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24 years

Our Company

Modebest is a leading UK Construction Company specialising in Groundworks, Reinforced Concrete Frames, Civil Engineering and Builders Work. We offer a specialised construction product tailored to the client’s requirements.

Essence of our Business


Our company was established in 1994 by Albert Dravins and Eamonn Scanlon who have together gained over 50 years of experience throughout the industry. Since the inception of Modebest there has been controlled sustained growth in turnover, the services we offer, the acquisition of state of the art plant, cranes, concrete pumps and falsework systems, and the employment of highly qualified, experienced key staff and personnel. Read More

Working in SAFEMODE

We implement a policy of ‘Safety First’ and our own bespoke working safely behavioural culture which we call ‘SAFEMODE’. We have created this in-house initiative in order to ensure that all of our site personnel endorse a working safely behavioural culture. We demand that we work safely without compromise in everything that we do; it’s at the core of our business.

We prioritise the wellbeing of our people and we are committed to sending them home safe and sound everyday by nurturing a behavioural culture that lives and breathes health and safety.

Low Carbon and Sustainable Construction

We are committed to the Government’s Construction 2025 Strategy for the industry, which incorporates the objectives and forward thinking with respect to low carbon and sustainable construction. We embrace the earlier reform construction initiatives instigated by the Latham, Egan and Wolstenholme reports.

Embedded within our construction processes are the mechanisms to ensure that low carbon and sustainable solutions are promoted, ensuring that these parameters are kept to the fore and that these considerations are first on the agenda throughout the planning, procuring and through the construction process on site.

We aim to deliver a fully incorporated strategic approach to enable the maximisation of low carbon and sustainable construction to all aspects of our specialised field of operations and we are committed to protecting the future interests of all stakeholders in the projects that we construct in the built environment. We aim to deliver the promise that we offer, to the satisfaction of our client, in order to construct a better, low carbon and sustainable product.

We are committed to meeting the environmental sustainability targets as set out in the Paris Climate Change Agreement and other legislation. We are committed to implementing best practice as defined in the strategy for low carbon and sustainable construction for waste management, consumption of natural resources, carbon footprint reductions, energy savings, technological advances and BREEAM compliance. We are committed to increasing profitability by using resources more efficiently and by securing opportunities offered by sustainable products or methods of working.

Smart Construction and Digital Design

We are committed to having the capability of providing smart construction and digital construction. We embrace the ‘Digital Built Britain’ agenda.

We are in business to simplify the construction process. We always endeavour to continually innovate and make the process safer by using smart construction and digital construction techniques.

Our People

We want to maintain and further enhance our reputation by being the best in our specialised field and by making a difference through our people.

We are committed to increasing capability in our workforce and creating a safer industry. We are committed to a process of continuous measurable training for the development of our personnel as we recognise that the most important and valuable resource is our people. We will invest in the training of our people in order to ensure that they possess the skills, qualifications and experience to deliver a better product to match our client’s needs.

We actively encourage a work-life balance for all our people and we want to be a company that our people will be proud to work for. We are committed to equal opportunity, we offer apprenticeships and we sponsor graduates. We value our people and we take great pride in assisting them to reach their full career potential.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equal opportunity in all facets of our business. We embrace diversity and we promote equality of opportunity; these are embedded in our day to day working practices.

We recognise the great benefits in having a diverse workforce with different backgrounds, solely based on ability.


We are a forward thinking company with an open mind, ready to embrace new opportunities and we are innovative to suit our client’s needs.

We recognise that by implementing innovation best practices it will drive our business success and that we will grow organically. We are activating the following innovation practices:

  1. Creating a culture of innovation in our people
  2. Engendering our people to create impactful ideas
  3. Adapting new Smart Construction techniques and methods of construction
  4. Purchasing the most suitable and innovative tower cranes, concrete pumps, excavation plant, tipper lorries, reinforced concrete frame equipment and falsework systems
  5. Incorporating effective innovation management software, such as:
  • Biometric Workforce Management system
  • Integrated Digital design software incorporating 3 and 4D modelling and recording as-built data
  • Estimating and Cost Control software


We are a successful, solid business, financially strong, well established and trading for 24 years.

Since the inception of Modebest there has been controlled sustained growth in turnover, the services we offer, the acquisition of state of the art plant, cranes, concrete pumps and falsework systems, and the employment of highly qualified, experienced key staff and personnel.

We have grown in a controlled and steady manner maintaining a secure balance sheet culminating in a robust business.

We will continue to make wise business decisions, to keep making a fair profit and to grow the business organically adding value for our shareholders and people.

Certification & Accreditation

We maintain our excellent list of company certifications & accreditations and we strive to achieve more.

We have attained the following list of certifications & accreditations to date:

  • Quality Management System Registered to BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015
  • Environmental Management System Registered to BS EN ISO 14001 : 2015
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard Registered to BS OHSAS 18001:2007
  • CHSG approved, Member of the Construction Health and Safety Group
  • Member of the Safe Contractor Approved Scheme
  • CHAS approved, Member of The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
  • ACHILLES approved, Building Confidence empowered by Achilles
  • Construction-line Supply Chain Approved
  • EXOR approved, Bronze +, for our Compliance and Procurement Policies
  • SMAS approved, Work-safe Contractor member
  • DELTA approved installer of waterproofing membrane systems
  • FORS Silver approved, Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme
  • Plant Operators License for our Modebest Fleet
  • Take Five Network, member of Safe Method of Working
  • Builders Profile, Premium member of Builders Profile
  • NRSWA certification for all operatives working on Roads and Street Works Projects
  • Environment Agency approved, Upper Tier Carrier / Broker / Dealer for waste disposal
  • CONSTRUCT approved, member of Construct
  • Concrete Society approved


Our individuality provides those points of difference of our business that sets us apart from our competitors. Together with our core values, these brand attributes distinguish us in the marketplace.

Our distinctive brand attributes are:

  • We are a successful, solid business, financially strong and established for 23 years
  • Our two owners, Albert Dravins and Eamonn Scanlon, are our joint managing directors; they are natural leaders, they make a difference and they run our business daily
  • We demand that we work safely without compromise in everything that we do; it’s at the core of our business. We implement a working safely behavioural culture through our initiative SAFEMODE
  • We prioritise client focus; it’s at the core of our business
  • We have a non-adversarial approach to business
  • We are friendly, approachable, courteous and respectful
  • We operate in four distinctive yet complimentary fields enabling us to offer a one-stop-shop to our clients
  • We grow organically through innovation driven by our client’s needs
  • We are forward thinking and we implement innovation best practices
  • We have a flexible approach to working and contractual arrangements with our clients
  • We construct a quality, environmentally sustainable, better product at a fair price
  • We have the technical ability to deliver value engineering, alternative methods of construction, smart construction and digital design
  • We have the capability in-house of designing and constructing temporary works solutions and mini-piling
  • We retain all of our own personnel, staff and modern plant enabling us to carry out all of our operations in-house
  • We have our own tower cranes which enables us to be self-sufficient on our projects
  • We have our own concrete pumps which enables us to be self-sufficient on our projects
  • We have our own tipper lorries which enables us to be self-sufficient on our projects
  • We own a dedicated yard for our plant which we also use as a central storage are for material distribution to restricted space sites
  • We are a registered installer for specialist waterproofing systems
  • We have excellent accreditations that we are proud of and which demonstrate our credibility and our capability to construct a quality product without compromising safety
  • We are a ‘can-do’ company who value long term relationships and repeat business; we are dependable and will deliver on our promises


We work for a diverse group of Clients engaged in the following list of sectors (both private and public) within the construction industry:

  • Agriculture
  • Commercial
  • Education
  • Framework Agreement Contracts for Public bodies
  • Health and Science
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure and Transport
  • Public Buildings
  • Recreational and Leisure
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Utilities

Here are some of the Clients that we have worked with.



Latest News

16th September 2018

Charity Bicycle Run from London to Brighton

Modebest team take part in demanding cycle run from Clapham Common to Brighton in aid of Centrepoint Read more...

5th September 2018


Modebest Builders are proud to be supporting the BBC DIY SOS programme as they build a brand-new home for the Dale Youth Boxing Club. Read more...

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Current Workforce


Projects Completed



Recent Projects

Harbour Central, London Docklands

Groundwork and RC Frames


Telegraph Works, Greenwich



Lewisham Gateway, Phase 1B



Colindale Phase 4 – Former British Newspaper Library

Groundwork and RC Frames


“Our vision is to be a company that our clients will want to work with, rely on and that our personnel will be proud to work for. A company with an open mind ready to embrace new opportunities, innovative and driven to deliver a safer, low carbon and sustainable product”

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Specialists in: Groundworks | RC Frames | Civil Engineering
Specialists through: Expertise | Innovation | Competence | Safety