Bluerun recognised for another award

In this issue of Building and Construction Review we are pleased to award Bluerun Ltd as our Timber Build Company of the Year.

For over three decades, Bluerun has been at the forefront of the construction industry manufacturing quality, bespoke joinery to the domestic and commercial markets. The company was initially established by John Jones, who is the current MD and Peter Clayden, and in 2008 John, his wife Doreen and son Jeremy took over as sole owners.

As a family they each bring their own expertise to the team, and to enable John to semi-retire in December 2019 his daughter, Dee Newman joined the team as Finance Director to help oversee the day-to-day running of the company as well as manage the accounts, payroll, quotations and managerial duties.

Its rare these days for a company to manufacture using the ‘old school’ method of hand tools, however, this is one of Bluerun’s proudest accolades and to this day it still remains one of the industry’s leading bespoke joinery’s to only use power tools and machines to machine timber with no computer aided equipment.

Dee added, “We do not use any CNC machines, drawings are created by hand, and everything is assembled in house. Because we are very hands on, still using hand tools for the finishing touches, our team take great care in every joinery item that they make. We take great pride in our work, and make every effort to ensure customer satisfaction. “

Witnessing Bluerun’s portfolio for both domestic and commercial clients, it is clear to see the high-level of expert craftmanship that comes with the experience in carpentry that each member of the team bring. It will change the way you think about custom woodworking and open your eyes to the endless possibilities that comes by using a bespoke joinery service.

With work starting to pick up again, Dee spoke to us regarding some of the latest jobs they have received. “There have been quite a few jobs recently where we’ve had to manufacture replacement casements on listed buildings with the existing glass needing to be re-used. These have all been successfully swapped over. These types of jobs have to made on a like-for-like basis. Similarly, we’ve also manufactured some side sliding sash windows recently for a listed building where council permission had to be granted. This involved not only matching existing windows, but preparing suitable drawings for the home owner to send with their application.”

Bluerun is also making a conscious effort to go greener in its practices and manufacturing processes and has therefore decided to change their current defunct fluorescent lighting over to LEDs with the hope to reduce costs and carbon footprint. These types of goals truly reflect the company’s drive and determination to think outside the box to produce the highest products and services. As a family run business, Bluerun can gift greater levels of attention, passion and care into every detail for every customer, and this is something Dee is very proud of. “We are family owned and run, and we think that reflects in our work ethos. We are working on a couple of changes within the business to make it easier for our processes and customers. In the short term, we are finally adding a shop to our website for various items that have been manufactured during the quiet times such as mirrors, tables, clocks, etc. Long term we would still like to expand the bench joiner team and are working hard on how best to do that. We are always very proud to be selected for an award, as this reflects on our team of bench joiners and the excellent work they produce, as well as how well we all work together to drive the business. Thank you.”

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