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What Makes Us Different

Based in North Devon and with over 100 directly employed staff we deliver a local, sustainable solution which is unrivalled.

With a competent and dedicated workforce ‘getting it right first time’ for the community in which they live and ‘pride in the job’ have real meaning, the benefits of which are reaped by our clients and customers.

By using directly employed staff we keep the same team together for numerous projects of a similar nature which delivers many benefits from delivering continuous improvement, sharing best practice, capturing lessons learned from previous projects to forging a real team ethic that has longevity.

With an ethos of progression within the company we create and encourage empowerment of our staff which in turn gives them job satisfaction and a real desire to perform well as part of a time proven successful team. We have numerous examples of career progression within the company with one of our current Directors having started with us (many years ago!) as an apprentice.

 

  

What makes us different

December 18, 2020

Apprenticeships

Pearce Construction are committed to valuing and promoting diversity in all areas of employment and…
February 24, 2022

Pearce Construction Net Zero 2050 commitment

Pearce Construction has commenced its journey to a lower carbon economy with several initiatives that…
December 18, 2020

Do you need occasional use of an office space?

Local businesses and charities are welcome to free occasional use of our meeting/training room at…
January 27, 2022

Planting Tree’s for the Jubilee

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her…
December 21, 2020

Community Engagement

As a responsible and local contractor, with a directly employed workforce, we care about the…
January 11, 2021

Sustainable Construction

Pearce Construction is aware of the aspects of ‘sustainable construction’ and that it lies at…
September 23, 2021

A Gift of Green Space

Despite the weather the ribbon cutting went well when we gifted the public open space,…
December 18, 2020

NHBC Honorarium

One of the roles held by our Managing Director, Paul Knox, is being a member…
December 21, 2020

Water Management - reducing water usage across our business

Water is integral to maintaining the quality of our natural and built environment. Protecting our…

Pearce Construction has commenced its journey to a lower carbon economy with several initiatives that will have an immediate impact on the company’s carbon footprint and its journey to net zero.

The company has installed 30KW of electric PV at our head office. The premises are heated by low carbon heat pumps feeding low temperature underfloor heating running at 30 degrees. Coupled to the high levels of insulation in the build this installation provides a high quality work environment for its employees whilst also being very green. The daylight office demand hours allow the electricity generated on site to be used on site and reduces our emissions.

We now have car charging available on site. Not only has this been a carbon cutting facility it is open to both staff and any visitors to the company, making our stakeholders journeys greener when they visit us.

Our green travel plan encourages the use of our video conferencing facilities on site to avoid journeys where possible.  We also car share journeys to sites to reduce vehicle movements.

We have recently commissioned the replacement of all our fluorescent lights in the head office with new energy saving LED lighting making a significant saving in carbon in use. We also have room occupation sensors to ensure vacated unused rooms automatically switch off.

The company subscribes to green energy supplies across its entire operation where they are available. Demanding power from producers in this way will continue to green up the whole of the UK grid.

Planting trees is an excellent way of enhancing biodiversity here in our own back yard whilst also offsetting our carbon. For this reason, the company has taken a few initiatives around tree planting which includes:

  • ‘Planting Trees for the Jubilee’ creating the queen's green canopy, which we have done at our head office.
  • Planting a tree for every home we sell.
  • Specifying tree planting and wilding as part of our biodiversity work across the many developments we carry out.

DID YOU KNOW? That you can support tree planting by simply searching on the internet using www.ecosia.org

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”

Everyone is encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment and we have got involved planting five fruit trees to the front of our head offices in Barnstaple.  In the fullness of time when these trees are established they will not only enhance the environment but they will support the surrounding community, our employees and even the bees.  Everyone is welcome to pick and enjoy their fruits.

Find our trees on the QGC Map https://queensgreencanopy.org/map-education-hub/qgc-map/#/

Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of British summertime but sadly these charismatic creatures are struggling to survive. Our fruiting trees will provide habitats to support these iconic insects and vital pollinators.  To find out how to support the bees visit the Bumblebee Conservation Trust the only charity in the UK dedicated solely to the protection of bumblebees.

#PearceQuality #LoveWhereYouLive #Community #plantatreeforthejubilee #QueensGreenCanopy #QGC #Jubilee #PlantingTrees #Bumblebee #SupportTheBees #BumblebeeConservationTrust

Despite the weather the ribbon cutting went well when we gifted the public open space, along with funds to maintain it, to the Parish Council. 

Both Parish and Pearce plans came together to make what we thought was a great event. We had planned to have some Frisbee fun with the children on the field but it was simply too wet, so they all went home with their Pearce Frisbee’s and a slice of the cake provided by the parish council.

Although Brexit, the pandemic and the Parkham winter weather did what they could to stop us we finally delivered on the whole scheme and we hope that the open space and the affordable homes are prized assets for the Parish for many years to come.

We also hope that the land will facilitate many varied community uses and that it brings a larger heart to the village and the wider parish of Parkham.

#PearceQuality #Construction #LoveWhereYouLive #gifting #publicopenspace

Pearce Construction is aware of the aspects of ‘sustainable construction’ and that it lies at the heart of the design and construct process. Sustainability is all about working together to meet the needs of today’s people, without causing irreparable damage to our environment for future generations. Our principal goal is to prevent or reduce waste going to landfill. Whilst focusing on a fabric first approach to building design.

Through both design process and construction operations we actively encourage and influence those aspects of the agenda that are within our control.

With the added commitment of our framework partners we as an organisation lead, train and implement measures for continued improvement to reduce waste, recycle responsibly and through good practice on site reduce our impact on the environment and landfill sites.

We support the fabric first approach to specification and design simply because it requires no operation or maintenance instruction. This passive approach to sustainable design limits the interaction with the building for owners and occupiers and these energy efficient measures do not generally require maintenance or replacement.

Water is integral to maintaining the quality of our natural and built environment. Protecting our water and natural environments through better water management is crucial in adapting to changing demography, resource use and climatic regimes.

There are a number of ways in which we can address the challenge of water resilience in what we do and here are some of the ways in which we do just that;

Our Projects

All water usage associated with our operations is measured as an Environmental Key Performance Indicator.

  • we employ pollution control measures specially designed for each site to protect water quality,
  • we install water meters as soon as we arrive on site,
  • we utilise early opportunity to install and connect environmental infrastructure on the site for later applications,
  • we maximise water efficiency within site offices by using aerated taps and flow controls,
  • we challenge our site teams to consider what potable water is actually needed in construction processes, seeking alternatives wherever practicable,
  • we regularly review usage and by continued improvement seek to lower consumption.

Our Buildings

Where we are responsible for fitting out buildings, water efficient appliances, fittings and fixtures come as standard. We engage our clients early in the project design process, to understand their project sustainability aspirations and requirements.

We have experience and expertise in planning and constructing all forms of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDSs). These ensure that the buildings and developments we construct are more resilient to extreme weather. They mitigate risk to the built and natural environment from surface water and flood, by slowing and holding back water.

As a responsible and local contractor, with a directly employed workforce, we care about the communities and people in which we work. We seek to engage with local people even before work starts on site. This helps us understand how we can limit negative impacts on local communities.

We provide opportunities for feedback through public consultations. And we aim to keep stakeholders informed and up to date about progress through regular communications which include newsletters, notices and social media channels.

Local businesses and charities are welcome to free occasional use of our meeting/training room at our premises in Barnstaple.  Our modern air conditioned room includes internet & wifi, wall mounted flat screen TV with networking connections for laptops, etc  and it has its own kitchenette. We are on hand to help you set up.

 For further details contact our HR Manager, Hilary Prouse.

Pearce Construction are committed to valuing and promoting diversity in all areas of employment and to providing an inclusive working environment where everyone is valued and respected. 

We are aware how crucial it is to encourage young people to join the building industry and convey these opportunities as a great career choice that will serve them and others well for life. We continue to work closely with local training organisations and the college to recruit apprentices.  This ensures that valuable experience from professional tradesmen can be passed on to the younger generation but at the same time also ensures that the newest approaches to the building industry are identified and incorporated into our organisation.

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