Considerate Constructors Scheme
PO Box 75, Ware SG12 0YX
T 0800 783 1423
Company Registration FAQs
Does Company Registration count towards BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, Ska or similar accreditation bodies?
How much will it cost me to register my company?
When will my registration start?
Will we receive a membership certificate?
What signage will we receive?
Is there a logo that we can use on our documentation?
How many visits will we receive throughout our registration?
Our company has now registered but how do I let you know which sites to visit?
What if we don't have any sites for your Monitor to visit?
How are our sites scored?
How will we be recognised for our efforts?
What happens if we score non-compliance?
Can I re-register my company?
What documentation is available?
Company Registration does not count towards BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, Ska or any similar accreditation body. These ratings apply to specific projects while Company Registration is about the company rather than one particular project or site. If you want the score from a Monitor's report to count towards either of these, please register the project under the Site Registration option.
To determine the fee paid to register your company depends on your annual turnover and the volume of work you undertake.
|Annual turnover||Registration fee|
|Less than or equal to £250k
||£250 + VAT|
|Between £250k and £3.5m
||£500 + VAT|
|Between £3.5m and £10m||£1,000 + VAT|
|Over £10m||£1,500 + VAT|
For companies with an annual turnover up to £3.5m, the fee covers all sites that the company works on or manages. For companies with an annual turnover greater than £3.5m, the fee covers working on any site under a main contractor and all sites where the company is the main contractor and the duration is less than six weeks.
For contracts that are longer than six weeks, and where the company is the main contractor, the site must be registered with the Scheme as a Site Registration.
If your company is a member of National Federation of Builders (NFB), Chartered Building Company (CBC) or Constructionline, you are entitled to 10% off your first year's membership fee.
The registration starts as soon as the registration has been processed and payment has been received. It is therefore vital that you assist our Monitor in arranging the initial office visit as none of your Scheme related material will be sent out until the visit has been carried out and the Monitor has been able to confirm that you have suitable systems, processes and working practices in place.
We issue membership certificates once our Monitor has carried out an office visit and only if they are happy that you will be a 'Considerate Company'. Also, before the certificate is issued, we need to have proof of your current Public Liability and Employer's insurance documents. The certificate is then emailed to the primary contact and hardcopies are available upon request.
All registered companies are provided with Scheme branded products as part of their initial registration. The number of A3 posters and vehicle stickers provided are determined by the type and volume of work covered by registration.
The Scheme also offers additional products that can be purchased online to enhance your registration which can be found by clicking here. These additional products can be purchased at any time by clicking here, using your login details which can be found in the email that confirms your registration with the Scheme.
Unfortunately, we are unable to allow the reproduction of our logo or signage as this would be a breach of copyright and all Scheme material e.g. posters, banners, stickers, etc. must be bought via the Scheme to ensure consistency in our brand delivery and to ensure we retain tight control as to how and where our logo is used.
Once you have had your office visit and have been approved by the Monitor, we can issue you with your own individual logo bearing your membership number. The logos are emailed in a PDF, JPEG and EPS format.
Following on from the initial office visit, a number of site visits will be carried out to assess the company's work. Companies with a turnover less than or equal to £10m will receive two visits to sites or projects that the company is working on or managing. Companies with a turnover in excess of £10m will have the option of having up to four site visits if required.
For those companies working on construction sites, whether as the main contractor or an individual trade contractor, the Monitor can visit the company on that site and complete the report accordingly. A typical site visit will last around one hour.
For those companies who undertake smaller individual projects or jobs, a site visit may not be appropriate. If this is the case, there is the option of having a 'multi-visit' where the Monitor will spend a couple of hours shadowing the company on one or more projects or jobs to ascertain their overall level of performance. Where a multi-visit is appropriate, please note that only one will be conducted throughout the registration period (two for those in the highest band).
The Monitor will contact the registered company to arrange a suitable time and location for a visit where they will subjectively assess the level of compliance the company has achieved against the Scheme's Code of Considerate Practice using the Company Registration Monitors' Checklist.
The Monitor is acting as an 'informed member of the public' while carrying out the visit, and is looking at how the company represents itself and the industry as a whole. The Monitor will also review whether the company's procedures are in accordance with the Scheme's Code.
After each visit, the Monitor will produce a scored report taking into consideration the company's performance, and will again offer guidance on how to further improve.
The Monitor will score the level of compliance against each of the eight categories of the Scheme's Code of Considerate Practice. The purpose of the score is to indicate how well the company is performing against the Code.
Additional visits are available via the administration office at a cost of £150 (+ VAT) per additional standard visit and £250 (+ VAT) per additional multi-visit.
The Scheme also offers an advisory visit where the Monitor will visit the company's office to discuss the Scheme's requirements in more detail and advise on how the company might improve its score. This can be arranged at a cost of £250 (+ VAT).
Visits are allocated by the administration office to the Monitors, who will then get in touch with the primary contact to arrange a site visit. After each site visit has been completed, the Monitor will produce a scored report taking into consideration the company's performance, and will offer guidance on how to further improve.
We appreciate that many of the companies who register with the Scheme may not have typical 'sites' to visit and may actually undertake a large number of smaller jobs or projects. If this is the case, there is the option of having a 'multi-visit' where the Monitor will spend a couple of hours shadowing the company on one or more projects or jobs to ascertain their overall level of performance. Where a multi-visit is appropriate, please note that only one will be conducted throughout the registration period (two for those in the highest band).
Sites are scored against the Code of Considerate Practice, where a score between 1 and 10 points are awarded in each of the five sections, giving a total potential score of 50 points.
For more information on what the points mean, please click here.
We issue a certificate once the 12 month registration period has completed and if all site visits have been carried out. You will either receive a Certificate of Compliance or a Certificate of Performance Beyond Compliance. A Certificate of Compliance is issued if companies score 3 or more points in each of the eight sections of the Monitor's Company Report and will be based on the results of the final visit. To achieve a Certificate of Performance Beyond Compliance, companies need to score 4 or more points in each of the eight sections.
The highest scoring companies will be put forward to an independent awards panel where they will be considered to win a National Company Award. Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards will be given out along with the prestigious title of Most Considerate Company of the year.
Any company registering with the Scheme must comply with the basic expectations laid out by the Code of Considerate Practice. After each visit that is non-compliant, a letter will be sent along with the Monitor's report, to the primary contact outlining the areas of concerns.
If a registered company is failing to meet these expectations after the first visit, a further visit will be made by the Scheme's Monitor, allowing enough time for the non-compliance issues to be addressed.
If, after this second visit, the company continues to be non-compliant, a decision will be made as to whether to allow the company to continue to be a member of the Scheme. Where a company membership is revoked, a recorded delivery letter will be issued, explaining the reason for the decision and informing the company to remove all evidence of membership. In this case, no refund will be given.
Yes you can re-register your company and you will be contacted via email a month before your registration expires. Please see below for the re-registration fees:
|Annual turnover||Re-registration fee|
|Less than or equal to £250k||£225 + VAT|
|Between £250k and £3.5m||£450 + VAT|
|Between £3.5m and £10m||£900 + VAT|
|Over £10m||£1,350 + VAT|
The fees are reduced as signage is not included.
A number of documents are available to download from the website or by contacting the Scheme's administration office. These include:
- Company Registration brochure
- Company Registration Monitors' Checklist
- Company Registration environmental checklist
- Company waste management plan
- Checklist for induction of operatives
- Compliments/Comments/Complaints Record