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MAKE Foundations

MAKE was founded in 2013 by Mike Teeling and Matt Church with a simple aim, to create exciting buildings to be proud of and to have fun in the process.

Our strategy is straightforward;

  • Engage with a team of likeminded, creative and highly skilled professionals
  • Strive for simplicity in communication
  • Create an enjoyable environment to work in, with and for
  • Above all, be honest

MAKE’s Founding Directors

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We enjoy a challenge

To be a progressive business constructing high level architectural buildings, we need to challenge long-standing design, building and sustainability principles; then innovate. We relish this and put effort into working with other inventive and contemporary professionals who share our vision. 

Whether it’s the challenge of the project or challenging traditional stereotypes within the construction industry, it’s about making the experience enjoyable. We know that the success of any project often comes down to the personalities involved and MAKE have carefully built a team of like-minded people who enjoy each other’s company with the ability to challenge each other.

MAKE is a Chartered Building Company

We are accredited members of a wide range of professional bodies, but crucially not many companies of our size can demonstrate membership of the Chartered Institute of Builders, the National Federation of Builders and the Federation of Master Builders.

Rest assured, we understand the importance of safety

In addition to ensuring every project has a fully trained and suitably experienced Site Manager, we also work with the Building Safety Group to provide independent advice and inspections on every project. 

Our site teams also use the latest technology available to help manage information and safety on site. The technology is important, but you can’t beat a bit of common sense and the courage to challenge complacency around safety.

For us, the process is just as important as the end-product

We strongly believe that buildings are compromised by a fragmented design and build process. It is for this reason we preach the early engagement of designers, specialist consultants and craftsmen.

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