Building Materials Distributor Declares Record Breaking Growth

PERMAROOF UK LTD has had a record breaking period of growth for the business during the months after lockdown.

After the most successful May, June, and July in its 19-year history, the building materials importer and distributor is also recruiting additions to its team at its head office in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

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Permaroof MD Adrian Buttress

Managing Director Adrian Buttress said: “The coronavirus pandemic has seen a heightened focus on building, renovation and DIY. We’re seeing a much higher rate of direct orders as well as demand rising throughout our nationwide stockist network. Extending the team is crucial. We’re really interested in hearing from the amazing talent that’s emerging from those industries that were hit hardest by the pandemic.”

There was a 26% increase in sales in May 2020 compared to 2019 and a staggering 86% increase when comparing June 2019 to 2020. July was also a healthy month, the company says.

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Permaroof’s head office in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Before the last three months, 2019 was the most successful on record with 24,000 orders completed. The firm also increased its warehouse capacity and broadened its offering by acquiring The Skylight Company. It also become the sole distributor of Permafence.

This spring saw Permaroof  working with modular companies for the first time, supplying flat roofing solutions to four emergency NHS projects in the first month of lockdown.

Additional stock had already been purchased in preparation of Brexit, the company says.

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