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EnviroBuild, a leading supplier of sustainable materials to the construction industry, sees growth with strong trading despite the national lockdown due to an increased demand in sustainable building materials.
EnviroBuild has not only successfully continued to supply and deliver to building sites during lockdown but has also grown its sales and workforce as more customers turn to sustainable alternatives.
Although building and construction is one of the few industries which largely remained up and running during lockdown, availability and delivery of materials created a barrier for many commercial developers and construction companies.
But thanks to EnviroBuild’s foresight and innovation at a time when many manufacturers and merchants were forced to shut up shop, the company has gone from strength to strength.
In quarter two, EnviroBuild reported a 45% increase in revenue on 2019’s figures and that increased even further in quarter three with a 51% rise in revenue via the retail sales division. Their Galleon garden furniture range, which is produced using recycled plastics, also saw a massive 250% increase on 2019 sales.
EnviroBuild brought on six new commercial projects during lockdown including Taylor Wimpey’s new homes development at Innsworth and CALA homes construction in Cheltenham.
Founder and Director of EnviroBuild believes this is due to increasing public interest in sustainable building materials: “We’ve seen exciting revenue growth over Q3 and we believe this is due to the public turning towards more sustainable products. Thinking ’how sustainable is my project’ is becoming a more important deciding factor in our customers purchases”.
In order to handle the extra growth EnviroBuild had been investing in their operations before Covid 19 and lockdown, EnviroBuild had already designed and invested in cloud based systems to enable remote working. It meant the company had the ability to switch to ‘work from home’ rules at the touch of a button and cope with an unprecedented global disaster.
The national lockdown is reported to have cost the construction industry over £300m per day according to the Construction Index. Yet despite the difficult trading conditions, EnviroBuild grew its team during lockdown to cope with demand, employing six new members of staff - two in its sales team and a further four in the operations team.
With a lean operation design and a high level of effective internal communication, EnviroBuild was able to manage the continuously changing working environment and continue to supply and deliver to commercial construction projects.
James Brueton, founder and director of EnviroBuild said: ”Releasing a new website at the start of lockdown seemed like risky timing, but it allowed us to quickly capture the e-commerce market that was flooded after the closure of physical stores. It allowed us to operate quickly in a changing market”.
The new members of staff needed to be trained too, and managers were able to quickly manoeuvre to virtual training which meant that could be achieved and no members of staff had to be made redundant.
Mr Brueton added, ”Working on a fully cloud based system meant that the transition from the office to working from home was a smooth process, of course things like staff communication had to be stepped up but our team rose to the challenge brilliantly”.
EnviroBuild have recently launched an exciting new product which is set to revolutionise the decking industry. The company has over 60 years of experience developing high quality, sustainable products without the harsh environmental impact of traditional materials. Ten percent of all profits are dedicated to sustainable causes.
To allow construction to comply with new UK fire regulation, the leading industry experts in external flooring have developed the 150 Aqua-Channel aluminium decking which is designed for all types of commercial builds. It has been tested to EN13501-1 standards, A2 s1 d0 and A2fl - s1 certification, giving those working within construction or at a builders merchants the complete peace of mind that 150 Aqua-Channel is a safe and dependable product. As 150 Aqua-Channel is completely compliant with UK fire legislation, it can be used as a non-combustible solution for a range of projects.
James Brueton explained, ”As a company we are looking to continue to expand in the material supply space and disrupt the traditional distribution model, offering high quality products at good value levels as we don’t have physical store presence costs. This allows us to invest in research and development as well as constant product improvement”.
During lockdown EnviroBuild also released an additional two new core lines, improving their fencing systems and adding a new range of composite decking. They look to further expand their sustainable ranges in 2021.
For further information about EnviroBuild and its innovative and sustainable products, visit the website at www.envirobuild.com or call 020 4502 7285 for specialist assistance and advice.
Quality sustainable building materials without compromise
EnviroBuild is the UK’s leading builders' merchant for sustainable building materials. They apply the latest technological innovations to provide highly engineered and lasting solutions over traditional construction material. They make the ethical choice easy by providing the perfect combination of quality & sustainability.
With over 60 years of experience in the construction industry, EnviroBuild, are leaders in their field. They are passionate about providing customers with the highest-quality products without the significant environmental impact of traditional materials.
Providing a quality experience for customers is at the core of their values. Their highly trained expert team are at hand to help customers at every stage of their project, from take-off to completion.
With an ever-growing range of innovative materials and an expert team at available, EnviroBuild’s products are now distributed across thousands of homes in the UK and they are increasingly becoming the first choice for contractors, architects, landscapers and construction firms.
EnviroBuild’s mission is to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the construction industry by providing high quality products that are consistently the better environmental choice over current traditional products on the market.
For every product EnviroBuild sells, a pragmatic approach is taken to manufacture a commercially viable product with significant environmental benefits; whether using high levels of recycled material, renewable energy in production or intelligent design to reduce input material in finished goods without compromising a long operational life.
EnviroBuild also dedicates 10% of profits to sustainable causes, which is unmatched in the industry. From the beginning they have been supporting Rainforest Trust in their mission to protect endangered rainforests and species. To date EnviroBuild have helped protect over 200,000 acres of primary habitat.
EnviroBuild are true industry leaders in progressing the sustainability and environmental impact within the construction industry.
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