We are delighted to announce the launch in October of our Diamond Education Service, a new initiative providing support services for all those involved in education.

A new sister company to Diamond Build PLC, DES is a network of successful professionals who have a wide experience of working in education or construction leadership and management.

Created by educators for educators, their team of academics and education-business people will collaborate with schools, colleges, and academies to deliver solutions from the classroom to the boardroom.

With a lifetime of educational experience, both in teaching and working in schools across all phases, Dr Linda Prince leads the company and the team as Managing Director.

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Basildon Triangle Centre 1 Diamond Build

After a devastating fire in 2013, Diamond Build have successfully completed the reconstruction of the Triangle Shopping Centre for Basildon Borough Council.

The complex was officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony by the MP Stephen Metcalfe and Basildon Mayor Don Morris on Friday 20 November 2015.

The Triangle Centre - Diamond Build Hand Over

In addition to the six retail units, incorporating a local Post Office, the complex includes residential accommodation in the form of 4 two bedroom apartments and 1 one bedroom apartment above the shops, offering increased security for the units below.

The new dwellings were fitted out to a high specification in preparation for private rental through the Council’s housing management company, Sempra Homes.

Apartment Interior

The rebuilding of the parade presented the opportunity to deliver a better layout and improvements to the appearance and safety of the area.

All commercial tenants were entitled to return to their respective properties upon completion, and building works were undertaken whilst one of the leaseholders continued trading on site from a temporary unit.

The project was overseen by our Senior Contracts Manager, Walter Reed, who has previously worked with Basildon Council on the substantial refurbishment of the Basildon Centre.

Diamond Build Director Paul Hoskins said: “Diamond Build are delighted to have been involved in the development of the Triangle Centre and believe the scheme will no doubt transform the community and leave a lasting legacy.

Working with Basildon Council we have enjoyed the opportunity of procuring local trades through our supply chain and have employed an apprentice, all of which we believe has benefitted the community.”

Jed Godfrey from Rayleigh was employed on the project while studying at college as part of his construction apprenticeship.

In a newspaper interview with The Enquirer, local Councillor Stuart Sullivan said:

“The development looks fantastic and is a vast improvement on the previous parade. The people of Langdon Hills will benefit from this facility for years to come.”

Cotton Gardens 1 - Diamond Build

November 2nd, 2015

Cotton Gardens Estate

Diamond Build Plc successfully completed Cotton Gardens Estate contract eight weeks ahead of programme.

The passive fire upgrade project worth £800,000 was commissioned by Lambeth Living as part of their continued programme on high rise buildings throughout the borough.

Work entailed the installation of new doors and screens in the common lobbies along with riser cupboard doors, the upgrade of lighting, signage and fire stopping to risers.

Terry Elliot, the Site Manager said our aim from the very outset was to improve on the Client’s timetable. With this in mind we put together an ambitious programme from which our procurement strategy was developed to ensure goods were available early.

I also believe our knowledge in this specialist field and good relationship with the Contract Administrator enabled us to deliver the project in a shorter period.

On completion of the project we received third party accredited by FIRAS for the installation.

August 27th, 2015

Antrim House

Diamond Build PLC successfully completed external refurbishment of Antrim House for London Borough of Wandsworth as part of their continued investment plan.

The contemporary design which includes glass balustrades, timber cladding and enlarged windows have transformed the external appearance.

Terry Driver, Senior Contracts Manager commented that the biggest challenge we faced was the restricted working space and access.

As a consequence it was necessary to establish a clear logistics plan with our specialist trades and suppliers so we did not disrupt the residents and access to the Medical Centre.

Having implemented our plan it is pleasing to note that disruption was kept to a minimum and the residents are delighted with the outcome.

Diamond Build Plc secure fifth phase of passive fire upgrade works under the Brent Housing Partnership framework.

The project is worth 1.7 million in value and will, include the installation of entrance doors to residential flats, new electrical intake cupboards and fire protection works.

Project Manager Lenny Feliha said “This particular phase of works will present a logistical challenge in the event the 70 low rise blocks are spread across the borough.  We are nonetheless looking forward to build on our relationship with Brent Housing Partnership which has been instrumental in delivering four previous phases.”

This particular project will be registered with our partners FIRAS who will independently inspect and certify the installation to provide third party accreditation.

An apprentice is helping developers with work to re-build a parade of shops destroyed by fire.

The Triangle shops, in High Road, Langdon Hills, are rising from the ashes after an electrical fault in the roof of the Hong Kong House Chinese takeaway sparked a huge blaze in January 2013, ravaging newsagent Martin McColl’s, the Elizabeth Louise Hair and Beauty Salon, the Chip Shop and a computer company.

Jed Godfrey, 19, from Rayleigh is working for Diamond Build, awarded the contract for the £1.8 million project by Basildon Council.

Roofing trusses have now gone up and the council is looking for businesses to take over the retail units, which have increased from four to six.

Jed spends most of his working week on the project, but is also studying at college as part of his construction apprenticeship.

He said “I’ve been made to feel really welcome.  It’s a big project, there’s a lot to learn and i’m happy to be here.  Many of my family work in the construction industry, so it feels good to be following in their footsteps.”

Robert Buckingham, site manager, said “work was progressing well, there are about 50,000 outward facing bricks on this build and about 30,000 concrete blocks, so that gives people an idea of the size and scale of the project.”

McColls has already signed up to take over one of the units, and negotiations are continuing to bring back some of the former tenants.

The rebuild will have more parking spaces and five flats.

Basildon Council leader Phil Turner said the new development would be a vast improvement.

He added, “The new Triangle shops development is a better design and a much higher quality build than the previous one. Diamond Build is doing a great job and the progress is really encouraging.  When it’s finished, this project will benefit this community for generations.”

Diamond Build PLC are pleased to announce the re-certification of their ISO 9001, Quality Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

This is the 9th year Diamond Build have utilised the standards as a strategic tool to increasing efficiency and productivity.

The TRADA assessor made reference to best practice during the audit at our Perth Terrace site in regards to site presentation, waste management and in particular the interaction of our Site Manager, Steve Roberts with the Client.

Diamond Build PLC will now be working with our TRADA assessors to implement the planned changes to the standards.

Diamond Build to commence conversion of Perth Road site in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge. Valued at around three quarters of a million, the conversion and internal remodelling of the 1986/87 office block to a hostel will provide twenty three family bedrooms along with associated facilities including communal kitchens, bathrooms, and toilet facilities on each floor. Electrical, Heating, Cold water services and Mechanical ventilation are to be upgraded to provide a safe and comfortable environment.

The project builds on Diamond Build expertise in delivering sheltered accommodation having recently completed various schemes in both Hammersmith and Fulham.

Diamond Build plc successfully completed their first project with the Girls Day School Trust on time.

The project at Bromley School entail the modernisation of changing rooms and toilets over the summer recess. As a consequence it was imperative the Facilities were available for the return of the pupil.

Key to our success was the use of prefabricated and in particular the design management of these goods

The facilities manager made mention that Diamond Build were the must considerate and tidy contractor he had worked with at the school.

In partnership with GEP safety consultants Diamond Build plc deliver two further safety modules as part of our continuing commitment to maintaining a competent operational team both working at heights along with roles and responsibilities were cover in the seminars.  The subjects delivered are in addition to those presented earlier in the year on asbestos awareness and manual handling based on the past two years safety statistic, our commitment to training and development has further helped to building on our reputation to deliver projects safely.

Awaiting Image - Diamond Build

July 31st, 2014

South Essex Homes

Diamond Build Plc have been selected to deliver a new two year contract worth £1.8 million for South Essex Homes. The scheme is part of their planned maintenance programme and will entail the renewal of tiled roofs fascias and soffits in the Southend on Sea area.

The acquisition of this contract is particularly pleasing in the event Diamond Build Plc recently finished a seven year term contract with South Essex Homes and now have the opportunity to maintain their good working relationship with the Clients Team.

July 31st, 2014

INVESTORS IN PEOPLE

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014
DIAMOND BUILD PLC RECOGNISED AS AN INVESTOR IN PEOPLE

Diamond Build is a constructor service provider dedicated to regenerating occupied buildings has been awarded the Investors in People Standard.

Our objective is to consistently provide construction services that achieve complete customer satisfaction whilst interrogating all technical business processes to achieve ‘Building Success’. We currently have two offices in North and South London.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of a company which is truly committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate Diamond Buid Plc on their achievement.”

Commenting on the award, John Gray, Managing Director & Chairman said: “I want our staff to reach their full potential, be responsible for achieving their goals and targets aligned to our business plan and be accountable for their actions. “

For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.co.uk

Diamond Build - Latest News - Memorial Tour 2014

June 24th, 2014

The Memorial Tour 2014

The 2nd Sawston Boys’ Brigade invite you to a band tour to Blackpool and Manchester. This tour is in memory of three special BB Band Officers who have recently died after many years of loyal and committed service to The Boys’ Brigade & work amongst bugle bands.

Proudly supported by Diamond Build Plc

 

 

Really Smart House - Diamond Build

South Essex Homes has appointed Diamond Build to be the Coordinating Contractor on a very exciting sustainability project – The ReallySmartHouse. In partnership with The Facility Architects, ReallySmartHouse is a unique scheme set up to investigate innovative carbon reduction technologies, not only for their ease of installation and their effectiveness, but also as importantly their ease of use by the occupants.

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Sustainable Homes - Diamond Build

Diamond Build plc, one of the premier sponsors of the Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow (SHIFT), has gained Silver Accreditation for their achievements in sustainability and the management of their environmental impact. The Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) is the only comprehensive environmental benchmark for affordable housing providers. It is supported by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), WWF, UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and the Mayor of London and the 37 members represent over one million homes nationwide.

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