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First phase of private housing development in Downham Market nearing completion

Published on Wednesday 21 November 2018

The first phase of our housing development in Downham Market is nearing completion. The project comprises the construction of 14 dwellings for GCB Developments. The site will be handed over in two phases, with phase 1 due for completion in early December, and phase 2 following in early 2019.

The photo below shows progress on the site in mid-November.

Demolition of old office allows development to progress

Published on Wednesday 14 November 2018

Since moving to our new head office this has allowed development to progress on our old office site in Deeping St James.

Shortly after moving offices our old office was demolished, including breaking out the underground inspection pits of the old Deeping St James bus depot which once stood there. Groundworks have begun to build a new 4 bed detached dwelling in its place, which will be the 4th and final plot of the development.

Photos below show our old office before, during and after the demolition.

 

Burmor Construction moves into new head office

Published on Wednesday 14 November 2018

Burmor are pleased to announce that after steady growth within the company we have moved into our new head office in Market Deeping, Peterborough.

After plenty of anticipation and excitement the new office was up and running in October 2018. The office was designed and built by Burmor and was built using a structural steel frame and cladding to the walls and roof. Internally there is 2 large open planned offices, reception area, meeting room and 2 private offices. The building also includes a rear workshop and an external concrete yard for storage.

Adjacent to the new office is a parcel of land which Burmor will be developing and building 8 light industrial units on. Please contact our office for more information about these units.

Photos below show our completed office.

 

Contract awarded to build a Passive House in Peterborough

Published on Wednesday 14 November 2018

We have started on our new site in Peterborough which involves taking possession of a Passive House timber frame and completing the timber roof structure and installing the metal cladding roof coverings,  forming the external facade with Siberian larch timber cladding and Velfac windows and doors, carrying out a complete internal fit out including the installation of the services and landscaping and drainage for the site.

Burmor have been in close contact with the Passive House contractor to ensure the air tightness of the building is protected at all times, delivering an efficient home for the client as an end result.

Below shows a photo of the external building upon possession of the site and the Architect’s proposed elevations for the building.

The project is due to be complete by March 2019.

Superstructure is progressing in Hampton

Published on Wednesday 14 November 2018

The superstructure on our project to design and build 8 flats above a ground floor retail unit is progressing well. The structural steel frame is now complete and the ground, first and second floors have been formed using over 200 sheets of steel mesh reinforcement and close to 175 m3 of concrete. The masonry external walls are shooting up on the ground floor, with the photos below also showing the metal SFS framework for the internal skin of the upper floors.

The project is still on course to complete in Summer 2019.

Football tournament raises over £1100 for British Heart Foundation

Published on Monday 17 September 2018

Following the staging of the inaugural Chris Dowd Memorial Shield charity football tournament in August, we were delighted to present a cheque for £1102 to the British Heart Foundation from the funds raised on the day.

Pictured from left to right are Robbie Thurston, Patrick Burke and Scott Broadbent of Burmor Construction, Damian Roach of MKM Building Supplies, Ollie Crofts of Burmor Construction, Jim Wenn of Bloom & Wake, and Pat Burke of Burmor Construction.

The tournament was organised in memory of Chris Dowd, who was both a Contracts Manager at Burmor Construction and a family member related to our family-run company, and who sadly died on Easter Sunday 2018 after a series of heart attacks. We would like to thank the following companies who entered teams into the competition and contributed to the fund raising:

Aecom, Antares Installations, Attica, B-Safe Electrical Services, Bloom & Wake, Brook & Mayo, Burmor Construction, Floorspan Contracts, Grantham Ceilings and Interiors, MKM Building Supplies, Microbyte.

Donations are still welcome on the following website: http://celebration.bhf.org.uk/Celebration/In-memory-of-Chris-Dowd

The tournament was won by Burmor, who will defend the trophy in the summer of 2019 when the competition will next be held, and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Steel frame erection commences in Hampton

Published on Tuesday 4 September 2018

Our project to design and construct a ground floor retail unit with 2 floors of 8 apartments over is beginning to take shape, with the commencement of steel frame erection.

So far all of the work has been in the ground, with almost 70 concrete piles being sunk almost 25m deep into the ground to support the new building. We have also installed a large attenuation tank under the proposed car park which will hold surface water run off from the new building, access roads and parking areas before it discharges to the public sewer.

The photos below show the steel frame that has been erected so far.

The project is due to be completed in summer 2019

Burmor win Chris Dowd Memorial Shield football competition

Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

The inaugural Chris Dowd Memorial Shield football tournament took place on Saturday 11th August at Deepings Leisure Centre. 10 teams competed in two groups of 5, with the top 4 teams in each group qualifying for the knockout stages. Burmor required a penalty shootout in each of the quarter finals, semi finals and final of the competition to eventually emerge victorious. The photos below show the two finalists, Burmor Construction and Brook & Mayo, and the winning team holding the Chris Dowd Memorial Shield.

The tournament was organised in memory of Chris Dowd, who was both a Contracts Manager at Burmor Construction and a family member related to our family-run company, and who sadly died on Easter Sunday 2018 after a series of heart attacks. The tournament was in aid of the British Heart Foundation, and we are delighted to announce that over £1100 was raised on the day. We would like to thank the following companies who entered teams into the competition and contributed to the fund raising:

Aecom, Antares Installations, Attica, B-Safe Electrical Services, Bloom & Wake, Brook & Mayo, Burmor Construction, Floorspan Contracts, Grantham Ceilings and Interiors, MKM Building Supplies, Microbyte.

Donations are still welcome on the following website: http://celebration.bhf.org.uk/Celebration/In-memory-of-Chris-Dowd

Burmor will defend the trophy in the summer of 2019 when the tournament will next be held, and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Charity football tournament this saturday

Published on Thursday 9 August 2018

The Chris Dowd Memorial Shield football tournament takes place this saturday at Deepings Leisure Centre, kicking off at 9am.

Chris Dowd was both a much-valued Contracts Manager at Burmor Construction and a well-loved family member related to our family-run company, who sadly passed away on Easter Sunday 2018 following a series of heart attacks.

Chris underwent a series of operations and was cared for at Papworth Hospital following his first heart attacks in the summer of 2017.

We are organising this tournament in aid of the British Heart Foundation and in memory of Chris.

12 teams will compete in the tournament which consists of a group stage followed by quarter and semi finals and then the final, with the winner claiming the Chris Dowd Memorial Shield.

Spectators are welcome on the day, and refreshments are available, with a proportion of the takings on the refreshments being donated to the charity.

Donations can also be made using the following link: http://celebration.bhf.org.uk/Celebration/In-memory-of-Chris-Dowd

 

Environmental Improvements commence at Westwood shopping precinct

Published on Thursday 9 August 2018

Improvements to the Hampton Court shopping precinct in Westwood have commenced, with the removal of the steel and timber canopies over the shopfronts, aimed at creating more open space. The photos below show the precinct before and after the canopies were removed. 

These environmental improvements to the shopping precinct form part of our contract with Cross Keys Homes to design and build 16 new dwellings on a former car park site close to the shopping area. The improvements will continue with new surfacing to the pedestrian area and upgrades to the lighting and street furniture.

The project is due for completion in Autumn 2018.