Smarter local supply chains
We operate a robust supply chain strategy through national framework agreements, which minimises the length and frequency of material deliveries to site, reduces the impact on the environment and ensures quality and value in the delivery of new homes.
Our aim is to be a leader in best practice and be recognised for our innovation and transparent procurement process, providing optimum efficiency, service and quality to our customers.
Establishing long-term strategic frameworks
We operate a series of group-wide, long-term strategic frameworks providing preferential commercial terms and service levels nationally and regionally for supply of our materials, site equipment and business consumables. These arrangements offer significant pricing advantages, while guaranteeing important delivery, service and product warranties, which helps us maintain and improve our quality and service to our customers.
Ensuring continuity of supply
We maintain regular contact with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure continuity of supply, negotiating product allocation by volume. Availability of materials is secured in line with demand and we carefully manage the supply of key products, such as bricks and plasterboard, by working with the regional businesses and our supply chain partners. We ordered circa 20 million bricks in 2020, all are sourced in the UK.