Apprenticeship completed

Apprenticeship completed

A massive congratulations is in order for our newly qualified bench hand joiner, Jon Butterworth.

Jon passed his NVQ in onsite joinery at Leeds College of Building with a merit and continues to excel here with us at RDF. Since joining RDF, as an apprentice at the age of seventeen, Jon has proved that he is a valuable member of the team by his constant enthusiasm, hardworking attitude and exceptional joinery skills. Now nineteen he is looking to broaden his skillset as an onsite installer and will be installing bespoke joinery products that he created.

His can do attitude towards everything he is involved in at RDF is inspiring and we are more than proud to have him on board. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Jon.

It [frame]works!

It [frame]works!

“We are delighted to extend our framework agreement for a further 24 months. Continuing our cost effective and positive working relationship with RDF.”

We are proud that our customers not only use us but continue to use us which is evidenced by the successful continuation of various frameworks, some going into their 4th & 5th years.

Pre-planned, preventative & reactive maintenance, asset management, cyclical statutory testing and project work have, and continue to be successfully completed, across all sectors by all of our in-house trades.

The renewal of these many frameworks is testament to RDF’s ethos of partnering with our clients to ensure a single, united goal.

Outstanding excellence

Outstanding excellence

RDF Building Ltd are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Silver Award for Outstanding Excellence in occupational health and safety performance!

Following on from our commitment to continual improvement through the successful achievement and ongoing accreditation to ISO 9001, this award demonstrates the drive, passion and dedication of the company and it’s staff to continually improve.

Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

In order to achieve the award we provided evidence of our health and safety management systems by answering key performance questions and supporting the answers with a concise portfolio of relevant documentation. The documentation clearly evidences our working practices and control systems to be above the industry average. This is further proof of our commitment to health and safety within the company which has the buy from all levels of employee.

 

We are all very proud of this award, along with all of our other accreditations and awards, which wouldn’t be possible without our employee’s enthusiasm and diligence. A huge thank you must go to our Health and Safety team along with every member of staff, who assisted in gaining this award through their hard work and dedication.

Safe rooms completed

Safe rooms completed

The successful delivery of a series of safe rooms at a care home has been completed.

Phase 1 of the redevelopment included the creation of several safe rooms for the benefit of the service users.

Works included, but were not limited to;

  • Anti-barricade doors
  • Anti-ligature ironmongery
  • Anti-ligature sanitary ware
  • Anit-ligature extract fan
  • Anti-ligature, low surface temperature radiators
  • Anti-ligature fixtures

The rooms were also refurbished with new flooring, wall surfaces and decorations leaving the service users with a brand new room.

Press release on the site of new affordable housing in Leeds

Press release on the site of new affordable housing in Leeds

RDF Building met with new residents, Councillors and members of Leeds City Council to undertake a photoshoot and interview on the Cardigan Green development that was recently completed in Bramley, Leeds.

The former Lord Cardigan Public House site has been transformed, through RDF’s redevelopment, into a private cul-de-sac scheme of affordable housing that was delivered in partnership with Leeds City Council.

Councillor Debra Coupar and Councillor Richard Lewis meet new residents

Convive restaurant sneak peek

Convive restaurant sneak peek

Convive restaurant a new build Mediterranean constructed at Grade II Listed Weetwood Hall is due to open March 2017.

All at RDF Building are extremely proud to have been involved with the creation of this ‘Top 10 Leeds List’ restaurant and wish it every success.

Sky high surveys

Sky high surveys

We have treated ourselves to an early Christmas gift and bought a drone!

The 4k camera is able to pick out amazing detail whilst the drone moves over buildings and roofs saving clients costs on expensive access equipment to complete surveys.

RDF is proud to be able to offer this service to our clients.

 

Continued success at Weetwood Hall

Continued success at Weetwood Hall

Following on from the successful completion of Phase 1 at the Grade II Listed Weetwood Hall, RDF were awarded the contract to deliver Phases 2 – 5.

These phases include the creation and construction of a new 120 seat Mediterranean themed restaurant, ‘Convive’, major refurbishment of the existing kitchen & back of house areas, a new bar, new dining area and refurbishment of the existing reception.

The new restaurant, which opens in early February 2017, will be part of the University of Leeds owned Weetwood Hall Estate but will retain an independent identity of it’s own.

Martin Pickles, of Flying Pizza ‘fame’, will be working with Weetwood’s MD and his friend, Martin Hicks, in the daily running and operation of the restaurant.

 

Visuals courtesy of Weetwood Hall
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