News

27 Dwellings in Elm on track to meet Golden Brick

Published on Friday 10 July 2020


After an extremely busy 4 weeks on site we are pleased to announce that we are on course to meet our client’s Golden Brick deadline of July 31st, despite all the challenges we have faced.

27 plots would have had the ground beams formed and poured, masonry footings built, drainage installed under the floors and block and beam installed with 75mm concrete screed all within 7 weeks. This is a monumental effort from everyone on site and we are now looking forward to installing the sewers and roads ahead of the timber frame erection in September.

Wothorpe Steelwork

Published on Friday 10 July 2020

Facing bricks and Structural Steel have arrived on site this week having been delayed through the current Pandemic situation. We are now able to carry on with the superstructure. The steelwork has been the subject of submitting and approving details and because there are sections that are fixed down to the foundations this limited the amount of work that could be carried out. Likewise, we are using the Linear Range bricks up to plinth level and due to plants being shut down and staff being furlouged, these bricks were no longer available. Fortunately, we have now managed to source enough for our requirements and we will be able, at long last, make meaningful progress.

Internal works commence at Ropsley Village Hall

Published on Tuesday 30 June 2020

After a difficult few months the windows and doors have finally been installed at our project in Ropsley to design and build a new village hall. This has allowed internal works to start which began with first fix trades and a bird cage scaffolding being erected in the main hall to install the acoustic plasterboard ceiling.

Plastering work to the remaining building is underway and second fix trades have been booked in to follow. Groundworks will be re-commencing in July to get the sewer connection complete and external slabbing and outstanding drainage installed.

The project is still on programme to complete in September 2020.

Speculative industrial units close to completion

Published on Monday 29 June 2020

The light industrial units that are being built next to Burmor’s head office are close to being finished. The internals have some finishes and cleaning to be carried out whilst the external areas are complete with the exception of being cleaned ready for occupation.

The design of the units makes the project really blend in and compliment the surrounding industrial estate which is what the planners were intending.

Roof Truss Installation ongoing

Published on Wednesday 24 June 2020

Our carpenters are making excellent progress on our site in Wicken, Ely, with the installation of the roof trusses on going. Plots 13 and 14 are the most advanced with the trusses, fascia and soffit installation nearing completion.

We have the guttering materials on site to complete this section of works and have our bricklayers lined up to build the gables, followed by the roofing contractors who are geared up to start covering in on Monday 6th June.

Wicken

Published on Wednesday 17 June 2020

Works are progressing well on our site in Wicken with the installation of first floor joists and roof trusses commencing to plots 13 – 16. Superstructure walls are on going to remaining plots with floor joists scheduled for delivery this week.

External works are also coming along nicely with the installation of the private foul and surface water drainage complete to all plots. Main access haul road has also been installed to allow a safe and clean road for the telehandler to service site.

The next stage for works are to commence with the roof coverings then continue internally with all first fix works.

Grove Gardens, Elm

Published on Wednesday 17 June 2020

Our project to erect 27 new dwellings in Elm, for our client Cross Keys, has now had the foundations concreted to the first 10 plots.

The block-work footings have started to the first 3 plots. This leaves the remaining plots which are currently being excavated and the foundations are to be concreted. We are working in time with the programme and the project is to be completed in Autumn 2021

Towngate East

Published on Thursday 11 June 2020

This is a sample of three houses we are building for a client. One x 6bedroom 3 storey house and 2 x 4 bedroom houses. All built to a high standard with high spec kitchens, bathrooms and en-suites. Each property has a detached double garage and will be serviced via a block paved Access Road.

Currently all houses are at final second fix and decorating stage with external works ongoing. Plot 1 has a sale agreed and completion is expected subject to the present situation by the end of August

Piling works complete at Elm

Published on Thursday 4 June 2020

After a challenging few months, our project to design and build 27 new dwellings for Cross Keys Homes is well under way.

The piling works were complete a week and a half ahead of programme in a bid to minimise disruption to the neighbouring properties.

Excavation for the reinforced ground beams has commenced with the below ground masonry due to follow shortly after.

All of the trades are pulling together to meet the clients critical golden brick date of 31st July.

New contract awarded for four bed dwelling in Wothorpe

Published on Wednesday 27 May 2020

Our project to build a contemporary new four bed detached dwelling, is due to have the block and beam ground floor installed in the coming days.

This project is for a private client and is masonry construction with a mix of brickwork, render, oak cladding and standing seam zinc making up the external facade.

Aluminium windows and doors will be installed to complete the finished look before internal works commence later this year.