German cladding giant ends a two-year order drought with UK orders

Construction site

German cladding giant Schneider has secured £30m of UK orders in the past year, ending a two-year order drought.

Four of the wins - worth £25m - have come in the last six months, including a contract to clad the fourth phase of the Crown Estate’s revamp of London’s Regent Street, known as W4.

The contractor is capitalising on a resurgence in demand for timber facades, with three of the four wins this year for multimillion-pound complex timber facades.

Graham Cox, Schneider’s UK managing director, put the revival down to a UK management restructure last year and said the firm was looking to target another £15m-20m of orders by the end of the year.