CGS Building Services

  • Alfreton
  • Member since Dec 2008

I am a very hardworking person who is always willing to learn new skills. I am also reliable, honest and trustworthy. I always give 100% in everything I do and I think that is what's important in an employee. I have 14 years experience in the construction industry as I started going with my step-dad when I was 11, I started bricklaying when I was 14 and have done it ever since. During my time in the construction industry I have picked up very valuable skills, for example, I can work very well on my own initiative with minimal supervision, I work well under pressure and have a lot of experience in dealing with customers problems and worries and reply to them with informative answers on how to deal with problems and also keep them up to date on any schedules, orders and any queries they may have. I have also picked up a lot of valuable skills whilst being self employed, for example, I have gained a lot of sales negotiating skills to initially get the contract from the client, I can work with very tight budgets whilst not lacking on quality, and also keeping calm when faced with pressurised situations. Whilst doing quotations, my negotiating skills have become very strong to get the best price possible, again whilst not lacking on quality, and I have now gained a lot of skills in keeping records both on files and on a computer.


  1. Plastering

About CGS Building Services

Since september 2005 I have been self employed. Being self employed has greatly improved alot of my skills. I have had to plan jobs from start to finish which includes, negotiating with the customer to get the initial contract, getting the quote finished and keeping to the customers given amount of money they have to spend and also completing the job as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Aug 2006 - Dec 2006 & Sept 2007 - Feb 2008. JJN Building Services - Builder/Bricklayer

During my time at this company I was trusted to work on my own initiative alot of the time and also to work to tight schedules. It was at this company where I gained alot of experience in customer relations as being left alone I was responsible to answer there queries and worries. As part of my duties at this company I was trusted to keep track of deliveries and also make sure the work was done to a high standard whilst keeping in the customers budget.

Description of duties - Bricklaying, Roofing, Plaster boarding, Ground works, Keeping track of invoices and delivery reciepts

Aug 2005 - June 2006. K.C Building Services - Builder/Bricklayer

This company was where I started to develop my customer relations skills and also keeping track of everything that has happened in the work day, for example, if any deliveries had been made, if any payment has been made by the customer and basically what jobs had been undertaken. It is also where I extended my skills of keeping track of everything I had done on a computer.

Description of duties - Bricklaying, Roofing, Plaster boarding, Ground works, Keeping track of payments, invoices and delivery schedules.

June 2004 - June 2005. Trade windows ltd (derby) - Ground worker, Labourer

At this company I developed my leadership skills as after a short while I was trusted to become team leader of the ground works crew. This involved keeping in regular contact with my superiors over the phone to let them know how we were doing and if there had been any problems and tell them my ideas of how to get around them. My role also involved setting out jobs so I have developed a keen eye for, and realised how important it is to have, a keen eye for detail.

Description of duties - Setting out jobs, groundworks, Drainage and Concreting.


I have the following Qualifications:-

NVQ Level 2 - Brickwork (optional modual - Lay domestic drainage)

I start NVQ Level 3 (site supervision) in January 2009, and I also start HNC/D in construction in September 2009

CSCS Health and safety card

Abrasive wheels (upto 300mm) I have 11 years experience in the construction industry and in this time I have done almost everything I can think of. From Bricklaying and Roofing to Tiling and fitting kitchens. If you have any Job at all please contact me and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for reading my profile and I hope to hear from you soon! Chris Slack

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