When I established Smailes Construction Ltd in October 2012 it was with the intention of improving the culture of the industry, and to encourage new ways of thinking creatively and practically in order to ensure that the critical aspects of safety, time, cost and quality are accepted as standard. Fundamentally the entire process from inception to completion should exceed the client’s expectations.

We do not profess to be the cheapest in the market place but we do believe in the level of service that we provide to our clients, the integrity and value we place upon every job and relationship and our ethos and approach is different compared to other contractors. We work with the entire team from start to finish supporting our clients to ensure that there are no surprises, disappointments or unexpected costs and we work through everything together. So whilst at the outset we may not appear to be best value by the end of the project, taking into consideration the whole experience, in line with the costs and quality, we believe we are the professional choice, who will deliver as promised. Everyone can work out the cost of something but to quantify the value is very difficult. Our service and the full experience of the projects with our clients from inception to delivery is exceptional and immeasurable.

We are now into our 6th year of trading and the development within the business has been very encouraging and on occasions overwhelming, but highlights the demand for a construction company with integrity and imagination.

Turnover has grown steadily over the years, and whilst this is not the only indication of success, it does illustrate a genuine belief in the business. We attract enquiries from both new clients and also repeat business, clients who understand and enjoy their working relationship with Smailes Construction, who value the 1:1 consultancy and senior support that is inherent throughout the build.

Having started with only myself and a handful of labour only subcontractors we have now built the workforce up to 19 fully employed managers, site and office staff and it is through this core team that I see the business developing. Having worked with the majority of them in my previous career at Morgan Sindall, I understand their professionalism and the quality of their work but  most importantly our clients feel comfortable and confident working with them. I am very proud of our close knit team, which even includes two members of my own family, not to mention my dogs, westhighland terriers  Huxley and Marley-hence the Huxmar brand.

Having worked at a senior level for a number of large national contractors, I understand the challenges that any size of construction project can bring to clients and design teams.  It was, and still is my desire to challenge and overcome these difficulties, building a business that can deliver projects from the straight-forward  and simple to innovative and exciting, on time, within budget and that exceed client expectations.

I am delighted that we have already established a strong reputation within the region for an open and honest approach towards project delivery and we will continue to build on this, striving to make every project an enjoyable process for all involved.

David Smailes

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The Smailes Construction Team

Contracts Manager – David Hodgkiss / Commercial Manager – Glenn Bland / Financial Manager – James Backx

Site Managers – Andy Bowie, Steven Henderson, Keith Jones, Brian Slack and David Roberts

Ground Workers – Gavin Robison and Doug Beverley

Logistics Manager – Paul Hogg /  Quantity Surveyor – Shaun Kelly

Apprentices – Steven Jones, Connor Gambles, Jack Sams and  Ryan Hudson

Business Manager – Alison Smailes / Finance Assistant – Ann Bassom

“These are some of the people that make this business special. These are the people that will manage and deliver your project.”

The Smailes Construction Supply Chain

At Smailes Construction we employ our own joiners, groundworkers, plasterers and bricklayers along with each project having a dedicated working manager, we also use our Smailes Construction supply chain for the key packages of plumbing and heating, electrical works, roofing, decoration, floor finishes and glazing.

Having worked with each of these businesses over many years we have a mutual understanding of how projects should be delivered and  a collaborative ‘can do’ approach towards project delivery.

This approach creates a seamless site team throughout every project and unlike a more traditional approach of buying at the lowest cost for each specialist trade, we place quality and value as our key indicators.  The strong working relationship we have developed with our key partners ensures best value and certainty of delivery for all our customers.