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highest-quality façade and rainscreen products, suited to a breadth of budgets

At BTS Facades and Fabrications, our aim is simple: to produce only the highest-quality façade and rainscreen products, suited to a breadth of budgets. With an extensive range of design possibilities, coupled with industry-leading rainscreen and façade systems, we have an enviable reputation within our industry. Our in-house technical and design team, and varied materials, finishes and manufacturing options, allow you to achieve your design vision, whatever your project limitations.

unrivalled knowledge and unparalleled precision

From a simple flashing or rainwater system calculation, to our flagship Vantage® Engineered Rainscreen façade systems, we approach every challenge with unrivalled knowledge and unparalleled precision.

turn your idea into a reality

We know that building specifiers take great pride in their designs. Therefore, we work alongside designers and architects to turn your idea into a reality. Working closely with you, we develop a complete understanding of your individual project. From there, we can ensure the system we create meets your goals, both practically and aesthetically.

bespoke fabrications

Bespoke fabrication work can be complex. However, at BTS Facades and Fabrications, we welcome a challenge, as we know we can deliver. We’re always improving our systems and methods to ensure we’re at the forefront of developments in our industry - allowing you to remain a leader in yours.

produced in the UK

Based in the UK, all of our products are produced at our purpose-built facilities in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Our well-established reputation is built on our continuous investment in people and equipment. We offer a complete BIM service, and use the latest 3D design software: allowing you to visualise your design before making your final product decision.

VISION

BTS Facades & Fabrications will be the UK’s leading manufacturers of rainscreen systems and metal fabrications.

MISSION

BTS Facades & Fabrications will have an uncompromising approach to quality and precision, along with an unflinching attention to detail through investment in automation and design.

VALUES

Focused leadership

Strong focused hands on leadership is fundamental to the needs of our clients. We are clear of our short and long term goals ensuring clarity and security for all our clients and staff

 

Honesty and Integrity

Our client relationships are built on trust, collaboration and honest communication.

 

Our Staff

Our employees are at the heart of what we aspire to achieve. We strive to enrich the lives of our staff by being successful and the best at what we do. We want our staff to have a goal and feel part of a great team.

 

Proactive Health and Safety

The safety and well-being of our staff is right at the core of our vision to succeed. Our recent accreditation, ISO 45001 in occupational health and safety is testimony to this.

 

Robust financial security and profitability

We strive for profitability and a culture of success to ensure we can reinvest in people and processes to improve and be best in our sector.

Philip Atkinson - Managing Director

Philip joined BTS in 2009 following 23 years with a leading supplier in the Cladding Fabrications sector with 12 years experience on the shop floor to become a qualified tradesman. For the remaining 11 years of his tenure he worked his way up to be Commercial Manager looking after 35 million pounds of Sales. In 2006 whilst at night school Philip graduated in a CMS course in management studies.
Philip’s experience and industry knowledge with the back up of a great team helped turn around and grow the fledgling BTS business into what it is now. Philip and his close team worked very long hours in the early days to help fund a revolution of investment that continues to this day. The recent strategy is to automate the production processes and invest heavily in design, software and a unique ERP system wrote by us for us. This strategy culminated in a £600,000 investment in new offices that showcased our Vantage Rainscreen systems that Philip closely managed. Phil’s mission is for BTS Facades & Fabrications to be one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of rainscreen systems and metal fabrications. Phil’s favourite part of the job is watching and nurturing staff to excel and come through the ranks. Phil encourages all the management to be leaders working by example to empower staff. Phil enjoys a pint of Guinness, football, skiing, travel, family life and ballroom dancing.

David Atkinson - Production Director

David joined BTS in 2008 and has been instrumental in the success of the manufacturing side of the business. David graduated with a degree in engineering This has lead to working in a world class car part manufacturer to hands on experience fixing and managing cladding installations on a nationwide business. This experience in knowing what a customer wants to lean manufacturing techniques has been a major factor in the businesses success.
David has lead our culture of continuous improvement in Health and Safety which has recently lead to our recent ISO 45001 qualification. This followed years of success with quality and environmental improvements (ISO 9001 and 14001) David likes to adopt a hands on approach, his precision manufacturing (right first time) culture resonates through the business.
David enjoys playing football, family life and likes nothing more than a night out a music gig or a mountain bike ride in his local forest.

David Precious – Design Director

Since joining BTS in its infancy in 2008, David has worked his way through the ranks to become Design Director. Many years of experience on the shop floor marking out, cutting and bending materials stood him in good stead for his transition into design, where he spent a number of years as Drawing Office Manager. With a BSc (Hons) Degree in Economics, David looks at situations from a different perspective to those with a traditional background in the construction industry.
He has transferred skills from his previous experience in accounts to help develop the bespoke Production Database and also create spreadsheet driven 3D models, amongst other achievements. The Design team is growing as BTS pursue their quest for automation and investment in new technologies, which can only benefit David as he leads his team on this exciting journey.
When not engrossed in drawing listening to Oasis or The Jam, David can be found watching football or attending gigs – or to his wife’s despair, adding to his ever growing collection of Adidas trainers.

Marcia Atkinson - Finance Director

Marcia started her tenure in 2009 working part time being responsible for the accounting and Human Resource functions within the business.
Marcia has worked and managed in many major businesses and graduated from college with business management qualifications
Self taught, her biggest accolade is when the senior team meet with our accountant and they tell her that her our accounts are first class. Marcia excels in people management and leads the Human Resources function within the business. Marcia has been instrumental in writing our company handbook and instilling a culture of fairness and democracy through rules.
Marcia was the architect on our business expansion into new offices. Her vision of light and open space has come to fruition. Her eye for class has brought her many plaudits, none more so than at our very successful recent official open day to celebrate our move into new offices and show off our major investment in automation
Marcia enjoys yoga, keep fit, ballroom dancing, travel and spending time with her children.

 

Gary Lumby MBE FCIBS - Non Executive Director

Gary was until 2011, UK Director of SME Banking at Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks and also held the roles of Head of Retail Banking and Head of Business Banking for Yorkshire Bank . He was previously North East and Cumbria Regional Director of SME Banking for Barclays Bank.
Gary is now Managing Director of Focus on Success Ltd, a management consultancy business providing non executive directors and business coaches to firms across the UK. Gary  also runs Denovo Properties (North East) Ltd, SE Decorators Ltd and Omkara Beauty.
Gary is a Non-Executive Director himself, at a large number of SME’s across the North of England including BTS Fabrications and Facades Ltd, where he  advises Management on Strategy, Business Development, Marketing , HR, Risk Management, Finance and Corporate Governance.
Gary is a Mentor/ Growth Expert on the Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Business Programme run by Said Business School ( Oxford University)and sits on the Investment Panel for the  Tees Valley Business Grant Programme.
Gary was awarded an MBE for Services to the Finance Industry in the 2008 New Years Honours List and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland.​

Capacity and manpower

At BTS we have a policy of constant reinvestment and structured growth in assets and people. During the
last couple of years we have invested in the latest machinery available and at present we have three Amada pressbreaks, 3 and 5 metre Trumpf punches, a Streibig saw and two Alu-rangers. Our latest addition is the fully-automatic panel bending machine, TruBend Center 7030. This machine is the first one to be used in the UK.

We operate with a team of 40 dedicated loyal staff and hands on Managers and Directors producing a diverse product range.

Our fleet of vehicles comprises of four 6 metre by 2.2 metre flat bed vehicles and a 4 metre flat bed vehicle allowing us to run a comprehensive delivery Service countrywide, five days a week.

Stock and availability

We’ve invested heavily in a pallet racking system to ensure the ready availability of a multitude of materials and finishes, from Tata Plastisol Leathergrain, Lining enamel, Colorcoat HPS2O0 Ultra®, and Colorcoat Prisma, to Arcelor Plastisols, Polyesters and Spectrum Granite. We can supply aluminium in mill finish, stucco embossed or pre-coated and J57S for anodising.

The list goes on; stainless steel, mesh, tread plate, 3 colours of Alkor Renolit PVC coated metal, plain galvanised steel. We can powder-coat flashings with the complete palette of standard and non-standard RAL/BS and Syntha-Pulvin finishes. Where powder coating isn’t a viable option, we offer a 3-coat wet-spray finishing system.

The BTS team have designed our own production management and materials movement control system, meaning that we· can track each order from stock picking to delivery.

Environmentally Responsible

At BTS we Installed smart lighting and sky lights in our factory to minimise power use, also to generate our own electricity having installed a purpose made generator. We employ an environmental expert to help identify any improvements and ensure compliance with environmental legal requirements adhered to.
Not only do BTS take pride in every detail of our operations, we take environmental issues seriously and that’s why we make every effort to be environmentally responsible.

Our accreditations