Welcome to our website.
There is a huge amount of work in progress and completed work shown within this site. We hope you will take the time to look at as much of it as possible, as we think that the pictures (along with descriptive annotations where required) speak for themselves. More words here would fill the page, but it won’t show you the work we produce – pictures will.
Here is a summary of the firm, and our attitude to the work we produce.
BCM Steeplejacks Ltd was formed in 2001. We started off as a partnership but converted to a Ltd company in 2007. The current owner started the company, and still runs it today.
We are, almost certainly, the smallest steeplejack company in Scotland and we view this as our greatest strength (the bigger the firm is the harder it is to control all of the jobs). We only do one contract at a time (we do not run multiple squads of men – ever) so all of the jobs are run by the owner, and this is how we maintain quality on each and every job. Nobody ever cares as much about the reputation of a company as the man who started it and relies on it to feed his family. You live or die by your reputation, so you have to maintain it. How do you maintain it? By doing good work, consistently, on every job, and for every client.
We still advertise for chimney and industrial work as we have done lots of it in the past, but that is not our main thrust anymore. Through the owners strong personal interest in learning new trade skills and working on traditional buildings we have evolved into a steeplejack company who spends most of its time on churches, scheduled monuments, and other listed structures. Chimney work is normally quite basic (brickwork pointing with cement mortar, painting, etc). Working on masonry structures is far more intricate and involved, and as a result, more interesting and satisfying.
An indication of our trades and quality emphasis is given by our application to join (and subsequent acceptance into) The Guild of Master Craftsmen. We became a member on the 24th of March 2017. The Guild is all about work quality and customer satisfaction. We thought it was a good fit for the company.
Although we are a small company we take Health & Safety very seriously for two reasons: 1 – we don’t have a death wish, 2 – in the present climate no matter how good your work is if you are not observing the work at height regulations you will never be viewed as a professional company. We use modern fall arrest systems (consisting mainly of eye wateringly expensive equipment from Petzl, IKAR, and Beal) that would pass the test of the keenest of H&S inspectors, and we have been a member of CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety) since 2011. We are also a member of Constructionline and have been since 2005.
We hope you find the site interesting, and once again we hope you really take some time to sift through it, as there’s a lot to see and read.