I have always been a great believer in collaborative working, so when I started this business in 2012 I saw this as an opportunity to put into practice a way of working with people that I knew would enhance project delivery. 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 supply chain partners for the key packages of plumbing and heating, electrical works, roofing, decoration, floor finishes and glazing.

Having worked with each of these businesses over the past 4 years, and in some cases our working relationship goes back a lot further, we have a mutual understanding of how projects should be delivered and the respective workforces have a very collaborative and ‘can do’ approach towards project delivery.

This approach creates a seamless site team throughout every project that we deliver, and unlike a more traditional approach of buying at the lowest cost for each specialist package, we place quality and value as our key indicators and having developed and invested time in ensuring that these relationships work for all parties, we will continue with our collaborative and partnering vision with our key partners to ensure value and certainty of delivery for all our customers.

All of our key specialists embrace our way of working and they share the same values that I have instilled into my workforce. We work safely, we work collaboratively with all our clients, we work honestly with no hidden agendas, and finally the most two important factors are that they care about what they do, and to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.