Our approach and business model
Our business model is different in the following ways:
We are a business founded by construction professionals and trade people.
This means we have almost all trades and multi-disciplinary team leads in-house. This places VCG in a position where we can complete work quicker than some of our competitors because we do not go looking for trades or haggling prices. This equally means reduced risk to our customers and investors because we can easily absorb cost.
We are a digital construction company
Founded in the middle of a global pandemic (Coronavirus) where everyone suddenly realised we can do more remotely than we ever thought while still having control over our lives, we see digital construction as a model with the following benefits:
We fully embrace modern methods of construction (MMC)
‘Modern Methods of Construction’ according CIOB include a range of offsite manufacturing and onsite techniques that provide alternatives to traditional house building. MMC ranges from whole homes being constructed from factory-built volumetric modules, through to the use of innovative techniques for laying concrete blockwork onsite. Some of the benefits are:
- An easier method of compliance to building standards.
- The ability to achieve high standards, including high thermal and acoustic performance.
- A reduction in waste materials, with a larger incentive for suppliers to reduce waste.
- Shorter build times.
- Delivers better-quality of construction finished with fewer defects.
- A reduction in both accidents and health concerns.
- Creation of employment in a fix location due to the permanence of the factory resulting in shorter distances for the workforce to travel and thus making workforce shortages easier to address.
- Reduced cost/increased cost certainty, not only due to decreased erection time and economics of scale, but also due to a reduction in preliminaries, site storage requirements and welfare facilities.
- Improved traceability of components enabling improvements to maintenance regimes.
- Improved accuracy and tolerances, due to the use of jigs and templates in factory conditions
- Reduced life-cycle costs
- Increased accuracy on completion dates
- A more simplified procurement process
- Reductions in CO2 emissions.
- Increased on-site productivity
- Generally increased ‘value’ of products.