The Woodhouse Difference

Woodhouse Assurances

When organising an outdoor event, nothing can be left to chance. Success depends on meticulous planning, and anticipating every possible pitfall.

Over our decades of experience, we have developed the processes and procedures – and trained our people – to ensure your temporary structures are in the right place at the right time, and in the right condition.

The Five Woodhouse Assurances

With Woodhouse products and services, you have the peace of mind that comes from our five-part assurance:
  1. We provide experienced account management with a proven track record of reliable delivery.
  2. We respect our clients and their venues, and work sustainably.
  3. We employ skilled, professional foremen to lead our site teams.
  4. We install your selected structures safely and on time.
  5. We complete each contract to the expected high standard, enabling our clients to stage successful events.

Attention to detail from the start

We know how important it is that everything goes smoothly before, during and after the event. We begin by assessing your event and venue, and agreeing what hire equipment you need, and when.

Our venue inspections cover factors such as local site access, ground conditions and the presence of any obstructions or utilities. We guide you in selecting the right structures from Woodhouse’s expansive stock, and commit to supplying them.

When we have erected your structures, we prepare a handover certificate, confirming they are correctly installed and fit for purpose. Our site safety record is spotless, and we invest in training and refresher courses for our employees annually.

Your dedicated team

To give you one reliable, responsive point of contact, we appoint one of our skilled, professional site foremen to supervise your contract. Supported by a fully trained team, they manage the installation, ensuring it complies with the current MUTA Best Practice Guide 2018 and all relevant UK and EU industry standards.

Minimising disturbance

We understand the value of your venue. We treat your property with respect and consideration, and work cooperatively with your staff. On every contract, we plan ahead to minimise ground disturbance when erecting and dismantling structures – so your exhibitors and visitors see your venue in its best possible condition, and you can prepare it more easily for follow-on uses.

Equally, we take a serious approach to all aspects of sustainability – not only the environmental aspects of flora, fauna, watercourses and wildlife, but also keeping our work sites clean, and ensuring the safety and welfare of our employees. We are accredited to two important international standards: ISO 14001 for environmental management and ISO 20121 for event sustainability management. Our commitment to sustainability is rare in our industry sector, and Woodhouse is proud to lead the way.

Meeting safety regulations

As well as working to ISO sustainability standards, Woodhouse has experience of working under CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations 2015. At the London 2012 Summer Olympics, where CDM was mandatory, we carried out a major stabling installation following the strict procedures these regulations demand. So, for your event, you can be sure we continue to work to the highest safety standards.

Upholding best-practice guidelines

You can also gain reassurance from our long-standing MUTA membership. In fact our trade body MUTA is celebrating its centenary this year and our Managing Director, Tony Marsh is proud to have served as its president from 2007-14.

Only the best, most reliable suppliers of temporary structures are MUTA members, signed up to a rigorous code of practice, providing a professional standard of workmanship, and maintaining public liability insurance of at least £1 million. In Woodhouse’s case, we carry £10 million of insurance to cover the full range and large-scale events we supply.

We follow our industry-leading, trade sector-specific body MUTA’s Best Practice Guide 2018, and submit ourselves to independent inspection. So when you choose Woodhouse as your event contractor, you know you’re not taking a risk.

Assurances

When organising an outdoor event nothing can be left to chance. Get peace of mind width our five-part assurances

Innovations

Innovation is vital to successful events. We are always looking at ways to improve our products and develop new ones.

Sustainability

From our base to your event, we handle design, manufacturing, resourcing, maintenance and logistics.

History

We are proud of our heritage as a leading industry contractor. Discover over a century of experience here.

  • As the dust begins to settle on RWHS 2016 & HMQ90 I just wanted to pass on a personal thank you for everything that you did individually and the part your teams played in this years double event.

    Thank you for making it an event to remember forever and my role within the project a lot less challenging and stressful than it could have been.

    The Queens 90th Birthday Celebration & Royal Windsor Horse Show

    Harry Guthrie, Production Manager - 2016

  • L H Woodhouse was a pleasure to work with and generally, I think your installation went really well.

    You managed to comply with all of our requirements and maintained the programme throughout. It was evident to us that you had not worked on a strict CDM site before but it did not take long for you to respond and work in a safe manner at the speed the programme required. Your product appeared well received and well-constructed and we wish you success in your future ventures. Thanks from all the team at ISG.

    London Olympics

    David Fisher, Venue Delivery Project Manager ISG Principal Contractor

  • The temporary stable barns designed by Woodhouse for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games were excellent and part of the success of the Games.

    The size of the stables, the width of the aisles and the quality of finish all contributed greatly to the horses’ comfort and safety.

    London Olympics

    Will Connell MBE, GBR Equestrian Team Leader

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