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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.”

Robert Clack Extension

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.”

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T&T Facades is pleased to announce the promotion of Jon Cockle to Commercial Director. Jon, who previously held the position of Commercial Manager joined the company in 2016 having worked his way up from senior QS.

Jon has a wealth of industry experience and a strong background in commercial management and quantity surveying. In his new role he will oversee the whole commercial function from order receipt to final account. As a new company director Jon will work closely with the senior management and site teams to develop and implement the business’s ongoing strategy for future growth and goal of becoming the region’s preferred specialist facade contractor.

Commenting on his new role Jon said: “This is a really exciting time for T&T Facades. In the last 12 months our growth has been phenomenal, over doubling our turnover and staff numbers. We’ve delivered some of our best projects to date and have great projects both underway and in the pipeline. The challenge now is to keep the upward curve going whilst remaining profitable; a challenge I am more than up for.”

Jon’s promotion follows a period of major success for the company, having achieved a number of project milestones. Joint company owner Tom Rutter said: “We’re delighted for Jon, this recognition is a result of his hard work, commitment and excellent performance. He is a true asset to the company and we all wish him every success in his new role”.

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T&T Facades, specialists in rainscreen cladding, is pleased to announce being awarded its second contract with main contractor client Mid Group. Having recently completed the new Greatfield’s School project in Barking, Essex for Mid Group, T&T has been contracted to deliver the full external façade package on a significant extension to Stonebridge Primary School in Wembley designed by architect’s McBains.

The works will include Gebrick rainscreen cladding, shingle cladding, Euroclad Vieo cladding, Metal Technology System 17 curtain walling and doors.

T&T will commence work on site in the Spring.

Commenting, joint company owner Tom Rutter said: “It’s great to be back working with Mid Group; we had a great collaborative relationship at Greatfield’s School which produced a fantastic new school for the client and we are currently in negotiations with Mid on another two contractsWe’re now looking forward to the challenges at Stonebridge School and providing them with a great new facility.”

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T&T Facades is pleased to announce being awarded the contract to work on the refurbishment of Eagle House in Bracknell city centre. When finished, Eagle House will contain 84 modern apartments, ranging from one to two bedrooms.

The project was awarded directly by Thomas Homes, a local developer and T&T’s work will consist of the design, supply and installation of all the windows and Alucobond rainscreen cladding and projection features.

Chris Brotherton, land and sales director at Thomas Homes says: “Eagle House is in a fabulous location, with The Lexicon literally on the door-step and a short walk to both the train and bus stations. The main structure for the building is already in place, work has commenced on finishing the roof and once complete, we will work on the sides of the building before creating its new interior”.

 T&T Facades is currently working on the design phase and is expected to commence on site at the end of March.