SecureWe are masters of our own destiny and are financially secure, with no third party interest, shareholding or loans.
QualityWe only employ the best teams, within our staff and supply chain.
FlexibleWe are structured to be flexible and adaptable to our individual customers needs.
ValueWe ensure value for money.
EthicalWe operate with an entirely ethical approach to all aspects of our business and are socially responsible.
HonestWe are founded on the principles of honesty and integrity.
GreenWe successfully minimise our impact on the environment.
OpenWe can guarantee financial transparency.
At 8build we recognise that the industry in which we operate can affect millions of people. We also recognise that as a company, we impact on the workplaces and local environments of these people every day. We feel that it is crucial to support our employees, customers and the community in which we live and work.
We do this via our CSR commitment to the following areas:
Community InvolvementCharitable giving and active engagement with local communities.
Health and SafetyA top priority as construction continues to be recognised as one of the highest risk occupations for workplace accidents teams, within our staff and supply chain.
EnvironmentManaging construction activities in order to eliminate the risk of pollution, minimise waste, maximise recycling and avoid nuisance to neighbours.
SustainabilityUsing local materials with low energy intensity and minimising environmental damage.
EmployeesRespecting the rights of employees; Providing good conditions of work and equal opportunities, improving employee satisfaction, and through training and development enhancing the intellectual capital of the company.
Relationships with customersBeing responsive to customer needs and providing a high quality customer service.
Suppliers and PartnersTreating suppliers fairly and driving environmental and social objectives throughout the entire supply chain.
In January 2015, 8build became a patron of CRASH, the Construction Industry’s chosen charity. CRASH are a unique practical charity that create caring environments for vulnerable people in homeless and hospice charities. They do this by offering pro bono professional expertise, sourcing building materials and the technical knowledge to use them and awarding cash grants sourced from their Patron companies.
We are proud to have got involved in supporting CRASH so far in a variety of ways with their construction projects, fundraising campaigns, events and social media campaigns to raise awareness of this excellent cause. To find out more about CRASH click here.
Our main objective is to prevent injury or occupational ill health to anyone who could be affected by our company operations.
To ensure this we strive to provide the safest workplace possible for our employees, subcontractors, clients and others who visit and go near our construction projects.
To support this we are committed to providing all the resources necessary to eliminate injury and incidents. Through site inductions, training, tool box talks and education programs we also provide our employees and subcontractors with the tools, knowledge and resources they need to safely reduce risk on every project we manage.
We are also members of ROSPA, the SAFEcontractor scheme, CHAS, Achilles and Constructionline. Alongside this we also hold a CSCS platinum certificate for our commitment to health and safety and have excellent Accident Incident Rate statistics.
You can see our Health and Safety Policy here.
Having worked with several prestigious brands alongside many other individual clients who demand, and rightly deserve, the highest quality outcome for their construction project, we know how to deliver with our suppliers, subcontractors and the professional teams.
We organise our management skills and use our resources in the most efficient manner to produce projects of the highest standard and quality. We always ensure quality control standards are maintained by using the best construction practices within our core activities. Quality starts at the beginning of a project and is a priority throughout the whole construction process.
There are always ways of doing things better, so we constantly seek ways to enhance our project delivery service. Therefore, we have chosen to implement a quality management system compliant with the internationally recognised BSI standard of ISO 9001:2008.
You can see our Quality Policy here.
We want to improve the quality of life of the future generations. We also understand that everything we do on the project site as a supplier reflects our clients. We look to only impact the environment in a positive way by managing construction activities that eliminate the risk of pollution, minimise waste, maximize recycling and avoid nuisance to neighbours. We do this in the following ways:
- Using engineering services that produce the least carbon emissions
- Making sure all our subcontractors share our concerns
- Minimise the waste we produce and encourage the use of sustainable material
- Consider the transport impacts from material delivery miles and encourage staff to travel by public transport
- Train all operatives in sustainable ways of working
- Build it once – the right way!
You can see our Environmental Policy here.
We an ethical business, owned by our people, who operate with excellent corporate governance.
We are free from public shareholder, external investor and banking finance pressures and influences.
As a result of this freedom, the culture of the business is one that is hungry for new ideas and opportunities. This is supported by our flat hierarchical structure, which has a strong core platform of operational leaders, allowing the founders to explore and pursue new ideas. The culture is such that all employees are encouraged to contribute to evolving the business through innovations and as a result they often do, whether it be through new Environmental or CSR initiatives or H&S and new ways of working. We have new businesses we have invested in created by our employees, as well as expanding our reach overseas. All have been devised internally and have contributed to making us who we are today.