Bugler Developments is an award-winning, residential building contractor operating in London and the South East. A family owned and operated business, behind us are over three decades of successfully completed projects and a solid network of skilled and loyal professionals.
To us, success isn’t just limited to projects being delivered safely on time and in budget – these things are a given, but it’s also about building long-term relationships and delivering quality homes.
As well as building out all project for our sister company, Bugler Homes Limited, we have developed a number of long standing affordable housing clients and continue to form new partnerships in this sector.
Meet the driving force behind Bugler Development’s success
Chief Executive Bugler Homes
Head of Pre-Construction
STRUCTURE OF ORGANISATION
Bugler Developments operates a flat management structure; our directors have an open door policy and are invested at every stage of every project, both in terms of the bigger vision, as well as the finer details.
We are always accountable and make sure there is healthy and regular communication across all our divisions.
It’s fair to say that approachability is also one of our trademarks – we bring the right people and skills to the table and solve challenges together.
We’re proud to be recognised as a SILVER ‘Investor in People’ company, an accreditation which basically sets the standard in management excellence.
We also have a good track record of employing apprentices and fully support the Construction Training Initiative (CTI) which is administered by Notting Hill Housing Trust and have taken on five full time staff as a result of the programme. In fact, we recruited and trained two of our current site managers, one of whom initially worked with us as a trainee carpenter as part of the CTI.
Karim Najm (Senior Site Manager)
Site Manager Accreditation Course; Carpenter, CSCS
Karim became known to Bugler through the Construction Industry Training Initiative. He was employed as a trainee carpenter pursuant to the Notting Hill training scheme and was given the opportunity with this Company to train as a Site Manager. Karim has now worked with us for over 5 years and is now a fully qualified Site Manager running sites in his own right.
HEALTH & SAFETY
We take Health & Safely very seriously, our Operations Director Jeremy Graham is continuously implementing improvements across our sites and the company gaining us a NHBC Company Gold Award. This is awarded to companies who achieve over 90% in their NHBC accreditation Audit, demonstrating an excellent level of health & safety management across their operations.
In receiving the NHBC Gold Award Bugler join and exclusive group with only 5 Gold Awards being presented by the NHBC during the last 12 months.
As an addition to this, we recently received ‘Commended Best Site Award’ by the NHBC in recognition of our excellence in the field of health and safety, this was to acknowledge our Senior Site Manager Kieran Brown who had been running the Madeley Road project, developing 50 flats for our client Genesis Housing Association.
Our reputation relies on delivering only the highest quality projects and we take our commitment to that very seriously. To help achieve this as well as excellence and consistency throughout our organisation,we now employ a dedicated Quality Assurance Manager and since 2010 have been both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited.
We take an active interest in the communities in which we operate and believe investing in people pays dividends on many levels.
We recognise that our sites forms part of the existing community and from the outset we look to proactively involve ourselves with and add value to that community.
Each of our sites is registered with The Considerate Constructors Scheme and all of our site staff are well trained in the CCS Code of Considerate Practice and have achieved Performance Beyond Compliance on over 50% of our sites.
We feel that we have a responsibility to promote our industry and our clients in the best possible way and we actively look for opportunities to do this e.g. at the Retreat Place scheme in Hackney we made donations to the two local charities to support the work they do within the local community; ecoACTIVE and the set up costs for a community café
We regularly give presentations to local schools on Health & Safety and also the possible careers in the construction industry. In this example we gave a talk at the local school near to our Nightingale estate scheme in Hackney on the issues of Health & Safety and held a poster competition with the winning poster displayed on the site hoarding. Each student was given a £5 book token as part of the talk and competition.
At the Tudor Way scheme in Hertford we arranged a site visit for the children at the local primary school. When asked who wanted to be a bricklayer there was a flurry of hands, so perhaps somewhere within the class we will have the next generation of construction workers.
We teamed up with the local primary school to our Network Homes client site at Cozens Road in Ware to take part in the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding competition and were delighted to be chosen as a runner up in this national CCS competition.
We sponsor our local youth sports teams and associations such as Cassiobury Rangers Youth FC, West Herts Football Club and Watford Amateur Boxing Club and Amersham Cricket Club. Support is also regularly given to local and national charities, for example Rehab, Spina bifida, Lord Taverners, The Peace Hospice Watford and Northwick Park neo natal clinic.