The situation in relation to the Coronavirus continues to change on a daily basis and the thoughts of everyone at Peveril Homes remain with the NHS, key workers and those personally affected by the virus.
Since the start of the pandemic we have continued to follow and adhere to the latest advice issued by the Government and Public Health England taking sensible, precautionary measures to safeguard our customers, staff and associated trades.
On the 27th March 2020, Peveril Homes ceased all construction work, with the sales staff and head office team working remotely, something they have all had to adjust to but seems to have been successful for all involved. The sites have been checked on a regular basis to ensure site safety and security.
Preparing to resume construction
Our site managers have this week returned to work in order to assess, prepare and adapt their sites to enable construction to resume in accordance with new guidelines published by the Government specifically for our industry ensuring the welfare of everyone working on the site or living near it.
The wider construction industry has already started back or like us is planning to do so, the Government fully support this move in order to ensure the long-term prosperity of the UK economy. For us, it is all about ensuring our communities have safe and healthy homes to live in and a secure future for all.
We will not just be taking up from where we left off, strict guidelines will be in place regarding how the various trades work on site and this will be clearly communicated to all construction workers and subcontractors. Continual monitoring will occur, and we will have a zero-tolerance policy.
Limited trades will be allowed on site whilst this full assessment is being undertaken but only to carry out final finishing works on plots that are already reserved and where purchasers are requesting to move in as soon as possible. This is to ensure that purchasers waiting for a new house are not put in a position whereby they could be without a home or be forced to delay their move for an extended period.
Health and safety remain the highest priority for everyone within the collective Peveril Homes and Bowmer + Kirkland family. Our present aim is for the sites to resume construction, in a limited capacity, week commencing 27th April.
Protecting residents, communities and customers
Residents living on our developments and within nearby local communities are at the forefront of our minds and we will continue to take the required steps to ensure that no one is affected by our phased return to work. All of our developments will be inspected by a Peveril Homes Director prior to the 27th April to ensure that appropriate measures have been put in place, our on-site messages and systems are clear and consistent and our site teams are fully aware of what is required of them.
Our marketing suites and show homes will remain closed for the time being, with sales executives continuing to work remotely but fully available via telephone, video calling or email. For the sales team it is ‘business as usual’ and whilst houses can’t be physically visited, virtual house tours and videoing plots can all be provided. Their contact details and working hours haven’t changed.
We would again like to reiterate that the safety of our workers, their families and the communities within which we build remain our priority and should the advice from the government change, then we will continue to adapt our approach accordingly.
We are in this together and our team continues to be by your side every step of the way.
From our family to yours, take care.