We are delighted to announce the 2022 Apprentice of the Year is Harriett. Harriett joined us on our tiling scheme where she has learn the use of tile cutters, electric cutting, sticking and grouting. This has been done across a vast arrange of tile types and styles. Harriett has won this prize of £100 shopping voucher. We are thrilled with the progress she has made and continues to make each week. She has proven to be reliable and a joy to work with.
For the 5th month in a row at least one new site has been added to our carpentry order book. This division has gone from strength to strength in the last six months with the ever growing number of sites, all for different house builders in different locations. We currently have over 500 plots to build with more being added each month. The latest addition is with Bellway Homes in Willand. Fox Mill Gardens is a development of homes in the beautiful village of Willand, Devon. Offering 3, 4, and 5-bedroom homes in a unique location, this development will appeal to first-, second-, and third-time buyers. Fox Mill Gardens will showcase our stunning Artisan specification, as well as offer plenty of public open space and attractive view
Congratulations to our Carpentry team on winning this prestigious site. Mid-Devon is a prime location for us having recently completed our carpentry contracts on sites in Tiverton, Cullompton and currently working on our long-term site in Honiton. With long lines of continuous work we are always on the look out for time-served site based carpenters with both employed and self-employed roles available.
Last week our drylining division were asked to take on a site in Glastonbury where their current contractor was failing to meet time and quality targets. We are already undertaking the decorating and ceramic tiling on this site and to have our drylining team working in parallel to our decorators is what we do best.
We were delighted when we were selected to work on the site as we have decently won contracts for new sites in Templecombe, Yeovil and others across Somerset. Well done to our drylining division and keep up the good work.
If you have a development coming up in Somerset please contact us about working with you or for trades people looking for work in the area give us a call!
This month we see our tech-savvy team launch a new Health & Safety audit app which will be rolled out across the company. The audit app, similar to that our of quality check audit, will be further reporting and tightening of both health & safety but also welfare on the sites. These will be carried out by our Health & Safety Director and Manager quarterly.
This new innovative app will help to keep a simple but effective check on our operatives, plant and tools regularly in an effective and efficient manner. These reports will then be looked over, issues highlighted and actioned in our Company Health, Safety and Welfare meetings. These reports are instantly stored to our system for anyone in the company to see and share with those associated to the site.
A new month, a new site start for our Carpentry division. This month we see Gould Homes’ new site in Dawlish added to our order book. Since the recruitment of Liam as our Carpentry Manager we have seen an upward trend of new sites added month on month. Liam comments ‘It’s great to see, this is fantastic. The whole business is fully behind me in growing this part of the company and I am really proud of the work from the carpenters on site, particularly their positive reaction to our in-house site audits but also the part the office team play in the surveying and material ordering.’
Gould Homes are building 18 new homes in Dawlish. We are really looking forward to working with a new client in an area we have built hundreds of houses in the past and adding our carpentry touch to them.
On Friday 15th July we had our Company Summer Party. Hosted by Winslade Park, a massive thank you to their team for organising the excellent evening which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Some wonderful food, delicious cocktails, fun games and beautiful setting.
On Thursday afternoon MJS hosted a ‘Thank You BBQ’ for our site trades for all the extra hours and work that have gone into achieving plots for June (half year and year end completions for the National house builders). The event was organised by Matt our decorating and tiling supervisor, it was attended by our carpenters, dryliners, painters, tilers and apprentices from site as well as our management and senior management team. Thank you to everyone for the continued hard work and let’s push on for the next 6 months.
Our carpentry team has put the first sets of joists on our new site for Tilia Homes at Teign View in Kingsteignton. The MJS team, headed up by Liam, has made swift and efficient progress on the latest job for us with a gang of local carpenters who have worked for MJS for a number of years. Overall the scheme comprises of 43 three, four and five bedroom well-built new homes in the heart of Devon. We are very much looking forward to building here and growing with Tilia as they look to become one of the leading house builders in the UK.
Our well established painting and tiling department have been awarded a new contract with Allison Homes, formerly Larkfleet in Winkleigh, Devon. This is a site of 36 new homes in the heart of Devon, these will be built to a high standard and provide good, continuous work for both our decorating and tiling labour pools.
We have worked with the company for over 5 years now and continue to be awarded new sites year on year. We are really excited to start work on this new development.
We have recently welcomed Liam to MJS as our new Carpentry Contracts Manager. Liam will be responsible for overseeing our carpentry division, it’s apprentices and new work, with us recently winning a number of new sites there has never been a better time to join our team. Liam started his construction career here as an apprentice carpenter some ten years ago and since went on to win numerous quality and customer care awards as a site manager.
We have also bolstered our carpentry ranks with both new and returning carpenters to the business, as well as continuing to take on new apprentices. Two of our new sites are in Torbay and the other two new sites are in the wider Exeter area. These will run along side our current long-term sites in Honiton and Liskeard. We are delighted to have Liam onboard and very much look forward to growing this part of the business.
“I am really excited to be rejoining MJS, having continued to work with them for my whole career, in a number of different roles, I know their ethos and commitment to customer service and quality matches with myself perfectly. The changes under Louis’ ownership have been really impressive, particularly the new quality control system that I have been involved with implementing.” Liam comments.