New year, new workshop!
Over the past year, our operatives have worked hard between several busy schemes to deliver various works at the property, which included the construction of a steel frame workshop; alongside ducting, drainage and various groundworks.
We have installed a concrete foundation and erected a 12m x 9m steel framed workshop, 5 metres to eaves. The steel framed workshop is made up of 40mm composite cladding with a washroom/toilet facility situated inside (all installed by various operatives at CR Civils).
The objective is to eventually enable plant, equipment and vehicles to be serviced and repaired at the workshop. February will see the completion of the electrical works within the building, along with our surfacing team visiting South Wales to complete the surfacing requirements.
We’d like to thank all staff associated with the project at Llandeilo for their hard work!
World Mental Health Day took place on 10th October 2018 and on the same day, CR Civils introduced their first Mental Health First Aid Training course.
Since then, we have been offering Mental Health First Aid Training to ALL of our employees who would like to participate and to date, 22 employees have successfully completed the training; with more courses planned for this year.
As a business, we are determined to break the stigma around mental health and build a positive mental health culture within our company. The more we all understand mental health, the more who can identify the signs and potentially save a life. #MentalHealthInConstruction
Our offices will be closed for Christmas from Friday 21st December and we will reopen in the New Year on Wednesday 2nd January.
We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Christmas charity fun! Our office staff have been donating to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People for their chance to win Dylan the donkey.
CR Civils take on “The Big Event” in Swanwick!
There have been six secondary schools over the past two days from the Chesterfield, Bolsover & North East Derbyshire area, inviting students aged 13-14 years. The event was aimed to educate the students on the many different careers and industries available to them. We were thrilled to participate by representing anD promoting the construction industry.
#Selfie! Mathew, our Site Manager and Malcom from the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust are proudly presenting the newest Defibrillator for the village of Llandybie. The Defibrillator has been purchased from our donation to the Tybie Memorial Fund. We are delighted to have contributed to increasing the number of Defibs in the local area! #DefibsSaveLives
This month saw the completion of the Costain & Vinci project to create a memorial garden at the Ty Hafan Welsh Children’s Hospice. CR Civil Engineering Ltd, along with some of Costain/Vinci’s supply chain, assisted in constructing a brand-new garden, along with other features such as a wheelchair race-track (the first of its kind in Wales) and a new viewing platform over the Bristol Channel.
The garden will play a huge part in the lives of many children and families and we are privileged to have contributed to this. A big thank you to all of our operatives who spent time on the scheme and to Costain & Vinci for allowing us to provide our services for such a fantastic project.
Introducing our newest sponsorship, Loughborough Falcons Football Club who are playing in the Premier Division of the North Leicestershire League. Loughborough Falcons are having a great start to the season so far; winning 8 out of 9 games! Best of luck for the rest of the season, from all at CR Civil Engineering.
We are pleased to announce our annual Bonfire Night raised a fantastic £1000.00 for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People! The evening included a lit bonfire, fireworks display, live entertainment, food & refreshments! Rainbows Hospice also featured us in their business e-newsletter for our donation. Click on the link to see! https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=74e1ff35d2cd6947a39171b02&id=0eb04b984e
Our stand is all set up for Aone+’s Environmental Away Day at Kings Croft Hotel in Pontefract to discuss the environmental aspects, impacts and best practices associated in the construction industry!
Charnwood Borough Council have published an article about our £20,000 donation to improve the footpaths at Dishley Pond in Loughborough. Click on the link for a read! https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/news/2018/10/31/partnership_proves_success_for_dishley_pond
Thrilled to have received a certificate of thanks from Heritage High School for supporting their Year 11 Mock Interview Day. We are so pleased with the feedback from the students and wish them the best of luck in their future careers!
We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of Dunkirk Football Club Under 16's Red Football Club. The U16's Red team are currently performing in the Nottingham YEL League with their team unbeaten and joint top of the league table (out of roughly 14 teams). We wish them the best of luck throughout their season!
Delivery of our two new P410 XT Tipper Grabs, supplied by Keltruck Scania. We are excited to see them at work!
Introducing our two newest Eco Hitachi Excavators, enhancing our excavator fleet size to 44 machines and our Eco range to 4. The ZX135US-6, short-tail swing excavator has been built at the world’s largest excavator factory in Japan. There are many positive attributes to introducing an “eco” range into our plant machinery such as: low emissions, low fuel consumption, engine protection/efficient cooling, durable hydraulic connection, dust prevention filters and many more!
We are proud to announce that we are now officially FORS Bronze accredited.
We are providing brand new footpaths for Charnwood Borough Council in Loughborough, around a local favourite destination at Dishley Pond. We are completing this free of charge to the community, with the works estimated to cost us roughly £15,000.
One of our employees regularly delivers charitable works with organisations to clean local water at canals and ponds. A representative at Charnwood Borough Council then informed them of the need to update the footpath works around Dishley Pond; this was due to a running club who had issues with the route because the footpaths were decrepitating in certain areas. Our employee then recommended CR Civil Engineering to recondition the footpaths. We were very interested and agreed to help the local council by supplying our labour, plant & materials.
The footpath enhancement around Charnwood Dishley Pond includes laying the footpath base with 6N Fill Material and dressing the top with 15mm Golden Gravel. The scheme is going very well so far and we are enjoying being able to provide our services to the local community. The scheme is separated into 3 phases: Phase 1 of the scheme involves siding out and regulating any undulations of the existing footpath to 2m width, which is located north of the pond. This phase for the scheme is now completed and we are looking forward to hearing the positive feedback. Phase 2 involves excavation and construction of new 2m wide footpath, located west of the pond. Phase 3 details are to be confirmed for summer 2019.
We are proud to announce our Office Manager is taking the plunge and running the Great North Run in aid of raising money for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. This is a ½ marathon equalling to a 13.1 mile journey from Newcastle's city centre to the coast in South Shields. Please join us in supporting Trudie by donating to her chosen charity: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/trudiegould68
Stuart Summers, our Yard Operative, is also raising money for Rainbows Hospice as he heads back into the ring to participate in his second Charity Boxing Match that takes place on 29th September. Please head over to Stuarts JustGiving page to show your support: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stuart-summerswcf44
We set a competition in July for our staff to some up with a new quirky Health & Safety slogan for our seasonal safety campaign and to have the opportunity to be featured on our social media and website. The winning slogan was decided by our Company Directors. Congratulations to one of our Site Managers, Matt Jones, who has been crowned our slogan champion!
The Construction Index magazine have published an insight into our community works with East Leake Academy over the past few months. Head over to their website for a read: https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/the-digger-blog/view/schools-outreach-pays-dividends
Another brilliant review! During the scheme at A64 Barton Hill, several trees had to be removed along with sections of hedgerow, timber and an old stone culvert parapet. Rather than disposing to landfill, these have been donated to various local businesses. One of these businesses is a gin distillery, Sloemotion.
A large oak tree will be transformed into a bar for Sloemotion. Bat and bird boxes are to be created by a local cabinet maker and artist which will be placed along the A64 and around Sloemotion’s base. Some of the removed hedgerows are to be turned into innovative structures to display Sloemotion’s products, and the hand cut stone from the culvert parapet will be used to adorn their new buildings. The Managing Director at Sloemotion had some lovely words to say about the environmental sustainability of the scheme!
We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of a young teenage sensation Lewis Jones, who despite just turning 13, is currently racing in British Junior Superbikes sport class.
Lewis, who attends the school located a stone throw away from our office in Ffairfach, Llandeilo (Ysgol Bro Dinefwr) races against boys up to the age of 22. This year he has raced at Donington, Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Knockhill with Thruxton next on the calendar - a track Lewis is really looking forward to be racing on. Prior to joining British Superbikes, Lewis raced with British Mini Bikes for two years, winning the championship in 2016. Exciting times ahead for Lewis and what a pleasure it is for us to join him on his journey!
CR Civils entered a 4 ball golf tournament at The Trilby Tour, founded by William Hunt, which is the UK's largest and fiercest amateur golf tournament & televised on Sky Sports. This is the first year we have taken part, thanks to one of our foremen who is a club member; we received an invitation to play at Trent Locke. We are very proud of our CR team who played brilliantly, but unfortunately, 8 points short meant we just missed out on playing against the pros! Well done to our guys for participating & playing at such an amazing standard!
We sponsored 4 wheel barrows at this year’s annual Braithwell wheel barrow race in Rotherham! It is a lovely tradition that has been running for the past 65 years so we were excited to get involved! We hope everyone enjoyed the event & we even received a snap of two of our employees with one of our sponsored wheel barrows!
A lovely review for our work at Sixways Stadium, home to the Worcester Warriors Rugby Club. We are very greatful to receive Worcester Warriors rugby shirts & we wish them the best of luck in the new premiership season!
We visited East Leake Academy to announce the winners of our “Engineering Challenge” that we set to the Year 8 Maths department. The challenge was based on our scheme at Market Harborough - building a brand new 300 space car park & access road. We really enjoyed being involved with the students and showing them a side of Civil Engineering. We had three teams crowned the winners and they all have the opportunity to visit our Ripley Yard!
Thank you to all employees, family & friends that took the time to attend and contribute towards our Family Fun Day 2018. We are thrilled to announce that we have raised a fantastic £3000.00 from the charity raffle, tombola and donations for Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
Gable Events "It's A Knockout" made an epic return this year at our Family Fun Day. 10 of our teams battled it out against each other for the winning title of 2018... a huge congratulations to Merve The Swerve who were this years winners!
We are very thankful to our suppliers for donating such amazing prizes to our Family Fun Day raffle & tombola this year! We received an England Football Shirt, M&S Voucher, a Dewalt Drill, XL Rainbows Teddy Bear, an Amazon Kindle, a Makita Radio, BTE Plant Toy Excavators and a 4 Ball Golf Day! We are over the moon with the generosity given, in aid of raising money for our chosen charity, Rainbows Hospice!
Our raffle & tombola stalls:
The fabulous donation prizes:
CR Civil Engineering have made the list for the top 200 businesses in Leicestershire in 2018, as voted for at the Leicester Mercury. This is the first year that CR Civils have reached this achievement, sneaking in at #195. It’s a brilliant milestone and achievement for the company who began trading 18 years ago and are continuing to expand and develop each year.
CR Civils hosted their first ever "Have a Go" Day this May to raise money for Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People. People got to “Have a Go” on different types of plant, such as: small & large 360s, a tele-handler, a loading shovel, dumpers, HGVs and children had the opportunity to operate a very small excavator. Activities were put on throughout the day for people to move muck from one side to another, knock footballs off cones and lots more! There was also a tombola, to which our suppliers generously donated prizes such as: toy dumper trucks, caps, bags, chocolate and lots of other goodies. We raised a fantastic total of £1000.00 for our chosen charity and had lots of fun in the process!
Here are some snaps of our CR Civils team getting down and dirty at the Tough Mudder Half 2018! We have raised a fantastic £1620.00 for our chosen charity The Lighthouse Club - The Construction Industry Charity. We are thrilled to have raised this amount & we had LOTS of fun doing it!
We have a mixed team of 22 taking part in this years Tough Mudder Half on Saturday 12th May at Belvoir Castle. Tough Mudder Half is a 5 mile course, full of mud and 13 epic obstacles specifically designed to test teamwork and toughness! Please show your support by donating to our chosen charity The Lighthouse Club - The Construction Industry Charity. Click on the link to show your support: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cr-civil-engineering1
Such a wonderful thank you to receive for our donation. Please join us in supporting the 'Steps for Esme' cause by Just4Children. To read more about Esme's story and to donate please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/just4children/stepsforesme
CR Civils have donated £1000.00, 100 Company t-shirts & 100 Company baseball caps to the Venture Force Foundation Charity who are building a new orphanage and kindergarten facility in the rural Volta region of Ghana. We teamed up with East Leake Academy, who went over to Ghana to deliver the donations from a variety of construction companies in April. CR Civils received photographs from the students at East Leake Academy wearing their CR Civil merchandise whilst working hard in Ghana. The t-shirts & baseball caps that were taken over by the East Leake students have been left in Ghana for the children to use in their new orphanage and kindergarten facility.
We're excited about the new addition
We're proud to have yet again acheived 5* from our RISQS audit!
Rotherham office is ready to open the doors!
Here at CR Civils Health and Safety is not just a department; it’s a way of life. We don’t just comply with the rules and regulations because we have to, we do it because we want to provide a safe and healthy working environment for everyone who works with us, and for us, as well as our customers and any other visitors.
By appointing nominated first aiders and arranging training for them, we have made sure that help is always at hand in the event of sudden illness, an injury or an accident. This help can prevent blood loss and further damage, reduce the risk of infection or wound contamination, and in some cases can even save a life.
Every one of the nominated first aiders at CR Civils has undergone professional training and attended a Three Day First Aid at Work course provided by CE Safety Ltd. These courses cover everything from broken bones and soft tissue injuries to wounds and serious bleeding. Our nominated first aiders are trained in CPR and the use of automated defibrillators, and are shown how to recognise and respond to a range of medical conditions, including anaphylactic shock, stroke, epilepsy and poisoning.
Their professional training enables them to act confidently and competently as first responders, taking control and providing treatment in a major incident, until the emergency services arrive. It also allows them to treat minor injuries and accidents on the spot, providing a vital in-house service for both staff and customers alike.
We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our nominated first aiders, and we are grateful for the protection they provide for us all.
We are incredibly proud and honoured to have received THE award for Most Considerate Company of 2017 from Considerate Constructors Scheme. A huge thank you and well done to everyone involved and praise to our whole CR team for contributing towards this incredible achievement!
Our Welsh office is nearly complete!
Our very own star leading the way and championing for apprenticeships! - https://www.loucoll.ac.uk/news/apprenticeship-reveals-hidden-talents-for-loughborough-college-student
Appreciation is always appreciated
Our operatives in South Wales have had a very productive week assisting the Costain Vinci Ty Hafan Charity Project. Works included groundworks for the proposed Memory Garden at the Ty Hafan hospice. It’s been an absolute pleasure to be involved in such a great cause.
Thank you to all employees, family & friends that took the time to attend our company family fun day. We have raised a fantastic £2000 from the charity raffle and donations for Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young Adults. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
Head over to our Facebook page to see all the photos and video! https://www.facebook.com/crcivilengineeringltduk/
May 17 - Well done to our team that took part in Tough Mudder, raising money for our chosen charity Rainbows Hospice for children & young people. You can check out the full photo album on our Facebook page and you can still donate here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CRCivilEngineering17
We're proud to have achieved 4.5/5* status for Considerate Constructors Scheme in 2017
Apr 17 - New lorry & trailer arrived and ready!
Mar 17 - Delivery taken of our new Komatsu PC138
Feb 17 - Well done to our Office Manager on successfully completing the Avalanche Run - Chase the Yeti to raise funds for cancer research
Bespoke Welfare Unit No3 ready to go out on site
Jan 17 - We had a great day out exhibiting at SafeStart 2017
Our new Scania truck ready to go!
Dec 16 - CR Civils have won the bid to sponsor the Lighthouse Construction Charity Summer Ball & Nottingham Christmas Luncheon 2017.
Nov 16 - We've updated & upsized to the Rubble Master RM90 to keep up with demand
Oct 16 - CR Civils proudly sponsors;
Sept 16 - We're now an approved CPCS Test Centre
Aug 16 - CR Civils have proudly sponsored a young new start of motorcross who will be competing all over the uk!
Another fun day at the Dragon Boat Challenge, Nottingham Riverside Festival yesterday! 2 CR Civils teams racing for the title of Champions… and CRs Different Strokes achieved just that! With CRs Strokes of Genius not finishing far behind in the semi finals. After all of your generous donations totaling £3,350 we also won ‘Most Money Raised’ for Rainbows Hospice. Once again, there was a brilliant turn out in support from colleagues, friends and families! A big thanks to everyone who got involved, from donators to spectators and all the lads that got in the boats, you all contributed to making it a fantastic day!
June 2016 - CR Civils take delivery of a Hyundai R125
Well done to our very own Steff Thomas on his 3day cycle from Cardiff to Paris, to raise much needed funds for Ty Hafan & Cystic Fybrosis.
Donations can still be made here; https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Cardiff-Paris-2016…
CR Civil Engineering have sponsored Ben Richardson for the coming cricket season. Ben has been playing since the age of 4 when he made his debut for Maltby in an U 11 game, he then progressed to be selected for Yorkshire U9 at the age of 8 and has been with them ever since. He currently is also playing cricket for South Yorkshire U15 and is the captain of the side, he also plays and captains the Ben Jessop U15 League representative side Playing Lord Taverners cricket which is a nation wide competition, he also plays for Maltby Miners men’s team in the Yorkshire league and plays every Sunday morning for Rotherham Town Cricket Club U15.
May 2016 - CR Civil Engineering are proud to sponsor professional boxer Nathan Mcintosh!
Delivery of 3 VW Amarok & Skoda Octavia taken.
A brand new Merlo 12t Heavy Lift Telehandler & 2no Takeuchi TB295W 10T rubber ducks join the plant!
Apr 2016 - CR Civil Engineering have been granted Cskills Awards centre approval for the delivery of NVQ's in Plant Operation.
Vauxhall delivery! 6 Corsa vans & 4 Vivaro crew vans added to the fleet.
Mar 2016 - Our 2nd bespoke welfare unit is ready for the road!
Feb 2016 - CR Civil Engineering's recycling facility is now in full swing!
Nov 2015 - Another grab on the roads to move the loads!
Sept 2015 - CR Civils exhibited along side CITB at the Get Inspired Careers & Opportunities Fair held at Kind Power Stadium. Our aim was to inform & encourage young adults into the industry, there was a very high interest from both genders and all ages ranging from Year 9s to Year 14s. A very positive outcome, well done to all involved!
CR Civils donate £1000 to the Nottingham/Lincoln Air Ambulance Service
Aug 2015 - A team of 12 from CR Civil Engineering took part in the Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge. They made it to the final and came a respectable 4th place out of 36. There was incredible support from friends & family who came down on the day and a fantastic £3,263.50 has been raised for Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young Adults.
CRCE have purchased a Rubble Master RM70 Compact Mobile Crusher to assist with the recycling of materials both on site and at the yard.
July 2015 - Well done to our Transport Manager for achieving the 'Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence' qualification.
June 2015 - To improve our aggregate recycling process CRCE have invested in Lloyd Engineering R5W Star Screening & 0.7 Rotary Screening Buckets.
May 2015 - Citroen deliver 5 new Berlingo & 5 new Nemo Vans
Apr 2015 - CRCE are very proud to be one of the first companies in the UK to achieve National Highway Sector Scheme 30 certification for the Installation Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving
Mar 2015 - £450k footpath contract secured with Aspire Defence on the Pan Garrison sites south of the M4
Feb 2015 - CRCE take delivery of the first Komatsu PW148 Excavator in the UK
Jan 2015 - CRCE Site Supervisor Scott Nicholls leaves for a future in New Zealand, wishing him and his family all the best on their new adventure
- 7no Kubota Mini Excavators, 5no 6T Swivle Dumpers & 3no Manitou Mini Rough Terrain Forklifts added to the fleet
- Komatsu deliver 3no 8T Excavators
Nov 2014 - 3 brand new Scania Tipper Lorries on the road!
Oct 2014 - 10no Peugeot Bippers arrived and on the road
Sept 2014 - CR Civils kicks off Surfacing division
July 2014 - The Queen Opens Reading Station