Samac is a construction company specialising in the commercial property sector, both refurbishing and maintaining properties across London and the South East. The four key areas Samac work in are exteriors, refurbishment, maintenance and retail.
Samac briefed DC to design and build a new website which reflected their modern, stylish place in the construction industry.
The website needed to be highly informative and showcase the striking imagery of each of their construction projects.
It was also necessary for the site to be a content management system (CMS) so that the team at Samac would be able to update it with new case studies, clients and accreditations as and when they happened without having to pay ongoing maintenance costs.
For the creative concept, our talented designer Johnny decided to use the angles from the existing company logo as the focal point.
This allowed for a really clean, stylish look which is ultra-modern but shouldn’t date quickly.
The angles were used across images and text boxes but also faintly in the background so it all tied together. We were also able to do some techie trickery to allow the case study content images to have a really funky mouseover where the angle was filled in.
This has been built in a way that the client doesn’t need any design or technical skills to make this happen; they simply upload the full image and the site does the rest for them!
The site showcases the high calibre of clients Samac have in both the Clients and Case Studies sections.
With up-to-date news also being very important to Samac, they wanted an area on the homepage where they could post regularly about new industry legislation and new contracts amongst other stories about the company.
The news stories are all going to be quite short so we’ve added them as headlines with small excerpts after all in a scrolling box right on the first page you see: you don’t get much easier to read and digest than that!
We used an off-the-shelf content management system. This means that the system is already built and we simply had to adapt it to fit our design and layout needs.
There no point in reinventing the wheel if there’s something out there that does the job already.
One thing that’s very important with systems like this though is keeping on top of updates to make sure the site is always as secure as possible.
The final site, looks great, is highly informative about the company and is really easy to keep up to date.
And most importantly, the client loves it!
Read more about Content Management Systems and why they might be the right choice for your website in our case study.