March 20th Bailey Update on COVID-19 – Our Statement

As a family business, our priority at Bailey Total Building Envelope is for the safety of our staff, our customers, and our suppliers. The COVID-19 situation will mean that we have to do some things differently to ensure the safety of people while still delivering the products and services you expect. Details of these changes can be found HERE but... Read more

April 30th How to reduce carbon emissions in your next building project

Specifying for an eco-friendly building project can be a challenge, especially with so many products and tools used by the construction industry being attributed to a large proportion of the UK’s CO2 emissions. So, what simple changes can you implement to reduce your project’s carbon footprint? Here we look at how different options for the building envelope can contribute towards... Read more

March 8th Bailey Total Building Envelope recruits new roofing technical manager

With 2019 shaping up to be a big year for Bailey, it’s vital to have the strongest team at the forefront of the business. Enter Cameron Payne, new roofing technical manager, joining the company with six years of valuable industry experience. Cameron joins Bailey with extensive knowledge and experience, having worked for the business for five years previously. Cameron explains:... Read more

January 29th 5 Things About rainscreen cladding finishes you need to know

By Joe Giles Project Leader at Bailey       The decision of what colour or finish you want for your building is a tricky one, and not one that is ever taken lightly. Architects go to a lot of effort to research the surrounding area to find out what influential buildings are already there. What is the heritage of the local... Read more

January 18th New year, new regulation – Building fire safety amends

Fire safety and flame spread prevention has been at the forefront of building industry conversations for some time. 21st December 2018 saw the introduction of new amendments to The Building Regulations 2010, Approved Document B: Fire safety (volume 2 – buildings other than dwelling houses). The government regulation specially looks at the resistance of the spread of fire in materials... Read more

November 30th The Bailey survey: using technology for project success

Looking to refurbish, renovate or redesign a roof? Our expert team uses the latest technology, to provide an in-depth survey of your or your client’s roof. This survey is a vital first step to ensure that the ideal roofing solution is selected at the start of any refurbishment project, saving money and time in the long run. Prior to starting... Read more

October 25th Bailey tackles skill gap by welcoming new apprentice

Bailey Total Building Envelope is pleased to announce the recruitment of welding and fabrication apprentice Mikala Eade. Mikala joined the team at the start of this month after studying at Crawley College for the past two years. As part of her apprenticeship, Mikala will be working in the Bailey factory five days a week for the next year, immersing herself... Read more

October 20th What is the Total Building Envelope?

In simple terms, the total building envelope consists of all exterior components of a building, from the roof to the walls also including any surface waterproofing and windows. When considering these individual components, you may ask, what do they have in common?  The answer is should one single element of the total building envelope be incorrectly specified or overlooked it... Read more

October 20th How do you achieve a steel beam appearance without sealing and penetration issues?

The visual impact of an exposed steel beam can be used to define cladding and floor levels on a building’s façade. However, the use of a traditional steel beam could result in penetration or sealing issues around the I-beam. The architectural desire for having exposed beams can result in a number of penetration and finishing problems. (more…) Read more

October 17th Bailey Total Building Envelope recruits new sales director

Further good news for partners, clients and customers as Bailey Total Building Envelope welcomes new sales director Luke Treadwell who will be heading up the roofing side of the business. Luke joins Bailey with an extensive sales background in the construction industry and a drive to succeed which will only work to develop the roofing department further. Promising to keep... Read more

September 11th The Bailey guide to Rainscreen Systems

While the primary reason for specifying a rainscreen cladding system may be down to the visual impact of a project, whether that is to improve the appearance of an older building or to drive the aesthetic of a new build, rainscreen systems are excellent for providing effective (low risk) solutions to a number of other criteria. Correctly specified, a rainscreen... Read more


Over the last decade the trend to manufacture off site has risen dramatically. As more specifiers, developers and contractors than ever before are recognising the benefits of moving elements of the construction process into a controlled factory environment, we take a look at the benefits of taking the unitised facade approach. What is a unitised facade? Unitised facades consist of prefabricated... Read more

July 27th Responsible specification writing

Whether you’re an architect or a surveyor, as a specifier it’s important to understand where the responsibility lies when it comes to important issues such as the performance gap and health and safety issues. Unless you’re up to date with the latest regulations, it’s easy to be caught out. Mistakes at the design stage can be catastrophic in terms of... Read more

June 25th TPE versus PVC – there’s no competition

Sustainable, high performance single ply roofing, no compromise Not all single ply membranes are created equal. So, if you’re not aware of the differences between traditional PVC membranes and innovative TPE membranes, we’ve written this blog to fill you in. Hopefully it will aid the decision making process when you next come to specify a flat roofing system – especially... Read more

May 22nd Duke of Cambridge Reopens London Bridge Train Station

The Duke of Cambridge has reopened London Bridge train station following a billion-pound redevelopment project, a major element of which was completed by the UK's leading specialist building envelope contractor, Prater, on behalf of Costain for Network Rail. Prater employed Bailey to supply various cladding, fascia and soffit systems and to collaborate on the complex design of these elements. The... Read more

April 27th Bailey-cladded library shortlisted for RIBA award

The University of Birmingham library, featuring striking Bailey Rainscreen Cladding, has recently been shortlisted in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) West Midlands awards. As a prestigious industry body and charity, RIBA has been recognising and celebrating architectural excellence around the globe for over 50 years. Innovative thinking and outstanding execution is key for all RIBA award-nominated projects, with... Read more

April 11th The Bailey Green Roofing Guide

Green roofs are soaring in popularity across the UK, crowning a growing number of commercial and residential projects, not to mention schools and public buildings. As land continues to be urbanised, green roofs allow built-up areas to reintroduce green spaces while reducing the negative impact of overdevelopment, thanks to the environmental, economic and social benefits associated with them. It’s no... Read more

March 28th Prater-bailey project shortlisted for NFRC awards 2018

Fenwick Bracknell, a project worked on collaboratively by Prater and Bailey, has been shortlisted for the Sheeting & Cladding / Rainscreen category of this year’s NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) UK Roofing Awards, and is competing for the title along with three other finalists. The project was part of a wider redevelopment in Bracknell Town Centre of the Lexicon,... Read more

March 28th How do we solve the manufacturing industry brain drain?

The manufacturing sector makes a significant contribution to economic growth in the UK, it’s an important part of our country’s heritage and has developed enormously with the introduction of new technology and processes in the past decade. In fact, Britain’s manufacturers are relishing the highest demand for their products in 30 years, as the recuperating global economy and weak pound... Read more


2018 is set to be an exciting year for Bailey Roofing and its customers, with a push to grow the department while continuing to improve its range of systems and technical services. In line with this, the team is delighted to welcome Lindsay Ross as an account manager, who has been brought on board to enhance Bailey’s roofing offering and... Read more

February 14th The design behind your journey – transport interchanges

Train stations, interchanges and airports can be emotional places – all those tearful goodbyes and joyous reunions, not to mention the stress and excitement associated with journeys. But behind these scenes lie staggering feats of design and engineering, which can make transport hubs among the most interesting and awe-inspiring buildings in the world. Intermodal passenger transport involves using two or... Read more


The Bailey team are excited to celebrate another staff anniversary as 2017 draws to a close – customer service and logistics manager, Kevin Rice – who has been with the business for an impressive 20 years. Kevin first joined Bailey back in 1997, after working in a scaffolding company that decided to relocate to another county. The timing was right,... Read more


Bailey has been awarded two ISO certifications, ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 environmental management – third party standards that prove the company’s dedication to supplying high quality, sustainable products, systems and services. An independent international organisation, ISO includes 162 national standards bodies and 21,895 standards. These world-class standards support innovation, ensuring quality, safety and efficiency, impacting almost... Read more


The refurbishment and remodelling of New Scotland Yard, which includes a number of Bailey products, has been recognised in the 2017 British Construction Industry Awards, winning The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award. The category celebrates local or central government building projects and the £58m update and extension of the Metropolitan Police Service’s HQ certainly impressed the judges in this... Read more


Bailey is pleased to announce that shop floor trainee, Andrew Barr, has been offered a permanent position at the company after successfully completing his training and probation period. Andy joins the team in a full-time permanent role as a press break machinist, after spending the past five months learning the ropes. He will aid the 13-strong shop floor team in... Read more


Bailey’s rainscreen cladding systems have passed a number of British Standard Fire Tests conducted by a certified third party, achieving Class 1 classification across the board. These tests aim to support and reassure customers who are specifying rainscreen cladding systems on new build or refurbishment projects when considering how a building will behave in fire. A vital design consideration, fire... Read more


Gary Turner, Tim Costen and Chris Locke are celebrating 20 years of working for Bailey, and have seen tremendous change since they all joined in 1997. Subcontract Manager Gary joined the business on recommendation of his step father who was working at Bailey at the time. Completing an engineering apprenticeship, Gary got a job with Bailey as a press setter/operator,... Read more

July 4th Prater MD visits Bailey with message of collaboration

This month, Bailey staff welcomed Gavin Hamblett, Managing Director at Prater, who delivered an insightful presentation on the importance of collaboration in the construction industry. Bailey and Prater, the UK’s leading specialist building envelope contractor, have been working closely on construction projects across the UK for more than 25 years. Most recently, successes have included London Bridge Station, Telehouse North... Read more

June 28th Reassurance for rainscreen cladding system customers

Bailey Total Building Envelope offers its sincere condolences to those involved in the Grenfell Tower tragedy. As manufacturers and suppliers of metal rainscreen cladding, we want to reassure our customers that we have never supplied Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding, which is one of the materials currently under investigation in connection with the fire. ACM panels are made from two... Read more

June 9th Bailey products used for award-winning projects

Two flagship construction projects involving Bailey products – the Telehouse North Two data centre and the redevelopment of London Bridge Station – have won prestigious awards. Telehouse North Two, a new world-leading data centre in the London Docklands that features a striking Bailey façade, has been recognised in the 2017 Data Centre Solutions Awards. Winning the Data Centre Energy Efficiency... Read more

June 2nd Bailey’s Design and Drawing Service provides unrivalled and unique support

At Bailey, we are committed to going above and beyond to help our clients, architects and contractors. That’s why we provide a comprehensive Design and Drawing Service, to give everyone involved in a project complete peace of mind. Having a vision for a building is one thing, but making it come to life can be much more complex.  That’s why... Read more

May 5th UK manufacturing output soars to three-year high

According to a new report by the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the UK’s manufacturing sector is in robust health with output levels reaching a three-year high. The PMI report displays growth in employment, new orders and output in the manufacturing sector. This signals growth for nine months in a row with production also expanding at the fastest rate in three... Read more

March 31st Bailey Rainscreen Cladding attracts attention from RIBA

The new library at the University of Birmingham has made the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects West Midlands awards shortlist. The prestigious awards champion and celebrate the best architecture in the UK and around the world. Being shortlisted alone is an honour for Associated Architect’s who designed and developed the library for the improvement and enhancement of student’s lives,... Read more

March 17th Bailey raises the roof with Twitter competition to win £200 voucher

At Bailey, we’re proud to offer only the best quality roofing materials for both new builds and refurbishment projects. However, our high performance products are only as good at the roofers that install them – and we’re lucky to work alongside the best in the business. With this in mind, we decided that we want to #celebrateroofing and the hard... Read more

February 17th High performance Bailey System 17000 awarded BBA Certificate

Bailey is delighted to have attained a BBA Agrément Certificate for its System 17000 bitumen felt waterproofing system for flat roofs. A valuable third party endorsement, the certificate will give specifiers, contractors and architects added assurance that System 17000 has been rigorously tested to high industry standards. The British Board of Agrément is one of the UK’s leading notified bodies... Read more

January 20th Construction and manufacturing industries enjoy growth

Britain’s manufacturing and construction sectors ended 2016 on a positive note, as reports from the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in December showed growth for both industries. The PMI calculates economic health and reviews five major areas: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment. The construction PMI rose to 54.2 in December from 52.8 in November, which... Read more

November 22nd Fleet safety and sustainability recognised with FORS Silver

Hot on the heels of its Bronze Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation, Bailey has now been awarded Silver by the organisation. The accreditation scheme has been developed to encourage companies to improve road freight, including safety, vehicle emissions and enhanced operations. In a thorough audit, Bailey was required to submit detailed information on its past two years of fleet... Read more

November 17th New Product Brochures Available

Using the extensive and in-depth knowledge of our expert team, we have updated the brochures for three of our flagship products; Rainscreen Cladding Systems, Atlantic Single Ply and the System 17000. Rainscreen Cladding Our bespoke secret fix Rainscreen Cladding Systems are available in a wide selection of materials and finishes. The new brochure allows architects and specifiers to explore the... Read more

September 29th Join us at the Offsite Construction Show, 12-13 October 2016

The future of construction lies with companies willing to embrace new technology and collaborative ways of working. That’s why we’re exhibiting at the Offsite Construction Show in October as Bailey Total Build, promoting our innovative modular construction offering. Modular construction has a wealth of benefits for the architect, contractor and end user, from increasing project efficiency, to reducing costs and... Read more

August 19th Anodising vs. Polyester Powder Coating

Ever wondered what the real differences are between anodising and polyester powder coating (PPC)? Both massively popular with architects, these finishes greatly impact on the final appearance of a building. The Bailey team work closely with architects in the design and specification of bespoke façade systems every day, giving them invaluable experience for customers looking to achieve a particular aesthetic... Read more

July 11th Exciting site visit at The Lexicon, Bracknell

This week our CEO, Daniel Gilmore, visited The Lexicon in Bracknell; an exciting redevelopment project using Bailey Rainscreen Cladding. He was impressed to see how much progress had been made and the skill of the Prater installers on site. Part of a £200 million regeneration of Bracknell town centre, once completed The Lexicon will be a 580,000 sq ft retail... Read more

June 7th Bailey goes from strength to strength in 2016

It has been a successful year so far for Bailey Total Building Envelope, with the business reporting Q1 profits up by 38% compared with Q1 last year. Thanks to this growth, Bailey has been able to expand its operation, acquiring a new unit in Horsham, Sussex, across the road from its head offices. This building will be used for felt... Read more

May 25th Get on target with Bailey, the BIM experts

It was revealed in a recent survey by NBS that just 10% of people working in construction believe the industry is ready for BIM level 2 – even though the deadline for all government projects to be delivered at this level was last Monday (4 April). The amount of people using BIM is on the rise, but nowhere near enough... Read more

May 7th Sponsor Team Bailey in Walkathon for local school

At Bailey, doing our bit for charity and the local community is extremely important to us. We see our corporate social responsibility as a key element of our business model. As part of this we are excited to announce that we are taking part in a Walkathon in support of our local school, Focus School Kenley Campus, which needs funds... Read more

May 7th Bailey launches design-led Curtain Walling System

High-performance fully glazed façades are now a reality thanks to the launch of the new Bailey Aluminium Curtain Walling System, the latest addition to the company’s wide range of quality building envelope products. Curtain Walling is a system that gives architects great design flexibility, allowing for large, uninterrupted all-glass exteriors, thanks to its non-structural nature. Lightweight materials can be used... Read more

May 3rd Follow us on LinkedIn!

We’ve been making improvements to the Bailey Total Building Envelope LinkedIn page, so why not head over to our page and take a look. We’ll be updating the page regularly with our latest news, case studies and industry insights, so please follow us to make sure you’re up to date. LinkedIn is also a great platform for discussion, so if... Read more

February 8th Get support on your next flat roof specification

Have you heard about Bailey’s Specification Service? You can find the right flat roofing product fast with the help of our experts. It’s easy and hassle free. You can trust the Bailey experts to help you every step on the way: • Send us an outline of your requirements, along with any photos you have • The Bailey technical team... Read more

February 5th Do you have plans for 2016?

Have you got big plans for 2016? As the UK’s leading total building envelope manufacturer, we can help. It's a new year and 2016 promises to push the boundaries of what's possible in the construction industry. Even the most complex, contemporary designs can be achieved with our expertise and range of products. Speak to the Bailey technical team today for... Read more

January 29th We’re hiring!

Bailey Total Building Envelope is looking to further enhance its team in 2016. There are two positions currently available, telemarketing/marketing assistant and estimator. It’s an exciting time for the construction industry, with advances in technology and design pushing the boundaries. We’re looking for people with the enthusiasm and drive to help us continue to offer the best possible service and... Read more

December 21st Celebrating 40 years of Bailey Total Building Envelope

We’ve come a long way since Andrew Gilmore started out in the 70s, working from his home office and storing products in his garage! Since then we’ve been involved in bringing thousands of stunning building designs to life – just take a look at our case studies. Thanks to our expert team, Bailey has grown into a very successful business.... Read more

October 29th Bailey Rainscreen Cladding certified for use within London Underground

Bailey Total Building Envelope is proud to announce that its aluminium Rainscreen Cladding products have been certified for subsurface use in the London Underground network. The certification is testament to Bailey’s commitment to manufacturing high quality building envelope products that deliver both functionality and aesthetics. Correctly specified, a rainscreen cladding system will provide insulating properties whilst controlling water, wind and... Read more

May 29th Bailey’s Pre-Treatment Goes Chrome Free

As published in the EU Official Journal on 17th April 2013, the binding ‘Sunset Date’ for the use of Chrome Oxide/Chromic acid etc. in pre-treatment processes has been set for 21st September 2017. But, why wait until then? Bailey are proud to announce we have successfully ‘set the sun’ on chrome pre-treatment processes this month! For decades, chrome pre-treatments have... Read more

January 11th Introducing The New Bailey Alpha Waterproofing Membrane

Bailey are proud to introduce a new addition to their Commodity range of felts - Bailey Alpha 3B! Bailey Alpha waterproofing membrane, is manufactured to BS8747 Type 3B and consists of a strong glass fibre base coated with oxidised bitumen and sanded finish on both surfaces. Bailey are now offering you an economical underlay (or intermediate layer) for all your... Read more