Derby Homes: Cyclical Redecorations

Value:

Derby Homes Limited is an arm's length management organisation – ALMO created by Derby City Council to manage, maintain and improve its council houses and estates.  The organisation is non-profit making and is 100% owned and controlled by Derby City Council. The different housing types include social housing, leasehold, part-buy part-rent schemes and student accommodation.

Project Work

We re-secured our five-year contract with Derby Homes in 2016 (to 2021) following successful completion of the previous 5-year cyclical programme 2011-2016. Our relationship with Derby Homes continues to thrive, working with our suppliers to provide best value manufacturing and cost savings measures.

David Wilson Homes

Construction
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During the 1990s the Barratt Group grew organically, establishing an unrivalled track record of consistent growth. In April 2007, Barratt acquired Wilson Bowden PLC and today has a network of 25 housebuilding divisions throughout Britain, selling new build homes under the Barratt, David Wilson and Ward Homes brands.

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Project Work

Cyril John have been working with David Wilson Homes for over 20 years and have built a strong working relationship over this period.

We carry out internal decoration works to 2, 3, 4 & 5-bedroom properties for David Wilson Homes. We have received numerous accolades for the quality of our work and completion within tight time scales.

We also offer an aftercare service to David Wilson Homes, committing to rectifying any defects that may occur.

South Kesteven District Council: Grantham Leisure Centre

Government
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Grantham Meres Leisure Centre features a 25 metre eight lane swimming pool as well as a 10 metre learner pool and 2 smaller leisure pools with added features such as water sprays, bubble jets and flume. The Main swimming pool also hosts our popular pool inflatable session in which a large inflatable assault course is placed into the pool running at weekends and half terms.

Project Work

Bell Group completed internal painting works to the swimming pool flume and affiliated areas at Grantham Leisure Centre. Working closely with the project managers of South Kesteven Council to ensure the programme of works was adhered to and all health and safety procedures were followed for working at height.

Bell Group arranged all safe access solutions and were contracted to paint all surrounding steel works, the flume and ornamental rocks surrounding the pool.

Houses of Parliament

Government
Value:

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Project Work

Internal redecorations including painting and pre-paint repairs to MP offices and the Prime Minister’s Chambers.

Works include: Painting of ceilings, walls, internal office doors, wood and metal work, wallpapering, plaster repairs and resin repairs.

Due to the high quality of works we carried out on this Contract, we were given ad-hoc jobs throughout including; redecorations to extra rooms and strip, repair and repaper these extra rooms. We also carried out some graining on cornices.

First ScotRail

Public Utilities
Value:

First ScotRail run ninety five percent of Scotland’s passenger train services, connecting cities and remote communities alike.  It operates most commuter and long-distance services within the country as well as some cross-border services to England. Rural lines carry more passengers, mostly tourists, during the summer months, but provide a valuable link and social service during the winter months. The network covers some of the busiest and most beautiful rail routes, in the UK.

Project Work

The ScotRail branding programme was introduced to give the network its first-ever uniform look, sweeping away different colour schemes used in the east and west. However to avoid extra costs the project was programmed to be carried out during their routine cyclical repainting lifecycle. The project covered a vast geographical area including; Western Line from Inverness –Kyles of Lochalsh, Northern Line Dingwall –Thurso,North West Line Crainlarich-Mallaig West Highland Line Upper Tyndrum-Oban and the East Coast Line Dalgety Bay-Arbroath.

As part of the rolling maintenance programme, and subject to listed building consent, seventy five stations underwent general refurbishment and were repainted and rebranded in the new ScotRail colours.

The project also contained numerous stations of either historical or architectural interest. Bell Group’s contract manager worked with First ScotRail, Network rail, Historic Scotland and private landlords to preserve the distinctive character of these historic buildings and maintain their status as part of Scotland’s rich heritage.

One example is Glenfinnan station on the West Highland line. This station contains many of its original features, including the Swiss style station building, water tank, oil store and ornate signal box.  Part of the station building now houses the Glenfinnan Station Museum and a small gift shop. There is also a Dining Car and a Sleeping Car offering bunkhouse accommodation. In addition to this the Jacobite Steam train (of Harry Potter fame) stops four times a day to allow tourists a photo opportunity.Working in close proximity with the general public made stringent attention to health and safety precautions paramount. During times when high levels on tourists were onsite, site supervisors were instructed to cease work, make safe equipment and stand down from site. Following strict compliance with the scope of works wet paints areas were barricaded off, muli- lingual wet paint signs were displayed and a Bell Group operative was posted to secure the site. To ensure our operatives did not disturb residents staying in the bunkhouse shift patterns were modified to allow for a later start time. RAL colours were also changed to comply with listed building regulations.

Unite Students

Education
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As the largest manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation, Unite Students is a pioneer, supporting the country’s world-leading higher education sector.  Priding themselves in providing a Home for Success to 50,000 students every year in over 140 properties across 24 leading university towns and cities in the UK. With more developments in the pipeline, UNITE are expanding the number of beds by 8,000 over the next three years.

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Project Work

We have carried out decorating, repair and refurbishment works for Unite on a national basis since 2010. Programming of works is key to the successful delivery of these schemes and as such it is vital we ensure we are ahead of the planned programme, increasing our operatives on site when required. By working with Unite and communicating our progress we are able to deliver each scheme on time.

Our works with UNITE involve, painting and flooring to bedrooms, en-suites, studios, cluster kitchens, cluster corridors, lift lobbies, communal corridors and staircases.
 

"Bell Group have been working on our lifecycle program for several years now. This year we estimate that they will complete refurbishment works to in excess of 530 student accomodation rooms across the UK, completing redecorations, floor replacements and bed installations."

Stuart Harding, UNITE Estates & Project Procurement Manager

ENGIE

Education
Value:

ENGIE is a leading energy and services Group employing 20,000 people in the UK across three main activities: services, energy solution and energy infrastructure.
 

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Project Work

Since the beginning of our relationship with Engie, we have been delivering lifecycle maintenance to PFI schools.

Our works include internal painting work to classrooms, corridors, stairwells floor painting fencing, high level painter work to street area assembly, gym halls, games halls and exterior entrance. Flooring carpets and vinyl in classrooms and corridors ground works and civils are also delivered on this contract.

To minimise the impact on the schools the works were programmed to fit with the summer holidays, the summer school leisure facilities were kept in operation throughout.
 

Bellway Homes

Construction
Value:

In just under 70 years, Bellway has grown from a small, family-owned firm to one of the most successful house builders in the UK. Today they directly employ 2,000 people and have earned an enviable reputation, built on the pillars of quality, service and trust.

From one bedroom apartments to luxury penthouses and prestigious executive houses, Bellway pride themselves on understanding the aspirations of all our buyers, not just in the type of home that suits their needs, but in the environment in which they want to live.

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Project Work

Cyril John Decorators a Bell Group UK company have been working with Bellway Homes for over 10 years, this relationship has been developed through the quality, service and delivery that our client demands and of course these works have to be completed to a consistently high standard within strict timeframes. We work on many sites within the East Midlands through our specialist directly employed new build team.

Scope of works

Internal decoration to include mist coats, filling and emulsion to all walls and ceilings, gloss applied to all specified woodwork and external painting as required. Works are carried out to 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroomed properties along with Bungalows and flats on schemes in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Rutland. Works are carried out on Bellway residential developments and on behalf of Social Housing providers such as Aspire Homes.

Awards

Cyril John has received numerous accolades and awards from Bellway Homes for quality of work and completion within timescales, all of these works were carried out within strict H&S regulations without any incidents.

25/06/2018
In Memory of Ian Henderson

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of our former Managing Director, Ian Henderson over the weekend. Those of you who dealt with Ian directly will appreciate how wonderful he was at his job. Those of you who worked with him closely will appreciate he had an incredible character and sense of humour.

He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

13/06/2018
Bell Group launch 6th Decorating Academy

Walsall College have launched Bell Group’s 6th painting and decorating academy in the UK, with the aim to enhance its existing courses, as well as giving construction students the hands-on experience to succeed in the industry. 

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