Construction in a New World

We can all agree living in 2022 is very different to what we left behind in 2019, pre-pandemic.

As life was put on hold, material costs soared, labour was hard to find and companies put construction investment onhold, whilst they rode out the COVID storm.

Since then, many sectors have been left battered, wondering how they will recover, whilst others have begun to thrive.

If history tells us anything, it’s that those companies who remained positive, invested in marketing and supported their teams, not only survive but thrive.

We are finding most projects now, are enhancements of existing buildings. Office expansions to provide better working environments, larger factory space to enable diversification and improvements to groundworks such as carparks, for better accessibility for both colleagues and customers.

Investing in your premises, sends a powerful message both to your team and customers, that you are here to stay and right now, people are craving that kind reassurance.



5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Commercial Building Company

Whether you are looking for a new car park or a new build unit, choosing a building contractor is an important decision as you’ll be working closely with them for a few months or longer, depending on the project. So, what should you consider when selecting a commercial construction company?

  1. Have you met the person who will manage the project and do you get on?
    It sounds so simple but you will have a range of communications with this person. You need to be able to trust they will do what they say will do and in the agreed timescale. But what happens if there is a problem? Inevitably there could be some bumps in the construction process, do you feel comfortable having open and honest conversations with them?
    You should feel comfortable to express concerns and feel confident you will be listened to.
  2. Have they previously constructed a similar project?
    Prior experience means they’ve probably uncovered potential problems in previous construction projects and know how to manage them, making your project run more smoothly.
  3. Can they provide references?
    The construction company should be able to supply references for previous work, so you can learn more about how they operate and see the standard of their work. This is a large investment you are making. You need complete confidence that the standard is fit for purpose.
  4. How much is it going to cost?
    A quotation for commercial construction is usually provided free of charge but it can take some time to pull together due to the level of research required for quotes from suppliers. The cost of construction materials and delivery lead times have changed quite a bit in the past few years. Remember the cheapest quote might not always be the best option. Check the material specification is like for like. Your oak doors won’t have the same finish in plywood!..
  5. Check online reviews and social media
    If the commercial construction company have social media pages, it’s always useful to take a look at what others are saying on their posts and check for online reviews such as Google or Facebook. This helps to build a bigger picture as to what the company is like to work with and the quality of their work and professional relationships.

If you are looking for a commercial construction company in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or South Yorkshire, please feel free to get in touch.



Local Building Firm Secures Markham Vale Development Project

A Derbyshire based commercial construction company have been selected to work with Transcare 28 Ltd on their new build site at Markham Vale.

Goodward Construction, a commercial construction company from Derbyshire, has begun work on the site which will house a new workshop and offices for Transcare’s onsite and workshop-based maintenance services for commercial vehicle operators.

Goodward Construction’s Managing Director, Simon Knighton said, “We are delighted to be working with the Transcare team again. This time it’s slightly challenging in the current climate, but we have been fortunate to be able to implement the new social distancing measures and our colleagues have been flexible to ensure we have a minimum number of people on site.”

Transcare 28 Ltd provide HGV repair and maintenance solutions throughout the Midlands and into South Yorkshire, offering a full range of onsite and workshop-based maintenance services for all commercial vehicle operators. This includes trucks, trailers, light commercial vehicles and PSVs.

Managing Director, Darren Parkin says “We’re very excited at being part of the Markham Vale community and working with the Goodward Construction team. Having previously worked together and knowing Simon and the team’s high standards, we are looking forward to the completion of our new depot.”


Commercial Units in Nottingham

Industrial Unit and Office building

It’s exciting to see the developments taking place at Imperial Tobacco’s former Nottingham factory site, as plans are submitted to convert the area into Industrial Units.

Goodward Construction are experts in Industrial Commercial Construction, having built a number of industrial units in the past. Take a look at our work here

If you are looking to build an industrial commerical unit in Nottingham, give us a call for a no obligation quotation