News

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.

8 Pristine new units soon to be ready for occupiers

Published on Monday 27 July 2020

Our project to design and build 8 new units next door to our head office is coming close to final completion and should be achieved within the next month.

Units 1-4 have been completed apart from some minor finishing off items and have been signed off by Building Control. Units 5-8 are currently at the plastering stage with all the office and WC partitioning completed.

All units are already under offer for letting.

Excellent progress at Unit 6

Published on Tuesday 21 July 2020

Superstructure walls are progressing well over at our site in St Ives as we are preparing to carry out the final scaffolding lift which will allow us to complete this section of works. The roof coverings are scheduled to commence w/c Thursday 23rd July and will be complete on Monday 27th July with the external cladding works to commence once the roof coverings are complete. We are on track for the first fix trades to start early August for the first floor fit out works.

All foul and storm drains are installed which only leaves the car parking and footpaths left to complete once the scaffolding is dropped. Every one working on this project has done well in keeping going during these uncertain times and their hard work is appreciated.

Design and Build of 14 flats close to completion

Published on Tuesday 14 July 2020

As we are approaching the handover of the project the external works are rapidly nearing completion. The block paving is being laid to the amenity and car parking areas, with the railing installations due to follow on immediately afterwards. The cycle store has been constructed and concreted in place ready for the block paving to be neatly finished around. Over the next week the external hard standing will be completed and we will add the finishing touches ready for final completion.

Internally the flats are ready for hand over with the final flats having their carpets fitted ready for the final clean out. All of the trades that have worked in these flats have done a fantastic job to the high standard that our client expects.

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.