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Construction Information - Useful Links

Here are some links to websites providing further information about the construction sector and Shepherd Group companies.

Considerate Constructors Scheme
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image. Sites and companies registering with the scheme are monitored against a strict Code of Considerate Practice.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM), set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), aim to help contractors improve health and safety, manage risks, plan effectively and employ people with the right skills.

Energy Performance Certificates
Find out more about Energy Performance Certificates, what information they provide and how to use them to compare the performance of different buildings.†Any building that has been assessed and awarded an Energy Performance Certificate will have been allocated a unique certificate number. Any supplier claiming that their buildings have an†EPC rating should be able to provide you with the certificate and unique number to authenticate†their claims.†You can check certificate numbers using the link above.

Strategic Forum for Construction
The Forum brings together the main bodies in the construction industry. It aims to ensure the UK construction industry delivers maximum value for clients, end users and stakeholders through world-class products and projects.


Shepherd† Group
Konstructa Hire is part of the long-established Shepherd Group, which owns companies involved in consultancy, construction, engineering services, specialist cleanroom technology, plant hire, private housing and commercial and industrial development. The Group employs around 3,500 people nationwide and has a turnover in excess of £600m.

Portakabin Group
Konstructa Hire†is a member of the Portakabin Group, Europe’s market-leading modular building innovator, employing more than 1,300 colleagues across five countries, with a turnover in excess of £175m.

The Shepherd Group includes a number of market-leading businesses, including the following sister companies of Konstructa Hire:

Portakabin Limited
is theUK’s market-leading manufacturer of permanent-quality portable and modular buildings. The company’s buildings are used to provide everything from offices and classrooms to hospitals and marketing suites.

Portakabin Allspace Limited
A wholly owned subsidiary of Portakabin Limited†in the Republic of Ireland, Portakabin Allspace Limited specialises in the hire and sale of Portakabin buildings.

Yorkon Limited
Yorkon is a subsidiary of Portakabin Limited specialising in the design, manufacture and fit-out of high-quality modular buildings for prestigious projects in the private, healthcare and†education sectors.


Foremans specialises in the supply of high-quality refurbished pre-used and second hand†modular buildings – available to buy, hire or lease purchase.†

Architectural Joinery Services (AJS)
A member of the Portakabin Group, AJS provides a complete joinery solution, from design and manufacture through to professional installation and after-sales service.

Portastor designs, builds, installs and maintains a wide range of factory-fitted, ready-to-use integrated equipment housings for industry sectors including rail, oil and gas, utilities and communications across the world.†

Portasilo Limited
Portasilo provides bespoke storage and handling systems for dry bulk products. With more than 40 years’ experience, Portasilo designs, manufactures and installs a range of high-performance silos, dischargers and conveying systems.††

“The buildings supplied by Konstructa Hire were excellent and gave us precisely the high-quality facilities we needed. The fast response was impressive, and everything was in place right on time. The project could not have started on time without them.”

Dave Machin, Plant Manager, VolkerLaser

“The site installation by Konstructa Hire was safe, efficient and well-organised, and the standard of service has been excellent. We are now using this site as a case study within the business, bringing colleagues and suppliers here to demonstrate the quality of the units, which exceed anything we’ve used before.” 

Graeme Nelson, Senior Project Quantity Surveyor, Carillion Construction Ltd

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