About us

We’re emergency response specialists, providing property cleanup, repair and restoration services to properties damaged by fire, flooding, trauma and other unexpected disasters.

From our humble beginnings as a domestic cleaning company, we’ve grown to become one of the UK’s largest contractors in emergency response, disaster recovery, environmental management and property repair and cleaning.

Ideal Group embarks on an initiative to implement a unique quality management system which will secure our ability to offer efficient, quality-assured services to our growing portfolio of clients.

2011

Ideal Group hits a major growth milestone, topping the £2 million turnover mark for the first time.

2009

Ideal Group became heavily involved in the 2007 floods, working flat-out on rapid drying programmes in Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Sheffield, Hull and elsewhere, a task made possible by our investment in advanced drying technology. Projects included the recovery of major retailers at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre (where the river had diverted through the shopping centre) and the rapid drying of fifteen buildings at the Sydney Smith School in Kingston-Upon-Hull in time for the end of the summer holidays.

2007

Ideal Group take the lead in the adoption of new rapid-drying technology as it is introduced to the UK, successfully deploying the equipment on projects in Carlisle, where over 3, 000 domestic and commercial properties had been affected by floods.

2005

Ideal make the step up to larger contracts as a result of a firefighters strike. Our involvement in the restoration of Henlow Grange provided us with an opportunity to prove that we had what it took to deliver effective support in the face of a client’s extensive loss.

2004

Ideal Group introduces fire and flood emergency services, along with restoration work, providing essential repairs to the Haymarket Theatre following a fire in the adjoining premises.

2003

Ideal Group develops its services and enters the construction industry, securing a number of major projects on the basis of recommendations alone.

2002

An enthusiastic young Ideal Group transforms from a domestic cleaning company to a retail contractor, securing work with Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Pizza Hut.

2001