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.
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. 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
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.
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 façade 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.
On Thursday 30th January we attended the topping out ceremony at our project designing and constructing 20 new affordable dwellings for Cross Keys Homes at Willow Walk, Spalding. The project is a joint venture between Burmor Construction and our sister company, Burmor Projects.
The ceremony was attended by representatives from Cross Keys Homes, South Holland District Council, Burmor Construction, Burmor Projects and Minster Property Group. Roof tiles embossed with the logo of each organisation were presented on the day.
The project is due to complete in Summer 2020.
Burmor Construction have been awarded the contract by Abbey Developments to design and build a new commercial unit on an existing site in St Ives, Cambridge.
The completed building will accommodate a food outlet to the ground floor and office space to the first floor. Incorporated into the design are large aluminium framed windows and doors, aluminium brise soleil and a combination of face brickwork and cladding to the external elevations. There will also be additional car parking to the front of the building.
We are pleased to be working with Abbey Developments again and look forward to getting started on site.
The scaffolding to the first block on our site in St Ives has been struck allowing the detailed features to be clearly seen for the first time. The combination of the brick corbel, dental band course and reconstituted stone sills, plus the arches, slate roof and lead dormers help this new structure blend in to the surrounding area.
The next step is to get the windows installed and continue on with the first fix works to allow the plastering package to commence early in the new year.
The scaffolding to the remaining blocks will be struck during January and will also commence with the first fix works.
Works to roof structure and coverings have been progressing well over the past couple of weeks on our site on East Street in St Ives despite the rain that has fallen. Roof structure is complete to all blocks and the covering works is close behind with only a few weeks work remaining.
We scheduled to install the windows and doors to the first block before Christmas which will enable us to steam ahead with the first fix works throughout. Windows and doors to remaining blocks are scheduled for installation during January 2020.
Our carpenters have been hard at work putting the cut roof structure on the first block of 3 on our site in St Ives. Works are on going to the 3nr dormer windows located on the front elevation with a view to complete these in early November. False chimney’s are scheduled for installation on Monday 4th November with roof coverings to follow!
From the picture below you can also see the detailed brickwork that has been incorporated within the design of the building. The corbel detail above the communal entrance provides a striking feature to the entrance of the site and gives the building character which can be seen throughout the town.