A&P Group Cargo Ferry Painting

Commercial
Value: £116,786

A&P was originally founded as a centre of expertise in ship design and construction in 1971 and remains 100% privately owned. Our trusted and proven heritage in marine engineering services has become a dynamic catalyst for future-facing development and innovation.

www.ap-group.co.uk

Project Work

While Ro/Ro cargo ferry Norcape, was in dry dock the hull coatings above and below the waterline were applied. Bell Marine UK Ltd also renewed the deck coatings, carried out repairs to the ballast tank and refurbished the accommodation areas, garage-deck bulkheads and deckhead. The specialist materials used in the project included single-pack acrylic topcoats, modified pure epoxy abrasive-resistant primers and a hybrid TBT-free-anti-fouling coating system.

End Result

The refit, a complex operation sometimes involving over 100 personnel working simultaneously on the ship, was completed to its original 42-day schedule to the delight of everyone concerned.

Atholl Estates Blair Castle Painting

Leisure
Value: £130,000

Blair Castle is the home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, and the headquarters of Europe’s only remaining private army. Set amidst the beautiful scenery of the Perthshire Highlands, the distinctive, crisp white building with its romantic turrets and crenellations was one of the first private homes in Scotland to be opened to the Public.

www.blair-castle.co.uk/

Project Work

Decorating and preserving the historic fabric of the Castle is a project of immense importance and sensitivity. Bell Group was chosen to undertake an external refurbishment that included repairing the roughcast and render, and then redecorating all of the exterior masonry. We selected a specialist “Keim” paint system that complements superb appearance with a very high degree of protection and preservation.

End Result

The unique surroundings and the importance of the building itself meant that environmental factors were under tight scrutiny. The client commented that both the management of the project and the finished result were outstandingly successful.

Jigsaw Redecoration

Leisure
Value:

Jigsaw is a leading-edge fashion chain with its own clothing and accessories design team based in West London. In the fiercely competitive and image-conscious fashion arena, the retail environment is of immense importance. Distinctive shopfitting, flawlessly decorated and finished, is part of the experience.

www.jigsaw-online.com

Project Work

Bell Group was commissioned to work with jigsaw’s own shop designer to create a fresh look in the company’s prestigious Edinburgh store. Set in George Street in the city’s historic New town, the walls and ceiling are painted in neutral colours sympathetic to the magnificent interior, with the intricate ornamental coving accentuated in a contrasting colour. The warm, soft effect enhances the very special character of the building.

End Result

Jigsaw were delighted that the work was carried out while the shop was still trading. The presence of the public in close proximity to our craftsmen made health and safety issues and unobtrusive working practices even more critical than usual.

RAF Cranwell Painting

MOD
Value: £55,000

RAF Cranwell is the home of the Royal Air Force College, the first military air academy in the world. Opened on the fifth of February 1920, it was rebuilt in the 1930s to an elegant, classic design strongly influenced by the architecture of Sir Christopher Wren.

www.raf.mod.uk/rafcranwell/

Project Work

The intricately decorated wrought iron gates and twin lanterns that stand at the entrance of Cranwell’s College Hall reflect the dignity and status of the building. The work of Flight Sergeant Benson, a serving airman who was also a coppersmith and blacksmith, they also date from the 1930s. Bell Group was recently invited to carry out a complete refurbishment of the gates and the lanterns, a project involving the skilled application of 21 carrot-gold leaf to the lettering and detailing of the crests and other ornamentation.

End Result

Our craftsmen completed the immensely satisfying task with the skill and respect it merited, and returned the entrance to its original striking splendour, much to the delight of everyone at RAF Cranwell.

Westfield Shopping Centre Decoration

Leisure
Value: £925,671

The £340m Westfield Shopping Centre in Derby was opened to great acclaim. With over 100 fashion, food and leisure, the Centre has a dynamic and vibrant ambience that is accentuated by its crisp, cool colour schemes and contemporary styling.

uk.westfield.com/derby

Project Work

The Centre was created around and over an existing shopping centre which stayed open during the construction process, so the task of painting and decorating without disrupting commerce presented special challenges. To meet the tight deadlines a dedicated team worked six days a week, scheduling the work in co-operation with the other trades on-site and achieving superlative results. The project involved decorating a huge diversity of surfaces including steelwork, soffits, walls, ceilings, woodwork, blockwork, floors, masonry and pipework with a variety of paints and coatings. An impressive 42,000 litres of paint were used in the project.

End Result

The craftsmanship and quality of the outcome was highly commended and won Bell Group a finalist place in the prestigious “Painter of the Year” competition.

Port Sunlight Conservation & Redecoration

Facility Management
Value: £27,039

Port sunlight on the Wirral Peninsula, was developed as a model village for factory workers and their families by the visionary industrialist Lord Leverhulme.

With over 300 Grade II listed buildings, Port Sunlight became a designated Conservation area 30 years ago and may in future be listed as a World Heritage Site.

www.portsunlightvillage.com

Project Work

Bell Group was chosen for their ability to provide a team of highly-skilled tradesmen to carry out redecoration and conservation work, using a wide range of specialist techniques that always meets the exacting criteria of the Trust. The houses, schools, concert hall, cottage hospital, swimming pool, church, art gallery and temperance hotel were the work of almost 30 architects, creating a sense of delightfully diverse and spacious streetscapes featuring decorative half-timbered frontages, ornamental plasterwork and carved woodwork, mouldings and leaded windows.

End Result

Today, the integrity of the village is vigorously protected by the Village Trust who works to preserve its unique character and ambience. It is of immense importance to them that the original standards of craftsmanship are maintained.

Careers

If you join us at Bell Group UK you will be embarking on a career that is not just for today – we will help you build a brighter tomorrow. Bell Group UK believes in developing skills and actively encourages training and career development.

Training

If you join us at Bell Group UK you will enjoy constant opportunities to progress in the company. Operatives at Bell Group UK are trained under the CITB programme to help them achieve CSCS registration and improve skills.

Recruitment & Promotion

Everyone involved in recruitment selection at Bell Group UK follows a strict recruitment and selection policy and code of practice. We are an equal opportunities employer providing all staff with the chance to earn promotions.

Equality & Diversity

At Bell Group UK it is vital that the working environment is positive and free from any form of discrimination. We hire staff on the basis of their abilities and welcome all ethnicities, races and cultural backgrounds.
 

Apprenticeship Scheme

Bell Group UK is committed to helping local communities and offers an apprenticeship scheme to help encourage and develop skills within the industry – we are the largest employer of apprentices within the coatings industry.

Job Opportunities

Bell Group UK is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. So if you believe you have the skills, attitude and confidence to help drive the business forward why not join Bell Group UK now by checking out the list of vacancies?

Current Vacancies

Key Values include

  • Providing excellence in workmanship.
  • Striving to ensure every project is right first time.
  • Providing clients with value for money.
  • Promoting community initiatives.

People

Every member of the Bell Group UK team is committed to excellence. We ensure complete satisfaction of our employees, clients and all others who may be affected by our acitivities in the workplace.

Team

At Bell Group UK the aim is to nurture good relationships between all members of staff and the workforce – not only through training; but also by enhancing their self-esteem and understanding their personal values.

Commitment

Bell Group UK is committed to: promoting teamwork; creating a ‘no blame’ culture; encouraging and improving information sharing; and, above all, putting the customer first. These are values that make us a success.

Customer Care

Providing a remarkable service to customers is vital for Bell Group UK which is why its management team has developed a structure to ensure that its services are constantly improved and that it always listens to feedback.

Supplier

Bell Group UK ensures that ethical trading is implemented throughout its supply chain. It places a strong emphasis on securing strong partnerships so that customers get the best possible quality and the best possible value.
 

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Link HA Pre-paint Repairs & Painting

Social Housing
Value: £450,000 p.a.

Link Housing Association is responsible for approximately 7000 properties throughout Scotland, and is dedicated to provide excellence in the delivery of a wide range of socially inclusive regeneration, housing and support services.

www.linkhousing.org.uk

Project Work

The main objective of this project was undertaking the cyclical pre paint repairs and maintenance painterwork. The pre paint repairs incorporate timber replacement, gutter/downpipe renewal and mastic replacement. Upon completing the necessary repairs, the painterwork is completed, in accordance with specification provided by Valtti paint manufacturer.

End Result

The collaborative relationship between Link Housing Association and Bell Group UK ensured a successful project outcome and importantly, very satisfied tenants.

Bell group UK worked closely with Link Housing Association and the nominated suppliers to ensure the overall objectives of the project were achieved.

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