Experience Matters

Managing Director, Trevor Barnes, has been involved with the construction industry for nearly 40 years. Trevor has a well-established reputation, developed over the years working with architects, design teams and clients. Trevor’s track record of being involved in innovative construction means that he has become a ‘go-to’ contact for many clients who value his expertise and open approach to their projects.

The team at HBC bring their own longstanding experience to the company. With excellent communication, coordination and visionary skills and an eye for detail, your project will be in good hands. We can also offer assistance with your finishing decisions as we have an extensive database of suppliers who provide good value, high quality services. Here at HBC we believe that teamwork holds the secret for the success any project and the client forms part of that team .

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Industry Standards

We have wide experience in understanding the industry’s current standards and regulations, including EPC, SBEEM, Building Regulations, Building Bulletins and BREEAM, as well as working within the Code for Sustainable Homes and Paragraph 55 frameworks. Harry Barnes Construction is a member of CHAS and TRADA and is also registered with Constructionline. We are happy to work within building warranty guidelines to generate guarantees which are often required by mortgage lenders.

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Health & Safety

Health & Safety is a priority at Harry Barnes Construction and all our Site Mangers are up to date with industry standards and training. They all have DBS certificates, which is particularly important for our work with schools and in the public sector.

We also work with independent Health & Safety advisors to help us maintain high standards on our projects and to keep the company Health & Safety certificates and employee training up to date.

We pride ourselves on running efficient and environmentally friendly sites and taking care to manage the expectations of those affected by our building works.


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Good Practice

At Harry Barnes Construction, we are very proud of the way we run our sites. We always try to ensure that our works have minimum impact on those around us and people who must continue to use the buildings we are working on, such as schools and doctors' surgeries. We also keep neighbours up to date and make sure that we have a point of contact for anyone who has concerns.

We regularly register our sites with the Considerate Constructors scheme and always receive very positive comments. For example:

  • A considerable effort has been made to keep the site tidy and maintain the footpaths around the site for use by the doctors' staff and patients. 
  • The Site Manager maintains close liaison with the neighbours and the Medical Practice Staff. 
  • The Safety Culture is promoted through systematic induction, good signage and active management. 
  • The site is professionally managed and the external appearance of the site is excellent 
  • Site Safety is managed with good signage and strong supervision and the Safety Standards are very good. 

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Design & Build

Design and build is one of our specialities. If you have planning drawings for your project, we can work either together with the Architect or independently to help you get started. By applying our knowledge and expertise as well as making use of regular and trusted sub-contractors we will ensure that all building control requirements are met and that they sit alongside your aspirations for your building.

We have extensive experience working closely with Architects and regularly meet with them on site to make sure that your build goes smoothly. Those we have already worked with come back to us because they are impressed by our professionalism and our workmanship and they know that they can trust us to deliver.

There is often a process of number crunching prior to commencing a build and we happily work with our clients to value-engineer their project to meet their needs and work within their budget.

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Our History

Trevor’s Uncle, Harold “Harry” Barnes, was the inspiration behind the company name. A man with traditional values and a vision to start his own company. His ambitions were unfortunately cut short when he became a casualty of the “Market Garden” operation at Arnhem in World War II.

Trevor had the opportunity to start his own company, having gained experience working as Contracts Director in his previous post. His aim is to bring his Uncle’s values through to Harry Barnes Construction and the projects that the company delivers.

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Meet The Team

Trevor Barnes

Trevor Barnes

Managing Director
Andy Smallwood

Andy Smallwood

Contracts Manager
Stewart Tossell

Stewart Tossell

Site Manager
Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Site Manager
Sally Bowden

Sally Bowden

Office Manager
Chris Huddleston

Chris Huddleston

Assistant Site Manager
Trevor Taylor

Trevor Taylor

Assistant Site Manager
Val Thacker

Val Thacker

Accounts
Peter Champion

Peter Champion

Estimator
Oscar

Oscar

General Assistant
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Our current chosen charity is Down Syndrome Development Trust, which is run by our Contracts Manager and his wife.

http://downsyndromedevelopment.org.uk