Work is now well underway with Neath Port Talbot Homes in the refurbishment on their void properties to bring them back up to standard and return them to the council stock for rental.
This work involves the fast turnaround, usually within 3 weeks from receipt of the instruction to the property being ready for habitation. We currently have a rolling programme of 5 properties per week which should achieve a total in the region of 20 per month re-entering the housing stock therefore providing much needed homes for the area.
Gwersyll yr Urdd Llangrannog has officially started work on a £1 million project to build a new accommodation block at the Centre.
The project will see the demolition of the old cabins Hendre a Gelli, which housed thousands of residents for over 40 years. In their place a new 3 storey accommodation block will be built with 24 en suite rooms and lounges.
The staff at head office raised £118.42 for Children In Need by coming to work with "crazy hair" and having their face painted.
As a company we have been successful in being selected to tender for the following projects in response to our Pre-Qualification Questionnaire submissions:-
We have been appointed term maintenance contractors for South Wales for Travis Perkins, carrying out elements of proactive and reactive maintenance of all their depots throughout the area.
Framework maintenance contract providing alterations to the communal kitchen and general maintenance of the building.
We have also been successful in achieving a Framework Agreement with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and we have commenced a programme of refurbishment on their void properties to bring them back up to standard and return them to the council stock for rental.
This work involves the fast turn around usually within 3 weeks from receipt of the instruction to the property being ready for habitation, again, at the moment we have a rolling programme of 5 properties per week which should achieve a total in the region of 20 per month re-entering the housing stock.
After a series of negotiations and costing reviews we would like to take the opportunity to announce that we have been successful in being awarded the contract for the new 24 bedroom with en-suite shower rooms' accommodation block for the URDD at their site in Llangranog Ceredigion. The site is the first site the URDD opened in 1932 and was their first permanent centre.
Through our success with securing the maintenance and upgrading of the DDA facilities for Pembrokeshire Housing Association, Shaw Care trust, Pembrokeshire County Council and Neath Port Talbot council, we have had the need to directly employ on a full time basis a fully qualified electrician, and can advise that we have successfully achieved and are now full members of the NIC EIC council.
We are pleased to announce that a further 7 properties have now been handed over to our client Pembrokeshire Housing Association at the site in Poyston Close, Haverfordwest.
The properties are 2 bedrooms with disabled facilities and have constructed under the Code for Sustainable Homes programme bungalows which ensures the longevity of the property's life span by using renewable resources and the most up to date technology in connection with the heating and running of the property.
We have just commenced work on the renovation and extension of a first floor apartment on the exclusive Kings Road in Fulham, London, just 5 minutes walk from Chelsea Football Clubs famous Stamford Bridge stadium. The work comprises adding an extra floor to the apartment and the installation of a new kitchen, bathroom and WC accommodation, living area and a second floor office, with complete redecoration throughout.
Following the award of the above contract, work started in earnest the first Monday of the school summer holidays, with a very tight contract period to carry out the work.
We are delighted to announce that despite last minute amendments which increased the contract sum by some 25%, we can confirm that all works will be complete on time, allowing the school to take advantage of the newly refurbished facilities at the start of the new academic year.
The additional work was accommodated by a combination of increasing the labour resources and extending the working week. At times we had up to 30 members of site staff working in a total of 6 classrooms, which challenged us and required planning and logistics. However with the "buy in" to complete the project on time by all trades the target completion was achieved, which further enhanced our working relationship with our client.
In conjunction with Pembrokeshire College we are delighted to announce that the elements of maintenance and improvement works on their campus at Merlins Bridge have been completed on programme through the summer college recess period.
These works involved the creation of new animal welfare facilities, archive stores adaptations to lecture theatres, new perimeter fencing to various locations and the upgrading of the fire protection to a number of locations, This type of work created it's own unique difficulties with the work being carried out in different locations throughout the college building and campus area.
It was necessary to plan and coordinate labour and resources to avoid any disruption or disturbance to the remaining students who were utilising the college resources during the summer period.
This was achieved by holding weekly formal meetings and daily informal meetings between site management staff and college managers, to agree working methods, availability and time scales to achieve the completion of the work.
Following some difficulties with ground engineering on the site and some of the worst summer weather ever encountered, we are delighted to announce the early handover of phase 1 at Peregrine Close, Haverfordwest, Allowing our client Pembrokeshire Housing Association to take the early possession of 7 units which include one 5 bedroom fully adapted bungalow for disabled users, a pair of 3 bedroom semi-detached houses and 4 no 1 bedroom flats.
Work has now been completed on the electric substations for Simons group, this will now allow them to proceed with their works on the development of the £10 million project for the construction of a new Morrisons supermarket and associated facilities at Bargoed, near Caerphilly.
We continue to work with our client Pembrokeshire Housing Association on the programme of up grading and installing disable facility improvements for the tenants throughout the county of Pembrokeshire.
We are pleased to announce that following our successful working partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council, we have been awarded the contract for the refurbishment of the second floor classrooms at Greenhill School Tenby.
The work is planned to be carried out during the school holiday period and involves the complete removal and renewal of all floor and ceiling coverings to the second floor along with the removal of the existing classroom partition walls and the construction of new walls to reconfigure the floor layout and all necessary associated mechanical and electrical works.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a contract to work with Costain Group PLC on their prestigious contract at Port Talbot, The contract involves the construction of new welfare facilities at the high tech X-Ray unit at the TATA steel works Port Talbot. Work is due to start in September and will run until early December.
In conjunction with Pembrokeshire College we will be carrying out various elements of maintenance and improvements on their campus at Merlins Bridge, which involves the creation of new animal welfare facilities, archive stores adaptations to lecture theatres, new perimeter fencing to various locations and the upgrading of the fire protection to a number of locations.
We are also working with EMC2 electrical contractors and Lorne Stewart mechanical contractors to carry out a number of amendments to both the electrical and mechanical installations. The work is planned to run through the summer college recess period when although the college is open the number of students is significantly reduced and the work will be completed in time for the academic year to start.