About Us

A brief history

Owner and Managing Director, Ray Bailey, formed the original Harley business in 1996. Working initially from an office at home, Harley started working for small developers and general contractors in London and the South East, offering a limited range of aluminium windows and curtain wall products. Within 12 months, the company was starting to gain a reputation for service and quality amongst a small community of clients, resulting in a healthy level of repeat business in the second year of trading.

 a brief history  

With the confidence of a secured forward order book, Harley moved into small offices in Crowborough, and began recruiting additional staff for it's expanding empire. Over the following 3 years, Harley built up an impressive portfolio of clients, resulting in an office move as well as an increase in the number of staff.

In late 2002, Harley secured a major cladding contract with Wates Construction to over-clad four 11-storey tower blocks in Croydon. This enabled the company to formalise a cladding division to specialise in refurbishment work for Social Housing Groups and Local Authorities in London and the South East.

With a move to it's own brand new purpose built offices in December 2003, Harley had now become well established as one of the leaders in the field of designing and constructing complete building envelopes. A further development came with the formation of Harley Facades Ltd, a business to focus on the specialist refurbishment market including high rise residential tower blocks.

This web site gives an insight into the type of work successfully completed by the company, as well as details of current projects.


See our projects from the sky in this short video clip

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