About A S Ramsay

A S Ramsay are a building contractor who specialise in carrying out major works for property managers and surveyors throughout London.   Formed in 1992; we have been providing a construction service of the highest standard for over two decades, building lifetime relationships by focusing on 5 core principals:

  1. Service – to remember that we are firstly a service industry.
  2. Quality – to deliver projects that represent our company well.
  3. Honesty – to build trust and confidence.
  4. Clarity – to set out clearly our works and provide an ‘open book’ service.
  5. Development – to continually review, improve and never stagnate.

“Harris Associates has worked with A S Ramsay for a number of years almost exclusively on residential mansion block major works schemes.  During 2016 A S Ramsay have been appointed as main contractor on a number of contracts under our direction (as contract administrator).

As with all major works projects in this sector it is vital that a main contractor is seen (and acts) as an integral part of the team delivering the works (for the benefit of the residents) rather than just be viewed as a contracting firm.  A S Ramsay understand that they are in the “service” business rather than just “contracting”.  They are flexible, “non-contractual” and have a tremendous teamwork ethic that transcends through each level from the directors, through their team of contract managers and onto the site managers and delivery teams.  They preformed particularly well on the Southwold and Cleveland project which required very precise programming and organisation of the different facets of the job, including asbestos removal, electrical mains renewal as well as the complete refurbishment of 12 residential blocks.”

Shaun Harris MRICS – Harris Associates Chartered Building Surveyors.

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AWARD WINNING MAJOR WORKS

For the last two years running, we have been named the ‘Major Works Contractor of the Year’ at the News on the Block Property Management Awards which recognises our comitment to our core area of work.

Major Works Refurbishment Contracts have formed the majority of A S Ramsay’s work over the last 25 years and we have become very experienced in the occupant liaison and the careful planning required.  We regularly hold CPD training with our operatives and industry leading suppliers to ensure that we are up to date with the latest technology and continue to be industry leaders in this field.

Our non-contractual and flexible approach as well as our quality of finish has led to us being the first choice for many when considering a Contractor to carry out their major works.

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A S Ramsay take our continued professional development very seriously.  As part of that development, in early 2017 we launched our ASRRED© scheme which sets out our inovative quality assurance procedures that help the standards of the Directors to run throughout our firm.

RED© stands for Recorded, Exceptional Delivery which we feel emobodies the ethos of A S Ramsay and our main focus, which is to ensure that our staff have a ‘service first’ attitude.

The scheme, headed up by our full time Quality Assurance and Compliance Surveyor, sets out clear and concise procedures from enquiry stage right through to post completion, which allows us to standardise what our people do, and carefully monitor performance.

Key features include:

  • Site Manager’s reports designed to keep our clients up to date with the progression of the works and bring to attention any issues that have arisen early.
  • Regularly updated programs showing the critical path and progress each week.
  • Quality Assurance inspections and reports designed to carefully monitor the quality and specification adherance of the works.
  • Health and Safety inspections and reports desingned to ensure that our sites are managed in a safe and appropriate way.
  • Site spot checks to review performance in line with our membership of the ‘Considerate Contractors Scheme’.

THE ASR RED QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME

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THE ASR BLUE ‘BE THE BEST’ SCHEME

ASR BLUE

In conjunction with the ASRRED© Scheme, we understand how important it is for us to recruit and invest in the right people and we strive to employ management staff who are approachable, polite and intellegent.

We encourage our staff to work along with our Clients in an open minded, resourceful and imaginative way; we employ people who can identify and proactively resolve challenges affecting a project, coming up with creative and elegant solutions.

Internally, we control this by implementing the ASRBLUE© Scheme, which prioritises the principal of getting our people involved in our Continual Professional Development by regularly training and consulting them.

We hold a weekly training session with all of our Project Managers and Site Foreman to ensure that they are always one step ahead of the competition and in tune with industry changes.  Training comprises a 45 minute training session followed by a 45 minute group discussion and project review.

Training topics incude:

  • A S Ramsay’s policies, procedures and work methods.
  • A S Ramsay’s developents and news.
  • Key industry changes and relevant information.
  • Building technology.
  • Quality Control.

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