Here are some links to websites providing further information about the construction sector and Shepherd Group companies.
Considerate Constructors Scheme
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image. Sites and companies registering with the scheme are monitored against a strict Code of Considerate Practice.
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM), set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), aim to help contractors improve health and safety, manage risks, plan effectively and employ people with the right skills.
Energy Performance Certificates
Find out more about Energy Performance Certificates, what information they provide and how to use them to compare the performance of different buildings. Any building that has been assessed and awarded an Energy Performance Certificate will have been allocated a unique certificate number. Any supplier claiming that their buildings have an EPC rating should be able to provide you with the certificate and unique number to authenticate their claims. You can check certificate numbers using the link above.
Strategic Forum for Construction
The Forum brings together the main bodies in the construction industry. It aims to ensure the UK construction industry delivers maximum value for clients, end users and stakeholders through world-class products and projects.
SHEPHERD GROUP LINKS:
Portakabin Site Accommodation is part of the long-established Shepherd Group, which owns companies involved in consultancy, construction, engineering services, specialist cleanroom technology, plant hire, private housing and commercial and industrial development. The Group employs around 3,500 people nationwide and has a turnover in excess of £600m.
Portakabin Site Accommodation is a member of the Portakabin Group, Europe’s market-leading modular building innovator, employing more than 1,300 colleagues across five countries, with a turnover in excess of £175m.
The Shepherd Group includes a number of market-leading businesses, including the following sister companies of Portakabin Site Accommodation:
Portakabin is theUK’s market-leading manufacturer of permanent-quality portable and modular buildings. The company’s buildings are used to provide everything from offices and classrooms to hospitals and marketing suites.
Portakabin Allspace Limited
A wholly owned subsidiary of Portakabin Limited in the Republic of Ireland, Portakabin Allspace Limited specialises in the hire and sale of Portakabin buildings.
Yorkon is a subsidiary of Portakabin Limited specialising in the design, manufacture and fit-out of high-quality modular buildings for prestigious projects in the private, healthcare and education sectors.
Foremans specialises in the supply of high-quality refurbished pre-used and second hand modular buildings – available to buy, hire or lease purchase.
Architectural Joinery Services (AJS)
A member of the Portakabin Group, AJS provides a complete joinery solution, from design and manufacture through to professional installation and after-sales service.
Portastor designs, builds, installs and maintains a wide range of factory-fitted, ready-to-use integrated equipment housings for industry sectors including rail, oil and gas, utilities and communications across the world.
Portasilo provides bespoke storage and handling systems for dry bulk products. With more than 40 years’ experience, Portasilo designs, manufactures and installs a range of high-performance silos, dischargers and conveying systems.
“We were really impressed by the quality of products in the Portakabin Site Accommodation portfolio, which looked much better than anything we had used in the past…at every stage, Portakabin Site Accommodation ensured the project ran smoothly. Everything from risk assessments and method statements to safety procedures and installation were organised and completed very thoroughly.”Robin Heward, Mechanical Maintenance Coordinator, Corby Power Station
“The first batch of 18 buildings were delivered in good time and were quickly erected in just two days. It meant they were up and running earlier than we expected. The coordination between Portakabin Site Accommodation and Mace Plus throughout the project was excellent. Portakabin Site Accommodation kept us well informed at all times and ensured we knew exactly when the buildings would be arriving. We were really impressed by the level of service provided.”Nick Topham, Construction Manager, Mace Plus