NAW 2021: Why I chose an apprenticeship

“I chose an apprenticeship as I’m not the type of person who likes to learn new things from books. I prefer to learn by physically doing something. “The main benefits are that you can earn while you learn, both knowledge wise and financially. You learn skills that will help you throughout...

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NAW 2021: Apprentices are the lifeblood of our business

It’s National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) and as a business that’s been taking on apprentices for more than 50 years, we’ve experienced the benefits first hand. Founded by my grandfather in 1950, REL has always recognised the need to train and support tomorrow’s tradesmen. One of the first...

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REL Celebrates 70th Anniversary

REL Building Services is celebrating a huge milestone with 70 years of business under its belt. Over the last seven decades, the family-owned M&E contractor has honed a strategy that has seen it focus on specialist sectors, forge strong relationships with leading main contractors, and secure M&E...

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REL Completes M&E Package for £34M College Building

REL Building Services has completed the M&E package for a new £34 million campus at Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC). The state-of-the-art building, which was built by ISG, welcomed its first students in February 2020. Targeted to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, it features five floors...

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REL awarded M&E package for £20m school refurbishment

Willmott Dixon has appointed REL Building Services to deliver an M&E package as part of a £20m project to refurbish and expand a secondary school in Romford, Essex. The contract will require building services to be sensitively designed and installed within a Grade II listed building at Royal...

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Our response to Covid-19 - updated

Like all construction businesses, we have faced many challenges over the last few weeks. On 23 March 2020, we paused all our site operations to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. Following the integration of the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating...

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Rel Named A Finalist In Construction News Specialists Awards

REL Building Services is in the running to be named MEP Specialist of the Year at the Construction News Specialists Awards 2020. Construction News’ expert panel of 69 judges – with representatives from each of the top 25 biggest UK contractors – determined the shortlist with the finalists now...

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Willmott Dixon awards REL £1.9m M&E contract

Willmott Dixon has selected REL Building Services to deliver the M&E package for a new £12m facility at the University of Hertfordshire. Part-funded by the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the three-storey ‘Business Hub’ is due to be completed in 2020. Designed by Bond Bryan,...

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ISG appoints REL for multi-million-pound M&E contract

ISG has awarded REL Building Services the M&E contract for a £34 million project at Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC). The contract follows extensive design work carried out by REL during the pre-construction stage of the scheme. It will see the M&E contractor install an extensive range of...

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