With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, Trevor has a well-established reputation, developed over the years working with architects, local authorities and clients. Trevor’s track record of being involved in Timber Frame construction means that he has become a ‘go-to’ contact for many clients who value his expertise and open approach to their projects.
We have wide experience in understanding the industry’s current standards and regulations, including EPC, SBEEM, Building Regulations, Building Bulletins and BREEAM, as well as working within the Code for Sustainable Homes and Paragraph 55 frameworks. Harry Barnes Construction is a member of CHAS and TRADA and is also registered with Constructionline. We are happy to work within NHBC guidelines to generate NHBC guarantees if required.
Health & Safety
Health & Safety is a priority at Harry Barnes Construction and all our Site Mangers are up to date with industry standards and training. They all have DBS certificates, which is particularly important for our work with schools and in the public sector.
We pride ourselves on running efficient and environmentally friendly sites and taking care to manage the expectations of those affected by our building works.
Considerate Constructors Scheme
At Harry Barnes we are very proud of the way we run our sites. We always try to ensure that our works have minimum impact on those who have to continue to use school or medical facilities whilst we work around them. We also keep neighbours up to date and make sure that we have a point of contact for anyone who has concerns.
Our site at Kingswood Surgery is registered with the Considerate Constructors scheme – here are some of their comments:
- A considerable effort has been made to keep the site tidy and maintain the footpaths around the site for use by the doctor’s staff and patients.
- Public Safety is managed with good signage and strong supervision.
- The site manager maintains close liaison with the neighbours and the Medical Practice Staff.
- The Safety Culture is promoted through systematic induction, good signage and active management.
Design & Build
Design and build is one of our specialities. If you have planning drawings for your project, we can work either together with the architect or independently to help you get started. By applying our knowledge and expertise as well as making use of regular and trusted sub-contractors we will ensure that all building control requirements are met and that they sit alongside your aspirations for your building.
We also have extensive experience working closely with architects and regularly meet with them on site to make sure that your build goes smoothly. Those we have already worked with come back to us because they are impressed by our professionalism and our workmanship and they know that they can trust us to deliver.
Trevor’s uncle, Harold “Harry” Barnes, was the inspiration behind the company name. A man with traditional values and a vision to start his own company. His ambitions were unfortunately cut short when he became a casualty of the “Market Garden” operation at Arnhem in World War II.