Construction world needs a feminine touch.
Have you ever thought of contracting a female plumber? Or having a lady re-wire your house? Think again. Women can be as good as men when it comes to construction. Or maybe even better.
“It’s still a challenge for a woman to decide to work in a building site. They know they will face a male dominated environment. But we have noticed that a mixed team works far better that an all-male team”
says Claudia Wimpenny, 5th generation of a family of builders. She has decided to open her own building firm, The Lady Builder, which deals with every aspect of the construction, from A to Z. “We have always worked in the construction sector in the north of England and when I decided to open a London branch I had to stand out from the crowd,” she says. She does this by getting to and from jobs in a fleet of pink Land Rovers, driven by nice ladies wearing pink helmets.
“When you have someone going in and out of your house you need to feel comfortable with this person,”
adds Claudia. “We have notice that a lady is more welcomed and makes people feel at ease. But we are not a women-only company. We welcome men as well”. Just as long as they “behave”.