Restoring and beautifying London's most prestigious homes with love for almost 100 years.

Monday, 24 May 2010

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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Bastows: truly Making London Beautiful
We have today had a wonderful message from Julian Maslinski, Chair of the Westminster Tree Trust. We have supported the work of the Trust to plant trees in areas of London in desperate need of greenery.
As part of the latest tree planting initiative, 53 trees have been planted in Weymouth Street, W1, which crosses Hallam Street, where 40 trees were planted in 2009.
This follows our work with Julian and his colleagues to plant trees at a SW1 primary school in 2009, which we hear are thriving thanks to the children at the school who have learnt so much about the different types in place that they have adopted responsibility for their care.
Bastows are proud to support the scheme by donating trees, and delighted to work with the Trust to truly help to Make London Beautiful.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Considerate Constructors' Scheme Awards 2010

Bastows excel at the 2010 CCS Awards in London

We are proud to announce that we were the recipients of a Bronze award and a further Gold award at the ceremony on Thursday 6 May, held at Plaisterers Hall in the City of London.

The Bronze award was given in recognition of the outstanding performance of our project team working at 20-40 Ebury Bridge Road, SW1, led by the Site Manager Uzejir 'Chupo' Zecevic and assisted by Site Manager Vasil Lyutov. Both made their way to the stage and collected the award with pride in a job well done, knowing that they truly delighted the residents of the houses.

We were then presented with a Gold award for our work at 50-62 Eaton Square, SW1, encompassing repair and redecorations to 12 homes comprising several self-contained flats.

This award was received by Site Managers Elvis Caniparu and Almir Mujagic. Whilst they were on stage it as also announced that we were also the recipients of a highly prestigious National award for operating one of the Top 5 Most Considerate Sites in the UK for this project.

This is remarkable- the CCS attracts the participation of some of the 'big players' in our industry, and we were heartily applauded by all present for our clear sense of commitment to the wellbeing of residents, workforce and our environment as Elvis and Almir were presented with the trophy and certificate. The sense of something very special having happened was palpable, and despite the overcast day, the beautiful venue suddenly seemed very sunny indeed!

Understandably, we are delighted and so very proud of the efforts made by our Family. We are so proud that our planning, hard work and dedication to Making London Beautiful has been rewarded in this way; for a company of our size to achieve this is truly outstanding... but for a Family of our calibre, it's well deserved!

You can read more about our 2010 awards at

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Haute Couture!

This Summer's must have accessories!
We can unveil the 2010 Bastows Ready to Wear Collection- this year's must have accessories for the discerning safe and responsible worker-about-town.
Created with painstaking detail to ensure the wearer remains safe, visible and identifiable both on site and in the local environs.

Monday, 3 May 2010

We can finally share...

... the fantastic news that Bastows has rebranded to reflect our growth and to drive the business into the future.

Above you'll see our new logo which has been created to reflect the values of the business as well as the way we work.

The BLACK represents how we plan carefully at every stage of a project; how we take into account every impact we may have, and consider everyone that may be affected by our actions and works. It reflects how we plan for the future, investing in our people, projects and relationships to create lasting value wherever and whoever we work with.

BLUE stands for how we deliver; there are many experienced and skilled contractors out there in our market, but we deliver something more than just a completed project, to the agreed contract sum- we give peace of mind to all we work with and for.

RED illustrates the love we have for what we do and the people we call Family. We take great pride in our skills, our people and our projects. We care for people as well as buildings, and show consideration, respect and love for everyone we come into contact with.

We hope you enjoy visiting our new website, launching at 8am on May 4th, as well as our Twitter page at

We're also launchng a YouTube channel where we'll share information and ideas at

We look forward to sharing our future with you, and seeing our Family grow, develop and learn in the years to come.