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Gate Screens

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Seán Bennett
CategoriesEnclosures Entrance Initial impressions

On their project they fitted black netting at gates on the perimeter hoarding. The purpose of this is to mitigate distractions to the public whilst walking past the project. If they would like to view what they are doing they can by stopping fully and then can focus on the tasks taking place. They feel this is helpful because previously…


Using the Scaffold Gantry to Engage the Public

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Charlene Millen
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions

This project in Brixton is located in an area of high public footfall and therefore site management team have been looking at ways to keep the public engaged throughout the works. To do this they have recently cut out four vision panels in their loading gantry. Two of these are at a low level so children and wheelchair users can…


Social Media and Construction

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Sheila Tolmie
CategoriesSocial media

A social media policy simply outlines how an organisation and its employees should conduct themselves via the internet. It helps protect the company’s online reputation and encourages employees to also get involved in sharing about the company in their online networks. Whilst this contractor appreciates the enthusiasm about the work that those involved in the projects are doing and the…


Kids Zone on the Hoarding

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Valerie Cox
CategoriesEntrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions Legacy

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic this contractor was unable to arrange site visits with local residents and local schools to provide further insight into the construction industry. However, they want children to be aware of the dangers of playing on a construction site but also to know how great it is to work in this industry. The industry…


Upcycling Surplus Pallets to Create Site Display

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesEntrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions

The Balfour Beatty project team on the Badenoch & Strathspey Community hospital have recently installed a new external display on site. Local handyman and Strathspey Steam Railway volunteer Malcolm Rodgers and site cleaner Shona Rennie joined forces to recycle pallets to create a new planter display in the shape of a train and carriage which has been made from surplus…


Fence weaving art to support the NHS

Published 18 May 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions Medical conditions

In support of the NHS and in line with the Considerate Constructors Scheme First Impressions campaign, Balfour Beatty’s Kathryn Wheatley created artwork on herras fencing panel at the entrance to our Skye Lochalsh & South West Ross Community Hospital project in Broadford. The image of the NHS and rainbow were created using recycled bin bags and surplus NHS clinical waste…


Hoarding Celebrating Staff Members

Published 27 February 2018 | Written by Katy Gilbert
CategoriesBranding Corporate badging Enclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions

Over the last few months we have been working hard to improve the appearance of our construction sites by installing bespoke hoarding at some of our key projects, including an 80 metre hoarding installation at the site of a Jaguar Land Rover showroom we are building in Wolverhampton. We were inspired by the CCS ‘Construction’s First Impressions’ initiative to create…


Outdoor Art Gallery

Published 13 September 2017 | Written by Laura Elster
CategoriesColleges Enclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions

Vauxhall Square is a mixed-use scheme that includes private residential units in two towers, a hotel, offices, cinema, restaurant, shops, affordable housing and a replacement homeless hostel. On a project of this scale, Neilcott Construction wanted to use its site hoarding to positively promote young local talent in Lambeth. After approaching a number of schools in the area, Neilcott representatives…


Construction and Careers Advertising Campaign

Published 17 August 2017 | Written by Antonia John
CategoriesApprenticeships Campaigns Communication First Impressions standards Initial impressions

As the shortfall in new recruits joining the construction industry troubles its leaders, Welsh construction company Morganstone has taken the initiative and invested in a unique public campaign to attract the brightest and the best. The company has designed and developed a series of hoardings to highlight the wide ranging roles and opportunities within this booming industry. The hoardings –…


Site Signage on Hooks

Published 1 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Graffiti Signage Vandalism

Construction sites’ appearance are a window into the industry for all those who walk past. A clean and tidy appearance projects a professional image of the industry and eases relations with the local community. Sites often have issues with graffiti and vandalism and must remain vigilant against such practices to maintain an appealing image. See the examples below for how…


Kids Zone on Site Hoarding

Published 11 July 2017 | Written by Valerie Cox
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions Viewing points

We have created a kids zone at our Carnarvon Road, Essex development. The idea of the kids zone is to inform them of the dangers of building sites and show them how operatives stay safe on site. We have produced our own Children’s Site Safety Booklet. The zone also includes the Honor Goodsite Spot the Job and Ivor Goodsite Hunt…


Designing Out Vandalism

Published 12 May 2017 | Written by Rachael Atkin
CategoriesColleges Enclosures First Impressions standards Graffiti Initial impressions Universities Vandalism

We were commissioned by DONG Energy to develop an artwork for site hoardings at their operations and maintenance base in Birkenhead. We are constructing the facility, which will service DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank and Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. Due to previous graffiti where the artwork was to be installed, we initiated a unique approach which succeeded in designing…


Rhydyfelin Community Tree

Published 19 April 2017 | Written by Rhianydd Jenkins
CategoriesCommunity liaison First Impressions standards Initial impressions

To showcase the huge level of community engagement on the Library Close construction site, Jehu has worked with a selection of community groups and organisations to design and create a ‘Community Tree’. The tree shows how the project team has engaged with the community to ensure the new project puts down firm roots within the established village of Rhydyfelin, and…


Street Art Project

Published 28 March 2017 | Written by Carole Jones
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions

Jackson Civil Engineering is currently working on the Rathmore Road Improvement Scheme in Gravesend. As we recognised that construction work can cause inconvenience and disruption to local people, the aim of the street art project was to try and alleviate some of the impact whilst the project is under construction. We wanted to engage with the local community and enhance…


Recycled Hoarding Paint

Published 2 August 2016 | Written by Dan Harmer
CategoriesEnclosures Recycle Sustainable procurement

We have utilised a recycled hoarding paint product which we have used on the hoardings, signage, CCS notice board and a neighbouring school shed that we refreshed with the surplus paint. The product is cost-effective and demonstrates part of our sustainability core values. This is great for the environment as it uses the recycling of a raw material and also great for appearance…