We consciously aim to express our environmental and sustainable ambitions through our business values and strategic actions.

Our Sustainability Strategy is a fundamental part of our current success and future ambitions. Our environmental and carbon reduction principles are reinforced in every project and to all of our people.

Our key principles are focused upon the following targets:

Reducing the need for and usage of energy

Focusing our energy demands from renewable sources where possible
Promoting more energy efficient construction methods where possible

Promoting a low carbon lifestyle

Focusing on local labour and a local supply chain
Reinforcing the importance of carbon reduction on construction
Maintaining a ‘reuse and recycle’ policy

Some of our recent actions include:

Harris bros and collard electric van

Purchase of electric vans

Harris bros and collard electric vehicle fleet van

Installation of electric vehicle charge points

Minehead library's energy efficient roof

A focus on creating highly efficient new buildings

harris bros and collard onsite workshop

Increasing our yard sorting and recycling facility

Harris bros and collard cycle to work scheme

Forming a cycle shelter to promote cycling to work


Throughout the build programme we found HBC to be practical, helpful and professional. Due to the specialist nature of the building and its sensitive environment, there have been numerous variations to the contract as we have gone along and, every time, sensible outcomes have been agreed with prompt advice as to cost variations, both up and down. HBC were alert to possible savings and focused on helping us to meet our financial target with an enthusiasm which has been refreshing. Our relationship with them and their Site Manager Frank, was warm, trusting and cordial throughout. We held fortnightly meetings with them at which they have produced up to date Gantt charts and progress reports.

Chair – Great Wood Trust

Great Wood Camp outside