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ROK Construction: Delivering excellence

ROK Construction - Jersey, Channel Islands

ROK Construction is a trusted, dynamic and innovative chartered main contractor delivering excellence and expertise across a wide range of sectors in Jersey, Channel Islands.

The company believe in building long-lasting working relationships with both their clients and suppliers and it is this innovative approach that has helped ROK Construction become a leading name on the island.

Founded in 2007, ROK Construction is guided by company directors Graham Seaford and Robert Matthews. The company specialises in the construction of commercial, industrial and residential new build projects, along with office refurbishments and shop fit-outs.

ROK Construction is currently involved in a number of development schemes that are helping to shape Jersey’s landscape, including the £350,000 restoration of St James Church.

ROK Construction - Jersey, Channel Islands

The St James Church restoration project is currently scheduled to reach completion in June 2013 and is viewed as a very important project for both ROK Construction and the island of Jersey. The project includes the restoration and repair of the Church’s existing facade along with the installation of new tower pinnacles.

Commenting on the restoration work at St James Church, ROK Construction Commercial Manager, Chris Matthews, said:

“St James Church is a very high profile building within the island. Over the past few years there has been a considerable amount of discussion within the island about repairing the church and bringing it back to its former glory.

“As St James Church is a historical building we did encounter a few initial challenges with the existing structure, however we managed to overcome this through the use of a new anchoring system.”

ROK Construction - Jersey, Channel Islands

As well as restoration projects, ROK Construction is also involved with a vast range of refurbishment and redevelopment schemes, including 6 Portlet Drive, Bali-Hai and Apartment 5 Valluse Court.

Meanwhile, the 6 Portlet Drive project comprises the extension of an existing private property. The £170,000 extension is glazed throughout, includes a green roof and will be used as an additional living area. Work began on the project in December 2012 and will reach completion in May 2013.

Bali-Hai involves the extensive refurbishment of an existing property along with the installation of a garage extension. The £500,000 project includes the removal of floors and ceilings and the installation of stainless steel balustrades and a new DDA compliant lift. Work started on the project in early February 2013 and is due for completion in August 2013.

Finally Apartment 5 Valluse Court has seen the extension of an existing apartment.

ROK Construction - Jersey, Channel Islands

Recent works for ROK Construction have included 31 The Parade – an office refurbishment scheme for Jersey Business – and HMP La Moye project, which was completed in December 2012 on behalf of the States of Jersey.

The 31 The Parade project is an office refurbishment for Jersey Business and comprised the complete refurbishment of an existing floor, including all new glazed partitions and finishes. HMP La Moye was a £320,000 scheme which involved the construction of a brand new two-storey structure at the Jersey prison in order to house a horticultural classroom. As the build took place within a live prison ROK Construction adhered to all safety and security precautions in order to conduct the work.

ROK Construction - Jersey, Channel Islands

Chris Matthews, commented:

“Everyone, from the client right through to the architect, was very pleased with the work that we conducted on HMP La Moye.”

The company also recently completed the TMF Office project and continues to provide ongoing services for Jersey Gas.

The TMF Office refurbishment project included the refurbishment of an existing 900 sq m site to transform the building into modern offices. The four-week scheme included the installation of glazed partitions and carpets, as well as fixtures and fittings.

Using their substantial experience, ROK Construction aims to ensure that each project is delivered with quality, safety and value for money in mind. The company is also aware of the need to protect the environment and therefore identifies and minimises any potential risks to the environment at the start of each project, in addition to using sustainable materials wherever possible.

ROK Construction - Jersey, Channel Islands

ROK Construction Commercial Manager, Chris Matthews, said:

“Every time a tender comes in, Graham, Robert and I will sit down and assess what the project will involve. We never take on a project if we don’t believe that we can deliver it on time and to a high standard.

“When working on a new project, we are aware that our clients have a budget that they need to adhere to and they cannot incur additional costs. We believe it is our job to help them achieve their goal without going over their budget and this could range from advising on value engineering ideas to liaising with the design team to offer our input into the most practical and efficient ways for a project to be constructed.

“We continually liaise with clients during construction in order to ensure that our development matches their vision and the work is finished to the highest standard.”

He added:

“At ROK Construction we are very competitively priced and we are well-known for our high quality service. We have a letter of recommendation from Jersey Gas amongst others for our work and we have established ourselves as one of the best contractors in Jersey.

We believe in building and maintaining strong relationships with our clients. With every successful construction project we undertake our focus is on partnership and collaboration. We have a strong client base and repeat business is very important to us. We are trusted for our ability to manage both people and projects to ensure success.”

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