Roof structure and covering works progressing

Published on Friday 6 December 2019

Works to roof structure and coverings have been progressing well over the past couple of weeks 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.

Roof structure works ongoing at St Ives

Published on Thursday 31 October 2019

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.

Chris Dowd Football Tournament 2019

Published on Friday 6 September 2019

On Saturday 6th June we held our annual football tournament in memory of our Contracts Manager, Chris Dowd, to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The tournament was held at Hampton Gardens Academy in Peterborough, with 10 teams/companies participating. The schedule was a mirror of the previous tournament where teams were split into two groups of 5 with the top 4 teams progressing into the knock out stages consisting of quarter finals, semi finals and final. The spoils were taken by Prince Energy, on their first appearance at the tournament, after beating MPS in the final. The companies taking part included Aecom, Bsafe Electrical, Dalbergia Group, Johnathan Voss Plastering, Burmor Projects, Prince Energy, MPS, Brook and Mayo, P J Thorys and MKM.

The tournament raised a total of £1232.32 for the British Heart Foundation and we would like to thank all who were involved in making the day a success.

The picture above is of Prince Energy posing in front of the Chris Dowd Memorial Shield after beating MPS in the final.

The above picture was taken outside our office during the cheque handover to the British Heart Foundation and includes representatives from the Burmor Group. From left to right – Robbie Thurston, Suzanne Waumsley, Emma Reynolds, Luke Boekestyn and Scott Broadbent.

Car park completed in time for new term

Published on Monday 2 September 2019

We have recently completed the works at an existing car park at Spalding High School. The Matmore Gate car park required drainage upgrade works which included a new attenuation tank, by-pass separator to prevent engine oil and other contaminants from harming the environment, and new surface drainage channels. The entire car park area was excavated to a depth of 450mm and a new hardcore sub base was installed. The car park was then topped with tarmac and finished with white line marking and the inclusion of a disabled parking bay.

The works began on 12th August 2019 and were completed on 2nd September ready for hand over on Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

First floor plank installation commences in St Ives

Published on Wednesday 28 August 2019

Installation of first floor precast concrete hollow core planks has begun on our site in St Ives. A lot of planning went into this task as the site is very restrictive on space and therefore the sequence of works had to be agreed prior to any works taking place. The siting of the crane in the center of the site allowed enough space for the delivery lorries to pull onto site without creating any obstructions to the busy main road.

This installation is the first of 3 blocks which will all be completed by the end of w/c 2nd September. Once completed our bricklayers will continue with the external walls to eaves level ready for structural steel installation and roof structure works.

Image showing the position of the crane on site.
Installation of first two deliveries of planks.

Fire reinstatement works complete in Peterborough

Published on Thursday 25 July 2019

Works have been completed to a fire damaged block of flats in the centre of Peterborough for Cross Keys Homes. The works involved erection of scaffolding complete with temporary roof followed by the complete removal and replacement of roof coverings, structure and internal finishes to the fire damaged flat. The effected flats within the block had new floor structures, decoration, associated carpentry works, new mechanical and electrical installations throughout, new kitchens and new floor and wall finishes as required. The main stairwell within the flat had a complete redecoration and a new aluminium curtain wall system to the front elevation. The external works included the patch and repair work to the render finish and was then decorated.

Substructure works ongoing in St Ives

Published on Thursday 25 July 2019

The substructure works on our project to design and build 14 new flats for a private client has reached DPC level. Superstructure works are now progressing up to first floor plank level. Steel work has already been installed to the front block which will support the corbel detail above the main entrance to the building.

Eric’s Fish and Chips completed

Published on Monday 17 June 2019

The internal fit out works at Eric’s fish and chips in St Ives completed on programme with the restaurant opening the following day to the public.

The work included internal remodeling of an existing retail unit and the installation of new drainage to suit the new layout. Erection of partitions, PVC hygienic wall cladding to kitchen and back of house, decorative wall tiling to dining area, installation of faux leather banquette benching, children’s ‘bleacher’ seating area, specialist flint serving counter plus full internal and external decorations.

Recently completed scheme shortlisted for award

Published on Monday 10 June 2019

We are delighted to announce that our recently completed design and build project of 16 affordable dwellings for Cross Keys Homes has been shortlisted as a finalist in the LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards, in the category for Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development.

The LABC awards reward ʺexcellent buildings, outstanding companies, and partnerships and individualsʺ and look for ʺoutstanding craftsmanship, technical innovation, sustainability and high performanceʺ. More details can be found on the LABC website here: The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 5th July 2019 at St. Andrew’s Plain in Norwich.

Internal fit out contract nearing completion

Published on Wednesday 1 May 2019

Our project in St Ives which involves the internal fit out of a new commercial building is due for completion this month.

The work includes internal structural and drainage alterations, new electrical and mechanical installations and all internal finishes. The finishes include reclaimed timber cladding, aluminium suspended planks, leather banquette seating areas and a feature counter with a flint stone wall and formica worktop.

Externally we are carrying a full decoration of the facade and are installing illuminated signage and lighting to the building.

Eric’s Fish and Chips will be opening to the public on 1st June.