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What Makes Us Different

Based in North Devon and with over 100 directly employed staff we deliver a local, sustainable solution which is unrivalled.

With a competent and dedicated workforce ‘getting it right first time’ for the community in which they live and ‘pride in the job’ have real meaning, the benefits of which are reaped by our clients and customers.

By using directly employed staff we keep the same team together for numerous projects of a similar nature which delivers many benefits from delivering continuous improvement, sharing best practice, capturing lessons learned from previous projects to forging a real team ethic that has longevity.

With an ethos of progression within the company we create and encourage empowerment of our staff which in turn gives them job satisfaction and a real desire to perform well as part of a time proven successful team. We have numerous examples of career progression within the company with one of our current Directors having started with us (many years ago!) as an apprentice.

 

  

What makes us different

December 18, 2020

Apprenticeships

Pearce Construction are committed to valuing and promoting diversity in all areas of employment and…
December 18, 2020

NHBC Honorarium

One of the roles held by our Managing Director, Paul Knox, is being a member…
December 18, 2020

Do you need occasional use of an office space?

Local businesses and charities are welcome to free occasional use of our meeting/training room at…
December 21, 2020

Community Engagement

As a responsible and local contractor, with a directly employed workforce, we care about the…
December 21, 2020

Water Management - reducing water usage across our business

Water is integral to maintaining the quality of our natural and built environment. Protecting our…
January 11, 2021

Sustainable Construction

Pearce Construction is aware of the aspects of ‘sustainable construction’ and that it lies at…

Pearce Construction is aware of the aspects of ‘sustainable construction’ and that it lies at the heart of the design and construct process. Sustainability is all about working together to meet the needs of today’s people, without causing irreparable damage to our environment for future generations. Our principal goal is to prevent or reduce waste going to landfill. Whilst focusing on a fabric first approach to building design.

Through both design process and construction operations we actively encourage and influence those aspects of the agenda that are within our control.

With the added commitment of our framework partners we as an organisation lead, train and implement measures for continued improvement to reduce waste, recycle responsibly and through good practice on site reduce our impact on the environment and landfill sites.

We support the fabric first approach to specification and design simply because it requires no operation or maintenance instruction. This passive approach to sustainable design limits the interaction with the building for owners and occupiers and these energy efficient measures do not generally require maintenance or replacement.

Water is integral to maintaining the quality of our natural and built environment. Protecting our water and natural environments through better water management is crucial in adapting to changing demography, resource use and climatic regimes.

There are a number of ways in which we can address the challenge of water resilience in what we do and here are some of the ways in which we do just that;

Our Projects

All water usage associated with our operations is measured as an Environmental Key Performance Indicator.

  • we employ pollution control measures specially designed for each site to protect water quality,
  • we install water meters as soon as we arrive on site,
  • we utilise early opportunity to install and connect environmental infrastructure on the site for later applications,
  • we maximise water efficiency within site offices by using aerated taps and flow controls,
  • we challenge our site teams to consider what potable water is actually needed in construction processes, seeking alternatives wherever practicable,
  • we regularly review usage and by continued improvement seek to lower consumption.

Our Buildings

Where we are responsible for fitting out buildings, water efficient appliances, fittings and fixtures come as standard. We engage our clients early in the project design process, to understand their project sustainability aspirations and requirements.

We have experience and expertise in planning and constructing all forms of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDSs). These ensure that the buildings and developments we construct are more resilient to extreme weather. They mitigate risk to the built and natural environment from surface water and flood, by slowing and holding back water.

As a responsible and local contractor, with a directly employed workforce, we care about the communities and people in which we work. We seek to engage with local people even before work starts on site. This helps us understand how we can limit negative impacts on local communities.

We provide opportunities for feedback through public consultations. And we aim to keep stakeholders informed and up to date about progress through regular communications which include newsletters, notices and social media channels.

Local businesses and charities are welcome to free occasional use of our meeting/training room at our premises in Barnstaple.  Our modern air conditioned room includes internet & wifi, wall mounted flat screen TV with networking connections for laptops, etc  and it has its own kitchenette. We are on hand to help you set up.

 For further details contact our HR Manager, Hilary Prouse.

Pearce Construction are committed to valuing and promoting diversity in all areas of employment and to providing an inclusive working environment where everyone is valued and respected. 

We are aware how crucial it is to encourage young people to join the building industry and convey these opportunities as a great career choice that will serve them and others well for life. We continue to work closely with local training organisations and the college to recruit apprentices.  This ensures that valuable experience from professional tradesmen can be passed on to the younger generation but at the same time also ensures that the newest approaches to the building industry are identified and incorporated into our organisation.

One of the roles held by our Managing Director, Paul Knox, is being a member of the NHBC Council. The Council comprises a range of construction professionals across the UK who provide their advice and guidance on a voluntary basis.

As part of this role Council members are able to nominate deserving charities with an honorarium paid annually by NHBC as part of their Social Responsibility Programme. This year we are delighted to have nominated the North Devon Hospice as our favoured charity to receive a £500.00 honorarium to assist their on-going care work with loved ones and their families within our community.

Claire Paine Business Relationship Manager for the North Devon Hospice commented “Your pledge is sincerely cherished during these difficult times and really will make a difference to local families. Sadly, due to Covid-19 the demand for our care has increased, as patient’s treatments have been put on hold and diagnoses have been delayed. Support like yours will help us to carry on caring and to ensure that our patients and their loved ones do not feel alone with their symptoms and fears at an already anxious and upsetting time.”

Offering her thanks following receipt of the gift Claire said” I can’t thank you enough for thinking of us. We are so grateful for all your support in helping to ensure that our patients and their families do not face these uncertain times alone.”

I’m sure you can all agree that this is a very worthy and invaluable cause ?