Situated in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire the building was approximately 20 years old and an exact copy of the company’s European HQ in Milan, Italy.Having incurred considerable expenditure and disruption painting the existing boards in the past the maintenance team wanted to install a low maintenance long lasting alternative. They also specified an exact match to the existing black stained timber to ensure continuity with their other office building and were keen to use a local company. After approaching several businesses The Facia Company Ltd (TFC) were awarded the contract. One of the main factors influencing the final decision was TFC’s ability to provide health and safety documentation and evidence of employee’s competencies.
Martin Hubbard, Managing Director, TFC Ltd explains “Golden Lady wanted to ensure that the company they used were able to carry out the work in a structured way, to a high standard and was able to provide fully trained and competent fitters. We were able to provide these reassurances by developing a method statement for the work and evidence that all our fitters hold CSCS cards and are aware of fully trained in Health and Safety issues whilst working at heights. The majority of our work is still domestic but our commitment to good practices has proved invaluable in recent months and has given us the opportunity to bid and win larger commercial contracts”
The Fascia Company Ltd, buying from local Freefoam stockist Knights Building Plastics, used the Freefoam woodgrain range to provide a like for like replacement to the building and fitted 62 metres of fascia and soffit in Black Ash woodgrain finish and Freeflow black ogee rainwater system – to ensure adequate water management from such a large roof area. Colin St John, UK General Manager commented “We’ve always been strong advocates of training and it’s good to see a company using their skills, experience and competence to differentiate themselves and develop their business.”