Pura Facades, the natural cladding specialist, has continued to see a surprising uplift in trade since the easing of restrictions due to Covid-19. The company operates from London and Birmingham and saw a 56% year-on-year increase in trade to July 2020.
Due to this significant increase in work – driven partly by the government’s £1.6bn fund to repair unsafe cladding on high rise buildings and ongoing investment in public sector projects.
Recent high profile project wins for Pura include Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage stand, Clarendon Works development in Wood Green, Lancaster University and The University of Strathclyde.
James Butler, commercial director of Pura Facades, which provides natural cladding solutions to architects and specifiers such as GRC and terracotta. He said: “Lockdown forced us to embrace communications technologies such as Zoom, Teams and Telegram to stay in touch remotely. This period also gave us the time to push jobs that had perhaps been lingering over the line. As construction sites were shutdown, we liaised with suppliers and customers to bring projects to fruition – which has meant we’re up on the year in terms of income.”
Pura Façades has produced a short video entitled Life after Lockdown which provides a snapshot of how the business has coped since the lifting of restrictions.