Isle of Arran Distillery & Visitor Centre

Distillation Begins at the New Isle of Arran Distillery

Isle of Arran Distillery & Visitor Centre

Distillation Begins at the New Isle of Arran Distillery and Visitor Centre

BHC are now entering the final stages of construction at the new Isle of Arran Distillery and Visitor Centre, Lagg. The intricate geometric design of the two-storey building takes inspiration from Goatfell and the surrounding topography of the Isle of Arran.

The Distillery and Visitor centre is clad in Scottish Larch, natural stone cavity walling and textured precast concrete panels. Each element has a different support requirement due to their size, the exposed nature of the building and the coastal hillside location. The roof features a Bauder Sedum Blanker Green roof – commencing from ground level and rising to its undulating profile.

Production within the distillery has already commenced with the first cask being filled earlier this month. The Distillery and Visitor Centre is set to open its doors to the public later this year.


Site Painter

Job Opportunity: Site Painter – Vacancy Fulfilled

Site Painter

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland.

Due to continuous expansion we are looking for site-based paint touch up operatives. This position will be on our sites all over the UK.

Duties will include:-

  • Paint spraying using two pack and/or Intumescent application on heavy industrial steel components.
  • Spraying using airless pressure king pumps and hand application to a high-quality standard.
  • Touching up small areas of site damaged paint.
  • Prepping areas for painting.
  • Working to method statements and site restrictions.
  • Working to manufacturers recommended methods.

Requirements of the role:-

  • CSCS Card.
  • IPAF or CPCS Mewp card will be an advantage.
  • A working experience of spray and hand application of primer / Intumescent coatings processes and operations for structural steel would be an advantage for this role.
  • Must have a good work ethic, be reliable and flexible.
  • Can work independently or in a team.
  • Work will involve staying away from Monday to Friday with some weekends.
  • Good bill of health.
  • No dear of heights.
  • Training will be provided for the correct candidate.

Job Location – Varies.

Applications can be made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located on the recruitment page.

Apprentice Open Day

Apprentice Open Day 2019

Apprentice Open Day 2019

BHC are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our Annual Apprentice Open Day on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

At BHC, we offer a 4 year apprenticeship programme devised by the BCSA (British Constructional Steelwork Association).

The CRAFT apprenticeship is based on traditional methods of learning through workplace coaching and mentoring. The training has been developed by breaking down each role into separate elements, creating individual modules for each role into separate elements, creating individual modules for each course.

As an apprentice you will gain skills for life that also benefit our business, clients and the community.

Interested in attending our open day?

E-mail Nicola Young – – to register your interest.

Welders & Platers

Job Opportunity – Welders & Platers

Welders & Platers

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies supplying and erecting steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland.

Due to continuous expansion we are looking for experienced Welders and Platers to join our team at our Workshop in Carnwath.

Duties will include: –

  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings.
  • Measuring and marking out plates and sections for cutting, shaping and drilling.
  • Tacking welding fabricated parts together.

Requirements of the role:-

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as Industrial Welder/Plater.
  • Must be alert to the safety risks of using welding machinery, cutting tools and lifting/moving heavy sheets of metal.
  • Mig/Mag welding experience essential.
  • Have a clear understanding of detailed drawings.

Job location – Based at our Workshop in Carnwath.

Applications to be made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the Recruitment Page.


We’re featured in this month’s NSC!

We're featured in this month's NSC

The theme of this month’s New Steel Construction magazine is City-Centre regeneration with the lead story focusing on the re-development of the Edinburgh St James Centre.

Considered as one of the most significant construction and regeneration projects within the UK, the re-development of the Edinburgh St James Centre is set to drastically change the city of Edinburgh.

The regeneration project consists of one large steel frame sub-divided up by movement joints, many of which are located at either side of the 20 bridges that span the main semi-circular shopping centre. Concrete cores throughout the site provide the steel elements with their stability.

As of March 2019, BHC have now erected approximately one-third of steel work.

You can read all about the project and BHC’s involvement here:


Job Opportunity – Joiner – Vacancy Fulfilled


As part of our continued development, we are expanding our Housebuilding side of the the business. We currently have over 100 house to build and are seeking to add experienced Joiners to our team.

Duties will include:

  • Carry out various joinery works across a range of projects.
  • Ensure that all works undertaken are completed with due regard for quality, productivity and safety.
  • Manage, programme and organise own activities in conjunction with the Supervisor.
  • Working to strict dimensional and quality specifications.
  • Assess plans and or work schedules to ascertain exact material requirements.
  • Complete work according to targets and schedules.
  • Job will include working indoors and outdoors.

Experience and Skills required to be considered:

  • At least 5 years’ working experience as a joiner.
  • Experience in 1st and 2nd fix joinery.
  • Ability to read construction drawings.
  • Ability to work on your own making day to day decisions whilst providing a good level of workmanship under tight deadlines.
  • Can manage time effectively, ensuring all time-scales are met.
  • Able to work on your own initiative.
  • Experience of working on Domestic, Industrial, Commercial and Residential properties.
  • Applicants must have experience and be comfortable with working at heights.
  • CSCS Card.
  • Have a good eye for detail and an enthusiastic and professional manner.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Full UK Drivers license.

Job Location – South Lanarkshire.

Applications can be made using the BHC Job Enquiry form located at the bottom of the Recruitment page.

ESJ Apprentice

4th Year Apprentices visit Edinburgh St James

4th Year Apprentices visit ESJ

Last week a group of BHC’s 4th Year Apprentices got the exciting opportunity to tour the 1.7 million sq ft Edinburgh St James site.

Over 20 BHC apprentices are involved in the fabrication of the 15,000 tonnes of steelwork required for the project.

BHC offers the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s 4-year CRAFT apprenticeship. The scheme has been developed and designed by the industry for the industry with apprentices learning through module-based training.

Apprentice 1




Main Contract Civils Estimator

Job Opportunity – Main Contract / Civils Estimator – Vacancy Fulfilled

Main Contract Civils Estimator

BHC are an established contractor who have various divisions within their Company Group.

Our long-established Main Contract works division successfully uses the varied in-house resources of the group to offer clients a single point of contact for their project requirements whether it be traditional contracting, Design and Build or Full Turn Key developments.

We are currently seeking an Estimator with a Civils/Building background join our Main Contract estimating team.

Your key activities will include but not be limited to: 

  • Responsible for the preparation and subsequent negotiation of Tender submissions for Civil/Building projects.
  • Examine incoming tenders and review contract potential.
  • Measuring and ‘Quantity Take-Off’ from drawings.
  • Producing Bills of Quantities.
  • Sourcing pre-project information and analysing sub-contractor quotations, agreements and enquiries.
  • Build up tender price from first principles based on the scope of works, plans, specification, programme.
  • Cost planning.
  • Produce tender report in preparation for tender adjudication.
  • Attend pre and post contract interviews, client meetings etc.
  • Collect and distribute feedback.
  • Investigate cost effective and/ or alternative solutions.
  • Input data entry onto estimating software.
  • Comply with BHC ltd procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of latest techniques.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as required from time to time.

Required Experience and Qualifications should include:

  • Ideally with 5 years or more of proven estimating experience with large Civils or Main Contract companies.
  • An HNC or degree in Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering. Not critical for an experienced estimator.
  • Experienced with various forms of Contract, such as JCT and NEC, relevant Civils/Building works as well as various methods of measurement including SMM7 and NRM2.
  • Experience in Design & Build as well as other standard construction types of construction work.
  • A team player who is a confident communicator with all members of staff.
  • You must have excellent interpersonal skills; maintain good working relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers and have a personable character.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to adhere to strict deadlines on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Microsoft office proficient.
  • Ideally with experience in the use of Microsoft Project or other project programming software.
  • Estimating software experience, preferably Causeway.
  • Site experience is advantageous.

Job Location – Carnwath with some site visits

Applications can be submitted using the Job Enquiry form located on the Recruitment page.