Meet Robert! Robert is an integral part of our team, and he is working towards his level 3 joinery qualification. Have a read of our latest blog to find out more about his role on site.


What’s your background and what brought you to us at Holroyd Homes?

Prior to coming to Holroyd Homes, I gained experience working as a laborer as well as in groundworks. I’d achieved a level 2 joinery apprenticeship in my previous role but then came to Holroyd Homes as it offered me more avenues and opportunities.

I’ve now been working with Holroyd Homes for approximately 9 months and I’m currently working towards my level 3 qualification which will enable me to be a fully qualified joiner.


Talk us through a typical week for you on site.

My role is varied and each morning I’ll liaise with the site manager to plan out a list of tasks for the day ahead. I work closely with the team and mainly work alongside Adam Devlin, joiner, to tackle the joinery aspects. The stage of the build determines if we are on with 1st or 2nd fix joinery items. Currently we’re doing the second fix joinery for a few of the phase 2 homes just before their new owners move in, so we’re putting the final additions in place such as the skirting boards and architraves. We’ll soon be moving up to the top end of site to start joinery on the three phase 3 homes and when the build is a little more progressed, we can put the first floors down and the roof trusses in place.

One day a week I’m at Kirklees College for my level 3 apprenticeship. This tends to be a mix of both hands-on learning in the workshop as well as attending lectures to learn about relevant regulations and health and safety aspects.


What do you enjoy about your job?

I really like working with the team and I feel comfortable enough to ask if I ever get stuck. It’s a great place to learn and I’m enjoying the type of work that I’m doing. I’m particularly enjoying working towards something where in another 15 months I’ll be a qualified joiner.


Why should someone buy a ‘Holroyd Home?’

The homes are unique inside, mainly because the kitchens and tiles are picked by the purchasers. I also really like that the homes have quality appliances and fittings that you don’t always get with new build homes such as a Quooker tap.

I love the setting that the homes are in. The homes at Fold Farm are surrounded by trees and nature yet are really light and airy inside – I’d like to live in one!


Tell us an interesting fact about yourself that not many people know.

I run my own business alongside my role at Holroyd homes and my apprenticeship. It’s a niche business that specializes in resonance sound systems which can be rented out for live music events. Maintaining and working on the speakers keeps me busy in my spare time!

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