The company was created in March 2011 by experienced project manager Rafael Delimata.
“Construction has been my passion since I received my first set of LEGO. After five years as a project manager for different construction companies I no longer wanted to cut corners to save time and money. Working on projects where the client had to pay for the main contractor’s mistakes and inefficiencies and still end up with poor quality homes was depressing. I was struggling to find another innovative construction company which would share my values for sustainability, quality and honesty which motivated me to set up Bow Tie Construction Ltd.”
In 2019 We commenced a two Passivhaus projects for bere:architects and two further low-energy projects. We entered and won an invitational design competition to fund creation of the concept design for an Energiesprong net zero carbon retrofit solution for low to mid-rise apartment buildings. We took on our first CAD technician and delivered our first 3D coordinated building. We were impacted by coronavirus but none of our sites closed.
We started of the year with a three month research and development project funded by Innovate UK. This has gone on to be used within Innovate UK as a demonstrator for how retrofit research work should be carried out. BowTieSprong was a finalist in the sustainability catergory of the constructing excellence awards. We formed a strategic partnership with Osborne Property Services Limited to co-deliver 270 Energiesprong retrofits for Sutton Housing Partnership over two years as part of the Retrofit Accelerator Homes Innovation Partnership administered by Turner & Townsend on behalf of the GLA.
Over the last 7 years we have built an experienced and innovative office team and eight (4-6 people each) site teams which are the construction equivalent of the British SAS. This approach differentiates us from other construction companies in the market who rely heavily on lowest price subcontractors who change during the job as well as from job-to-job. We have developed a network of trusted subcontractors who take ownership of their work and, like us, are passionate about their work. We provide continuity throughout our projects to guarantee quality of workmanship and knowledge and experience on site.
We are recognised by our clients and partners for our excellent technical knowledge on insulation, building fabric, mechanical and electrical systems as well as for innovative approaches to project management and control. We use very high quality components for all our projects.