"I became involved in a project to fit out a new 70000sq ft warehouse that had been built but not fitted out and SMS had been appointed the principal contractor for M&E Fit Out. Very early in my involvement it became clear that our company had not considered all the elements required which had resulted in a lot of missed elements being omitted from the initial scope of works that SMS had tendered for. We also found that there were opportunities to prepare the building for future growth that had been overlooked at the initial build stage prior to SMS being appointed. So potentially we had a “Perfect Storm” as many elements had to be readdressed and changed.
Against this background I was expecting a lot of issues with the contractor as is usually the case when change is required mid contract. However, this was not the experience I had with SMS. They were proactive in helping to resolve the problems and were very flexible and fair when we were late making changes. This is certainly a refreshing change. The amount of change we finally introduced was significant and would not have been achieved with a lesser contractor.
All their staff have been first class in their approach to helping us to bring the project to completion and all their work has been to the highest standard. If I had any further works of this nature, I would certainly want SMS to be the contractor and I can highly recommend them.
Incora, Wesco Aircraft
"Just a quick note to say thank you for a great job, the job looks great and a big part of that look is down to the hard work of your staff who performed to the highest standards. Looking forward to working with the guys again.
Speller Metcalfe - DWP Luton Project
"Can I ask you to please pass on my thanks to all concerned for what looks like some fantastic work carried out over the Easter break at Charles Street, the new windows and radiators (and subsequent painting etc) look terrific and the site has been left in such a great state afterwards you’d be hard-pressed to know contractors had been in!
Really was a cracking job! (Easter pun fully intended!)"
Client for DWP Leicester Project
"As a school we were really happy with the heating works. From start to finish the project went really smoothly and in fact was completed before the stated finish date."
"We would unreservedly recommend Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions for future school projects as they are highly professional, totally reliable and a trustworthy firm.
In addition we had total confidence in the SMS team and we were gratified to know that they were always on hand to troubleshoot and resolve any issues."
Meadowdale Academy, Northumberland
"We have worked closely with Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions (SMS) over the past three years on a number of M&E projects for various Clients encompassing both new build and refurbishment works. Throughout this time, we have found them to be diligent, with a proactive attitude to projects and innovative in their solutions to problems, with a hands on approach at all levels of their team."
Jonathan Richard Associates
"Just a quick note to thank you for a job well done. Please pass on my thanks to your team, the feedback is very positive and it looks like nobody has been working over the Easter break, perfect! Thanks again."
"Savesta Construction Ltd was appointed as the Principal Contractor for the new £2.10m Dining Room and Science Classrooms extension project at Moseley Park School, Wolverhampton. This was following the successful delivery of a similar but larger scheme at Heath Park School for the same Client.
Having established this valued relationship, we wanted to maintain and expand upon our trusted status and were looking for a Partner who shared the same ethos of Quality, Safety and Collaboration as ourselves, to deliver approx. £350,000 worth of Mechanical & Electrical installations. The works included heating & cooling, ventilation, sanitaryware, power, lighting and ICT Infrastructure to both new and refurbished areas.
From the reconciliation of their quotation and throughout the construction phase we found Staffordshire Mechanical Services Ltd to be engaged and proactive. Their representatives were always happy to engage with the design & progress meetings and provided valuable contributions where necessary. Their works were completed snag free, on time, within budget and without any accidents.
Their final account was detailed and transparent resulting in it being promptly agreed.
Given our experience, Savesta Construction Ltd would have no hesitation in working with or recommending SMS Ltd.
Savesta Construction Ltd, Moseley Park School
"Please can you thank the guys for their great efforts this weekend. The heating change over works completed this weekend was carried out in a safe and professional manor, when the boys hit a problem their positive and proactive attitude in overcoming this was fantastic. Once again the electricians work whilst in an occupied area was first class.
Main Contractor for DWP Leicester Project
"SMS along with their supply chain carried out a major rewire at the school over the Summer together with the installation of additional sockets, data points, emergency and exit lighting, and an upgrade to the fire alarm system. Despite a very short lead in time the work started on time.
The team, were a great bunch of guys who were well organised, worked well together and were flexible in their working with the school staff to maintain access around the school where needed. They also worked very full days, and several weekends to get the work completed on time, and to budget. They had a clean-up process in place so the school was left clean & tidy as worked progressed and on completion.
Overall we have been very pleased with the outcome of the work and the whole process.
Hawksmoor Learning Trust, Milton Keynes
"We have used Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions Ltd now for several years. They have remained on our approved contractor list for both mechanical and electrical projects due to their ability to complete works on time, safely and to the highest standards of workmanship. Most of our projects involve live buildings with students and public which can be very tricky for contractors but SMS Ltd ensure the management of every project is carefully planned and executed. That said when there has been issues they are quick to resolve and remedy a situation. We would highly recommend using Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions Ltd on any mechanical and electrical project you may have. "
Coventry University Estates and Project Teams
"SMS' approach to projects is the best I have personally encountered. Their attention to detail and firm understanding of Mechanical & Electrical systems gives total confidence in project delivery and ultimately client satisfaction."
"Works have been completed to a very high standard, and through great communication and professionalism from the contractor the site are extremely happy with new system."
Sodexo - DWP Derby Project
"I am just writing to say how pleased we were with the performance of Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions on the completed project. It was a potentially a very difficult project, working within areas required for key company developments and testing and maintaining services with the minimum inconvenience to occupants. It is a testament to your management, planning and workforce that we experienced so little disruption to our operations during the works. We look forward to working with you again on future projects.
Leading, Worldwide Manufacturer
"In what was potentially a complicated and disruptive Mechanical and Engineering project, Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions were on hand to ensure that a professional and thorough management and installation service was provided to our College. The management team kept us informed throughout and any issues that arose were dealt with quickly and without a fuss, even when relying on third party agencies. We would recommend Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions without reservation."
King Edward VII Science and Sport College
"The school recently embarked on a major heating refurbishment programme. Like all major building projects on older school properties one can be apprehensive about the scale of upgrading work required; quality and safety being paramount. The SMS team did an incredible job. We encountered a number of challenges in the process and they handled each one with total professionalism, coming up with a suitable solution very quickly. All the staff were very professional, reliable, and helpful and could work with other building contractors on site. The completed project has been to our satisfaction and has received numerous plaudits, all very positive. I would have no hesitation in recommending using this company for any other similar work. They are competitive and offer value for money, without compromising on quality and safety of the job in hand.
West Kirby Grammar School
"SMS provide a high quality building services installations, and detailed design where required, managed in a friendly and non-confrontational way.
Variations claimed, in my experience, have always been at a minimum, with final accounts settled very quickly and amicably.
A pleasure to work with, I would recommend SMS for any scheme.
JBR Consulting Limited
"SMS Ltd were a new Company to us, via the Diocese. They were very professional in how they worked, and were very flexible in working around our school hours and holidays. We had new heating in our nursery, and they also helped out with other water / heating problems we had been incurring for numerous years. Of which, other companies had been unsuccessful. The staff and governors at the school were so pleased with their work that they have asked to include SMS Ltd in tender / quote process for additional work in and around school."
Holly Hill Primary School, Birmingham