Every week we are discovering top level expertise and experience in construction and maintenance in Barnet. Here are some recent examples:
Landmark has won a signage & wayfinding contract from ARJ Constuction Ltd on their Barnet project
Rope in London Ltd has been taken on by Barnet Homes to carry out roofing repairs.
MPG Contracts Ltd has won a drylining contract with St George on the Beaufort Park development
Murtagh Construction Ltd has won a bricklaying contract from Galliford Try at their Brent Cross Town site.
RAILL is a top London specialist in rope access repairs and maintenance, saving the time and cost of scaffolding. They are based in Hawthorn Business Park NW2. They work primarily with social housing providers and local authorities. They are Constructionline Gold accredited as well as Safe Contractor, CHAS, SSIP, ISO14001, ISO9001, ISO 45001 and an IRATA operator. Their services include: External cleaning, Painting, Building surveying, Cladding, Pointing, Waterproofing, Bird spikes and netting, Glazing, Roof repairs, Window replacement etc.
They work for framework R&M contractors like Wates and MITIE as well as councils like Camden and Lambeth, and CBRE. Among others, BCSC is introducing them to Barnet Homes and Barnet Council as potential new clients.
Cuttings was founded in 1937 and is the UK’s largest independent Lightening Protection & Earthing contractor. Based in Finchley and employing over 80 staff, they are fully accredited with Constructionline Gold, Safe Contractor, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and SSIP. Their direct clients are generally Tier 1 contractors such as M&E contractors, Frame contractors etc. They provide maintenance and support services as well as new installations. Prestige projects are legion but include Windsor Castle, the new US Embassy, Royal Botanical Gardens, Marian Place Bethnal Green and 8 Bishopsgate tower to name but a few.
They have been selected for Galliford Try’s building at Brent Cross Town as well as St George’s Silk Stream project in Barnet.
This company manufactures Glass products in its factory in Hendon and has been doing so for the past 30 years . It is one of the largest suppliers of windows in the UK and supplies direct to window installers. 95% of its business is in double glazed windows. Other products manufactured by them include: glass doors, balustrades, showers, glass backs and mirrors.
Locally clients include Berkeley Homes (Beaufort Park Colindale), Barratt Homes (Hendon Waterside) and L&Q (The Hyde, Hendon).
BSCS is ensuring that all the window installers working for main contractors in Barnet that we know, are made aware that Crystal Units is local and will count toward their project local procurement targets.
Another interesting and very successful local company is Global Guardians Management Ltd, based in North London Business Park, N11. It has a rather unique approach to protecting vacant properties from squatters, vandalism, dereliction etc. by transforming them into safe living spaces for temporary residents. They provide the security, make sure the building is fully compliant and maintain it until the landlord/owner wants it back. In the meantime they fit out the space with accommodation ranging from bedsits to 4 bedroom units. The tenants have a monthly licence agreement and pay 50% less than market rates. They can be care workers, lawyers, people on housing waiting lists, key workers etc. The fit out uses a Pod system so the units can be removed and used in another building minimising waste.
This service saves the landlord the considerable costs of ‘mothballing’ a building for 1-2 years or however long it is out of use. In fact it generates income for the Landlord. They take on all types of building including residential tower blocks, retail units etc and work mainly for local authorities and RSLs. Their clients include LB Greenwich, LB Brent, LB Kingston-upon-Thames, LB Lewisham, Hyde Housing, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, Notting Hill Genesis among others.
BSCS is hopeful that they will become the Go to service provider for local Social Housing landlords and the Council in Barnet