The timber frames were provided by Flitcraft who were described by our regular bricklayers as the best they had worked with. Flitcraft are relatively new to the Southeast, being based in Preston, and were very keen to work on the project. The timber frames sat on trenchfill foundations with a suspended concrete ground floor.
Our management team managed the smooth transition of the trades with the only access to the site being from the road. Our M & E trades worked with Macleods Development to come up with a simple yet comprehensive package. Wet underfloor heating was installed to the ground floors and radiators to the top two floors to control the personalised heat curves to the bedrooms. Rako lighting with its varied scenes was fitted to all communal areas. Jaques Construction recommends the ply lining of timber frame buildings internally which enhances the acoustics and makes simple the fixing of furnishings. Photovoltaic panels provide the finishing detail on what will be energy efficient houses that will be very economical to run.
N & P Joinery were commissioned to build the unique staircases which we feel are the icing on the cake of two truly stunning houses.
Anthony Birch, our H&S Consultant at BC Risk Management introduced us to Macleod Developments who were looking for a partner on a residential project, in a sought after location in Surrey.
Highly respected local architects Lyttle Associates, along with Julian Macleod, had drawn up and designed two superb, three story town houses.
COSTING AND PLANNING
Soil reports were carried out and various construction methods investigated for suitability, and a timber frame option was decided upon due to the U values and air tightness achievable within the required wall dimensions.
“ It was a pleasure to work with what was undoubtedly an exceptional team. I was thrilled with the results”