Caldicot-based SD Sealants has had a promising first quarter of 2017 and is set to create 50 new jobs this year.

The company, which provides sealant application and cosmetic repairs for homeowners, house builders and commercial businesses, has ambitious plans to acquire additional companies this year to ensure the business continues to grow at a consistent rate.

As well as bringing in a wave of new employees, SD Sealants will also be adding 35 new vehicles to its fleet as part of its current expansion plans.

Managing director of SD Sealants Nick Jones said: “We couldn’t be happier with the progress made already this year. We’ve had a great first quarter, and we intend to continue growing at this rate for the foreseeable future. We are an ambitious company and want to continue the record breaking year we had in 2016, and with that in mind, we are hoping that the new additions to our team, both in terms of workforce and vehicles, will help us achieve this.”

Launched in 1973, SD Sealants and Cosmetic Repairs originated as a family run business in Somerset which specialised in the supply and application of sealant. Since then, the business has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the UK’s largest sealant companies, with eight offices across England, Scotland and Wales.

In that time, it has extended its services to include cosmetic building repairs, and as of this month, has introduced a new tiling service to its portfolio. The team will be providing tiling assistance nationally for house builders and commercial businesses in the hotel, leisure and retail sectors.

Nick said: “We launched the new tiling service to complement the success of our sealant and cosmetic repair divisions. We’ve had a great deal of customer demand for tiling in the past, and so we’re excited to get started and to offer something new for our clients.”