Gateville Group introduces fortnightly team bonding football match

On Friday 4th October 2019, several operatives from Gateville Group headed out to what was our first of many team bonding football matches.
At Gateville Group we believe that great teamwork is a contributing factor to the outcome of our projects. Although we are pleased with how well our staff communicate and work together, it is important that we constantly improve the overall dynamic of the group by creating occasions for FUN and ENGAGEMENT.

Our aim is to get our staff:
• Thinking as one team to achieve a common goal
• Sharing knowledge and resources
• Having one common vision and mission

We believe “coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Gateville Carry Out Commercial Fit Out Project


Our skilled team have been hard at work on this commercial Fit Out project for the past few weeks; our role was to make the interior spaces suitable for occupation. We were given the keys to the empty void of this commercial space, which was the unused ground floor of high rise residential block.

In just four weeks, we have created five new office spaces, two kitchens, six toilet cubicles and a storeroom. Gateville Group were responsible for the design and build of this project including the full range of Mechanical & Electrical services. The finishing will be agreed with the final occupants once consultation has taken place.

Challenges
The East London location, with its double yellow lines provided challenges for logistics, requiring deliveries to be made first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon, and a clear method statement and plan of action to reduce the impact on the wider community and local traffic.

Success
Well done to our experienced team for completing this in under 4 weeks, ahead of schedule and on budget; thereby making the most of this previously unused area to become a valuable commercial space.

This project is was delivered with our “Cost, Time, Control” methodology for one of our long-term Principal Contractor customers; we work hard to build lasting relationships with our clients.

First Class
This is another example of Gateville Group’s range of comprehensive and accomplished services. We deliver high-quality tailored projects that transform commercial and residential spaces. Working with our wide-ranging expertise and skilled staff ensures we provide turnkey spaces which are both functional and pleasant to work in.

We have the necessary know-how and methodology to ensure the work is carried out to a high quality. With all trades in house, we can offer a single package of works to deliver projects on time and in budget.

Call us now on 01923 979 080 or email info@gatevillegroup.co.uk to ask about a refurbishment and renovation project.

Gateville Group Newsletter – Autumn 2019

We have launched our Autumn 2019 newsletter. If you’d like to find out more about what’s been happening at Gateville Group in the last few months then why not download our latest newsletter or ask to be added to the mailing list for future issues.

For more info contact info@gatevillegroup.co.uk

Newsletter Download

Gateville Autumn newsletter – September 2019.pdf

A Reminder of Gateville Group services…

Gateville Group is a full services refurbishment and  construction company focusing on property renovation, property refurbishment and fire prevention services to clients in London and throughout the home counties.

Our point of difference is our combination of smart technology with highly trained, skilled and motivated staff; they act with integrity and are encouraged to deliver an excellent quality customer experience.

We specialise in customising our approach to the needs and challenges of each and every project, whatever the size or scope, we aim to delivery our “Cost, Time, Control” methodology. We continue to work hard to build lasting relationships with our clients.

Construction Services
We work closely with our clients to ensure the work required is undertaken to meet their specific needs, providing proactive management of the project to ensure a hassle free result.

Building
We are specialists in the delivery of planned maintenance service within the public and private sectors of the construction industry

Mechanical & Electrical Services
We offer an exceptional level of capability due to our focus on the very best electricians who are NICEIC and Gas Safe approved, time served, fully qualified and regularly trained in the latest industry accreditations.

Fire Prevention
We offer a range of products and services which provide firestopping and fire protection throughout a building, helping to maintain the building’s structure in the event of a fire and buying valuable time for occupants to safely escape.

Fit Out Services
When it comes to professional and first-class fit out services, we are accomplished. Delivering high-quality tailored fit-out projects that transform commercial and residential spaces

Cladding
Cladding is essential to the exterior of a building and plays a variety of roles in the overall efficient construction.

New Build Home Contractors
Gateville Group has the expertise to help you realise the dream of building a new home. With all trades in house, we are able to offer a single package of works to deliver new build projects on time and in budget.

Refurbishment (External)
We offer a full external refurbishment package: our teams are able to undertake all repairs from stonework, pointing and render to window refurbishment and full redecoration and manage the complete process from erection of scaffold through to handover.

With all trades in house, we can offer a single package of works to deliver projects on time and in budget.

Call us now on 01923 979 080 or email info@gatevillegroup.co.uk to ask about any of our construction  and refurbishment services

Gateville Group Sponsors Chingford Football Club

Gateville are delighted to announce the sponsorship of the progressive Rapid Chingford Football Club. The sponsorship runs for 12 months.

The team with the all yellow kit – now proudly displaying the Gateville logo – were only established in 2018 and have already had a successful initial season, reaching the semi-final of Essex Alliance League Division 1 Cup and being promoted to the Senior Division.

Bogdan Catargiu, Gateville’s Managing Director said “We have undertaken this sponsorship opportunity to build relationships with our local communities through this football club who share any the same philosophies as us; hard-work, excellence and delivering great results. We look forward to seeing their progress throughout this season.”

They are now into the pre-season training, with friendlies already underway and some wins under their belt. The forthcoming season looks really promising, with a beaten revival club, saying that Rapid Chingford will be “a tough team to beat this season”.

They also have a Rapid Chingford Football Academy for children, which starts again in September.

The Essex Country team can be found on Facebook why not follow them for all the latest action and information off and on the pitch; their home ground is Parmiters in Chingford E4.

Whilst you are there, did you know that you can follow Gateville Group on social media too? Why not follow us on:

• Twitter @GatevilleLtd
• Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gatevillegroup/
• Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gatevillegroupltd

We would welcome your comments and interaction there!

Refurbishing prestigious architectural properties in London

As part of Gateville Group’s remit as a refurbishment and renovation contractor, we were set a challenge by our client to work on a pilot programme at a number of Grade II* Listed properties within a prestigious architectural estate in London. Notably, it was the first post-war council housing estate to be listed.

This project forms part of an ongoing improvements, repairs and replacements to ensure these houses work as homes for the future. Listed buildings come with a number of extra controls and working conditions, under the statutory listed guidelines. A building is listed when it is of special architectural or historic interest considered to be of national importance and therefore worth protecting.

The pilot programme required us to refurbish the kitchens of both tenanted and void properties, and the need for top quality work and real craftsmanship was paramount. The works required removal of the old, tired kitchens and the installation of bespoke handmade kitchen cabinets and woodblock worktops. We also tiled the splash back and walls with some specially commissioned handmade tiles.

We’re delighted to announce that our client is pleased with our work, delivered within our “Cost, Time, Control” methodology; we continue to work hard to build lasting relationships with our clients. As a result of the successful pilot scheme, we have been awarded further works to this project.

Choosing Gateville for your refurbishment and renovation needs
We have many years of experience carrying our refurbishment projects, whether in a single dwelling, or a large estate. We have the necessary expertise and methodology to ensure the work is carried out to a high standard.

With all trades in house, we can offer a single package of works to deliver new build projects on time and in budget.

Call us now on 01923 979 080 or email info@gatevillegroup.co.uk to ask about our refurbishment and renovation services.

We are recruiting!

Gateville Group is currently recruiting for qualified / unskilled workers (who want to qualify) in the following areas:

• Labourers
• Carpenters
• Tilers
• Electricians
• Boiler installers
• Painters
• Joiners
• Plumbers
• Roofers
• Plasterers
• Storemen
• Floor layers
• Handymen
• Drivers
• Fire prevention
• Kitchen Installers
• Bathroom Installers

If you would like to apply to work with Gateville Group in any of the areas above, please send your CV and brief cover letter to recruitment@gatevillegroup.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

James Darker
Operations Director

Gateville Group sponsors little Green Summer Fair 2019 – Croxley Green, Watford

Little Green Summer Fair Croxley Green Watford

We are proud to have sponsored the Little Green School Summer Fair 2019. The event took place on Sunday 7th July 2019 in Croxley Green, near Watford.

Little Green School Summer Fair attracted hundreds of individuals, a mixture of school attendees, families, businesses and people from the surrounding areas, who came to explore, have fun, eat and enjoy.

On the day, Little Green were able to pack in a Big Band, prize draws, bottle tombola, candy floss, an ice cream van, games such as coconut shy and hook a duck, and various options of food to eat including a BBQ and bar.

We’re pleased to have played our part in this event for the second year running and we look forward to finding out what Little Green school have planned for their summer fair in 2020.

What you need to know before you start your new build home

Choosing to build your own house is a great way to create a home that is exactly tailored to your needs and preferences.

Why you may want to build your own home
Building your own home is a popular choice for many including first-time buyers, families, those downsizing for retirement and investors.

New construction homes are appealing to home buyers for several reasons:

  • Low maintenance
    Your home will be highly finished and ready for you to move in, so there’s no need to budget for repairs, renovations or redecorations.
  • Energy efficient
    New homes are built to exacting standards, for example double-glazing and energy-saving features such as efficient central heating, low energy lighting and A-rated appliances.
  • Safety and security
    Fire safety is reinforced with smoke alarms, fire doors and fire retardant materials. New home construction companies often include reassuring security devices such as window locks, burglar alarms and halogen lighting.
  • Personalisation
    Building your own home means you can turn the house into a home that is unique to you, by adding your own personal touches with specifications and selection of fixtures and fittings to tailor the property interior to your taste.
  • Brand New Home
    Many people like the fact that they will be the first to live in the property built by home builders.

What is the average cost to build a house
The cost to build a house depends on several factors, including:

  • Location
  • Design
  • Size
  • Project management
  • Construction type and quality

Building a new home will fall into the range of £1,500 to £2,000 per square metre, so a typical 3-4 bed family home of around 200m2 in the South-East England will cost around £350-£400,000* to build, depending on the home builders.

In addition to these costs you will need to allow a further 10% of the construction costs to cover your architect, engineer and other miscellaneous consultants that will be required.

Building a house involves thousands of decisions about design and specification; and each choice has a cost impact.

Want to build your own home?
Here are some tips for planning and building a new home

  • Choose your site carefully
    The key consideration when building a house is finding the right plot. When choosing a plot of land to build on you will need to consider factors such as whether there is enough car parking space, ease of access and what amenities are close by.
  • Give clear instructions
    Whilst an architect can advise you on many aspects of a building’s design, make sure you have a clear idea of what it is you want, in order for them to create something that fits your requirements. The same is true of the new home construction company.
  • Always allow to go over slightly over budget
    There can be unforeseeable circumstances as you get a house built, so add a contingency to your budget for these unknowns.
  • Be aware of how long it will take
    From finding a plot to the completion of a project can take a year or two, or sometimes even longer. It very much depends on what, and how, you want to build.

Obviously there are advantages and disadvantages to any decision you make so you will need to consider your options carefully.

Choose Gateville
Carrying out a house build does not necessarily mean that you have to do all, or even any, of the building yourself (although some want to be fully involved in each stage of the process). You have the freedom to choose the home that you want and how you would like it constructed.

Here at Gateville Group, we have the expertise to help you realise the dream of building a new home. With all trades in house, we can offer a single package of works to deliver new build projects on time and in budget.

Call us now on 01923 979 080 or email info@gatevillegroup.co.uk to ask about building your dream home.

Satisfied Staff are more efficient and effective workers

Our Annual Employee Engagement Survey is one tool that we use to gauge how well we are doing in helping our staff to carry out their best work, for themselves and our clients. Overall, we had a 78% response rate, and we are looking to encourage a greater participation of this important annual survey.

The results showed that opportunities for skills development are important factors in helping staff be more efficient, as well as improved communication; which is something we are already looking at, with the development of a Staff Newsletter fully underway.

Recognition from managers received good scores with nearly two thirds responding they always receive credit, and all staff can see their future within the company.

We are particularly proud that the question “would you recommend Gateville Group as a great place to work” which ALL respondents replied yes. We will strive to ensure that we not only do great work, but that Gateville Group is also a great place to work.

Comments included:

“Always feels like a good family business where you can talk to anyone about anything”

“They always look after their staff and you can speak to them”

“They always help, even if it’s not to do with work”

“I received a gift when my daughter was born, thank you very much, which was appreciated”

“Gateville are fair and pay on time”

Thank you to all staff for providing honest feedback. The responses will help us build a welcoming workplace culture where you can learn, thrive, and do your best work, and ensure that we are continuing to recruit, retain, and develop the best talent to serve Gateville Groups’s clients.