St. Marys School, Witney, Oxfordshire
Alterations and two extensions to Grade II listed building including construction of extensions to form a new classroom and staff room.
We were invited to complete three phases for this school.
Works consisted of various refurbishment works to the school, internal and external, together with a full site drainage repair scheme.
Provision of ramps, replacement of external and internal doors, relining of cold store and replacement of chiller unit.
Removal of dry rot infected existing parquet floor, plasterwork, timber accessories, treat dry rot and replace flooring etc.
External redecoration of windows, doors and cladding panels.
IT Suite Extension, Dunmore Infant School, Abingdon
Construction of an extension to Dunmore Infant School, Abingdon. Works comprising of structural steelwork, brickwork, profiled steel roofing, plumbing and electrics. Fitting out for IT space, suspended ceiling and air conditioning.
Longcot & Fernham C of E Primary School
The construction of a single storey extension together with alterations within the existing building to form a new staff room, kitchen, Head Teachers office, meeting room and ancillary space to suit the clients requirements.
- Walls and ceilings repainted
- Floor coverings laid – Marley Safetred sheet flooring in toilets, kitchen and corridors
- Carpet laid in Staff room and Waiting area
- Supply and installation of new kitchen units
- Supply and installation of new sanitary ware
- Redecoration of toilets and kitchens
- Works to reception area
- Various plumbing and electrical works.
Sub-contractors were contracted for specialist elements of the work. Chosen from our list of ‘Approved Suppliers’ these companies were appointed because of their proximity to the works.
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.
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. The contractor’s representative was notified of any non-conforming work and proposals including a time scale would be agreed regarding rectification.
The contract was completed on time and with a saving on the tendered price.
In accordance with our Environmental Policy consideration was given to all purchases of materials or services. Thus all orders were placed with suppliers in close proximity to the works unless there were overwhelming economic reasons for sourcing elsewhere.
A three month defects inspection report was compiled by the Architects/Project Supervisor in October 2008. Our Site Manager returned to the school to verify all reported snags and defects. It was agreed that certain items on the report were not our responsibility. All other items were rectified immediately and to the client’s complete satisfaction.
At this stage we made an application for the fourth and final payment on the contract including the retention release.