Orbit South HA Repairs & Painting Programme

Social Housing
Value: £1,300,000

Orbit South Housing Association owns and manages a diverse range of properties in Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and South London. The association is part of the Orbit Group, one of the largest and most successful housing providers in the country.

www.orbitsouth.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 Crown Paints.

End Result

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

Merton Borough Council External Decorations

Government
Value: £250,000

Merton is located in southwest London and is one of the city’s greenest boroughs with significant open spaces, including Wimbledon Common, Mitcham Common and the National Trust’s Morden Hall Park. It has a rich history but is also a typically suburban borough, developed in the 1930s with the arrival of the Underground and suburban rail routes around the centres of Wimbledon, Morden, Mitcham, Raynes Park and Colliers Wood.

www.merton.gov.uk

Project Work

External redecoration and repairs to occupied leasehold and tenanted housing. The stock is predominantly traditional properties, some as stand-alone houses others have been converted into apartments. The properties are predominantly 3 storeys and most have extensions to the rear. The substrates to be worked on vary but in the main include timber windows, timber doors, masonry door and window surrounds, traditional cast iron gutters and downpipes and painted fascia’s and soffit boarding.

Home Group Internal & External Redecoration

Social Housing
Value: £1,000,000

Home Group are one of the leading providers of affordable and supported housing for people in the UK.

They work to deliver improvements to communities and provide homes for those who may struggle to get them.

They have a turnover in excess of £310m, manages 51,000 homes and provides care and support services to more than 20,000 people across the UK each year.

www.homegroup.org.uk

Project Work

Internal and external redecoration and repairs to occupied supported and sheltered housing. The stock varies in style but is predominantly traditional properties converted into sheltered accommodation in the 60’s and 70’s. The properties are predominantly 3 and 4 storey with extensions to the rear. The substrates to be worked on vary but in the main include timber windows, timber doors, masonry door and window surrounds, traditional cast iron gutters and downpipes and painted fascia’s and soffit boarding.

End Result

3 year contract extended for a further 3 years.

Habinteg HA Repairs & Painting Programme

Social Housing
Value: £1M p.a.

Habinteg Housing Association is responsible for over3000 homes nationally.  This includes individual tenanted dwellings, leasehold properties, care homes, sheltered housing and rented accommodation.

www.habinteg.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 Dulux paints.

End Result

We have had a national agreement since 2005 for the cyclical external redecorations and repairs to various dwellings from Tyneside down to South Cornwall and Wales. We have recently negotiated contract until 2014.

Affinity Sutton Internal & External Redecoration

Social Housing
Value: £13,500,000

Affinity Sutton Group are one of the largest housing providers in England with over 56,000 properties in more than 120 local authorities from Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East to Plymouth in the South West. They provide a range of housing and community focused services to the 161,000 residents living in our homes.

www.affinitysutton.com

Project Work

Internal and External redecoration and repairs to occupied leasehold and tenanted housing. The housing stock consists of Modern Properties, Traditional Properties, Multi Storey Blocks and Sheltered Accommodation. The substrates to be worked on vary but in the main include UPVC trim, Timber Windows, Timber Doors, Rendered Walls, Traditional Cast Iron Gutters and Downpipes and Painted Fascia’s and Soffit boarding.

End Result

Originally a 1 year contract, we have now been awarded a 7 year partnership

Childrens Society-Waves Project Redecoration

Healthcare
Value: £12,000

The Children’s Society Waves Project is located in Weymouth, Dorset and offers  services to young people facing bullying, drug or alcohol abuse,  accomodation and  employment problems, and managing issues that they may have in their everyday lives.

www.childrenssociety.org.uk

Project Work

The building is situated in a narrow sidestreet some 10 metres back from Weymouth harbourside.  In July 2009 an articulated lorry collided with the bay window, causing structural damage to the building and window.  Bell Group’s maintenance team from our Salisbury office attended site within 3 hours and made the building safe for the public and traffic using the street, as well as making it safe for the staff to continue working within the building.

End Result

After protracted negotiations with the haulage company’s insurers and the local authority, Bell Group rebuilt the bay window to the original design which required procuring bespoke window components and a new lead roof.

The building was originally painted yellow so that it was easy for people to locate. Time, wind and seaside weather inevitably take their toll and in spring 2011 Bell Group returned to site to carry out timber repairs to rotten areas of the shop frontage, and, redecorations, to a more subtle shade of colour, to the complete three storey facade.  Scaffolding was erected out of normal working hours to avoid the need for a road closure; the base lift of the scaffold was double boarded with polythene sandwiched between so that no debris could fall on the public using the pavement below and the complete scaffold was netted for the same reason.  We used Dulux Weathershield masonry paint, undercoat and gloss for all decoration.

The Royal Agricultural College Redecoration

Education
Value: £103,000

The Royal Agricultural College was the first agricultural college in the English speaking world, and in 1845, Earl Bathurst leased the current site for the Gothic style building to be created, with its Royal Warrant being granted the same year. It is now recognised as a global authority on agricultural development.

rac.ac.uk

Project Work

The College identified that their library and reading room were in need of repair and redecoration, but they only had a limited timescale and required a contractor who could undertake a variety of tasks. It was vitally important that the project was completed within a three week period during a vacation break to ensure that the students would not have their studies interrupted.

End Result

Further investment in the College infrastructure is going ahead and Bell Group continue to support the College in maintaining this famous institution.

Trafalgar Wharf Heavy Duty Coatings

Commercial
Value: £24,000

Situated at the top of Portsmouth Harbour, the Porchester Dockyard was until 2008, owned by Vosper Thorneycroft and was the main centre for building minesweepers for the Royal Navy. In September 2008, Trafalgar Wharf Ltd took over the yard and started transforming it into a major commercial boatyard catering for the growing market for pleasure boat repair and storage seen on the South Coast and Solent area in particular.

www.trafalgarwharf.com

Project Work

Trafalgar Wharf contacted Bell Group for their advice and a heavy duty two pack epoxy coating was selected. After suitable preparation and a three coat application, the floor was ready for use and the expensive tyres were protected. Existing tramways were also causing wear and tear on the tyres, so Bell Group came up with an innovative temporary former that could be placed over the tracks whilst the forklift truck was in operation.

End Result

Further works are planned at Trafalgar Wharf to complete the transformation and Bell Group is a key partner in helping them achieve their goal of being the leading pleasure boat repair and storage facility on the South Coast of England.

WPD Osprey House Roof Coatings

Public Utilities
Value: £138,000

WPD is the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, South Wales and the South West. Part of the company’s depot at Osprey House in Exeter has been converted to provide office accommodation for a number of businesses.

www.westernpower.co.uk

Project Work

This project consisted of cleaning down the roof sheeting, as well as the rectification of defective sheets, and the application of a specialist coating system; we provided a full labour and parts insurance backed guarantee.

The site would be in full occupation during the course of the work and access to the working area was only available from the public side of the building for security reasons.

End Result

“I would like to pass on my thanks to Bell Group who delivered the project to a high standard, on budget and to the extended deadline through extremely challenging weather conditions” - Paul Fletcher, WPD Civil Projects Engineer.                

Current Vacancies

 

1. We are looking for Time Served Painters and Decorators to work in and around Bristol, Gloucester & Stroud. To apply please send your details to southwest@bell-group.co.uk or call 01275 392346

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