hepstow-based SD Sealants & Cosmetic Repairs is celebrating after recording its best year to date in 2014.
The business, which was established in 1973, traditionally specialises in the supply and fit of mastics to the construction trade but added cosmetic repairs to its offering in 2013, and subsequently saw group turnover increase by 25 percent in 12 months.
While the increase is in large part due to the success of the cosmetic repair business, traditional sealant sales also increased by 10 percent in the same period.
Nick Jones, Managing Director of SD, said: “Although the construction sector as a whole suffered a bit last year, we were lucky to have a constant stream of work and we were involved in a wide variety of projects across Wales, England and Scotland. This certainly gave the sealant business a boost but it is the addition of cosmetic repair which has had the most significant impact.
“We have found that our newest service has been extremely popular and we are picking up additional clients all the time. We also introduced a new glass finishing service towards the end of the year which has proved extremely popular.”
The business also received a boost from a new app which has been developed to allow contractors to input job information on site, add photos and additional details to job files, access payment information and deliver information back to head office in real time.
Nick said: “The impact this has had on our business has been huge – it has noticeably reduced our overheads while allowing us to improve sales.
“After such a successful 2014, we’re planning to take on 15 additional staff in the New Year across the sealant and cosmetic repair teams. We hope that the influx of new staff will help us to continue to grow and improve.”
With a network of offices across the UK, SD Sealants and Cosmetic Repairs offers true national coverage by using a group of local sealant operatives to carry out specific projects. Their UK office expansion includes bases in Exeter, Wakefield, Fareham, Warrington, Stourbridge, Bristol and Romford.
SD regularly works with a wide variety of well-known construction companies including BAM, Balfour Beatty, Willmott Dixon, Mace, Sir Robert McAlpine and Morgan Sindall.