Despite efforts to try and find a buyer for the near-200-year-old company, based in Leicester, the business has had to close with the loss of 49 jobs.

The business, founded in 1825, is credited with working on some of the most historic buildings in the country, such as St Pauls Cathedral, the Tower of London and the Richard III visitor centre in Leicester.

The company specialises in glazing, cladding, plumbing, metal roofing and other building works.

In a statement from administrator Begbies Traynor:

Unfortunately, it was not possible to find a purchaser for the Leicester-based glazing, metal roofing
and cladding and building conservation specialist.

“The company has, therefore, ceased to trade and 49 staff have been made redundant.

“The property and remaining assets are being sold via Sanderson & Weatherall (property) and Eddisons (chattel assets).

To see a company that has been established for two centuries is indeed a sad event for our sector and the wider construction sector. However, it follows an upward trend of company bankruptcies has followed as the fenestration and construction markets continue to slow, with higher material and energy costs also adding pressure to businesses. You can read more about that here:

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