Where it all began

Varla is a specialist sub-contractor who install high-quality roofing and cladding solutions. Our area of expertise is cladding buildings in non-ferrous metals such as zinc, copper, aluminium and stainless steel. However, we are not limited to only working with metals. Varla is an innovative company and we are also increasingly working with alternative cladding materials, such as faience and Corian.

Varla was set up by Alex Iles, an engineering graduate, who initially gained his metal roofing and cladding experience whilst living and working in Sweden.  In the early 1990s Varla was born in the UK.  Over the years Varla has worked alongside some of the UK’s most respected architectural talent, and we have been involved in numerous fantastic projects. Our portfolio ranges from galleries, to university or hospital buildings, museums, student accommodation or residential developments, stunning new build homes, and historical building renovations.

The aim was, and still is, to become known as the go-to contractor for the inventive and ambitious. Varla strives to go beyond the theory that ‘form ever follows function’.  Our ethos is that if a building needs cladding, then at the very least make it beautiful!

Our clients trust us to deliver because over time Varla has gained an excellent reputation for high quality workmanship.  Many of our dedicated staff have been with us since the early days and our team relish working on technically challenging projects.

Varla has built strong working relationships with the most reputable manufacturers, who likewise value our skilled and conscientious approach to every job, irrelevant of whether it is a commercial scheme or a homeowner project.

If you are looking for roofing and cladding contractors to slot into your construction plans, Varla’s skilled and experienced team can work around your requirements for the design and installation. Alternatively, we can guide you through the process, acting as the principal contractor for the entire roofing and cladding package.