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.

Passive House in Ramsey nearing completion

Published on Wednesday 20 March 2019

Our project in Ramsey which involves the installation of the external facade, a full internal fit out and carrying out the external works and drainage to a Passive House is nearing completion. The scaffold has recently been dropped to reveal a stunning contrasting Siberian larch facade installed by our in-house carpenters. As well as the facade, the lightweight steel roof cladding and grey composite windows complete the aesthetics of the house.

All internal finishes have been complete including the Ash staircase, solid wood worktops and Marmoleum floor coverings made 100% from natural materials.

Due to the problems with the levels of the site a drainage treatment tank was installed along with a 42 meter field drain.

The project is due to be complete this week.


Work is progressing on programme at our Hampton site

Published on Wednesday 6 February 2019

We are currently carrying out the design and build of a ground floor retail unit and 8 flats over 2 more floors on our site in Hampton, Peterborough.

The roof structure has been installed and the roofing contractor has started to install the roof coverings. The external masonry facade has almost reached eaves level and the external windows and doors have been installed. Internal metal stud walls have been constructed and 1st fix electrics and plumbing to the first floor is complete, allowing the plastering to commence.

The scaffold is due to be struck in 4 weeks so the external works and drainage can resume. The project is still on course to complete in June 2019.


New project awarded to design and construct 14 flats in St Ives

Published on Friday 4 January 2019

The project involves the demolition of an existing car garage and designing and constructing 14 flats across 3 separate blocks across the site.

The site is located in a conservation area presenting challenges throughout the project. Material selection for the scheme is being closely monitored to ensure it satisfies the local conservation and planning officers.

The demolition is complete and the site is currently being investigated by archaeologists due to the historical nature of the site location. We are due to commence with the construction of the flats in February 2019.

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.