Industry Image | Issue 33 | August 2014 - page 43

August 2014
Issue 33
43
COMPANY REGISTRATION
Chelsea andWestminster. The
service the company provides is
a complete one including Design,
Planning, Trust Approvals, Party
Wall, Structural; Building and
complete fit out.
Some of our most prestigious
projects Include:
• Complete renovation of a Listed
Building in SW7 including the
construction of a Loft Extension
and a 3 Storey Basement
– extending the size of the
property to seven storeys.
Bespoke Portland Stone Stair
Flights were installed to the
entire building with renovation
of cast iron balustrade with
solid wood handrails.
• Construction of a basement
under an existing mews
property to create an additional
media/living room, bedroom,
shower room, gymnasium and
a utility room/wine store. This
also included the formation of
a full access staircase and a rear
courtyard lightwell.
• Construction of a basement
below a Grade 2* Listed
building forming media room,
bathroom, sauna, basement
hallway and associated storage
zones. Also involved complete
renovation of the existing
building.
HOW HAVE YOU FOUND
REGISTRATIONWITH THE
SCHEME ANDWOULDYOU
RECOMMEND IT TO OTHER
CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES?
We have now been company
registered for three years and
during that time we have found
membership to have helped
us focus and define our “public
face”. It has inspired us to take the
opportunity to review our systems
and ensure that we operate to
the highest possible quality level
whilst remaining aware of the
way our product and service can
impact on the local community
and environment. The Considerate
Constructors Scheme’s Code of
Considerate Practice is an excellent
guide and we now find that our
own company purpose and values
very much reflect this Code – they
provide the means for continued
improvement which is an excellent
management tool.
HOW HAVE YOU FOUND THE
MONITOR VISITS ANDWERE THEY
BENEFICIAL?
The Monitors visits have been
enormously helpful to us, not only
in acknowledging that we are
operating in the most considerate
ways that we can, but also to steer
us towards possible improvements
and motivate us to find new ways
to be innovative within the industry
and the service we provide to our
clients.
COULDYOU DETAIL A FEW
EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE
YOU HAVE PUT IN PLACE ON
YOUR SITES?
We have developed a Bi Weekly
Scheme – basically this is a
comprehensive fortnightly
checklist which is carried out
on every site by the contracts
manager. The results are scored and
fed back to the administrative team
in our head office. These results
are published fortnightly back to
the site foreman for their team’s
information and also published on
our site newsletters. Once every
quarter, the highest scoring site
team is presented with a certificate
and a monetary prize is also given
to the whole team. We announce
this on our website too which
acknowledges the good work the
teams are doing.
When we start a new project, we try
to look for a small charity operating
in the local area and make a
donation which we hope will help
their cause.
We offer our services to neighbours
and the local community to
our projects. Our operatives are
encouraged to keep aware of
any ways that they can provide
assistance to people who may
come into contact with our site
operations.
Contact is made with the
neighbours regarding finding out
any special needs they may have,
for example young babies needing
quiet times during the course of the
day etc. – we aim to accommodate
as much as possible.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT
COMPANY REGISTRATION?
Membership of the Scheme is
very good for potential clients
to be made aware of, by their
understanding of the Code of
Considerate Practice, it informs
them that our ethics, service quality
and own company purposes and
values are vital to our operations,
operatives and employees.
We have been privileged to have
received two National Company
Awards to date, one Bronze in 2012
and Silver in 2013.
For more information on
Company Registration, please
click
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