Bank Street, Newton Abbot
Refurbishment of a former Citizens Advice Bureau into 3 flats for our client Earlspring Property Investment. This £215k project in Newton Abbot had a 20 week duration. The existing building which records show was formally a barn, was stripped of its previous owners partitions and fixtures and fittings to expose a sadly neglected building.
The building was taken back to its bare bones, extended significantly and refitted to modern standards to form 3 new 2 bedroom apartments. Many previously hidden problems were discovered and rectified to produce quality accommodation.
Quality and the ability to provide prime accommodation within a tight budget were key to this scheme, the outcome has proven good team work can produce a top class product within the financial constraints.
Cruse and Bridgeman were employed in May 2014 to complete the internals of Vinery and the construction of the swimming pool, Annexe and access road.
This was a very difficult site just outside the town centre. Construction of this build was a mixture of block-work, steelwork, timber frame with Delabole slate roofs and large paned fine line windows. The internal walls are mainly plastered finish with timber oak flooring.
The Annexe and retaining walls are all stone faced with imported Purbeck walling stone.
The swimming Pool is a concrete structure on piled foundations with a glass end. Westcountry Leisure have designed and installed the pool.
Gabriel House, Exeter
This £100k project was for the refurbishment of an existing shelter for the homeless. The 20 week project for Bournemouth Houses Association was completed in August 2014.
The existing building was in a sad state with the existing roof leaking and timber windows rotten and broken. Firstly the entire building was scaffolded and then we undertook specialist roof testing and applied good practice to the rectification of numerous issued around the roof and lantern levels. The problems lay with the internal parapet gutters which were filling and leaking, so this together with hoppers and downpipes which couldn’t manage the volume of water caused leaks in a number of locations.
The windows were removed one at a time and replaced with new upvc sliding sashes which allow easy cleaning and are low maintenance.
Gutters and hoppers were repaired and replaced and new larger downpipes solved the issue of removing water from the roof level.