News & Blog

New Longworth Brochure now available to download

15 Oct 2018

Longworth Brochure Digital Download Longworth have released a their latest brochure to showcase the very best of their projects over the last few years. The new Longworth brochure is in line with their re-branding. It covers the sectors, locations, systems and information about their supply-chain and awards. Inside it you will find 28 pages of […]

Guest Blog

09 Oct 2018

Do you still want to be in business in 10 years’ time? Then Diversity and Inclusion policies are your answer! The construction industry, in terms of diversity and inclusion, currently has an attraction problem. Not with traditional hires don’t get me wrong – but women, ethnic minorities and LGBT professionals are still shying away. But […]

PROJECT UPDATE: Wigan Bus Station

01 Oct 2018

Longworth progress at Wigan Bus Station Our dedicated project manager, Graham Stanley, recently took some pictures of our progress at Wigan Bus Station. Longworth are installing over 1000m2 of Aluminium soffits, which will actually form the internal ceiling of the bus station as well as the external areas. Longworth will also be installing around 2000m2 of […]

Longworth SHEQ Manager Joins IOSH Committee

10 Sep 2018

Melissa joins the IOSH Committee Longworth SHEQ Manager, Melissa Fazackerley,  is now a part of the IOSH Committee for Manchester and North West Districts Branch. This is the largest IOSH district and should allow Melissa to make a real impact in the future of health and safety initiatives in construction.     As a pivotal […]

Longworth Recruiting Traditional Metal Roofers

10 Sep 2018

Longworth are recruiting traditional metal roofers Longworth are on an upwards trajectory of growth, in particular, their traditional metal roofing and cladding projects. Traditional Metal Roofing Manager, Danny Nelson has had a very successful year so far and in order to grow further still, Longworth are recruiting traditional metal roofers. Paul Smith, Longworth MD, said “We have an […]

COSHH…does it really mean anything?

29 Aug 2018

COSHH…does it really mean anything? Controversial question right? Of course it means something! It is the law, it is something we must comply with, and after all who wants to expose someone to substances hazardous to their health?   Do we know what we should be doing under the COSHH regs, do we know who […]

Would you know how to help a colleague in emotional crisis?

22 Aug 2018

Mental Illness Would you know how to help a colleague in emotional crisis?   If a colleague collapsed, would you know what to do? I’m pretty sure you’d quickly spring into action and do the right thing. But would you have the skills and confidence to be able to help someone who is mentally unwell? […]

Stainless Steel Roofing and Timber Cladding in York, Vita

08 Aug 2018

Stainless Steel Roofing Timber Cladding for Vita, York Longworth are always looking to promote and showcase their great work and the Stainless Steel Roofing and Timber Cladding at York Vita is no exception. Longworth prides its self with excellent and long standing supply-chain relationships. During a visit from Metal Solution’s, Kevin Jones, it was mentioned […]

Charity Row for Zoe’s Place a huge Success

03 Aug 2018

Row to Grow for Zoe’s Place A couple of weeks ago, Longworth’s Pre-Construction Director, Steven Jones and Business Development Manager, Ben Parker embarked on a grueling 22 mile row for Zoe’s Place with friends Tom Baxter, Stephen Comber and Conall McGarr, down a picturesque stretch the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. The lads couldn’t collectively call on […]

Independent Report of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review Post Grenfell

10 Jul 2018

Building a safer future, Hackitt Review In the wake of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in 2017, an interim and final report have been produced by Dame Judith Hackitt, known as the Hackitt Review, to address and explore regulatory bodies and the construction industry with regards to resident safety in high-rise accommodation. The final report […]

Zinc Roofing and Cladding Project Update

05 Jul 2018

Zinc Roofing and Cladding in North Shields PROJECT UPDATE! The scaffolding is coming down and the Zinc Roofing and Cladding is revealing its beauty at Smith’s Dock Smokehouses in North Shields. Longworth are installing VMZinc Pigmento Red Zinc Roofing and Cladding using a tradition standing seam method to Kingspan Benchmark RL. Longworth secured the prestigious contract with Robertson by […]

PROJECT UPDATE: Rainscreen Cladding Port Street, Manchester

29 Jun 2018

Rainscreen Cladding in Port Street Manchester Longworth are making excellent progress with the Booth Muirie ACM Rainscreen Cladding system on the new Private Rental Scheme in Port Street Manchester. The new development from Mulbury City known as The Astley, situated in the Great Ancoats area of Manchester, is having Alucobond A2 grade ACM Rainscreen system in […]

Zinc Roofing Project Update

22 Jun 2018

Zinc Roofing at Redhill Primary School This is another new zinc roofing project for Longworth’s traditional metal roofing division who are going from strength to strength! The project is being run by the Longworth Traditional metal team which consists of Manager, Danny Nelson and on site supervisor and skille craftsman, Dave Robson. The team will be […]

NEW CONTRACT WIN Zinc Roofing and Cladding in Hull

13 Jun 2018

Longworth secure the Zinc Roofing and Cladding works for VINCI at the West Campus Residences project, Hull University Longworth have been successfully appointed by VINCI Construction UK to install 250m2 of Rheinzink Blue Grey Cladding in standing seam to the sloping mansard at the top level of the student accommodation block. There is also stnading seam […]

Project Update: Connaught House

31 May 2018

Zinc Roofing and Cladding Good progress is being made in North London on the Zinc Roofing and Cladding on Connaught House for Main Contractor Laxcon. The unusually sunny month of May has brought with it a flurry of activity and elevated moods, after all, who doesn’t love a blue sky?! The VMZinc Quarts Plus Zinc […]

Mental Health Week. Time to Change!

14 May 2018

Mental Health in the Workplace A blog post on Mental Health during Mental Health Week by Longworth’s SHEQ Manager, Melissa Fazackerley: As I was driving from a site visit my depression and anxiety decided to strap themselves in and come along for the journey. ‘Great, just what I need for the next two hours’. My site […]

Cladding in Coventry

10 May 2018

Rainscreen Cladding in Coventry for GTB Longworth are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the rainscreen cladding (external facade) package by Galliford Try Building at their Paradise Street Development in Coventry. Longworth’s bid was led by Managing Director, Paul Smith and Senior Estimator, Gerald Bell. The contract is to complete the detailed design, supply and installation of: Genius […]

Wear Sunscreen

08 May 2018

Zinc Roofers and Cladders Wear Sunscreen Here at Longworth we enjoy the sunshine as much as the next person but when our team, especially our site teams such as our skilled Zinc Roofers and Cladders, are exposed to it over long periods of time we need to make sure that everyone stays healthy as well as […]

Zinc Roofing Project Progress

02 May 2018

Zinc roofing at Kings College Cambridge   A few weeks ago, one of our traditional zinc roofing sub-contractors shared a photograph on social media of his handywork  on a project of ours in Cambridge. It was a great photo and really showed off some fantastic technical skill. Not to be outdone by the photographic skills […]

Longworth on to a winning streak

19 Apr 2018

National Success for Longworth   It has been an incredibly active start to 2018 for the dynamic #TeamLongworth. No less than 16 new contracts signed and a 2018/19 pipeline that is bursting at the seams, its fair to say that Longworth HQ is a hive of activity at the moment. Here is a selection of […]

H&S NFRC Gold for Longworth

06 Apr 2018

It’s 9 Years in a row for Longworth   The National Federation for Roofing Contractors recently presented Longworth with their prestigious ‘NFRC Gold Winner’ award for excellence in Health & Safety. This is the 9th consecutive year that Longworth have received this esteemed award and is evidence of their continued commitment to achieving and setting […]

Longworth ramp up training commitment

07 Mar 2018

Two Hundred Hour Training Commitment Longworth understands the importance of providing their employees with the right training to be the best at what they do. They invest heavily in their time and money to ensure that every employee receives the best training to improve their professional development and ultimately maintain the high standards that Longworth […]

New in-house national SHEQ Manager for Longworth

27 Feb 2018

Melissa Fazackerley joins Team Longworth   Longworth are thrilled to announce that Melissa Fazackerley has joined Team Longworth as their National SHEQ Manager. This is a very significant step for Longworth in their growth strategy and Melissa’s knowledge and experience will play a vital role in delivering first class building envelope projects to Longworth’s continuing high […]

Longworth’s Flat Roofing team continues to succeed

07 Feb 2018

Two new contracts plot a path for expansion Longworth are today celebrating the win of two more flat roofing contracts. 30 Brown Street, Manchester for Russells Construction and the 3rd Phase the Manchester Health Academy expansion. The continued success means Longworth need to invest in a Project Manager for their flat roofing team to help […]

Longworth are a VMZINC at Work Partner

24 Jan 2018

Longworth’s continued quality and service   Longworth have been recognised, for another successive year, by VMZINC as a partner contractor for their continued adherence to the quality and service required by the VMZINC at Work network.     Longworth are one of the founding contractors of the VMZINC at Work initiative, which started over 5 years […]

Longworth finish the year with Safe2Torch workshop

21 Dec 2017

Its been a busy year Longworth have today put a pin in 2017 and took time to reflect on their successes with the staff of #TeamLongworth. A large part of the year has been a focus on improving their already high standards of Health & Safety by supporting positive initiatives such as the NFRC’s Safe2Torch […]

BREAKING NEWS – MORE NEW CONTRACTS FOR LONGWORTH!

15 Dec 2017

Longworth secures two new contracts for 2018   Breaking News…Longworth continue in their rich vein of form for the end of 2017 by securing two new contracts for early 2018. Port Street in Manchester for Bardsley Construction and Kings College School for Barnes Construction. The Port Street project is located in the Great Ancoats area […]

New contract wins for Longworth, here’s 10 of the best

30 Nov 2017

Industrious Longworth reap rewards   The Longworth offices have been a hive of activity over the last few months and their productivity has churned out lots of new contract wins in reward. Here are the highlights of their successes: 10 of the best!   WIGAN BUS STATION Longworth have agreed the contract with Vinci Construction to design, supply […]

Pre-Construction Expansion

17 Nov 2017

Martyn Christ brings a wealth of Estimating experience   Longworth strengthened their already formidable capabilities in Pre-Construction with the addition of Senior Estimator, Martyn Christ to the team this November. Martyn has vast experience in the facade industry, with over 25 years of accrued knowledge and valuable insight. Martyn’s extensive background in the roofing and cladding […]

New contract win! Atkins Building, Epsom

06 Nov 2017

Rheinzink for Atkins at Woodcote Grove We’re very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Zinc roofing and cladding package on the new Atkins Building at their Woodcote site in Epsom.   The works will involve around 9,000kgs of Rheinzink in a mix of their Blue Grey and Graphite finishes, as well as […]

Alchemist Longworth turns their relationship with SFS Intec to gold

06 Oct 2017

Alchemy turns relationship to Gold!   Longworth have developed a great relationship with SFS Intec over the years. They provide a great range of products with unrivaled customer service and attention to detail.   The ‘alchemy’ of this ‘golden’ relationship was recently forged in a landmark project in the heart of Salford’s Media City. Longworth were […]

Longworth enhance their market position

10 Aug 2017

Longworth Launch dedicated Traditional Fully Supported Metal Division to enhance position as market leaders in the industry.   Although being market leaders in Fully Supported Metal Roofing and Cladding for 150 years, over the last decade, this has been focused on Major Construction projects. However, on  3rd August, Longworth secured an exciting appointment in the Manager […]

How Longworth have been taking action on occupational cancer

20 Jul 2017

Longworth invested in IOSH new Health & Safety Campaign   Longworth , as supporters of the IOSH No Time To Lose Campaign, have been taking action on occupational cancer. In agreement with the Principal Contractors and Site Managers, Longworth have started rolling out an awareness initiative workshop to their employees. These workshops focus on the […]

Longworth are fired up to felt with NFRC’s Safe2Torch campaign

13 Jul 2017

Longworth sign up to the NFRC‘s new Safe2Torch campaign As part of Longworth’s commitment to safe working practices they are working together with the NFRC to support their latest campaign ‘Safe2Torch’. The NFRC are encouraging their members to sign up to highlight best practices and guidance for the safe installation of torch-on reinforced bitumen membranes. […]

Longworth expansion leads to a new southern office

19 Apr 2017

Paul Smith, Managing Director of Longworth has announced that the new Longworth southern office covering the Greater London and South West areas is now officially open.   The decision to open a southern office is a key part of Longworth’s expansion plans. This involves growing their reputation in London as the UK’s premier contractor for […]

Longworth shatter turnover record!

03 Apr 2017

Longworth are proud to announce that March 2017 was a record month for turnover, with monthly sales recorded at just under £1.5m obliterating the previous record of £1.1m. At this point last year, Longworth had a turnover of £720k for the month of March. An increase of 110%. The trend suggests that their ambitious 50% […]

Project Update: Vita York Student Village

03 Apr 2017

Significant developments Longworth were appointed by Wates Construction to install the following at Vita York Student Village: Over 72,000m of Scandinavian Redwood rainscreen Including all associated substrate PPC aluminium flashings and rainwater goods Aperam Stainless steel standing seam roof Single ply membrane roofing Liquid applied roofing Aluminium cappings and rainwater goods   The Scandinavian Redwood […]

Longworth awarded with NFRC Gold Award for Health & Safety in Roofing

07 Mar 2017

Longworth continue with Health & Safety excellence Yesterday, Longworth were awarded with their 8th consecutive Gold Award from the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) for Health & Safety in Roofing. Health and Safety is something that Longworth takes very seriously. They are proud of the example that they set in construction. The award from […]

Supporting the local community

27 Feb 2017

Longworth provides sponsorship to Linnets Whites Under 9’s Longworth believe it is the responsibility of local businesses to give back to their community. This could be in a number of ways from charity fund raising events to offering work experience placements to local students to sponsorship opportunities.   Longworth were contacted by Macaulay Astles, head coach for […]

Health & Safety is of paramount importance at Longworth

23 Feb 2017

Benefits of automated external defibrillators AED in the workplace Health and Safety is taken very seriously at Longworth. They invest time and money every year in the training and development of their employees in the latest Health and Safety guidance and updates to legislation. Towards the end of 2016, Longworth sent 10 of their employees […]

Longworth rolls out their new commercial fleet from Mercedes

22 Feb 2017

A new look commercial fleet Longworth has recently undergone a branding transformation throughout the company including their new commercial fleet. Longworth has simplified their branding by dropping ‘Building Services Ltd’ from their marketing collateral. This simplified approach to their brand name is complemented by a subtle colour palette and clean, linear design. The new branding […]

Longworth secure £500,000 VM Anthra Zinc Project

10 Feb 2017

Longworth’s involvement Longworth have this week secured a new project featuring VM Anthra Zinc at Astley Point, Wigan worth £500,000. Longworth have been appointed by Redwater Homes Ltd to install 2000m² of VM Anthra zinc roofing and cladding as well the Kingspan Benchmark composite panels and Topdeck single ply membrane roofing. Works are due to commence […]

Longworth secures another flat roof project

12 Jan 2017

Longworth win the flat roof package for Holy Cross Catholic High School in Chorley, Lancashire. Walter Carefoot & Sons (Construction) Ltd have been appointed as principle contractor to build a much needed extension to the existing school. The project was awarded as part of a partnering framework that Walter Carefoot & Sons Ltd have with […]

Investing in futures

25 Nov 2016

“Because of the recognised skills shortage in the construction industry, we’re committed to providing the highest level of training and career progression for all of our staff, including apprentices. It’s  part of what makes Longworth special and allows us to stand out from our competitors. Chloe Started her career with Longworth in 2014 as an apprentice […]

Hard work and perseverance pays off!

14 Nov 2016

In February 2012 Ian Cartwright joined Longworth as a trainee QS with no previous experience in Construction other than a keen interest. Ian had recently graduated from University with a BSc in Multi-media so he was enrolled on a 2 year HNC in Building Production Technology to provide him with the solid foundation of construction […]

Photo of the Month WINNER

04 Oct 2016

Here at Longworth we encourage our employees to take pride in their work and be confident about sharing it. Last month we set up a competition for a Photograph of the Month open to all employees working or visiting our sites and we had some terrific entries. This months winner goes to Dave Robson who […]

Transfer Deadline Day

31 Aug 2016

Longworth have secured the signings of Contract Manager James Keery and Quantity Surveyor, David Holmes. James joins Longworth having previously been employed by industry leading roofing and cladding contractors. He has over a decade of experience in the roofing and cladding industry including management of several award winning projects. He is looking to develop further […]

Longworth secure The Christie IPU

18 Aug 2016

Longworth have secured the roofing & cladding packages with Interserve for the new Integrated Procedures Unit (IPU) at The Christie, Withington site. Thousands of patients, will all receive treatment in one place creating a seamless treatment experience. This will mean shorter waiting times for day-patients who need to see plastic surgery, endoscopy, radiology, pain management […]

A record year for Longworth Building

03 Jun 2016

Hard work is certainly paying off for Longworth Building Services at the moment with a record number of contracts landing in the last couple of months.

Longworth Building Services Limited shortlisted for the Construction News Awards 2016

04 Mar 2016

Longworth Building Services Limited has been selected as a finalist in the Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover up to £100m) category of the 2016 Construction News Awards.

Longworth Building Services awarded £2.1million contract

22 Jan 2016

Longworth are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the roofing and cladding contract for the new Dumfries and Galloway Hospital by Main Contractor Laing O’Rourke.

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