With the increasing demand for more homes, sourcing enough materials and trade manpower to build them is the biggest challenge for the new construction director of Laindon based Redrow Homes (Eastern).
Barry Port worked his way up the career ladder from assistant site manager to project manager then contracts manager and acting head of department.
He entered a director development programme with his previous employer, before joining Redrow earlier this year.
Barry says he can use his experience to relate to those working to construct new homes at Redrow’s developments at King’s Park in Lexden; Priory Gate, Hertford; Waterside Reach, Tonbridge and Royal Waterside.
“Redrow has a great product and are a company people want to work for, which gives us a head start on the competition. Part of my role is to ensure all of the information and materials are on site so that the teams can do their jobs efficiently, as continuity of work helps retain staff and trades,” Barry says.
“I understand the position that the site teams are in because I have been there and experienced all of the roles in the chain.”
Barry, 41, who lives near Letchworth, adds: “We’re not just building houses we’re building our customers’ dream homes.”
Redrow Homes is one of the country’s largest and most respected housebuilders, building circa 4,000 homes per year across England and Wales. With its headquarters in North Wales and 12 operating divisions, including the Eastern division in Laindon, Redrow places a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations.
To discover where Redrow is building go to www.redrow.co.uk; to find out how a career with Redrow could be ‘the making of you’ visit www.redrowcareers.co.uk.
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the WhatHouse? Awards 2014, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and five consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Redrow also collected the award for best marketing initiative at the 2014 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence.