1. Restoration & Refurbishment

About creation

Starting my career in 1990, I worked as a Management Trainee for McLean Homes, a subsidiary of the Tarmac (now Carillion) housing division. During that time I spent 6 months in site management plus gaining full competency in all the disciplines of the large house building company. This included architectural work using CAD, engineering and site surveying, estimating and quantity surveying plus buying.

I spent 6 years with the company, many of which were as Company Buyer.

I then left to work for a small house builder taking a management roll combining several disciplines for the following three years.

In 1999 I left to take on a large project/site management role on a self employed basis.

creation was formed in that year with me taking more of a hands on approach.

From then, we have completed many interesting and exciting prjects, small and large. Due to family commitments I have not been in a position before now to grow the business further but we have never advertised for work in any of that period, gaining all our work from a nucleus of less than 20 clients, some domestic, some commercial.

This is our first attempt at advertising of any sort as I am now in a position to devote more of my time to the business and hence we are looking to grow our client bank over the coming 12 months.

Thank you for taking the time to read about creation


ONC and HNC in Building & Civil Engineering Studies

G&G Electrical Installation

Creation is a small, complete building services provider. We aim to offer a complete one-stop service at competitive prices.

Our projects range from building and roofing renovations and refurbishments, small to medium sized new build extensions, restoration work to listed properties, medium sized building maintenance contracts in addition to outdoor landscaping and building works.

We have recently moved into the manufacture and installation of purpose made sectional timber framed buildings, fully insulated and fitted out for use as offices, gyms, granny flats or any other purpose. These are purpose built buildings that will withstand the rigours of the British weather. We have standard designs or can design to your requirement.

We have extensive experience of both traditional forms of construction to timber framed extensions and are becoming more involved with eco-friendly construction methods.

Our pricing is extremely competitive, a fact that, along with our standard of finish, is demonstrated by the high levels of repeat business from our customers.

Our services include:
Complete design and build including all local authority applications, project management, groundwork’s, brickwork and blockwork , joinery – both first and second fix plus cabinetry, kitchen and bathroom fitting, electrics (certified to Part P), roofing replacement and maintenance works, landscaping and external works. In short – with the exception of gas plumbing (we have a plumbing subcontractor), we provide a complete service to your requirements.

We are happy to supply references as required.
We do not ask for monies ‘up front’ from our clients with the exception of projects where there is a substantial investment before the works proceed – i.e. where we would be required to purchase a kitchen on behalf of our clients. On larger projects we agree stage payments with the client when certain aspects are complete but again, no monies are required prior to commencement.

It is our standard practice to issue our clients with a detailed quotation that clearly specifies all the work that is included in the price. The quotation will also make note of any items that have not been quoted or issues that we feel may arise after commencement. Any extra works not included in the original quotation are advised to the client before any further works are carried out, thus eliminating any confusion on subsequent invoices.

This is our first venture into advertising of any sort as we are looking to increase our client base a little further during the course of 2009.

The proprietor, Darren, is ONC and HNC qualified in Building & Civil Engineering and holds various other qualifications in electrical installation. Having spent 10 years as a professional with the country’s largest housebuilder, creation was formed in 2000 following on from some free-lance project management work.

Our workmanship and value for money are quite simply second to none!