The heatwave is gone and we are now looking back on a very successful summer for Cahill.
During the glorious three months of weather circa 2000 tonnes was supplied and erected. Earlier in the year the whole production process went through a time in motion study which has now enabled the streamlining of production and in turn making the whole process more efficient enabling a successful increase in output.
After the successful year of first year apprentices through 2017/2018 three more apprentices are due to start at the beginning of August. Cahill has a strong believe in investing in the future and with the experience of the existing workshop team passing down their knowledge we believe it is the correct time to expand the team and build for the future.
After the cold months and what seemed to be a minor lull in the construction industry, 2018 is looking to be a very promising year. Cahill are currently working all over the South of England from SE Kent across to Cornwall in all of the major sectors.The workshop is currently producing in the region of 140 tonnes per week for the numerous projects currently on going and throughout March, April & May circa 1600 tonnes will be produced and delivered to site.
We would like to welcome Operations Manager Dave Kenyon to Cahill. Dave brings a wealth of experience having worked within the industry for over 20 years and will be overseeing all secured contracts.
Cahill acquires PDF Erection Services Ltd
From December 2017 our newly formed Cahill Erection Services Limited takes over National steel erection company PDF Erection Services.
Improved market conditions along with increased turnover has lead us to make the strategic decision to bring back in-house Steel Erection operations for major projects. This will enable us to better service our client’s requirements.
CESL day to day will be controlled & overseen by Operations Manager Paul Chalke who is a qualified steel fabricator by trade and has spent the last 15 years contract managing for PDF.
Initially we will be operating with 5 erection crews for major works supplemented by a further 3 number 2 man crews to undertake smaller works,variations, snagging and on-site welding activities. The recent takeover will also allow us to undertake in-house site engineering.
CESL will be carrying out the erection of structures directly for Cahill whilst continuing to support the long established existing client base PDF had built operating nationally.
The business has already secured a steady pipeline of work taking us through to the end of March 2018.
Alternatively contact Paul Chalke on 07974 767573 / 01300 345 525
Cahill have had a very successful opening 6 months of the year.
Since the last orders update a further 1600 tonnes has been secured taking the gross tonnage to over 4100 tonnes for the first 6 months of 2017
March 2017 has been another great month for securing new work which included –
- 480T JLR Dealership showroom in Taunton, Somerset
- 200T Portal building Winfrith, Dorset
- 50T Structure which forms the new Middlesex FA headquarters building Northolt, London
- 180T St Lawrence School, Ramsgate, Kent
- 75T Sir Winston Churchill School
Above works are due to commence throughout May 2017, we will upload pictures in due course to our gallery.
Unique Projects Onsite
Cahill are nearing the completion of the site installation of the two unique projects which were secured at the close of last year.
The new museum was designed with an aestheticly pleasing primary structure. The fully fabricated 13m span trusses and bespoke shs columns were all fabricated in house to a high level of detail and accuracy. Onsite the frame was erected within a very restricted site with a dock to the rear and one side and the priceless SS Great Britain the other. The contract period to completion was 2 weeks less than programmed and we are very happy with the outcome.
First Quarter Orders
Cahill have secured a variety of contracts for the first quarter of 2017. These include three schools, a spa complex, a new leisure centre, a research facility and a community centre. The company has also secured a contract to supply and install a steelwork frame upon the Isle of Man. This adds to the previously secured contracts due on site from February 2017 taking the total tonnage of orders in to the region of 1600 Tonnes.
New Staff Members
Due to our current strong order book and steady pipeline of future work opportunities Cahill have taken a strategic decision to further strengthen our contractual operations and sales department.
We would like to welcome Colin Grant as our new Quantity Surveyor, with over 25 years’ experience within the steel industry in both surveying and contract management. This will enable contracts to run even more efficiently and better service our client’s requirements.
Further expansion to the Contracts Team, Cahill would like to welcome Lee Parkinson who is joining the company as site manager.
Cahill would also like to welcome Richard Rackstraw to the team. Richard a steelwork estimator with over 10 years experience and a wealth of industry knowledge will immediately strengthen our ever growing sales team. This in turn will help maintain our company expansion plans going forward into 2017 and through to 2019
The company is curently half the way through a five year growth plan and have achieved a 30% uplift in turnover and profit year on year. This all falls inline with the companies target of a yearly turnover of £15 million by 2019.
During October Cahill have secured two large feature steelwork frames with a joint contract value of circa £1 million. Islamabad Mosque nr Farnham and the new Brunel Museum in Bristol due on site the first quarter of 2017 are unique projects with a hi-level of accuracy and detail being applied to the fabrication and installation process' of both. These two projects go on to further strengthen Cahill's order book in 2017.
ISO 9001:2015 Revision
Cahill have recently undergone a complete review audit of our quality management system and have obtained the accreditation for the latest revision
We have just secured the contract to supply the steel frame and purlins for a new Primary School being constructed on the Islands. The contract will be run to a tight shipping programme and be erected just after Xmas in the Falklands summer months.
Cahill have secured the contract for a new sports hall and teaching facilities at The German School, Richmond. The contract invloves supplying and installing a steelwork frame circa 200 tonnes with precast concrete planks supplied free issue by the client. All works will be completed by the middle of November
Cahill have a strong belief in investing in youth for the future and have recently employed two new apprentice fabricators to the company. This coincides with our previous two apprentise fabricators successfully completing their 3 year apprentiships in May.
Residential Blocks Secured - 520 Tonnes
Cahill have successfully secured the next phase of Lilliput Road, Poole.
The works consist of detailing, fabrication and erection of numerous stick and beam steel frame structures weighing in at a combined 520T. Cahill will also be carrying out the installation of all precast concrete floor units and stairs.
Works are due to start on site sept 2016.
Estimating Department Expansion
Cahill would like to take this opportunity to welcome Joe Muspratt to the team.
Joe’s role will be to help streamline and strengthen current estimating activities as well as forming relationships with potential new clients in line with the company expansion plans.
Cahill now have a team of 3 estimators with plans to take on an apprentice in the summer of 2016.
Education Sector Work Secured
Cahill have recently secured further repeat business with Intereserve Construction with orders being placed for
- Island Free School Isle of Wight - The supply and erection of a 265T structure along with the placing of all precast floor units and stairs.
- Bordon Future Skills Centre - The supply and erection of 60T of steel and the design, fabrication and installation of the escape stairs and balustrades.
Both projects are due on site early June 2016.
Royal Grammar School - New Bridge
Cahill recently installed phase 2 of Trevone House for the Royal Grammar School Guildford, a steel link bridge with a powdercoated finish. Works at RGS have consisted of the supply and erection of circa 200T of structural steel to form Trevone House with the placement of all steel decking and precast stairs as well as the design, fabrication and installation of the bespoke 18m pedestrian link bridge.
Latest Contracts Secured
Cahill have recently secured the orders for three projects which are due on site in May.
- 200T Baptist Church in Bournemouth
- 100T Gloucester Rowing Club
- 110T 10 Bed Mansion in Kingston Upon Thames
This all adds to our current healthy order book going forward into 2016
Cahill have been featured in the first quarterely Parker Steel Newsletter, highlighting the strong partnership we have with our supplier and how the company's have grown together.
Reflection on 2015
Cahill have enjoyed yet another successful year through out 2015.
The company has maintained a strong consistent workload for the 12 month period and produced approximately 4500T of fabricated steel. This in turn has increased the turnover to 7 million pounds which exceeded company expectations and growth forecasts for 2015.
Due to a strong workload we have also further strengthened our fabrication, contracts and drawing office teams in line with our growth plan, also new machinery has been purchased to streamline the production process further.
Our client base has expanded resulting in new works delivering revenues of circa 1.5million with three of our new clients having already placed repeat orders for early 2016.
At this time we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients, associates and sub-contractors and wish them all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year