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Client Testimonials

New Modern Languages Centre

Having competed a number of successful projects for the School we already had an excellent working relationship with Newland Construction Ltd and were confident in their ability to provide a quality product. They have provided us with a wonderful facility which was competed within budget and ahead of schedule.

Joe Davies, Headmaster, Haileybury College

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Upgrading of School communal areas to meet latest Fire regulations

We approached the time for the work to start with great trepidation, the logistics for closing off staircases, having contractors on site with their tools, allowing access to certain parts of staircases and not others seemed almost insurmountable. However I would like to commend your staff for making this the least disruptive, easiest contract we have ever been involved with. Bob King, Senior Contracts Manager and Tony Robarts, Site Foreman were a joy to work with; the contract ran smoothly, we were kept informed at all times, timescales and any areas that were proving difficult were always discussed, children were never put at risk, staff were never disrupted and all in all everything went extremely smoothly.

Thank you so much for all your help in making what could have been a very difficult contract into a smooth running least disruptive contract with an excellent high quality of workmanship. We are very satisfied with the quality of work, and the team that carried out the work and would thoroughly recommend your company.

Yvonne Gilby, School Business Manager, Raynham Primary School

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Extension & remodelling of working doctors surgery

I could not praise them too highly. They were wonderful! Cheerful, polite and helpful. Produced high quality work on time and worked around us and helped us out. We miss them!!

Dr Hart GP, Holywell Surgery

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Refurbishment Projects to various boarding houses

We have been very happy with the work done by Newlands on three projects to date.

The Site personnel were respectful of the needs of the school. The Site Agent ensured that he kept in touch during the projects and checked with the Project Manager if there were any design/specification queries.

Andrew McDonald, Estate Bursar, Haileybury College

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Upgrading Council Properties

We have known Newland Construction for several years now and find them effective, courteous & prompt. I am happy to continue using Newlands for future projects.

James Morgan, Project Building Surveyor, Three Rivers District Council

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Removal of attic roof and formation of new 2nd floor classrooms with new pitched roof above Refurbishment of 6th Form Centre

Best contractors we have ever employed.

Mr J Ward, Deputy Headmaster, St Michaels Catholic Grammar School

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External Repairs to Durdans House

We were impressed with quality of work on this project and the helpful way the contractor worked with our residents

Philippa Atkin, Project Manager, Capital Projects, London Borough of Camden

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Extensions to and Refurbishment of Church buildings

We want to thank Newland for the excellent work you did, and for your help throughout the project. Users of the building, including church, voluntary groups and community professionals are unanimously enthusiastic about the end result.

Darren Betts deserves particular mention. He faced some very difficult situations with outstanding commitment, resourcefulness, expertise and good grace. His refrain of “We’re getting there” will long be remembered.

So we are very grateful to Darren, and to yourself, Paul. Our best wishes for the future success of Newland Construction. We would be happy to show North Bank to your prospective clients if you wish.

Brian Simpson, Chair, Building Group, Muswell Hill Methodist Church

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Extension and alterations to domestic property

Dear Bob

Robin and I would like to say how much we appreciate all the work which you and your team did and how much we are enjoying the completed construction. On a personal note Bob we thank you for your outstanding professionalism and courtesy in managing the project and we will always speak highly of Newland Construction. Our very best wishes to you and the team.

Mr P Elgar, Station Road, Welham Green

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Extension to School of 2 new classrooms at Monkfrith School

Very good – finished early.

Jonathan Cox, Architect, London Borough of Barnet

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Refurbishment of 2 Science Laboratories

If only all contractors could work like this team!! Wally is an excellent ambassador for Newlands

Anne Jackson, Bursar, Chace Community School

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Extension & refurbishment of hospice

Site staff very aware of the sensitive nature of a palliative care unit

Diana M Walker, Friends of Michael Sobell House

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Construction of partly sunken brick & steel framework amphitheatre

Very careful and co-operative in relation to the working of the school. They minimised disruption.

Mr M J Horton, Head Teacher, Childs Hill School

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Internal Improvements @ South Oxhey Clinic

As the client, very much appreciated the added pressure that Newlands were put under to deliver in very short timescales – but you did! Great work thank you.

Caroline Brown, Estate & Facilities Officer, Watford & Three Rivers Primary Care Trust

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Refurbishment of fire damaged flat

Smooth job, well managed!

Daniel Griffs, Building Surveyor, Hunter & Partners

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Extension & refurbishment of listed building

Newland Construction Ltd provided a very professional and good value service for The Paper Trail. They worked closely with our project team, the architects and surveyors to achieve an impressive result within a negotiated budget and to an agreed timescale. They accommodated alterations to the project as it developed and we were impressed by the close management of the project by their project manager. This was a Heritage Lottery Funded project which imposed certain process constraints which Newlands helpfully accommodated.

Overall we are very pleased with our new building which is well-finished, sustainable, fit for purpose and attracts many favourable comments.

Jacky Bennett, Chief Executive Office, The Paper Trail

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Extensions & refurbishments to four cadet centres

Newland Construction Ltd have completed an excellent new extension with first class workmanship and management of the contract, which has given 248 (Letchworth) Squadron ATC the much needed extra space.

D Hawtin, Deputy Head of Estates Services, East Anglia Reserve Forces & Cadets Association

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Extensions & alterations to domestic property

A very successful project with a high standard of workmanship.

Andrew Coley, Chiswell House

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Refurbishment of Hospital Clinic

On behalf of the Northgate staff I’d like to convey our thanks to you all for the decorative improvements you have achieved over many months of work at the clinic.

We have witnessed the hours of hard physical labour, the skilled craftsmanship and technical ability

As two teams with different work assignments I feel we have successfully managed to work alongside each other with tolerance and flexibility. Thank you for the inobtrusiveness and good humour that has meant that despite the disruption and upheaval we have continued to be co-operative and liaise together to reach this positive conclusion.

The overall result is a clean fresh working environment and practical living space for staff, patients and visitors to benefit from. We intend to look after the building and appreciate the efforts you have put into the refurbishment, and attention to detail. All the best for your future projects.

Janet Clingan (Art Therapist) & Antonia Carding (Acting Manager), Edgware Community Hospital

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Refurbishment of Church

All contact with Newlands has been professional and polite. We are pleased with the overall quality of the workmanship. All was completed on time and at a fair price. We especially complement the commitment and attention to detail offered by your site foreman (Tony) and appreciate the degree of co-operation given to us in permitting some additional fitting by ourselves during the latter stages of the contract. EBC are appreciative of an excellent job and we have no hesitation in recommending your team for any future works.

John Baxter, Building Maintenance & Redevelopment, Enfield Baptist Church

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Refurbishment of Mental Health Trust Ward

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our ward so beautiful.

Where do I start, well it all started last September when I was asked to meet a man named Keith on Avon Ward early September to walk around the ward to talk about what we needed when the ward was being refurbished, well I thought a lick of paint and a sluice sink and I would be happy.

My first impression of Keith was “gosh he is not taking any notes of what I am telling him I need” and 4 months later we have the most beautiful ward ever. Every single thing that I said he had made a note of it in his head. Keith you and your team have been just wonderful, you have made a beautiful environment for the Service Users of Barnet Enfield & Haringey and for the multi disciplinary team on Avon Ward.

Your skills knowledge and experience were beyond doubt first class. Every question I asked over the months you explained over and over again to me. Your knowledge of infection control amazed me and what we needed to ensure CQC compliance was top of your agenda.

You were so patient and kind to us nurses every time we asked a question which at times were irrelevant in the grand scheme of things but Keith always took time out to listen and to explain in great detail to us.

The bedrooms, the bathrooms, the sitting rooms, the kitchen, the clinic room, the offices and the sluice room are top class jobs everything is so user friendly. The notice boards and the pictures are hung so neatly, when I was being asked where I wanted them the men that were hanging the pictures and notice boards took such care and precision in the manner they hung them.

Every one of your lads were hard working and polite and friendly they were a joy to be around any time I had reason to go on the ward. Customer Service/Satisfaction seems to be top of all your agendas. Newlands should feel so proud to have a team of people who improve patient’s lives. I nearly forgot to mention late last Friday evening when we moved back there was a minor problem on the ward so I rang Keith for advice.

I did not realise how late it was and Keith I think was in Welwyn Garden City. It was cold, it was snowing but he turned around and came all the way back to the Dennis Scott Unit and rectified the problem immediately and then phoned me at home to reassure me that it was rectified. That’s a service that Newlands should be proud off.

I really could go on forever, your attention to detail shows in every part of our lovely ward, the team have been so helpful and hard working, I wish you all on behalf of the entire ward every good wish for the future and I am sure you will make a lot of other people very happy with your skills, knowledge and experience. Thank you all so much.

Claire Walsh, Ward Manager, Avon Ward, Edgware Hospital

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Bowling Road Clinic

Good well run contract. Good response to CA and attention to problems occurring.

B.L. Phillips, Ampersand Associates

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Laseron Ward & Lea Ward, St Ann’s Hospital

In the last few years Newland Construction Ltd have undertaken over a dozen projects for the trust, all of which have been completed to a very high standard and with the minimum of disruption.

Nothing was too much trouble – Keith Bennett, the Site Agent, was able to accommodate any alterations that arose and Mike Ronayne, the Contracts Managers, kept us closely updated of any cost/programme implications. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

John Webb, Acting Head of Capital Planning

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St. Cross Apartments

Dear Andrew

Re : St. Cross Apartments - Chambers View

On a couple of fine days, when the light was especially good, I took a few extra photographs of St. Cross. Cathy will transfer them onto a disc and we will send you a copy in the post.

The celebration party after handing over the keys went well. I think we were all wandering around with fixed grins on our faces. It was particularly satisfying to see how pleased Mike and Brian are with the completed scheme.

It is without doubt Newland Construction can be proud of their part in the project. Special thanks must to to Ian for his control over the quality, workmanship and site organization, and to yourself for overall management and generally driving the pace of the job.

Please accept my best wishes for the future. Hopefully your next project will be equally successful.

Kind regards

Barry Sewell
Sewell and Hawkins, Archiects

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Reference from CA for Vets Surgery

Highly competent contractor. Good site staff supported by head office staff. Good co-ordination of a complex project with specialist sub-contractors and suppliers.

Trevor Vincent, Wilby & Burnett

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Reference from Woodfield School

A pleasure to work with. A high standard of work carried out to the specification requested. A very professional approach and working relationship with the School

Nick Cooper, Deputy Head, Woodfield School

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Reference from Bob Philips for Arnold House School

Newland Construction Ltd have successfully completed a Loft Conversion at Arnold House School, St Johns Wood, London NW8, valued at over £400,000. The site available to the contractor was very tight and constrained on all sides making the programming and project execution plan very important to us as the Clients Representative.

The Project commenced whilst the school was in occupation, and continued use of the ground floor during this intricate roof removal, installation of steelwork and new roof and classrooms within the new build, co-ordination was achieved by a continued tried and tested plan between staff and contractor, this alleviated any complaints and minor daily issues were dealt with swiftly and professionally throughout the period of the contract.

We recommend that this company have confidence to complete the works to their own high standards within tight time scales and tricky access.

They are clearly used to working in the education sector and do so with great respect and understanding of the clients needs.

We wish them well in the future and will no doubt see them again on the next project.

R.R. Phillips MAPM,PMI
Bob Philips Consultancy Ltd

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Reference from Graham Bell

Newlands site foreman, Ian Venables, was amongst the best that I have dealt with. Cost & time over runs were down to incomplete specification not down to Newlands.

Graham Bell, Head of Capital Projects, NHS Hertfordshire

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Reference from Queensway Health Clinic

Please pass on my grateful thanks to all the team at the newly re-refurbished Queensway Health Clinic. It was a wow visit yesterday seeing at first hand the fantastic re-furbishment. Congratulations to all those who have clearly worked so hard and gone beyond the call of duty to give the residents of Hatfield and elsewhere such a great facility.

County Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop

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Reference from Dan Boon

Working with Newland Construction was a pleasure, all issues that arose during the project were dealt with amicably & professionally

Dan Boon, NGK Sparkplugs (UK) Ltd

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Reference from C.J. Maynard

An extremely well run project from beginning to end, professionally handled and an excellent result

C.J. Maynard, Greater London RFCA

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Extension to provide additional 6th form and library accommodation

Nothing was too much trouble for Newland Construction, they are definitely a “can do” contractor. The sixth form building and refurbishment was a difficult project and challenging in regards to design, site constraints and budget. The project was successful and a tribute to Newlands effort, flexibility and client focus.

Ed Jones, Facilities Manager, Beaumont School

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Construction of 2 storey extension to provide 2 additional classrooms, changing rooms and showers

A good working relationship was established. When a delay occurred partway through, a real effort was made to catch up and deliver on time. Very happy with the commitment to the project

Janet Butler, Bursar, Lochinver House School

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New Maths, Science & Technology Teaching Block, Sandringham School, St Albans.

“The Newland team made this project a huge success, this was largely down to the collaboration of all involved. Their friendly efficient manner was always appreciated. From the start, communication was regular with weekly site meetings, progress reports and regular updates to the client and ourselves.

This was a large project that involved careful planning, the Newland management team ensured that this was adhered to at all times and were always on hand to deal with any problems, the team were flexible and diligent in their approach and nothing was too much trouble. This led to the project coming in on time and within budget.

The onsite team were always very respectful to the staff and always accommodated the schools needs. Their appearance and manner was always professional and courteous. I would not hesitate in recommending Andrew and his team at Newland Construction Ltd for further projects up to values of £4 to £5 million as this project was well within their scope. We look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

Ian Haywood, Director Property Tectonics

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Installation of Modular Building for use as a classroom & works to form a new kitchen at Oakthorpe Primary School, Enfield

“Trustworthy, helpful and professional. We would highly recommend Newland Construction Ltd to any future client. They go above and beyond to deliver the best results”

Rachel Griffin, Business Manager Oakthorpe Primary School

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Timber clad extension & 2 storey infill, staircase & lift, Phoenix Arch School, London NW10

“All staff went over & above what was required, they built excellent working relationships with the school staff. True craftsmanship, this was more than just a build !!”

Jude Towell, Head Teacher, Phoenix Arch School

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Replace cladding panels and window walling at St Albans Girls School

“I write with reference to recent works undertaken by Newland Construction Ltd at St Albans Girls School. We recently tendered for replacement windows across the school following a successful DFE bid for nearly £900,000. Three companies tendered for the works but the tender from Newlands was the most comprehensive and represented best value for money.

As a girls school, it was clear that safeguarding was a priority in addition to the site management and works being undertaken. Immediately Andrew Newland realised that this was of upmost importance for the site team, and all members on site held full DBS disclosures. This meant that from the start there was a real commitment to the works being undertaken effectively and an understanding of working collaboratively to ensure the best possible outcome within the parameters of a safe working environment for all.

On site, the teams, led very effectively by the site manager, worked professionally and with integrity. Newlands were able to complete their tasks, whilst the day to day running of the school ensued without any issues. Any “snagging” was dealt with efficiently, with daily operational site meetings and more formal, fortnightly strategic meetings. During the works, the dialogue ensured that any issues were addressed swiftly. As a result, the windows were concluded over a month ahead of the initial time line but at no cost to the quality of workmanship.

I would strongly recommend the use of Newland Construction as a company whom not only display professional standards of workmanship, but also a clear understanding of the need for effective safeguarding, whilst working in a school environment.”


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Internal refurbishment of classrooms and offices including complete fit out of new furniture at West Lea School, London N9

“A Positive, pro active Contractor who was a pleasure to work with. Would certainly work with again & recommend to others”

CQ Tang, Senior Surveyor, DHP (UK) LLP

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Ardeley St Lawrence C of E School, construction of a new timber structure classroom

“This is the second large new build project completed for us by Newlands, on both occasions the work was carried out professionally, competently and with great courtesy and sensitivity to the fact we have young children on site”

Jenny Dingley, Headmistress Ardeley School

The Classroom was awarded “Best Educational Building” by the Building Excellence Awards 2017

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ATC Barnet

“On a personal note I would like to add my thanks for what turned out to be a smooth and well organised project. Although it would have been defined as a small and uncomplicated job, there is always the potential for so much to go wrong on a build, I was pleased that I was working with you & your team. Many Thanks and I hope we can have the opportunity to work together again ”

Ian Smith, West Sector Surveyor, Reserve Forces & Cadets Association for Greater London


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External repairs and re-decorations, main entrance stonework, roof works and associated repairs to property in NW1

“The quality of the Newland Construction Team’s work is outstanding and it’s been a pleasure to have them on site. They have worked as quietly and respectfully as possible and with minimum disruption. I would have them back any day in the future if we need any work done at Notcutt House. Please thank each and every one of them on our behalf. “

Johan van der Merwe – Notcutt House Director


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Refubishment of school toilets during the 6 week summer holidays

“The contracts Manager Paul Newland & the Site Agent were always available, very efficient and reliable – Great Job !!“

Aran Wileman, Premises Manager, Dame Alice Owens School


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Works to theatre flooring & roofing works at Aylward Academy

“Newland Construction provided the school with a new Dance/Drama Studio semi-sprung floor. Replacing the existing worn, damaged unsuitable flooring. During the works, it was noticed that the schools existing retractable seating was struggling to retract and extend when in operation. Investigation works revealed that the existing flooring was uneven causing the retractable seating operation issues. During the installation of the flooring, a levelling screed was placed down prior to the final finish to provide a more level surface. Since the new flooring has been installed the school no longer have issues with its operation. There was significant damage being caused due to the existing external double doors allowing driving rain to get under the door and into the flooring. Newland replaced these doors with 60 minute fire doors and incorporated a weather bar to seal the door when closed. A surface water gully was also placed directly outside the doors, feeding into the existing surface water drainage system, to help prevent water build up directly outside the doors. There has since been no water entry through these doors.

The Roof above the Dance/Drama Studio had also previously been leaking, causing damage to the existing flooring below. Newland Construction also undertook the roof repair works to the entire roof area and has since been no further leaks. The Works were carried out during the summer holidays without disruption to the school’s operation. The project was delivered on time and to a high standard. “

Aaron Wardle, Community Manager, Barker Associates


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Demolition of existing prefabricated building and construction of new extension at Nursery

“The site manager on this project was excellent and fully understanding of our operational needs during the construction phase. Regular meetings with Newlands ensured all stayed on track and that completion of the works was exactly as scheduled. “

Claire Gopoulos, Managing Director of Bright Stars Nursery


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North Watford Cemetery refurbishment of the existing mourners lodge and construction of a shelter

“Building works completed within agreed timescales with no delays & workmen were professional & polite, kept us informed with everything going on. Pawel the site agent was exceptional”

Tracey Joliffe, Cemetery Manager, Watford Borough Council

“The project was completed ahead of schedule and a good standard of work was delivered on site”

John Puttick, John Puttick Associates, CDM


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