T&T Facades announces record growth

T&T Facades Harbour Road 20

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.

Being put to the test at Robert Clack School!

Robert Clack Web

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.”

New Commercial Director for T&T Facades

Jon Cockle Commercial Director Tt Facacdes

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”.