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T&T Facades is set to begin work at one of the UK’s leading business parks for science and technology after securing the contract to deliver a complete façade package on a major new extension to the Magdalen Centre at Oxford Science Park.

Contracted by our valued client Buckingham Group, T&T Facades will provide a full façade package for the building consisting of the design, supply and installation of composite cladding panels, expanded mesh, rainscreen cladding, soffits and a louvre screen around the plant room.

The extension is a key component of the growth and development plan for the business park which is owned by Magdalen College, Oxford. The new facility, to be called the Bellhouse Building after Magdalen College Fellow Professor Brian Bellhouse, will provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with approximately 30,000 sq ft of contemporary office and laboratory accommodation, for which there is high demand in the City and across the County.

Joint company owner Tom Rutter said “We were delighted to win this contract and it’s been great getting to know the Buckingham Group team. We’re looking forward to starting on site and showcasing our expertise.”

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T&T Facades has registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme on 8th April 2019.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme was founded in 1997 to improve the image of construction. It is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole.

Companies wishing to become registered with the Scheme are assessed on five key categories – ‘Care about Appearance’, ‘Respect the Community’, ‘Protect the Environment’, ‘Secure everyone’s Safety’ and ‘Value their Workforce.’ T&T are delighted to report that their score for each category was either Good, Very Good or Excellent. The Scheme Monitor’s report after the office visit commented “This company demonstrated at the office visit a high degree of professionalism and commitment to its overall image.”

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “More and more companies are recognising the benefits of being part of the Scheme, with around 7,000 companies, construction sites and suppliers registered at any time. We are therefore delighted that Specialist Contractor T&T Facades has joined the Scheme, and we look forward to them increasing their standards of considerate construction to even higher levels of achievement in the future.”

Joint company owner Tom Rutter said “The principles and Code of Considerate Practice outlined by the CCS are closely aligned with T&T’s own values and way of working. We’ve always been a company which goes beyond statutory requirements and therefore applying for registration with the scheme was a no-brainer for us. This is a particularly proud moment for us and we will display our registration with the Scheme with honour”.

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T&T Facades is pleased to announce the appointment of a new company director.

Adam Joel, previously in the role of Bid Manager has been promoted to Pre-Contracts Director. Adam joined the company in 2017 to head up the estimating department following a successful career in similar roles.

Tom Rutter, joint company owner commented: “Adam’s promotion is in recognition of his continued hard work and commitment to T&T Facades since joining the team. He has provided an invaluable contribution to the business and we look forward to continued growth and shared success over the coming years.”


On Good Friday, teams from the sea rowing section of Barry Yacht Club, South Wales took part in the “Turn of the tide challenge 2019” – an event that requires teams rowing Celtic Long Boats, at sea, from Barry, South Wales to Mumbles, Swansea and back, a distance of 80 miles.

The challenge, taken on by the members of Barry Yacht Club, one member of which is our very own contracts manager Jon Wride, was both an endurance test and a sponsored fundraising exercise. The club supports a local charity, LLAMAU, which provides guidance and assistance to young people between the ages of 16 to 25 giving them skills and confidence for them to become independent adults. Some of the money raised will also go towards the purchase of an urgently needed new Celtic Long Boat to join the two currently in use. As part of the clubs support several young people will join their Sea Rowing Section where they will be integrated into a team as part of their development, taking part in races and events around the coast of the UK.

T&T Facades is proud to support the club and their fundraising by sponsoring their two current boats which took part in the challenge.

Four teams, consisting of four rowers and a coxswain, set off at 7am on the day. Each team was challenged to row one leg each of 40 miles with one team rowing both ways! Being at the mercy of the elements, tides, wind and the hazards of the Bristol Channel each leg was estimated to take approximately 6 hours. Jon’s team consisting of both male and female rowers came in at an impressive 5 hours, 27 minutes with the two-way crew rowing for an incredible 12.5 hours. It was a fantastic achievement by all teams who took part.

To support the club and their charity, all donations are welcome through their JustGiving page.

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Following a complex legal agreement, the Milton Keynes YMCA was finally given the green light to proceed with a major redevelopment of their existing building in the City Centre, designed by architects Pick Everard.

The charity, which has been working in Milton Keynes since 1980 will create 199 new homes for young people in need of housing. In addition to the homes, the scheme will also comprise shops, a café, meeting rooms, training rooms and a nursery.

T&T Facades has been awarded the contract for the design, supply and installation of the full façade package on the new 8 storey building from Tier 1 contractor Bowmer & Kirkland which will include insulated render, metal cladding and ancillaries.

Simon Green, CEO of YMCA Milton Keynes said “Our new flagship home will help vulnerable young people to become independent. It will also allow us to offer residents advice and workshops on things like career development and health and well-being.”

Joint owner of T&T Facades, Tom Watkins commented “We’re very pleased to be working again with B&K, especially on such an important community-driven project. It’s quite a straight-forward project for us and we plan to deliver the façade within a 15-week programme.”

With the project well underway, T&T Facades plan to start on site at the end of March with the new building set to be to completed and handed over to the charity for use by September 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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With our latest hotel project due to start on site this spring, there’s no time for snoozing!

The new 69-Bed Travelodge Hotel in Chippenham, Wiltshire forms part of a wider development which will see the delivery of 400 new homes, Aldi Supermarket, cafe, public open space and highway improvements.

T&T Facades has won the contract to design, supply and install the cladding and render package for existing client WRW. The four storey new build will be clad in Marley Eternit cementitious rainscreen panels; T&T will also be installing ancillary elements such as column casings and soffits.

Commenting, joint company owner Tom Rutter said “our growing portfolio of successfully delivered hotel projects will stand us in great stead in Chippenham. It’s great to be working with the WRW team again with whom we’ve developed a good relationship”.

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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.