Fifty years of local and nationwide trading for Okehampton firm

Friday 21st January 2022 12:00 pm
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Cladco Profiles, a family-run business based in Okehampton, is proud to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, marking five decades of local and nationwide trading. Here Cladco Profiles looks back over the years at how the company has become the UK’s leading supplier of profiled steel roofing sheets, composite decking and outdoor products.

Cladco Profiles started out on a driveway in the village of Inwardleigh in 1972, when Leslie J Trescher began supplying roofing sheets to local agricultural communities. In 1977, the company moved to a larger premise in Hatherleigh, where the company expanded further and began delivering roofing sheets to customers nationwide. A decade after its launch, Leslie’s son and current company director, Lawrence Trescher, joined Cladco Profiles and was pivotal in the transformation and evolution of the business.

Today, Lawrence and his three sons – Dan, Lewis and Jack – form an integral part of the business, now located in Exeter Road Industrial Estate with more than 85 staff members and still growing.

With over five decades of supplying the UK with high-quality steel roofing sheets and custom-made flashings, the team at Cladco Profiles are true experts in the manufacturing of roofing sheets.

Products are available in a range of colours, coatings and profiles to suit any project, with installation advice, recommended accessories and helpful guides available on the company’s website.

From the popular corrugated profile, which was introduced into the company’s line up in 2008, to box profile sheeting available in plain galvanised, polyester paint or PVC plastisol coatings, and to tile form sheeting manufactured with a tough Prelaq Mica coating, Cladco Profiles supplies roofing sheets for both exterior wall cladding and roofing applications, with 0.5mm, 0.6mm or 0.7mm thicknesses available.

Composite decking was introduced into the company’s product line in 2013, with composite wall cladding following three years later. Composite decking, wall cladding and fencing boards all boast a sustainability factor, manufactured from 60% FSC Certified wood fibres and 40% recycled plastic. This sustainable composite material has now become a popular choice for homeowners and businesses alike, who are looking for an eco-friendly, attractive outdoor solution.

Cladco Profiles has expanded its product range further within the past two years to offer fibre cement wall cladding boards and composite decking tiles.

The company holds a commitment to reducing its environmental impact and now offers 100% recycled plastic joists and posts alongside the sustainable and recycled composite decking products.

Cladco Profiles dedication to product innovation and customer service has enabled them to become the UK’s leading supplier of roofing sheets and composite decking. Cladco Profiles is constantly adapting to its customers’ requirements, with a team of highly trained experts to help with projects, from quoting materials through to installation advice.

Since its launch 50 years ago, Cladco Profiles’ mission has always been to provide high-quality sustainable items at a competitive price. This has meant constantly reviewing the way the company works and sets targets to ensure that operations are as environmentally-friendly and sustainable as possible.

One example is, since 2019, 50% of the company’s forklifts are electric, charged using energy produced from solar panels on the warehouse roofs. Not only that, but the business is firmly committed to becoming a paperless office, moving further towards a digital operation.

Cladco Profiles is proud to employ staff who are highly trained to perform outstanding customer service at any opportunity.

From the initial quote, manufacturing and right through to delivery, customer service is at the forefront of every decision made.

Cladco Profiles’s director, Lawrence Trescher, said: ‘The backbone of the business is the people in it, we live it and breathe it. To be involved in such a fantastic business is a great thing, I’m very proud.’

Cladco Profiles provides sample services so you can see products before committing to purchase.

Speak to the friendly team about your next project by calling 01837 659901.

Visit Cladco Profiles online at for all roofing products, or for the company’s complete range of composite decking and outdoor products.

Cladco Profiles is open Monday to Saturday, 8am-5pm.

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