Retail Dilapidation May 2022

Formed in 1992, SDE Group specialises in delivering tailored design services.

Formed in 1992, SDE Group specialises in delivering tailored design services across a range of sectors, including industrial, commercial and retail.

These multidiscipline services cover storage solutions, SEMA-approved racking inspections, interior design and fit-out, 3D modelling and visualisation, 360 virtual tours, mezzanine floors and more.

SDE’s values are built on the strength of client relationships, innovative design technology, ensuring future success for partners and working with diverse people.

Toolstation Roof

What challenges needed to be solved?

Toolstation Lift

SDE Group were the main contractor on this project and were working in partnership with Toolstation.’ one of the UK’s largest suppliers of tools and building materials.

Several challenges were faced during the project: They included:



A short turnaround time to complete the contract.


Navigating works in a busy location with a lot of footfall and activity from other units.


Health and Safety

Adhering to health and safety guidelines and getting the building into pristine condition.

RPMG were brought in to solve these challenges based on having an existing, long-term partnership with SDE.

A reputation for delivering excellent service, a suite of specialist building fabric maintenance services and an alignment with SDE’s values made RPMG the ideal partner for this project.

What solutions were provided?

RPMG provided a range of solutions for solving the challenges and transforming the building into an exceptional condition.

We provided a number of safety system solutions, which included scaffolding and roof-mounted edge protection, a stair tower and safety netting for the underside of roof lights. This ensured the unit met rigorous health and safety legislation.

In addition, we provided mobile elevated working platforms, electric scissor lifts and HR12 Boom lifts to make it easy to access high places in the building. This enabled us to execute our specialist cleaning solutions which included Kingspan panel and roof cleaning.

Another key area where we provided value was maintenance. We removed all of the previous tenant’s signage and carried out Sharmans Seamsil cut edge corrosion treatment to improve the integrity of roof panels and remove corrosion.

We also provided a glaze treatment to roof lights to extend the life cycle and ensure the maximum amount of lighting could be let into the building.

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What were the results?

By completing the project, SDE Group saw these benefits:


Peace of mind from a fast turnaround time. RPMG completed the renovations two weeks ahead of schedule.


Time was saved and SDE Group could focus on other contract goals and objectives.

Improved productivity

An increase in productivity thanks to a quick handover of warranties and operation and maintenance manuals schedule.