Three new vans have recently been added to our fleet of Volkswagen Transporters and Caddys. We continue to grow organically, adding new staff, supervision and operatives inline with the growing forward order book the company has. We have seen record growth over the past 12 months, thanks to the hard work of everyone within the company striving to provide quality work in all of our trades across the South West.
This week we have been awarded the drylining, painting and tiling in Barnstaple, North Devon. The site for Persimmon Homes, Tawcroft, situated south-west of Barnstaple town centre, Tawcroft is surrounded by beautiful Devonshire countryside, where you can enjoy being close to the wildlife of the River Taw and the Tarka Trail and the convenience of the nearby towns of Barnstaple and Bideford. The nearby town of Barnstaple is perfect for fun days out with its mix of ice skating, bowling, or even Air Extreme; an award-winning trampoline park. This continues our long standing relationship with work in the North Devon area and allows us to provide flowing work for local labour.
Acorn Homes are starting a delightful new development in Bishop’s Caundle nr Sherborne in Dorset. The site will consist of 19 new homes in this charming little village. The village itself is nestled beautifully between the picture-perfect town of Sherborne and the ancient market town of Sturminster Newton. The quaint villages and towns surrounding our new development are bursting with character and history and are waiting to be discovered. Ranging from two-bedroom homes for the affordable market, through to a luxury spacious four bedroom thatched detached family home, the tranquil location of our intimate development is in easy reach of the A303, perfect for those wishing to commute and visit nearby towns of Sherborne, Sturminster Newton and Yeovil.
We will be undertaking the drylining, decorating and ceramic tiling packages here.
Our plastic surgeon has worked his ‘magic’ on a bathroom tile at a home in Exeter. Mr Bishop said ‘It’s like magic, as close as I look you just can’t see the holes’. The issue came from a shower fitted at the wrong height. Without the need to remove the shower and replace the tiles we precisely and carefully filled and finished the holes not to leave a scar or surface difference on the tile. If you would like to use our ‘Magic Man’, please contact us to book in for any surface repairs; Work tops, Baths, Shower trays, Kitchen units, Brick, Cills or Window frames.
Our long standing friendship, support and sonsorship has flourished in to Premiership winning player Phil Dollman joining Sidmouth RFC as Player/Coach for the coming 2020/21 season. Having held coaching roles at Sidmouth for a number of years and finishing his career with the Chiefs at the end of the season, Phil has combined the two roles into one. MJS have been apart of the journey for 3 years and continue to build on the community support and responsibilities they undertake each year in and around the local Devon area.
Bringing Phil onto the pitch from a playing perspective is a dream for the club and players at Sidmouth RFC and it has been a project Louis, Managing Director, had visions of for some time. ‘A player and professional of Dolly’s quality will not only bring unrivaled knowledge to the senior squad but also the wider team at Sidmouth RFC. I am hugely proud to have been a part of making this happen and look forward to what already promised to be an exciting and entertaining season. I wish all the teams at SRFC the best of luck for the coming season.”
Phil leaves a true legacy at Exeter Chiefs having won numerous cups, leagues and not to mention the Premiership. We are sure he will continue to push SRFC and utilise his coaching and playing qualities to the maximum potential.
Having never stopped and keeping our ‘virtual’ office open for business during lockdown has already born fruit for our team. This week we have been awarded a new contract with Morrish homes in Chard. Oakwood is a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroom homes in the Somerset countryside. Morrish are a premium house builder and have lead the way with developments such as Poundbury and Nansledan, Newquay building in Somerset, Dorset, Conrwall and Hampshire. We are delighted to have added this tiling order to company books and very much looking forward to getting on site with another new customer.
Last week we were involved with the building of a fantastic large new home in Exeter, where we are screeding for the customer who is appearing on TV’s Grand Designs. We were delighted to be asked and work in conjunction with WTR, a plumbing and electrical contractor based in Exeter.
With the wheels being largely stopped in the construction industry, we have kept our office running, providing staff with brand new laptops to enable them to work from home. This has kept the company going during the lock down period and allowed us to continue working with our customers, pricing new sites, paying our staff and processing materials ready for our return to site. Our telephone has kept ringing and we had staff at the ready to help out wherever possible. This has been a true success story.
We have also taken on one-off projects which have proven that work can still safely go ahead, following Government guidelines and achieve a high standard of finish.
The spirit shown by the staff to enable to company to continue throughout the lock down and restricted work has shown why the company continues to build a strong and reliable reputation, carrying out work safely and efficiently, pleasing the client.
We would also like to extend out thanks to our supply chain partners who have managed to service these projects and do so in a safe and careful manner.
With the huge impact COVID-19 is having on the UK and world economy, we have had to find alternative work from our main-stay house building. All of our customers have shut sites and following Government guidance we have followed suit. However, MJS Group’s reputation recently has lead to us obtaining contracts to undertake work in rebuilding, modernising and altering parts of Exeter RD&E hospital. This has been very different work for us but one we have enjoyed doing and playing a small part in battling COVID-19.
MJS carpentry have been successful in winning the contract for Barratt Exeter at the new site at Coat Grove, Martock in Somerset. This is the latest site for the company in Somerset, an area which we have picked up a number of sites for many clients in the recent months. We have always has a strong presence in the area and we are keen to continue this growth curve.
Coat Grove is a development of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes located on Coat Road in between Martock and Coat, coming soon. The development is less than 1 mile from both Martock and Coat, giving you access to the local shops, pubs and restaurants. Yeovil is less than 20 minutes away, with Quedam Shopping Centre offering a selection of high street and independent stores.