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.

Northfields Industrial Units.

Published on Tuesday 19 May 2020

We have developed the remaining area of our site and built two blocks each containing four industrial units. Units 1-4  are units of 70m2 each and units 5-9 range from 92m2 to 112m2 each. The units are full clad and insulated to current standards they also offer a small office and wc  together with a warehouse area. Each unit has an electric roller shutter door, three phase electric and all necessary cabling in for fibre broadband. There is generous parking and the Access Road will be fully block paved. The target for completion is June this year.

Harrison Way, St Ives

Published on Friday 15 May 2020

Superstructure steelwork has been erected on our site at Harrison Way, St Ives. We are pleased to see that progress on this site has been maintained during the recent challenges presented to the country and the construction industry. We are now preparing to begin the walls to floor level where a prefabricated beam and block system will be installed. Superstructure walls will be traditional masonry to match the adjacent units on the site. The roof structure forms part of the steel frame construction and therefore is already in place ready for the composite cladding panels to be installed in due course.

External foul and storm drainage has already been installed. Our groundworkers have been working flat out, in line with safe social distancing measures, to ensure that the drainage connections are completed during the lockdown so that neighbouring businesses are not affected by the works once they are able to reopen.

Estimated completion for the works is September 2020.

Plots 7 & 8, Osprey Place close to completion

Published on Monday 11 May 2020

Our contract to built plots 7 & 8, which are part of a wider 32 unit site, have been progressing well despite all of the uncertainty surrounding the industry over the past 6 weeks. We have managed to keep the site open whilst following strict social distancing guidelines set out by the government and construction sector.

Now the scaffolding has been dropped the contrast between red brick, light cladding and dark roof coverings is on display for all to see. The internal finishes are now well underway with the tiling being laid to the wet rooms and kitchens, which were manufactured by the client, now fully installed. External works will now commence with paving slabs to the front and rear of the property and block paved driveways.

Progression of works at St Ives

Published on Friday 1 May 2020

Works are progressing in earnest on our site in St Ives as we are closing in on the contract completion date. 

Second fix works have commenced to two of the 3 blocks with the completion of kitchens, internal doors, stairs and floor coverings. Sanitary ware had been installed to bathrooms and en-suites and the wall and floor tiling has also been completed to these blocks.

External works are also making good progress with the completion of the drainage connection in the road in time for Easter Weekend. Onsite foul and surface water drainage has now been completed. Foundations have been installed for the garden walls with brickwork commencing this week. 

New contract awarded for the Design and Build of 27 dwellings

Published on Monday 6 April 2020

We are pleased to announce we have been awarded a contract to design and build 27 new dwellings for Cross Keys Homes in Elm, near Wisbech. The foundation design for the houses consists of 17m deep pre-cast concrete piles and reinforced concrete ground beams, which will then support a masonry footings and a thermal block and beam floor. From the ground floor upwards the houses will be constructed using pre-fabricated timber frame units with a brickwork external skin in order to reduce time on site and make the construction process more efficient. The houses are due for completion in September 2021.

Roof structure almost complete at Ropsley Village Hall.

Published on Thursday 19 March 2020

With winter becoming a distant memory and an improvement on the weather over the past few weeks, the roof structure is progressing at Ropsley Village Hall. The 13.5m wide roof trusses have been installed and permanently braced as the trades now start the cut roof section of roof structure that will form the vaulted ceiling over the main hall. The entire footprint of the building is currently decked out with either scaffolding or crash deck to provide a safe, working platform for all trades. In a couple of weeks the roof coverings will commence to give some protection against the elements so the internal works can begin.

The contract is still on programme, est completion September 2020.

Cladding works progressing well on site in St Ives

Published on Friday 21 February 2020

Cladding works progressing well on site in St Ives. The client required a product that met their high standards for this development and therefore the cladding has come direct from Canada! We are very pleased with the aesthetics of the building which compliments the building that was demolished to allow this scheme to progress.

Plastering works are also progressing well on site with block A ready for mist coat and second fix trades to being in the coming weeks

Superstructure progressing well at Ropsley Village Hall

Published on Thursday 6 February 2020

Our project to design and construct a new multi-function village hall in Ropsley started in October 2019 and the site has already seen a big change with the 6m high steel frame being erected before the Christmas break. The cast in-situ ground floor slab was complete in early January which has allowed the external walls to progress 2 weeks ahead of programme. The next month will see the walls reach roof level to allow the roof structure to be installed which includes pre-fabricated roof trusses and timber rafters to form the vaulted ceiling over the main hall. We are aiming to have the building completely water tight by the beginning of May so the internal works can commence.

Plots 7 & 8, Osprey Place, March

Published on Wednesday 5 February 2020

Work to construct 2 steel frame dwellings in March, Cambridgeshire is progressing well as we get closer to dropping the scaffolding.

These dwellings are constructed using a lightweight steel frame structure for the external walls, internal walls, upper floor structure and roof structure and took just 7 days to erect for both dwellings. The external fa├žade is then clad with a cement board and PIR insulation board before being covered with an external masonry skin of facing brickwork and blockwork with cladding. The warm roof construction is formed using a single ply membrane with dummy standing seams to create a cost effective alternative to metal cladding. Grey UPVC windows have been installed and the roof is near completion to enable the scaffold to be dropped and external works to progress.

This project is part of a larger 32 unit site and Phase 2, consisting of a further 12 units, is looking to start on site around April time with around 50% of the site being formed using the lightweight steel frame construction and the other 50% being formed using traditional masonry.