About Us

Flint Construction was formed in July 1994 by Andrew Newman, John Privett and Nigel Hicks. John and Nigel have since retired from construction and the company is now run by Andrew as Managing Director.

The company is keen to promote training and have suitably qualified staff at all levels. Details of the key staff are listed below.

Andrew Newman  Managing Director & Estimator

Andrew Newman trained with a regional contractor, specialising in contracts management and estimating. In May 1989 he attained Corporate Member status of The Chartered Institute of Building and has since been made a Fellow (FCIOB), which has allowed the company to join the Chartered Building Company Scheme. He now has 40 years of experience in various types of construction.

Sam Orbell  Director & Contracts Manager

Sam Orbell is a contracts manager. He spent two years as a carpenter before entering management. He is a English graduate and has a MSc in Conservation of the Historic Environment. He has completed a three year Graduate Diploma in Construction Management and is a member of The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB). Sam has experience in new & refurbishment domestic projects and commercial projects.

Ross Brudenell  Director & Contracts Manager

Ross Brudenell undertook a bricklaying apprenticeship with the company, including “Trowel Award” for bricklaying apprentice of the year. He then went on to attain HNC in Construction Management and has now completed a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management at Southampton Solent University. He is a Member of the Institute of Construction Management (MIConstM).  He has various experience of new build and refurbishment of domestic projects.

Jonathan Newman  Director & Quantity Surveyor

Jonathan Newman has worked for the family business since leaving school. He completed his HNC, followed by a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management Construction Management at Southampton Solent University. He has experience of working on site as well as the office in a variety of new build and refurbishment projects.

The contracts managers have a team of 6 site managers and around 20 carpenters, plumbers, bricklayers, decorators,  ground workers and labourers, all directly employed and controlled. They also have access to a tried and tested group of labour only subcontractors who assist us on a regular basis.

We subcontract some trades, namely electrical works, plastering and roofing, using the same tried and tested contractors on each project.

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