Overview - What We Do
ARVAG Group is a multidisciplinary property renovation hub designed to cater for full refurbishment projects and renovations. We provide all means necessary to oversee and undertake whole projects from procurement to completion.
Our company divisions include, building and construction (including licenced asbestos contractors), electrical services (including an out of hour’s emergency service), FRA works (Fire Risk Assessments/Repairs), plumbing, pest control, and environmental services.
With our property management expertise, high levels of customer service and meticulous property knowledge we are a reliable, efficient and professional service trusted by numerous household names.
In recent years, we have grown the business to include Fire Risk Assessments, Project Works and Electrical Works.
Most recently, we have begun to offer our clients an Out of Hours service, allowing our clients to be assured that we can provide the same level of service provided during regular business hours, outside of business hours and on weekends.
This could be as small as a smashed socket to a bigger repair such as a building with no power.
The Out of Hours service is suited for clients in commercial properties, schools and multi-story buildings that require 24 hour support.
"We aim to undertake whatever is required in order to prepare an empty property for re-letting, to spec and on time."
We can handle everything from cleaning and minor repairs right through to full refurbishment.
Full refurbishment projects (planning, overseeing and undertaking) these include:
- Property refits (established clients include various buildings within the education sector, health sector and high-end blue chip companies.)
- Full rebuilds following fire damage, bringing the property back to a lettable standard.
- Comprehensive maintenance service (including cleaning and minor repairs)
- Thorough cleaning and sanitation; including graffiti removal and overcoming pest infestations.
- Fire Risk Assessments, rectifying non-compliant properties where required. Please see below.
We typically deploy two-person teams for hands-on work, with progress monitored and checked on completion by our own supervisors.
If we discover additional tasks that are required, we will liaise with you to get them signed off and carry them out as part of our works.
Our Investment in Staff
The ARVAG Group includes over 130 full-time staff with a fleet of 40 vehicles. All staff are fully qualified, DBS checked and undergo a rigorous induction process before sent to projects to ensure we provide the very best service to our clients. All staff are provided with continued and up to date staff training to ensure we are at the forefront of any developments within the construction industry.
We recognise and value our electrical apprentices, providing them with the means to become JTL qualified and progress successfully within the team. We also welcome training ideas and suggestions from staff and in many cases, we will pay for the entire team to attend. Recent courses we have taken part in include; RAKO intelligent lighting, sharps collection and lead removal training.
Our Management Structure
Daniel has over 20 years experience in running various businesses, starting his working life as buyer for a construction company, he has the ability and skill set to build the team here at Arvag. Being key in recruiting all the key management team. His role within the business tends to be a commercial role securing new business, clients and agreeing rates and costs for the projects. He is very proud of the staff and client retention within the business, and will continue with the growth of the company.
Perry is our highly motivated void manager with considerable experience in managing void contracts for some of the country’s leading social housing providers. Perry also has previous experience in reactive repairs, planned maintenance, cyclical programmes, decent homes, stock condition surveys and disrepair.
Perry is a key player in our management team and is responsible for delivering all aspects of void properties.
Freddie is our NICEIC Principle Duty Holder and a Qualified Electrical Engineer with 16 years’ experience in electrical installations, from Domestic Dwellings to Large Commercial Projects. He is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology who is a motivated and conscientious member of the team who is both friendly and dependable.
Matt has been working in the industry for over 15 years and has worked in several different areas of electrical installation ranging from small domestic properties to large industrial units. His roles include meeting with clients on projects, dealing with issues that may occur, helping out the electricians using his experience and knowledge as well as office duties. He is a qualified electrical tester and also one of the QS's to the electrical department.
Steve Templeman is our Operations Director who has been in the industry for 30 years, covering various different projects from housing to high end commercial. Steve is involved from start to finish, to assist our management with his knowledge and tireless energy to make sure all projects are of a high end quality that we promote as a company.
A very assertive person yet easy to get along with, Steve is a good listener and communicator. This helps him collect all the details from the client to make sure they end up with a finished project just the way they intended.
Apest Refurbishments covers the whole of London for its Domestic and Commercial Services no matter how big or small.
We have a large team of fully trained employees and a fleet of company vehicles to ensure that we can cover all of London and little beyond.
From North to South and East to West, our team have the expertise to complete your project on time, exceeding your expectations on quality and service.
Our other services
As a legal requirement, every building that's in a commercial environment must be legally compliant. Apest has been providing Fire Risk Assessments for the past five years.Find out more
Apest Refurbishments specialises in void works for housing associations, local councils and their commercial partners. We offer a genuine ‘one stop shop’ for void works.Find out more
Apest Refurbishments work with a range of blue chip clients, as well as providing high end project works for large commercial buildings.Find out more
Our Electrical department specialises in the complete installation of electrical work to a vast number of sectors including commercial buildings, private domestic and social housing.Find out more
Corporate Social Responsibility
Apest Refurbishments, is committed to the highest standards of social responsibility for every void works assignment that we manage.
Wherever possible, we aim to reduce the environmental impact of our work, for example through the use of solvent-free adhesives, water-based paints and other ‘green’ materials.
The administrative side of our business is run on ‘paperless office’ principles, insofar as is possible. We minimise our carbon footprint by using workers based as close to our clients’ properties as possible and sourcing from local suppliers.
Finally, we are committed to helping the communities where we work.
Recently, we refurbished a community centre free of charge, providing a clean and well-appointed space for local residents to meet and host events.