Partnering has been part of our culture since the 1990s. By nurturing strong, open and transparent relationships, making collaboration and shared values the foundation of every project, and continually learning and improving our performance, we achieve best value for our clients. Although we are a national contractor, we deliver our projects locally though local company offices, with each client receiving individual attention from the local managing director.
Caring for our customers
When we develop and construct homes for the housing market, we put robust processes in place to govern and monitor the performance of external sales agents who operate on our behalf.
We measure this through client satisfaction scores at both pre-construction and post-construction phases of the project. Post-occupancy evaluation surveys have been done on major projects completed since January 2009, incorporating both occupant feedback and building performance analysis.
Client satisfaction is also a key measure for our repairs and maintenance business, WD partnerships. Every branch measures client satisfaction around 12 key indicators.
As of August 2011, our construction businesses achieved an overall 86% satisfaction score as rated by clients including 89% for the quality of the building and 90% for performance during the construction phase. We also ask residents how satisfied they are with homes we build for them and achieved a 92% satisfaction rating in August.
Stretching 10 Point Sustainability Criteria
Our ten point sustainable project criteria (10PSPC) gives us a way to encourage continual improvement in our Capital Works schemes against a range of social, economic and environmental sustainability measurements. They have become the watchword for best-practice onsite, not least because offices that can meet a certain percentage of the targets will earn a bonus. The targets we are aiming for either get stricter or remain at a high level from 2013-2015