- Whitley Bay
- Member since Aug 2014
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My name is Ross Hindmarsh I am an independent builder who specialises in extensions & property maintenance. I pride myself on delivering a high standard of work in a friendly and approachable manner with good communication at the heart of everything I do.
About Arrowhead Construction
I served my time as a bricklayer with George Wimpey building new build houses on large sites, this primarily consisted of brick work and block work and is where I honed my skills as a bricklayer for three years both on site and at collage. I finished my apprenticeship gaining my CSCS gold card and continued to work for Wimpey’s for another year after this.
From this I moved to work for myself as a small builder completing a number of extensions, I began by sub-contracting other trades and worked with only qualified tradesmen that I could trust and who proved themselves to be reputable. It was during this time that I built up a team of tradesmen that I could rely upon to finish work to the high standards that I pride myself on. I improved my skills in man management and found that running small sites came with ease. It was during this period of my career that I picked up other skills from joinery to roofing.
I also branched into renovations of older property’s namely a seven bedroom property in Tynemouth which was in a poor state of disrepair when we first began work to restore it to its former glory as well as make a number of improvements for the new owners. For me this was one of my most enjoyable projects and I found myself turning my had to restoring old features using the original methods something I found daunting at first but soon found to be both hard work and very rewarding. I am still in touch with the owners of this property to date and often find they have recommended me to their friends and colleges, something that I feel is a testament to myself and my team.
I have also sub-contracted my skills as a bricklayer to a number of landscape gardeners to build garden walls, brick planters and such to fill in quiet periods of work between extensions and renovations, I find that this removes the pressure of jobs over running and delaying start dates, as I can leave a gap of two weeks between jobs so that any delays on one job won’t affect the start date of another. I have also taken this opportunity to learn from the landscapers and have been able to complete a number of paving projects and driveways myself, one notable patio was a job I did for Aggregate Industries who manufacture paving as well as a number of other construction materials. They had a complaint regarding some faulty paving flags and after seeing some of the jobs we had done they asked us to travel and remove the faulty patio and replace it with a new higher quality paving flag.
I pride myself on my work and the work others do on my behalf, I have never left a job on bad terms with a customer and have always completed the work that I was contracted to do. I hope this brief summary of my working career is enough as at the age of twenty eight I feel that it has only begun and I am proud of what I have achieved so far and look forward to pushing myself further in the future.
My formal qualifications relevant to the construction industry include my CSCS gold card for Bricklaying NVQ level 3 and Bricklaying construction apprenticeship scheme. Making me a time served bricklayer by trade. My other skills have been picked up on site.