For over 20 years, Brital Rkg Ltd specialises in the installation and repair of high performance Aluminium glazing systems encompassing windows, doors, shop fronts and curtain walling. Continuous growth has seen the company become a major supplier of architectural Aluminium, Glass and Louvre systems throughout the UK and Ireland.
With a workforce of 20-plus staff, the firm works as a subcontractor to many main contractors throughout supplying bespoke systems across a arrange of sectors.
Managing Director, Dave Grigg, has faced a number of legal challenges during his 38 years in construction, a significant amount arising whilst owner/managing director of Brital Rkg Ltd. Being faced with a specific legal challenge last year, Dave was forced to seek legal advice and contacted the NLC. Following initial discussions and having discovered more about the unique service and subscription based approach, he signed up to the consortium for 12 months
Dave explained: “I’ve had lots of experience working with various solicitors but few have specialised in construction. It’s this in-depth knowledge that I have been looking for and have undoubtedly found it in the NLC.
“For a flat monthly fee, we are able to access unlimited specialist construction legal advice. We have had several issues that have been resolved by the NLC via email, telephone and in a formal mediation setting. One of these cases alone has paid for the annual NLC subscription – this is the best money that I’ve spent in quite some time.
“Alongside many other subcontractors in the industry, I find time and time again that customers withhold payment particularly on final payment. In a typical case of subbie bashing, main contractors will ‘try their luck’ in the knowledge that the sub-contractor often won’t have the resources or finances in place to challenge this.
“This is a brilliant concept that enables businesses similar to mine to be able to tackle any legal situation. I have recently renewed my membership for the following 12 months and can’t recommend the NLC more and would suggest any sub-contractor join. By being a member the subcontractor has the confidence and security to address any legal situation and not feel oppressed and overshadowed by the often more powerful main contractor.
It really is a case of David now having the resources to tackle Goliath.