Care Home Contractors in the West Midlands
As Birmingham Builders we get involved with all manner of projects, and over the years we’ve built up an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise in the Care Home sector. Care Homes like Schools present specific challenges which make many builders who are not familiar with the sector look for more comfortable options. Building any project is difficult enough especially when adding a new extension to an existing building; it throws up particular challenges when matching brickwork, windows & doors and roofing finishes. Add to that a tight work-space, a 60-foot high tree with roots to match and an existing wall that’s ready to topple over and; well you get the picture. We were presented with all of these challenges on a Psychiatric Care home project we started in Birmingham recently.
Care Home Construction – The Challenges
All building projects present challenges to overcome, and that in part is why we love doing what we do. No day is ever the same, and every construction project has its own set of unique problems to be overcome or circumnavigate. As Care Home Contractors ensuring the safety and happiness of the residents whose home we are trying to extend or construct is paramount.
Typically there are four levels of care that we have to be mindful of:
2. Nursing Care
3. Dementia Care
4. Palliative care
Each has their own specific needs and are typically sectioned off into different areas within the nursing home. It’s vital that we work closely with the Care Home manager to ensure at the outset that we fully understand the requirements of the residents and the sections of the buildings they occupy adjusting our work schedule to suit.
All Cameron Butcher staff working on the Care Home Construction Team are DBS checked. DBS refers to the new agency created out of a merger between the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), its full title is The Disclosure and Barring Service. The checks and information provided will remain the same but will be branded DBS Checks.
We also notify the Care Quality Commission (CQC) where required to ensure they are aware of any work being carried out. The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety.
To ensure Health & Safety on site, all method statements and risk assessments are bespoke and designed in conjunction with this specific care home project and taking into account the needs of the residence, staff and visiting public. All site managers are SMSTS or SSSTS Certified and meet the most stringent of Health & Safety guidelines.
Looking for Care Home Construction Companies to help with your project? To find out more about Cameron Butcher’s services, please email us at contact us here. Prefer to speak to one of the team? Call us on 0845 900 5762 for more information.
Be assured that our core values of safety, quality, delivery and value shine through every aspect of our business. As a professional building contractor, we will not let you down.