47-49 Cowley Road, Oxford
Construction of a new restaurant and comprising of basement, to provide a new toilet, storage area as well as a ground floor kitchen and restaurant area.
First floor office accommodation and second floor residential flat are complete with slated pitched roof, copper clad dormers, feature curved copper clad and GRP roofing to veranda areas and built-up felt roofing to rear extension.
22 Luxury Flats, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford
A complete new build which included steel frame, metal decking with concrete composite floors, staircases, brickwork/blockwork and roof works in three storeys.
The construction of foundations, underground car parking, basement structure and upper ground floor slab, plus associated below ground drainage and service ducts were carried out by our Civil Engineering Division.
New House, Mortimer
Construction of a high specification 5 bedroom detached house, traditionally constructed comprising cavity walls finished externally in facing brick with plain tied pitched roofs. Complete with the formation of access road, fencing and landscaping works.
Construction of a Mews property in Bridge Street, Witney
Timber frame construction with Atlas tumbled stone cladding and feature cast stone cills.
Hillside Development, Maidenhead
Eco Homes comprising the demolition of 21 garages and the design and construction of 6No. 1 bedroom 2 person flats of traditional construction with associated external works and services.
Generally the construction of the new flats comprised of brick and block cavity external walls with cavity insulation and low level dpc supported on traditional strip foundations. Double pitched roofs with timber trussed rafters covered with concrete tiles. Ground floor of precast concrete beam and block with screeded finish and incorporating a damp proof membrane and insulation. Upper floor of precast concrete beam and block with screeded finish and staircases of precast concrete. Partitions of concrete block and metal stud and plasterboard.
Windows and external doors of double glazed timber to Secured by Design standard. Internal doors of painted panelled type.
Gas fired central heating and electrical power and lighting to IEE Regulations. Gas, electricity, water and sewage mains and connections.
Parking areas of macadam paving and footpaths and paved areas in precast concrete paving and landscaping. Metal hooped-top railings to delineate area between car parking and footpath in accordance with Secured by Design
All constructed to the BREEAM Eco Standard of ‘Very Good’, with NHBC Build Mark Choice cover.
Stoneleigh House - Radnage
Phase 1 – Groundworks and construction of a reinforced concrete basement for a large detached house for a prestigious Property Developer.
Phase 2 of the works comprised the construction of the Super-structure shell of the 5/6 bedroom house, a detached Garage and a Pool House.
A major, and most complex, element of the works was the construction of lightwells in the basement. Forming an opening in the basement walls required detailed designs from the Consulting Structural Engineers and close liaison with Andrews Eades the Chartered Surveyors. We were heavily reliant on the technical expertise of Sika UK regarding the waterproofing requirements for lightwell joints and also from the manufacturers of the sump/pimp.
All was passed as compliant by the Building Control Officer.
A number of Sub-contractors were used during the works providing specialist activities including Roofing, Scaffolding, Plumbing and Steel Reinforcement. With numerous sub-contractors employed to carry out works one of our primary concerns was to agree programmes for their works so they could be incorporated into the master programme. We were, during the course of the works, engaged in regular site meetings with these contractors to monitor their performance and ensure that works commenced and finished on time. As Principal Contractor on the project we were also required to cooperate and co-ordinate our works with those of trades employed directly by the client i.e. Plasterers, electricians and decorators. This was achieved by meticulous planning and regular site meetings with the client to review progress and amend the project programme where necessary.
The work carried out by contractors was subject to the same procedures as directly employed personnel as such our Site Manager was responsible for verifying quality on site as outlined in the procedures contained in our ISO9001:2008 quality manual. It was his responsibility to check their materials and workmanship against the specification and industry standards. This involved regular visual inspection of the works and we would not allow subsequent work to proceed until each stage was checked and verified.
RAMS from all sub-contractors were approved prior to their start on site and appended to our Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan.
Certain issues were highlighted during Site Inspections by our Health & Safety Advisors, BSG LTD. As with all such instances of ‘non-conformance’ our Managing Director was sent a copy of the report and he immediately notified the relevant Contracts Manager detailing the areas of concern. The issues were immediately rectified on site by the Site Manager/Contracts Manager and the Site Report returned to our MD for sign off.
There were several periods of inclement weather during the works putting us substantially behind programme. Although an extension of time was agreed on each occasion we were able to allocate increased staffing levels to a number of tasks to minimise the effect of these works.
All works were carried out to the complete satisfaction of the client with all specifications complied with. The client has now awarded us the contract to build another similar, although slightly larger, property again incorporating a basement, detached garage and a Pool House with underground tunnel connecting to the main house.
Housing Development, Appleton Close, Didcot - "The Oval"
A housing development project for SOHA Housing involving the construction of 8 Timber Frame Dwellings with masonry cladding and tiled pitched roofs to include all groundworks, drainage and access roads.
The design works were carried out by local Architects with construction to meet Level 3 Code for Sustainable Homes. Efforts were focused on a range of Sustainability, Environmental and Health & Wellbeing targets.
The site was registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme achieving a rating of 31 out of 40.