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Beechwood Dev - St Albans

Sector:

Housing

Services Provided:

Roof Tiling

Main Contractor:

Beechwood Developments Ltd

Work has recently begun with Beechcroft Developments, currently the UK’s ‘Small Housebuilder of the Year’,

Bracknell Roofing will complete all roofing elements on a fine collection of 35 houses, apartments and duplexes, designed exclusively for the over-55s.

A convent had been on the land in central St Albans since the 19th century, with an adjacent residential home added later. The site in its entirety was cleared to make way for Beechcroft’s new retirement housing scheme.

The design involved many roof elevations of mixed sizes and shapes. Elevation pitch variations across the development required the application of skilled workmanship, based on extensive practical knowledge. Issues of labour-intensive hip-and-valley sections had to be overcome. The experienced Bracknell team were required to ensure that all battening ran at the same height around varying elevation changes.  There were many bespoke aspects of the job, typified by the lead detailing to dormer windows.

A constant challenge was the many scaffolding height differences. The client expected technical advice and comment from Bracknell Roofing along with flexibility of manpower numbers and programming of the works needed thought, care and co-operation with other trades.

Unquestionably, this prestigious project, comprising four blocks, each of three storeys, could only have been progressed and completed by highly competent roofers. Bracknell Roofing was selected for precisely this resource.