Glazing firm EYG's £4m boost in bright start to 2019

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 15 Apr 2019

Glazing firm EYG Commercial has enjoyed a booming start to 2019 as it puts the finishing touches on contracts worth more than £4m.

The Hull-based business has also managed to secure work from a host of new clients in recent months, as it puts the wheels in motion for future growth.

EYG is currently working on projects across the country, and last year received a royal seal of approval from Princess Anne for its £5m work on the redevelopment of a former Cadbury’s factory near Bristol.

Steve Swallow, commercial director, said the firm was reaping the rewards of a growing national reputation.

He said: “The most pleasing thing looking at our order book over the past 12 to 18 months, and ahead later in 2019, is the number of developers we are working with for the first time, and the new locations we have been working in and are heading to.

“We have always enjoyed good relationships with the construction firms and developers we have worked with previously, and that brings in a lot of repeat work, but any business needs to develop new work streams and find new opportunities, no matter how successful it is.

“We have done that over the past 12 to 18 months, working for new clients in new locations, and that has given us the platform to prove why we are the perfect choice for specialist glazing projects in any location.”

EYG’s work has ranged from schools to multi-million pound student accommodation complexes.

A £24m refurbishment of the Oldways House building in Swansea, Wales, has seen it turned into a 13-storey, 556-bed complex for students, for which EYG has supplied and fitted more than 800 windows.

Fitters are currently installing 20 curtain walling screens on the ground floor to complete a £980,000 contract.

In Sheffield, EYG was chosen by North Midland Construction to work on a new 17-storey student accommodation development, in a contract worth around £860,000.

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It has also worked to meet similar demands on a £750,000 contract with Torsion Group, on the new 15-storey student accommodation project in Birmingham.

Mr Swallow said: “Over the past three years we have been particularly successful in terms of being chosen on developments where hundreds of windows, doors and curtain walling screens are required.

“We’ve also become a specialist of choice for projects needing extra levels of performance with regards to acoustic and energy performance, something increasingly demanded on hotel developments, such as the hotels we worked on at Heathrow airport, and projects in busy cities.”

EYG is currently in the final fitting stages of a number of contracts which have a total value in excess of £4.3m to the business.

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