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This project is two cottages, ‘Upalong and Downalong‘ owned by the same family for 3 generations.
We are completely gutting the properties and upgrading all electrics, heating, insulation, damp proof floorings and new kitchens and bathrooms.
Lime plastering to walls and new upgraded ceilings throughout.
All Exterior walls have been Sand Blasted to remove old flaking paint enabling us to get back to a sound surface in order to repaint using Beeks Breathable paint. All interior and exterior to be painted.
All work carried out under a J.C.T Contract and overseen by Cockram Surveyors.
A1 Complete Builders have been awarded this project based on purely our reputation and ability to “produce quality work”. [My Clients Words]
A very spacious site make working much easier than some of our less spacious sites in the past. A new two bedroom bungalow being built close to the sea just adds to this prime location in this popular village. The ground conditions are unfortunately not suitable to have the normal concrete foundation and therefore piling is required. These piles will be drilled around 10 meters in to bedrock and in total 17 piles will be placed around the foot print of the Building.
Carnon Contractors will be responsible for these works and A1 has over all responsibility as principle contractor. A1 Complete Builders will then make steel beam cages on site and fit on top of and around the 17 piles in question. Once the cages are in place we will then pour concrete over to tie the whole structure together in place.
A video will be made of this process and can be viewed in our video section.
All windows supplied by C.A.W. Electrics by York Electrics and Plumbing by Ollie Plumbing and Heating.
Duration of time on site 6 months
We have been instructed to renovate this charming Cob Cottage in Trencreek, Newquay.
Sand and Cement applied over the years and now severe damp problems and render blown and cracked in various areas. Once the cement based render was removed it was evident that most wood lintels were rotten and had to be replaced, again once the moisture is locked in wood will decay and rot eventually also causing the cob to collapse.
Various areas needed some T.L.C and cob stitching together and a mesh over lay to prevent further cracking.
St Astier N.H.L 2 mixed with C.L.S 28 in first scatt and C.L.S 30 for dubbing coats followed by C.L.S 33 for top coat.
A1 Complete Builders have been Instructed by J.L.A Engineering to Demolish a former thatch farm house destroyed by a fire lit in the lounge and causing huge damage in this case to the main structure.
J.L.A Engineering have sympathetically designed a four bed two storey building with some salvaged materials ie original slate flooring.
The thatch will be replaced with a natural slate roof.
The new property will benefit from underfloor heating run by an air source heat type system feeding bathrooms ground and 1st floor, underfloor heating and 1st floor radiators.
Duration of time on site: 6 months
When approached by the Diocese member of Kenwyn church to undertake repairs we was delighted as we have a keen interest in Restoration work.
This fascinating 15th Century houses a peal of eight huge bells all in superb working order suspended 50 foot up the Tower.
Also an impressive tiny solid granite spiral stair reaching from the bottom to the top.
The church received a full restoration between 1820 – 1862, We have been instructed by Diocese to erect scaffolding 80ft up the clock face and suspend around one pinnacle in need of urgent repair.
The clock face has also been removed and fully restored and painted.
We undertake our work very sympathetically and our highly skilled craftsmen take great care in their work.
The pinnacle has been dismantled and rebuilt with steel dowels being resin anchored into pinnacle stones and relayed in a bed of St Astiers Lime mixed with C.L.S 30 and a Prompt.
All internal walls have been manually raked out and re-pointed with St Astiers 3.5 Lime Mixed with a C.L.S 30 grit sand.
All work under the supervision of Roger Shaw Architects.
A1 Complete Builders
Lawndowns Grampound Rd,
Truro, Cornwall TR2 4EJ.
Telephone: 01726 883388 or 07979 934678