T R Freeman starts fourth job in a row for contractor R Durtnell

May 01 2008

Metal roofing and cladding company T R Freeman is starting its fourth job in a row for contractor R Durtnell & Sons

This time, the Cambridge based business is fitting a £350,000 Kalzip roof to the old swimming pool building at Dulwich College in London.

The works consist of the construction of new economics and careers facilities, staff and pupil changing rooms with a café, mezzanine level and two storey six form common room.

There will be four different aluminium roof areas, each with either a wave form or vaulted roof design together with colour co-ordinated fascias and gutters.

Gary Webb, managing director of T R Freeman, said: “We’re most proud when the same contractors award work to us time and time again. It’s proof of T R Freeman’s expertise in metal roofing, and demonstrates we have found the right balance of price and quality.

“This is another impressive project and we’re delighted to be working with R Durtnell on it.”

Dulwich College is an independent fee-paying public school in the suburb of south-east London. It was founded in 1619, and now has 1,600 pupils.

T R Freeman has been in Cambridge since being formed 120 years ago and is part of the Kershaw Group.

The group employs 183 people with a turnover of £35 million. It’s heavily involved in the local community, including a sponsorship of Cambridge United’s away shirts.

R Durtnell & Sons is considered to be the UK’s oldest builder.

It has been trading continuously for more than 400 years, and has been handed down father-to-son for 12 generations.