Durabilis launch Electrical and Maintenance Division

I am delighted to announce the launch of Durabilis Electrical and Maintenance (DEM) with Kevin Brown and Richard Weeks heading up this new enterprise.

Kevin and Richard are experienced Electrical Engineers and Contracts Managers having spent many years in the industry starting out as apprentices. We are fortunate to have them join our team and they are the perfect fit for this new service offering.

This is an exciting expansion for me and demonstrates our ambition to grow and provide a total offering to our clients.

DEM now offer commercial electrical testing, maintenance and installations plus, property maintenance services through our skilled team of tradesmen led by Kevin and Richard.

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Kevin, Richard, and the wider DEM team on board.

Jonathan Stone

Director.

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Jen Heads West

After spending several years with Durabilis Jen Chapman is heading west to take up a new position in Bristol.

When Jen joined Durabilis she brought with her considerable construction project management skills and experience.

 As well as fulfilling her day to day role Jen shared her skills and experience by mentoring some of her Durabilis colleagues in project management processes to help build their personal skill sets and ultimately, benefit our clients.

Jen helped to expand our portfolio of clients, and then maintained and managed those new relationships throughout her tenure here.

All at Durabilis will miss her but, we wish Jen every success in her new role.

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Teresa Joins the Team

We are pleased to announce that Teresa Jurd has joined our Administration team.

Teresa brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of accounts and general administration from her previous roles. She’s slotted straight in and instantly become a valued and respected member of the team.

We are privileged to have her and wish her every success here at Durabilis.

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Farewell to Joe

I’m sad to announce that after over ten years’ service, Joe Townsend has decided to pursue a new opportunity away from Durabilis.

Joe has managed and delivered many large and complex projects for Durabilis which have contributed to our success as a business during his tenure here. Joe is a larger than life character who is well known and respected by both our clients and his Durabilis colleagues.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Joe for his service, and on behalf of myself and his colleagues wish him every success for the future.

These will be large boots to fill but, Durabilis now have a vacancy for a Site Manager

Jonathan Stone

Director

Joe’s last Durabilis Supper Breakfast
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Durabilis Sponsor Oakhaven Hospice Charity Event

Durabilis are proud to sponsor the Rodeo Bull at this years Cobbie’s Country and Western Hoedown.

So, come on down and swing ya Partners. All proceeds to the Oakhaven Hospice

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John Lewis and Partners Tender Success 2019

After a rigorous selection process, I am delighted to announce that Durabilis have once again been successful in renewing our contract for the supply of Office Moves and related construction works for the John Lewis Partnership Head Office Sites. 

Maintaining the long standing relationship with the Partnership is greatly valued by Durabilis and I’d like to extend my personal thanks to our Senior Contracts Manager, Colin Marsh, who works tirelessly to ensure the Partnerships high expectations are consistently upheld.

Both Colin and I look forward to continued working with the JLP Facilities and Construction teams in the future.

Jonathan Stone

Director

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Directors Review 2018

Spring has truly sprung and here I am only just getting around to reflecting on 2018, an exciting and busy year for Durabilis. The Estate Management team have completed a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects from new builds to renovation, restoration, shower block refurbishments and maintenance across the estates we partner with.

The Office Refurbishment and Moves team have completed another outstanding year, continuing to expand our customer base and taking on a range of projects from multi floor restacks to, relocations and full refurbishments all whilst maintaining the quality of workmanship and customer service that Durabilis has built its reputation on.

I’m delighted for my team and I to have worked with some great new clients in 2018; Innovise, Beaulieu Estate, Specsavers and Nteractive to name a few.

I have asked the Project Management Team to showcase some examples of our achievements from last year in the form of case studies which will help illustrate the full range of services Durabilis provide. Please watch this space.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my team for their continued hard work and dedication in all that we do and of course my thanks go out to our valued clients for their support and custom throughout 2018. I look forward to working with you in 2019.

Jonathan Stone

Director

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Showcasing our new showroom and breakout space

We are delighted to publish the final results of our very own breakout space and meeting room facility designed to showcase to new and old clients.

These works show what can be done to utilise a roof void within a commercial unit, with a new kitchen facility, flooring, lighting, sliding/folding partition door system to provide a flexible work space area and furniture from the Edge Design range providing a splash of colour and a flexible solution for both meeting and breakout needs. The project also boasts a state of the art AV solution provided by our very own Duratec Audio Visual Ltd.

Our thanks go out to our own installation team plus……

If you’re in the area, please pop in to see for yourself.

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Family Fun Day 2017!

Gansta boss and his mole

Following the success of last years family fun day, we decided to try it again but this time in July with the hope of avoiding the rain. But it wasn’t to be with a downpour throughout the entire day and sadly the much anticipated rounders rematch had to be cancelled. Watch this space for Durabilis versus the rest of the world in 2018!

the clear up team

 

 

 

 

With a change of venue this time around and lots of indoor space (thankfully) we still pulled off a great day full of fun, fine food and refreshments.

A massive thank you to all of our suppliers on the day who really went the extra mile, The Magic Brushes, Photo Booth Parties, Rustic Events and Carlos Ice cream.

 

This years chosen charity was CLIC Sargent, fighting for young lives against cancer. It doesn’t get more worthwhile than that. With a GoXtreme Camera at stake, we raised an amazing £236.00 for this fantastic charity. Well done to Dan Martin who was the lucky winner. Thank you for everyones kind generosity.

And finally our thanks to everyone who helped make sure the day was a success, too many to name but a special mention to those who helped set up and the clear up squad who stayed ’til the death.

 

Please click here for this years gallery and for a small selection of photo booth beauties!

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Works undertaken in our own back yard… a nice change!

‘The construction of our new office was a major undertaking, getting it right was critical; Working in a fast moving and dynamic sector, we are used to taking a pragmatic approach to business and this project was no exception.

We chose A&A with Durabilis for a ‘turn-key’ job including fit-out and furnishings. We selected Durabilis for the fit-out work, as we felt they were a perfect fit for us in this approach; Project Manager Pat Lafford was very accommodating and allowed us to work closely together to get exactly what we wanted, providing the expertise and advice we needed, when we needed it.

This professionalism was echoed by each member of the Durabilis team onsite, who were always extremely courteous, were masters of their trade, and their work was of a high standard and to our specification; in short our team are thrilled with the outcome.

-A.M. from Cortex.’

To view the works undertaken, please click here to view our case study.

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