Each contractor runs a construction project in their own unique way, governed by regulations and best industry practices. At Trundley, we follow a 10-stage process, outlined below:

  1. Brief – The first stage of the process, during which we work with you, the client, to develop a core concept based upon your requirements.
  2. Design Estimate – Once the core concept has been established, we then use it to draw up a price estimate for the design works.
  3. Drawings – At this stage, the first official outline of the project is created, with further client collaboration to discuss finishes and the final look.
  4. Planning Submission – Manage and submit your planning permission, with our advice on progress and comments.
  5. Building Regulations – Now that our design consultations have concluded, a detailed drawing and specification is developed by us and sent to a Building Control of your choice.
  6. Final Drawings – Drawings are now finished! Complete with internal finishes, colours, fixtures, and fittings.
  7. Construction Estimate – The construction price estimate is a collaborative effort between our design and construction teams, ensuring the budget is tailored to your requirements. This estimate is then outlined to you and an agreement is reached before works proceed.
  8. Pre-Construction Planning – At this stage of the process, you will be introduced to your project management team, who will guide you through the rest of the process. Initially, they will discuss your project’s on-site logistics and conduct a final review of the drawings.
  9. Construction – Our project management and construction team will work with you throughout Stage 9 to deliver the project in line with our high standards and to the desired specification.
  10. Completion – And that’s that! The project will now undergo a final handover to you, along with all the associated certificates and guarantees.
The million-dollar question. A generic answer or equation as to how long your project will take is difficult to provide. Ultimately it depends on the scope of your needs and your expectations regarding the efficiency of the services being provided. Your needs and expectations will both be covered as part of the stage-1 brief in our project process.
Often bemoaned but rarely understood, Planning Permission, by definition, is simply the receipt of formal approval by a local authority to erect or alter a building or development. When it comes to your project with us, you won’t have to worry about it one bit, our in-house design team will help you every step of the way. Firstly, they will inform you as to whether you need planning approval for your project or not. If you do, they will submit your application to the Planning Department on your behalf and handle all of the required correspondence on the way to receiving your formal approval to commence your project.
Building Regulations, developed by the UK government and agreed in Parliament, are the minimum standards for design and construction in the UK. They cover a wide range of things including structural integrity, energy performance, and accessibility, and approval from the Building Regulation is required for most projects. Like with Planning Permission above, our in-house team of designers and construction professionals will handle all of the leg work and ensure that your project has approval from all of the required stakeholders before undertaking any work.

Residential Construction – Involves any project relating to a house, apartment, or groups of properties of these kinds. Typical projects under this classification include new build homes, home extensions, renovations, or remodels. It can also include general improvements such as landscaping, paving, fencing, or driveways.

Commercial Construction – Refers to projects in the private sector to create structures for businesses. Including the construction of restaurants, retail spaces, or offices. Like with residential construction, commercial construction can also include improvements and extensions to existing spaces.

Industrial Construction – Covers projects that involve structures for industrial processes, such as manufacturing plants, storage warehouses, or factories. The scope of such projects can range from simple improvements to existing structures or the full design and construction of brand-new sites.

We charge for projects based on separate quotations for our design services and construction services, and each of these quotations is impacted by the scope of work conducted by each department. We always contact our clients to outline costs before undertaking any work, and we pride ourselves on providing estimates that are accurate and inclusive of all elements, so you don’t have to worry about hidden costs popping up throughout the process. We ensure that our services work to your budget, not the other way round.
Here at Trundley, we have a fantastic team of in-house industry professionals who conduct all of our design and project management work. On the side of construction, we use a blend of in-house tradesmen and externally appointed specialist contractors. All subcontractors have to pass our in-depth assessment to ensure we only work with the best professionals in the area. This appointment process is all taken care of by our project management team and factored into all quotations provided.
As an all-encompassing design and construction contractor, we don’t have a specific area of focus. We pride ourselves on having the capability to provide solutions to a plethora of client needs. Covering a range of projects from modest home extensions and remodels to multi-million-pound warehouse and factory turnkey builds. To find out more about some of the projects we’ve completed, head to our Case Studies Page.

Training and certification demonstrate two main things: Competence and Awareness of Safety.

With regards to competence, our in-house construction team hold National Vocational Qualifications to a Level 7 standard, demonstrating that they complete work to a high standard in line with a safety-first approach. Alongside this, we provide task-specific training such as plant operation, abrasive wheel operation, rainwater goods installation, and single ply membrane roof installation. All of which represent an effort to have a highly competent team well equipped to complete any project to our high standards.

On the issue of safety, we provide courses such as fire marshal training for our site managers and project managers in conjunction with the Site Management Safety Training Scheme, this ensures that fundamentally all of our sites are run in a safe manner. Wider reaching safety training covers asbestos and contaminants awareness, effective use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and First Aid.

Yes, we hold full comprehensive insurance cover in all areas of work spanning across Professional Indemnity and Project.

We sure do, all works completed come with a standard 12-month warranty, during which we will conduct any required snagging or alterations to work completed.

Our bespoke Rainwater Systems come with a 10-year guarantee.

As a group of companies, we operate throughout the UK, with major design projects in The North, The Midlands and London. Our construction branch largely operates locally in East Anglia, covering Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Lincolnshire, as well as Northern Essex and Suffolk.