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  • D M Habens Ltd
    Unit B, 10 Rodney Road
    Southsea
    Hampshire
    PO4 8SY

    T 0 2392 851153
    F 0 2392 781128
    E enquiries@dmhabensltd.co.uk

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Leigh House Hospital – Update

Works are heading towards completion at Leigh House Hospital, Winchester. The hospital provides inpatient acute services, treatment and care for young people who have mental illness and need their treatment in an inpatient setting. The Works comprised of 2 No. bedrooms being turned into the De-Escalation Room and the Observation room and existing Seclusion room  upgraded with en-suite facilities. The existing WC was turned into Sluice room and the existing Shower room was turned into WC. In addition to this external groundworks took place to create a new footpath and created a secure outdoor zone.

The patients remind in situ for the duration of the project maintaining the day to day capability of the hospital  as well as being sensitive to the service needs.

Fantastic work from D M Habens Project Manager Vishal and Site Agent James!

 

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June 2020

Portchester Health Centre

Portchester Health Centre, Fareham.

Another successful project recently completed on behalf of NHS Property Services. Works at Portchester Health Centre, Fareham took place over a 5 week period project managed by Aidan Thomas

Great work Team Habens!

June 2020

Havant Health Centre Progress

Havant Health Centre

Works are well underway to Design and Build a disused gravel area into a vibrant space for staff and centre visitors to enjoy at Havant Health Centre.

Works being completed on behalf of NHS Property Services and Baquas in Partnership with GKR Architecture Ltd and Wedman Consulting Ltd. For regular updates of our latest projects make sure you’re following us on all our social media channels!

June 2020

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Stubbington Study Centre Progress

Excellent progress on site at Stubbington Study Centre, Hampshire. We are constructing a new timber longhouse on behalf of Hampshire County Council

We can’t wait to see the finished results! Make sure you’re following DM Habens on our social media sites to stay updated!

 

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June 2020

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COVID-19 Update

As with many companies across the UK, D M Habens is facing significant challenges over the coming weeks as result of the Corona virus and the associated government control measures.

For the health, safety and well-being of our employees, clients and communities, we are temporarily closing our head office in Southsea until further notice. Our office staff are working remotely and works on all non essential construction sites have been suspended.

 

We are continuing to provide essential services to our key local authorities and NHS as agreed with the respective clients. We feel that this is the best way to serve you in light of Covid-19 is to closely follow the guidelines set by the Department of Health and our state and health officials.

 

We encourage everyone to remain indoors and keep safe! Thank you, and we look forward to serving you once again. For more information and updates please visit our social media channels. 

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March 2020

2020 News

After a successful and incredibly busy 2019, we are pleased to announce lots of new and exciting changes ahead of the new year:

New Staff 

DM Habens are pleased to welcome a new member of staff to the admin team. Leigh will be taking over all Procurement and Purchasing for the company, and will be based in our head office in Southsea.

 

Office Refurbishment 

Our office expansion and refurbishment works at the head office in Southsea is near completion. We have recently expanded our Administration department creating space for our new member of staff and a more open plan, modern working space. In addition to this we have created a new training suite and meeting room, large health and safety store room and a refurbished and modern server room and data store.

 

Digital Construction Software 

We have recently invested in a new digital construction software called ‘Procore’. The software is already being rolled out on new projects starting this year and we have already have lots of positive feedback from both our team.

The software tools include Project Management, Quality & Safety, Design Coordination, and BIM as well as Preconstruction Tender Packages, Financial Management and Resource Management. In due course it is our aim for all site agents to be equipped with an iPad Containing all information needed on site including site drawings, specifications and safety inspections and paperwork at their fingertips. This will not only increase site productivity and ensure our Quality and Safety paperwork  is completed to the highest standards it will also dramatically cut down on the amount of paper work and therefore paper recycling used on site.

 

Training

DM Habens are pleased to announce we are now a BM Trada Q-Mark Fire Door Installation Approved Installer.Our Managing Director Brian Way took part in the Q-Mark fire door installation certification scheme training program which consists of  a  classroom seminar and written examination.

All our office staff have recently completed Procore online training as part of the new digital construction software we have invested in. This included a 2 – 3 hour training session for each certificate including a mixture of seminars and written examinations. Site Agents currently using Procore on their sites have also completed their own online training, meanwhile the remaining site agents and site operatives will be coming into use our new training suite in the upcoming months.

 

New Health & Safety Consultants 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Health and Safety Consultants – HCS Safety. We look forward to working with them this upcoming year.

 

 

January 2020

New Digital Construction Software

We have recently invested in a new digital construction software called ‘Procore’. The software is already being rolled out on new projects starting this year and we have already have lots of positive feedback from both our team.

The software tools include Project Management, Quality & Safety, Design Coordination, and BIM as well as Preconstruction Tender Packages, Financial Management and Resource Management. In due course it is our aim for all site agents to be equipped with an iPad Containing all information needed on site including site drawings, specifications and safety inspections and paperwork at their fingertips. This will not only increase site productivity and ensure our Quality and Safety paperwork  is completed to the highest standards it will also dramatically cut down on the amount of paper work and therefore paper recycling used on site.

The software will integrate between both our subcontractors and clients from tender stage to project completion ensuring our sites run as smoothly and effectively as possible.

CEO of Procore, Tony Courtemanche says:

‘I’ve always been a builder at heart. From a young age I was fascinated by construction. My father always seemed to have a construction project underway. Watching those projects take shape, I learned that I was drawn to people who value hard work, and who see building as their craft and calling. 

Procore has grown to be the most used construction software application on the planet. And it’s my sincere intention, and that of the hundreds of Procore employees with whom I have the pleasure of working, to continue that growth. We are always focused on making Procore better, faster, and more useful. My passion has always been in construction. I still value hard work, and the rewards of building something from the ground up.

When people ask me what my goal is for the future of Procore, it’s simple. I never want to stop providing people in the construction industry with tools that make their lives easier’. 

To Learn more about Procore have a look at their website - https://www.procore.com/en-gb

 

January 2020

BM Trada Q-Mark Fire Door Approved Installer

DM Habens are pleased to announce we are now a BM Trada Q-Mark Fire Door Installation Approved Installer.

Manufacturers of fire doors are required by law to demonstrate the ability of their products to resist the passage of fire. However, if they are not properly installed, their fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised.   Q-Mark Fire Door Installation certification provides reassurance to specifiers, contractors and end users that their chosen product has been installed correctly and will perform as intended.

To achieve this certification, our Managing Director Brian Way took part in the Q-Mark fire door installation certification scheme training program which consists of  a  classroom seminar and written examination.

Successful completion of this course is one of the mandatory requirements for being awarded Q-Mark certification.

Designed specifically for fire door installers, it covers:

  • Installation of a fire door – an in-depth guide
  • Door plugging and the Q-Mark certification process
  • Q&A session
  • Written exam

To find out more information about BM Trada please visit their website - https://www.bmtrada.com/

 

January 2020

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Keep up to date with Habens…….

Habens have a facebook page where we regularly load progress photos of current projects, please like us at:

https://www.facebook.com/DMHabens/

March 2018