It’s certainly not been the year that anyone expected. Like all businesses, here at Cladding Coatings we’ve faced many challenges. Yet we’ve overcome difficulties, worked closely as a strong team, and continued to deliver external wall and roof refurbishment and repair projects for clients across the UK.
We’re so proud of the way our team have come together through tough times. Here are some of the projects that have stood out for us this year, when our expert processes and strong work ethic have delivered impressive results for happy clients:
A bespoke gutter system for a vast property
West Brom FC became a client of Cladding Coatings at the beginning of the year after they were impressed by our approach to tackling the football stadium’s damaged, and now problematic, guttering. Our solution? A professionally-installed WeatherFAST WeatherFOLD gutter system, individually designed to suit the building and its needs and make the old gutters look – and perform – like new again.
The project was a complex one. Not only was the preparation extensive (an angle grinder was used to remove debris, and clean and prepare the surface), measurements need to be carefully checked, allowing for expansion and contraction, so the guttering materials could be prepared in advance to a bespoke size. We also came up against a few challenges from the local council with securing the road closure permits we needed to carry out the work safely.
The installed guttering was welded for a water-tight fit, with sustained waterproofing for up to 30 years. The client was delighted with the results, which are clear to see. Take a look at the before and after photos here, and learn more about the bespoke guttering system installations that let us transform your property.
Completing projects despite unexpected challenges
In March, we were on site with our client, non-profit organisation Orbis in Derby, when the COVID-19 crisis hit. We’d already begun the cladding preparation work, such as filling in large holes that had appeared in the property, and pressure washing the external walls and roof to clean the cladding and remove debris, when the nationwide lockdown meant our approach to the project needed to change overnight.
Thankfully, our years’ extensive experience working on site means we’re able to overcome even the most unexpected challenges. Though we suddenly found we no longer had accommodation in the area, we made a four-hour round trip daily to the site from our homes in the Oldham area of Manchester. Social distancing measures changed the way we operated, but it’s a true measure of our team’s resilience and dedication that we were able to find new ways to complete the project to the client’s complete satisfaction.
In the face of unprecedented challenge, we delivered a striking façade finish. The results of our uninterrupted cladding refurbishment and repair work at the Orbis site can be seen here.
Supporting social distancing for our education facilities
Over the past 12 years, we’ve built close relationships with education facilities. This year more than ever, it was vital that students and staff alike felt their school or college building was a safe and secure place to be. In addition to external building refurbishment and repair, we’ve also provided floor marking for education facilities to support social distancing measures.
These graphics are secure to safeguard against trips and slips, on-brand to support a recognisable environment, and communicate a clear message. It’s been hugely rewarding to support clients in this way and play our part in helping young people and their teachers feel safe and comfortable this year.
Remember: our ongoing education work means our operatives are DBS checked, and government funding may be available for you.
It’s been a year we could never have predicted. Yet it’s been one when the skills, knowledge and commitment of our team has been truly demonstrated, and we’re so proud of the Cladding Coatings family.
Time for a building refurbishment or repair project in 2021? Talk to Cladding Coatings for peace of mind in work that you can trust will be finished to perfection, no matter what challenges we may face.
Get in touch today for a free-of-charge, no obligation chat and initial site survey.
We would like to thank all of our clients, team and contacts for their incredible support in 2020.