Alfred Thompson achieved 2nd place at the Best in London Bricklayer Competition 2019

December  2019

Throughout the competition, Alfred was well ahead of everyone and his workmanship was excellent.

Upon competition, all models produced by the entrants were scrutinised for quality and build-ability of the arch along with the projection panels. All scores were out of a possible 390 points, Alfred achieved 336 (First place 337). Unfortunately, Alfred was deducted 10 points on his projecting panel detailing as two stretch bricks were omitted within the panel.

Everyone at Swift Brickwork Contractors Limited would like to congratulate Alfred for his achievements.

New Headquarters – Reigate Barn

October 2019

Swift Brickwork Contractors Limited is delighted to announce the relocation of its Head office from Hampton House, Chelmsford to Reigate Barn in Wickham Bishops.

This move is the latest element in our continued reinvestment and will enable us to provide even higher levels of service excellence for our customers whilst providing scope for further expansion in the years to come.

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Shortlisted for Brick Awards 2019

July  2019

We at Swift Brickwork Contractors Ltd are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted with projects in 5 categories (Commercial, Public, Innovation, Craftsmanship & Specialist Brickwork Contractor) at the upcoming 2019 Brick Awards. A testament to our dedication & enthusiasm to the art of brickwork.

Considerate Contractors  

July  2019

Congratulations to our H&S and Site teams for achieving a hugely impressive 4.5 / 5 stars at our recent audit. A great achievement chaps.

UCLH 5 – The Benefits of Offsite Fabrication

February  2019

This groundbreaking construction technique has provided extremely high levels of quality control and a dramatic reduction to the program form 40 weeks to 15 weeks. At Swift Brickwork Contractors Limited we see this as the next step in the advancement of brickwork allowing architects to design buildings that were previously impossible to build.

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Essex Limited – Grant Thornton

November  2018

Swift Brickwork Contractors Limited is delighted to be recognised as one of the top 100 within Essex.
Essex Limited is a study of the county’s 100 largest owned and managed companies by turnover that are principally owned, controlled and managed in Essex. The survey excludes companies that are listed or owned by overseas businesses, or by large corporates located outside of the county.

Wates Contractor of the Year 2018

November 2018

Swift Brickwork Contractors Ltd were the big winners last night at the Wates Supply Chain awards, winning the Contractor of the Year and outstanding Quality Awards for our works at Hoxton Press Project.

A fantastic achievement for all involved.

A new intake of Bricklaying Apprentices for 2018/19

October 2018

Swift are delighted to welcome onboard the new intake of Bricklaying Apprentices for 2018/19. These have all been recruited directly by Swift with support from various colleges including Havering, Richmond, Barking & Dagenham, Barnet & Southgate, College of North East London and Brooklands.

We look forward to supporting them throughout their apprenticeship and wish them well in their career with Swift”

Perforated Brickwork – UCLH 5

July 2018

Off-site assembled perforated brickwork for UCLH 5.  Swift Brickwork Contractors Limited are building into Techrete panels which are then driven 200 miles to site in London. The brickwork panels not only withstand the vehicle journey but also withstand a 1.6kN wind loading.   Swift Brickwork Contractors Limited has developed this process using cutting edge construction adhesive mortars and installation techniques not seen before in the UK.
The result is no scaffold and a brick facade installed on site in a matter of days.
“Excellence Without Compromise”

Ceramic City Bench – Maria Gasparian

June 2018

This bench is one of 10 new benches across the City of London – 5 in Cheapside and 5 in the Eastern cluster – and the result of a design competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture, the city of London Corporation and Cheapside Business alliance in 2018.

They Showcase London’s brilliant emerging architects and designers, and are a public gift that helps the City remain an exceptional place to live, work and visit.

“Swift Brickwork Contractors Limited was delighted to support this initiative & provide the specialist tradesmen to bring this wonderful design to life” M.Walsh – Managing Director

Essex Limited – Grant Thornton

May 2018

Swift Brickwork Contractors Limited have been recognised as one of the 50 Highest Growth Companies within Essex. Essex Limited – Compiled by Grant Thornton give a unique insight into the Essex Business Community. The aim of this analysis is to provide a yardstick against which the county can assess its economic performance and businesses can benchmark themselves against their peers.