JULY 2024

Helping Steps to Recovery and Kirklees Council

We were delighted to help Steps to Recovery and their partners Kirklees Council in revamping both their Peace Pit Polytunnels and S2R community allotment

“Works included building new planting stations, new composting system and much needed repairs and revamps to the poly tunnel and the potting shed roof. The works were very well received and the lads enjoyed working in such a pleasant setting”
Padraig O’Neill // Site Manager

JUNE 2024

Kenmac Associates Ltd training session

On Friday last week, the team visited the ET Hire Ltd and Site Access Services Manchester depot for a team training session, with Kenmac Associates Ltd – Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Assurance Consultants also suppling technical insight.

“It’s imperative for us as a company, to keep moving with the times and evolving our health and safety procedures” – Juan Crous, Director – HH Smith & Sons Co Ltd

The purpose of the morning was to demonstrate new equipment with some training mixed in. The team at ET Hire had a large live display the latest equipment that is available for the team to hire for site work.

“We first demonstrated some work at height solutions and finished the morning by looking at up-to-date dust prevention on-site. Three of our trained directors hosted the morning.” – Marcus Gunning, Managing Director – ET Hire Ltd and Site Access Services

“Last week I had the pleasure of spending a morning assisting HH Smith & Sons Co Ltd with some Work at Height and Dust Management refresher training for their Site Managers before their equipment hire partners ET Hire showcased the latest access equipment and dust extraction innovations available to them on site.” – Gareth Roberts, Director – Kenmac Associates Ltd – Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Assurance Consultants

A massive thank you to the team at ET hire & Kenmac for providing the valuable training session.

JUNE 2024

HH Smith become Fresh Futures Patrons

We are delighted become Patrons of Fresh Futures and our donation will go towards helping them with their work supporting disadvantaged children and young people across Kirklees and surrounding areas. Making a difference to the communities where we are working is of great importance to us.

MAY 2024

Bury College students visit

We were excited to provide a tour to the current level 1 construction students from Bury College. Mike Smith and Gareth from Kenmac Associates explained all the elements of works involved at this current stage including the demolition of the existing hair and beauty building, structural alterations to form new external windows & doors and partition installation.


Many hands make light work, as new group of volunteers start onsite

This month we have had a new group of 10 volunteers start onsite under the guidance of Jenny Truran from Lancashire County Council Conservation Studios. As part of our ongoing support of the volunteer schemes onsite and as part of our social value contribution, HH Smith have kindly provided the PPE they will need to safely work onsite and have also provided each volunteer with a personalised “Heritage Conservation Volunteer” fleece.

The volunteer group have taken to the training scheme really well, and in the picture below, the group can be see working with Jenny and Heritage Conservation Joinery Specialist Tim Phelps. Tim was brought in to train the group in historic joinery restoration, and he commented that he was surprised at how quickly they had taken his training onboard, and how naturally they had taken to the process.


Revamp of Rochdale Town Hall unveiled

Only a few weeks to go now.

Absolutely incredible project to be part of.

Did you see Rochdale Town Hall on the BBC last night?


Manresa House Complete!

Our project in Birmingham has come to an end with a total project value of £5.6m. Manresa House is owned by the Society of Jesus and functions as the provincial novitiate for the uk.

Sustainability was a fundamental part of the project and issues of energy reduction , generation, orientation and flexibility were key drivers of the project.


Please welcome our new apprentice members to the team!

Noah, Mckenzie, Jamie, Alex have been brought in for various roles from trainee site engineers to the joinery department.

JULY 2023

RIP David Smith

It is with great sadness to inform you that David Smith passed away last Saturday.

David has been at the helm of the company since 1978 where the company has grown from a small plumbing and heating company to 30 million pound construction company.

The core to this success is family values which is imbedded within the company.

David’s wishes were for the company to continue its progression which as a family we will strive to ensure will go from strength to strength.

Fiona, Matthew, Nicola and Michael would like to thank everyone who have sent their condolences. They have received countless phone calls, emails texts, flowers, meals, thoughts and prayers.

These have been most comforting in this difficult time and a reminder of the impact David had on so many,

Details for David’s funeral

Friday the 28th July
2pm Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich.
2.45pm – 3pm A lap of Sedgley Park rugby club
3.30pm Radcliffe crematorium ( Restricted to family)
4.30pm Sedgley Park rugby club to celebrate David’s life.

Dress code: No black.

If you wish to send flowers please make a donation instead to “SicKids charity” –

MAY 2023

Bury College Completed!

The £9.25m project has been competed. The state-of -the-art facilities include a laboratory, simulated hospital ward, replicated domestic home, immersive digital environment, Esports suite and advanced IT suites to support students in their practical learning. The development reinforces the College’s presence in the town, whilst enlivening the streetscape and significantly improving the public realm. The project has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.

MAY 2023

Haigh Hall Is Go!
We are delighted to have been awarded the contract with Wigan Council for the external repair and restoration of Haigh Hall. The Grade II* Listed Hall, currently on Historic England’s ‘At Risk Register’, is revered by local people as Wigan’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’ and has been at the heart of their history for over 900 years. This initial phase of work forms part of the Council’s wider ambitious plan to fully restore and repurpose this iconic heritage asset, transforming the dilapidated empty shell into a cultural visitor destination of national significance.