News Archive: August 2020

Burmor attend timber frame factory tour ahead of the installation of 27 units for Cross Keys Homes

Published on Wednesday 26 August 2020

On Friday 21st August representatives from Burmor Construction visited the factory where the timber frame panels are being manufactured for our site of 27 houses in Elm. LoCal homes boast their low carbon message before, during and after their manufacturing process and Burmor are delighted to be able to use their timber frame system for this project.

The panels for the site are being manufactured with 100% of the waste product from the panels being recycled. They will be delivered using a ‘just in time’ ethos to allow an efficient and effective installation process, along with the timber upper floors and roof structures.

The first delivery of timber framed panels is just 4 weeks away as the main road and footpath on the site is being constructed before the winter weather sets in.

Eclectic mix of trades keeps things moving on site at Wicken

Published on Monday 17 August 2020

A mixture of works happening on site at Wicken this week with some plots having scaffolding struck, some having roof coverings installed, some having brickwork laid and some having screed installed!   The first pair of plots have had the scaffolding struck as the bungalows are unveiled to showcase the neat brickwork detailing behind, the farrow and ball breakfast green fascias and soffits, and artificial slate roof coverings. The liquid screed has also been installed to these plots, complete with underfloor heating, which will allow the first fix works to commence next week.

The roof coverings are also progressing well with almost 50% of the plots covered in. The next step to get these plots water tight is to get the windows installed so we can get the plumbing and electrical installations completed ready for plastering in early September!

Ropsley Village Hall gets closer to completion

Published on Monday 10 August 2020

As the final phase of our project to design and build the new Ropsley Village Hall continues, the internal works are progressing with the doors and kitchens being fitted ready to receive the new vinyl floor coverings. All internal surfaces have been decorated including a feature wall in each room as requested by the client.

Externally, the foul water sewer connection is now complete and the last drainage is being installed on site. The hard landscaping is underway with the slabs being laid to form an access path around the building.

As we enter the last six weeks of the programme we are still due to finish on time and within the clients budget.

Metal purlin roof coverings now complete

Published on Thursday 6 August 2020

Works are continuing internally at Unit 6, St Ives with the finishing of the substructure to the lift pit ready for the internal walls to be constructed and the floor insulation and screed to be laid. We will be starting the first fix fit out works to the first floor area next week with the erection of the mf stud walls, first fix plumbing and electrical installations plus first fix air conditioning.

The roof coverings are now complete and comprise of a metal purlin structure with a insulated composite cladding panel above. The roof is finished with a rubberoid single ply membrane which is flashed up and on to the parapet walls and will be finished with prefinished aluminium cappings.

The service connections are geared up ready for installation this month with the gas being installed first and the electric installation to follow. The electric supply has a long way to travel as we needed to install 200m of ducting to meet UKPN specifications from one end of the site to the other.