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10 Years of Speedclad

Speedclad celebrates its 10th year

In 2018 Speedclad marks its 10 Year Anniversary! It has been an incredible journey to this point, with a bright future ahead, and the company's development and success is down to the hard work, commitment and belief of those who have worked for, and with, us over this decade.

Speedclad was started in 2008 by Tony Blake and Paul Dingle and officially registered in the February of that year. In the throws of the recession it may have seemed an impossible task to start a new business but, before the first year was out, the business had moved into offices at Crabtree Hall in Northallerton and completed their first run of rainscreen cladding projects, like the 650m2 of Marley Eternit on Kendal College for Border Construction.

By 2013, the business had outgrown its premises and moved to its current Head Office and had undertaken its largest cladding contract to that date; the £1 million package on Durham Police Headquarters.

In 2014 Speedclad created its Divisional Office in Doncaster to specialise in curtain walling and glazing contracts and over the next couple of years both turnover and staff numbers doubled. In 2016, Speedclad opened a Regional Office and established a regional team in Birmingham to meet the demands for its services across the Midlands and South. In the same year, Speedclad achieved national recognition being named ‘Specialist Contractor of the Year (t/o up to £25m)’ at the Construction News Specialists Awards. 2016 also saw Speedclad carry out its first integrated façade contract, combining both rainscreen cladding and curtain walling, on 5 Wellington Place in Leeds.

Speedclad marks its 10th year with a robust forward order book, including the commencement of its largest contract to date; the integrated façade on 7 & 8 Wellington Place in Leeds, a dedicated and highly skilled workforce and strong mutually-beneficial client and supply chain relationships.  

In the decade gone and the years ahead Speedclad’s vision remains: “To be the go-to contractor for total façade solutions, offering professional services and quality products that exceed expectations. To be a company that people aspire to work for, and with.”