Specialist in Structural Timber Installations

Investing in Training

Investing in Training

Mint Construction takes the training of its staff very seriously, ensuring all site operatives receive the correct and best quality training available. With the ever growing concerns over the health and safety of construction workers in the U.K, Mint Construction pride ourselves in being at the forefront of providing a safe working environment, minimising accidents and allowing works to run as smoothly as possible.

Mint Construction operates a comprehensive training programme with agreed training and development plans in place. This training is provided by the best organisations available to us. Training is essential for the future of our industry, both in terms of Health and Safety and Skills. A highly skilled workforce allows projects to run at a greater pace and allow for an overall smoother construction experience. Mint’s investment in training has developed the workforce to serve our clients at all levels. It has allowed our on site operatives to perform at the highest level, exceeding expectations time and time again.






Training / Qualifications

Training / Qualifications

The main areas of training are in the following categories:


  • CSCS Cards
  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
  • CPCS Slinger Signaller (A40)
  • CPCS Crane / Lifting Operations Supervisor (A62)
  • CPCS Appointed Persons – Lift Operations (A61)

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ)

  • Apprenticeship Programmes
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Timber Frame Construction

Health & Safety

  • IOSH Directing Safely
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Appointed Persons First Aid
  • Manual Handling Awareness
  • Fall Arrest Systems

Equipment / Plant

  • Paslode / Hilti Gun Training
  • Pedestrian Operated Tower Crane
  • Telescopic Handler
  • PASMA – Aluminium Scaffolding
  • IPAF – Elevated Platforms

Accreditations – ‘Installer of the Year’ STA Awards 2017

Accreditations – ‘Installer of the Year’ STA Awards 2017


Mint were contracted by KLH UK Ltd to install a new CLT, Glulam and steel structure at Stephen Perse Foundation School in the centre of Cambridge. The site is set within an urban context among two and three storey residential properties on Bentinck Street, Coronation Street and Panton Street.

Stephen Perse Foundation School extension consisted of CLT, Glulam and steel frame that was programmed to be completed in 15 weeks.

The building included 8 metre high CLT sports hall panels erected on top of a 3m high concrete plinth wall. The roof consisted of 3 piece steel trusses bolted together on site before installation . There were 3 types of trusses which were pre-tensioned to take specific loads. The flat roof consisted of CLT panels and a steel frame to form the roof top sports field.

The entrance area and student hub consisted of an intricate glulam and steel frame which when completed, gave the entrance a modern innovative feel.

The project was technically challenging. The Glulam structure was connected with hidden fixings and the beams had to be kept in pristine condition during construction. This was achieved by wrapping the beams in breather membrane to protect from sun bleach and water marks.  Approximately 65% of the classroom and sports hall walls were all visual. The panels were delivered face down to avoid sun bleaching. As each panel was installed, it was covered in a breather membrane to protect from sun bleach.

When the installation was complete, the breather membranes were removed and the panels were consistently the same colour saving hours of preparation. The steel roof trusses over the sports hall had to take different loads. Some took the load of the roof top sports field, others took the load of the additional classrooms. Each set of steel trusses were pre-tensioned to take the different loads. When first placed, they sat at different levels. Once the loadings were applied, the trusses sat at the same level. Each panel connection had a specific fixing method. These were detailed on individual sheets and strictly adhered to and checked by our on site team leader. The whole project was installed without any external scaffold with the use of scissor lifts, cherry pickers and temporary edge protection. The installation methodology was strictly adhered to avoid any risks to the operatives.