We were approached by our good friends Villain & Co. to help out with some design and the development of a new corporate website for the construction firm, Knockbawn.
Knockbawn are a large scale groundworks construction specialist and they required a website which reflects their standing as one of the best within their field. The site should feel modern and clean, be responsive and have a simple backend CMS to allow them then ability to add new projects as they are completed.
We were provided with some initial designs by Villain but were asked to develop these into a more robust and responsive solution. Each page should be easy to read with short descriptive pieces of copy and large scale imagery showcasing exactly which services the company provide.
The projects needed to be highly visible on the homepage as these are what potential customers are truly interested in so we decided to place some of their latest projects prominently on the page. The next most important area of information for potential new clients is the ‘About’ section for which we created a highly visible pusher block to guide users to this section of the site.
The individual project detail pages were a crucial part of the site for the client as the most vital way of showcasing their range of skills and abilities within the construction industry and at the same time highlighting their proven track record in delivering large scale projects. As such we took great care in the design to ensure the template for these pages was simple to follow, positioning all key information prominently and providing an area for strong on-site photographs to speak for the service they provide.
The services page itself we broke down into their key provisions and streamlined the copy for these sections to make it simple and easy to digest for users and accompanied simply with a descriptive on-site photograph. We also built into the page a sub navigation which not only allows users to navigate to a specific sub-section quickly and easily but also allowed us to provide a specific link for each section despite being on a single page.
We created a WordPress backend as a simple and cost-effective CMS solution as the client only really required to update the projects section. However we took the opportunity to future proof the site by ensuring the majority of the pages and content are controlled via the CMS allowing easy updates to all elements in the future.
Although a relatively straightforward project we are extremely happy with the result and most importantly so are Knockbawn!