their families. Regular updates have been sent to our teams, following the guidelines issued by the Government and various health organisations. We have introduced regular cleaning of our office and wipe downs of our equipment throughout the day.

At the point of writing, we have not had any confirmed cases of Coronavirus in our office or on our project sites. A couple of our people have self-isolated because of vulnerable relatives at home or having mild flu-like symptoms, but we must stress that these are all currently considered low risk and precautionary.

Remote working

A significant part of our preparation has been extending the systems and processes we already have in place to enable as many of our team as possible to work remotely.

We have provided the necessary tools and technology to enable staff to continue working as normal and continue to communicate effectively with clients and each other. When working remotely, our team have full access to all our IT systems – as though they were sat at their desk in our office.

Phones and our switchboard

Our main office number will continue to work as normal. We have the facility to forward this to a dedicated mobile phone which will be answered by our receptionist. She will take the caller’s details and arrange for the relevant team member to call you back.

We are also able to forward all direct dial numbers to our team members’ mobiles or alternative numbers.

Post

Where possible we are encouraging electronic communication, but we acknowledge that there are certain documents that can only be sent by post.

In the event of an office closure post will be checked as often as we are able, but there may be some delay in getting this to the correct team member. With remote working, our ability to respond by post will also be limited and will take longer.

Our project sites

In accordance with current government guidelines, our live sites remain open and operational. They will be monitored closely and we will respond accordingly to the daily government updates. We are in close communication with our supply chain partners to ensure continuous material flow as much as is practic

Please direct any concerns you may have to your usual T&T Facades contact.

Next steps

We are monitoring the fast-moving situation closely. We will ensure that we respond quickly, sensibly, and appropriately to any developments. We will update you all again if we have further substantial updates, but please do contact your main contact here if you have any concerns about your specific circumstances.