Oakfield Construction C.Eng.Ltd

With roots dating back to 1987, Oakfield Construction C.Eng.Ltd was established as a family-owned business based in Nottingham, England
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With roots dating back to 1987, Oakfield Construction C.Eng.Ltd was established as a family-owned business based in Nottingham, England

Incorporating close to three decades of industry experience the company’s expertise is highly valued by clients across all aspects of civil engineering applications. Initially the company carried out work as a sub-contract Engineers working for local ground working contractors, as well as National Construction companies. As the business progressed, Oakfield Construction moved into civil engineering ground works, whilst maintaining a presence in site engineering. Today the company continues to carry out site engineering and surveys for its clients and is a side of the business that Oakfield Construction is keen to be associated with.

Oakfield is divided into three companies comprised of Oakfield Construction; Oakfield Plant & Transport; and Oakfield Recycling, employing 150 employees with a turnover of £16 million. “Oakfield Construction involves all aspects of civil engineering which are undertaken from bulk dig earthworks, foundations, plot drainage, deep sewers, steel fixing, formwork, concrete slabs and all natures of external works. Our team consists of a directly employed workforce with the use of sub contractors that have worked for the company over many years and have a proven track record in civil engineering,” elaborates Managing Director, Mark Flint. “By maintaining a wide assortment o machinery, Oakfield Construction is able to meet the diverse needs of its clients. The company’s current fleet comprises of 360-degree track machines ranging from three tonnes to 22 tonnes; various dumpers and rollers.

“Oakfield Plant & Transport undertakes all aspects of work including muck shifting; site clearance; and the shifting of both quarried and recycled materials. We have an extensive fleet of eight wheel tippers plus a lowloader vehicle for hire to move plant machinery.

“The Oakfield Recycling centre is located at Wigwam Lane Industrial Park, Hucknall, where they have a McCloskey C50 jaw Crusher, R155 Screener, loading shovel and a 360-degree excavator. By re-investing in state-of-the-art machinery they achieve better production costs and ‘greener’ credentials. Recycling is open to both builders and traders, while the facility is also available for the general public. They have a vast variety of aggregates available, including; hardcore, tarmac type one, 6F2, 3” clean (brick/concrete), 4’’ clean (tarmac/concrete), B/S topsoil, fill sand, 20 – 5mm pipe bedding and 5mm dust. All of these are tested to British Standards on a regular basis.”

Oakfield makes continued investment in all of its plant, lorries and machinery and aims to replace all of its equipment on a rolling programme of between three to five years. The company also invests in the future of its workforce through the implementation of apprenticeship programmes, which is further complemented by the training of contract managers, quantity surveyors, engineers and lorry drivers.

Its on-going investment into its plant and equipment coupled with close to 30 years in operation has allowed Oakfield Construction to undertake several high-profile projects in recent years, including the provision of the groundworks package for car park at the new Ilkeston train station. “Galliford Try are the main contractor while we are involved in the car park works, including the infrastructure work on the approach roads. Ilkeston has not had a railway since 1967 and hence it is a important project, which we are proud to be involved in,” Mark says. “Additionally they are associated with a new production and warehouse facilitating unit for Ibstock Brick in Leicestershire and they are also involved in the groundworks for a new bioscience facility at the Biocity in Nottingham for Willmott Dixon. We are pleased to have assisted Willmott Dixon with their trainee challenge, and the delivery of a ‘flat pack’ unit from Extra Space that was transported to Birmingham where it is going to be installed at Highbury Orchard Community Garden.”

Oakfield Construction celebrates its 30th Anniversary during 2017, which represents a significant milestone for the business. Although there have been some important challenges within the construction industry in recent years, Oakfield Construction is confident that it is well placed to continue to serve it client base well into 2017 and beyond. “The market has always been very challenging, in particular since the recession in 2008, it has proven to be more so. Nevertheless, we can see a lot of project opportunities in the future, so we confidently believe that there is sufficient work for the company. One of the most important milestones for us is that we have seen many apprentices follow us on our journey and grow alongside the company. We have watched countless men develop from young apprentices to highly qualified individuals. This is a milestone for us as we have been in business for so long with the same people. As a company we will be focusing on the same principles that we have been for the last 30 years – maintaining our share of the market. We will never achieve the finished article because it is a company under construction.”

Oakfield Construction

Services: All aspects of civil engineering