94% of the waste material produced from our various sites is recycled. For example, old timber is pulped and re-emerges as invaluable wood chippings; excess or waste plasterboard is re-used; old tiles and bricks are reused as building material. We recognise the importance of working in harmony with both the built and natural environment in order to maximise benefits to all those with whom we are involved, so our design and build policies support sustainability and are designed to minimise adverse impacts on the environments in which we operate.
As a successful business operating in the wider public eye, we understand the dependability of our all types stakeholders (investors, employees, community, consumers etc) on our business activities. We therefore have every necessary possible shield embedded in our internal control procedures as well as at the corporate level to eliminate any associated risks. We have a robust system of self-regulation, internal audit and a board level approval is always required for any matters of extraordinary importance. In order to achieve this;
Sustainable development is the “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs.” Sustainability is now an everyday aspect of working and business life. There has been much activity in the development of building rating systems over the past few years in Europe.
In our sustainable design of a project we consider all the relevant elements that are must for location, orientation, structure, systems, construction and use. We also consider how each decision at each stage will affect all of the others. Our approach to sustainable development at Fast Item is built on the concepts of Environmental protection, Quality and Safety. We also ensure the recycling of the waste materials which is produced.
Amongst many products, Timber is one product that designers can choose. Timber-based construction products are ideally placed to deliver on such aims and support the construction sector to overcome such challenges.
In only twenty years, Galliard has grown from a small partnership into one of London’s top property developers.
This has not happened by accident. The combination of a strong business strategy and a robust financial strategy has helped Galliard evolve into one of the brand leaders in today’s London residential property market.
The four cornerstones of our business strategy are Quality, Price, Location and Service. Delivering a value-for-money product, where and when it is needed and with the right level of aftercare support has earned Galliard an enviable reputation. This can only be achieved with a dedicated workforce that is focussed on the key issues and that enables the group to provide a one-stop-shop covering each of the disciplines required for a comprehensive development package. Planning, design, construction, selling and property management are all part of Galliard’s inclusive service.
Equally important to our success is the financial strategy that provides the solid foundation on which the group has been built. Risk is spread by the use of joint ventures on the majority of projects. Funding is underpinned by selling off-plan in advance of the construction phase. Marketing is targeted at core customer groups such as buy-to-let investors, overseas investors and repeat buyers. Cost control is a top priority to protect margins and maximise returns.