About Us

About Us

Ruddy is a world-class bespoke joinery manufacturer and multi trade fit-out specialist undertaking multi-million pound contracts for high-end projects within the commercial, prime residential, residential & leisure sectors.

We own offices in central London and two fully equipped freehold factories in Flitwick Bedfordshire, from where we carry out bespoke joinery manufacture including the design, production and assembly of our Rudwall washroom solution.

Advanced in-house design capabilities combined with a highly skilled workforce supported by modern manufacturing technology, has meant best quality, value and on time delivery have become synonymous with Ruddy Joinery.

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We believe and actively demonstrate that collaboration and partnership with our client base is of the upmost importance.

We engage with every client on the basis they are the life blood of our existence and the platform for continued success.

Our focus is on developing a thorough understanding of the needs of our clients’ and delivering value and excellence to ensure at all times we outperform against their expectations.

Being one of the UK’s premier bespoke joinery manufacturers and multi trade interior fit-out specialists, ensures we are the chosen contractor for the majority of all Blue-Chip construction companies.

Our continuous improvement approach combined with experience and capabilities accrued over the last four decades has allowed Ruddy to develop their central business strategy to always strive to be the best and showcase consistent achievements at this highest level in key areas such as safety, sustainability, environmental, occupational health, design, quality, cost and delivery.

With an outstanding low level of staff turnover, we pride ourselves in the care taken and training provided to develop and maintain a highly skilled, professional and dedicated work force. The result is a work force committed to ‘Right First Time’ and a ‘Can Do’ attitude presenting the opportunity for Ruddy to offer exceptional service levels to their client base.

We are a family based company with a family ethos and the integrity which that brings.

Consideration

  • Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do
  • FSC / PEFC Chain of Custody Certified & ISO 14001: 2004 Certified
  • Timbers used from sustainable sources only
  • Manufacturing processes geared to reduce waste and work with recyclable materials at every opportunity
  • Material miles kept to the minimum
  • Employment and training of local workers including 12 apprentices

Dedication

  • We are continually investing in the training of our staff
  • Apprentice training programme to train young craftsmen
  • Ongoing mentoring system for qualified apprentices
  • Culture of initiative and ‘can do’ attitude

Safety

  • We believe that Ruddy employees and all those affected by our work have a right to expect that every effort will be made to ensure their safety

Our Mission

  • To deliver quality joinery, carpentry and fit-out solutions to an agreed budget, within an agreed timeframe supported by the selection of highly experienced work teams who adopt a proactive personable and professional approach

Established in 1964

  • Manufacturing, supply & fit-out service
  • 82,000 ftat two factories in Bedfordshire
  • Satellite offices in London
  • 65 factory craftsmen
  • 200 site fixing staff
  • 28 in house designer / draughtsmen
  • Experienced site management team

Training

  • Ruddy have a long history of training apprentices in carpentry and joinery stretching back over 20 years, reaping the benefits as numerous apprentices are still employed by the company to this date, including several that have progressed to supervisory and management roles within the organisation.

Local labour

  • Ruddy have been actively involved in assisting developers of large projects, such as New Providence Wharf, Pan Peninsular, 5 Broadgate, One Tower Bridge , Battersea Power Station etc, and meeting their requirements by recruiting apprentices, labourers and skilled workers from the community local to these projects.

Local Supplier Spend

  • To assist the local communities and provide local employment opportunities, Ruddy have fostered longstanding supply chain partnerships to achieve a programme for identifying and using local distribution branches closest in distance to each project site.
  • Every care is taken when selecting suppliers to ensure that their policies are in line with Forest Stewardship Council guidelines.
  • Where this is not available an equivalent internationally recognised, globally applicable, certification system for wood management is obtained.
  • Where we undertake projects incorporating materials other than timber, we ensure that suppliers have an environmental policy that displays a responsible approach to the protection of our environment.

Ruddy Joinery Limited (RJL) rely upon this statement, where necessary, for the purpose of complying with their individual annual reporting requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The aim of this policy statement is to communicate our responsibilities and highlight the risks that modern slavery and trafficking pose to our business, clients and supply chain. Ruddy Joinery as a family business is a joinery and fit-out contracting company, providing manufacturing and contracting services to the UK market. Our supply chain is comprised of contractors, service providers, producers of materials and manufacturers of mechanical, electrical and other products used in the construction process.

Integrity is one of the core values under which RJL operates. RJL is committed to being a responsible business and to upholding high ethical standards in all our operations, including those of our supply chains, wherever they may be from. Our commitments are summarised in our Health and Safety and Responsible Materials Procurement Policies. The Global Slavery Index presents significant evidence that highlights the risk that labour standards issues could be present in construction supply chains, in the production of construction materials, delivery of construction activities and through the provision of professional services equipment such as laptops and phones. To identify and mitigate the risks of slavery and human trafficking, RJL takes the following focussed approach to the procurement of labour, goods and services:

  • Identification of issues and risks
  • Collaboration with our clients, peers and suppliers
  • Clear definition and contractual communication of our expectations
  • Review and assessment of supplier compliance
  • The resolution of challenges through training and supplier development.

RJL’s pre-qualification system is audited by Achilles Building Confidence and is currently being integrated within our internal management system. These tools assess suppliers against labour standards, health and safety, environmental and business ethics criteria, identifying issues and risks. Where issues are identified, RJL will works with suppliers to seek resolution through training and development. If the issue is deemed serious and/or is not capable of remediation RJL will remove the supplier from our supply chain unless and until the issue is fully resolved. We recognise that certain jurisdictions are considered high risk and have different legal and cultural frameworks. We work with clients and suppliers to understand the risks and mitigate them within the parameters of local law. RJL also provides specialist guidance to project procurement teams where there are deemed to be significant risks. In further support of this, we have developed guidance on modern slavery and trafficking in two key areas of activity:

  • Procurement of materials and services
  • Supervision of operatives / workers

Where staff have concerns around issues of forced labour, human rights, recruitment practices or exploitation, they are encouraged and expected to report concerns to management. All reports will be investigated by the Managing Director.

We will continue to review and evolve our approach as we gain further understanding of the risks presented by our business activities and suppliers and in line with guidance published by the UK Government. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes RJL’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2017.

For and on behalf of Ruddy Joinery Limited

Alan Ruddy
Managing Director
21st February 2017

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Client Testimonials

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BESPOKE COMMERCIAL WASHROOM SOLUTIONS

DESIGN – MANUFACTURE – INSTALL

Rudwall is a leading manufacturer of bespoke commercial washrooms solutions. They are passionate & driven to deliver the desired effect, quality and intricate design that exceeds the expectations of their clients. Rudwall employs and trains the required in-house trades, ensuring that that the final product is of a very high standard.

Quality is controlled through excellent communications between all of these skills, and between clients’, architects, engineers, main contractors and interfacing trades.