Cobstone Windmill Case Study

External Decorations to a Windmill – Case Study

Overlooking the hamlet of Turville Heath and used substantially in the filming of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Project Requirements

External painting of the complete Cobstone windmill in Ibstone including the top of the windmill dome and the sails.

Solution Implemented

We used a brilliant white external ICI Dulux Weathershield masonry paint on the middle part of the windmill and black ICI Dulux Weathershield masonry paint on the bottom and dome parts. For the sails we used the ICI Dulux Weathershield gloss system, we also used this on the door and windows.

Challenges Overcome

The height and angle that we needed to reach the top of the windmill dome and sails was quite a challenge especially as the ground around it was uneven, however, by safely levelling our large 21M cherry picker by careful leg height adjustment we successfully managed to complete the work in the time frame requested.

Results

The painting of this famous windmill made it stand out even more over the hamlet of Turville Heath.  On this page, you will find some imagery relating to works completed on the project. For further information about this or any other project carried out by the ABK team please contact us directly via the office.

Useful Links

Take a look at our “before and after” gallery and our residential gallery for a range of decoration works carried out.

Before and After Gallery and Case Studies https:/www.abkltd.co.uk/before-and-after-gallery/
Residential Gallery and Case Studies https://www.abkltd.co.uk/residential-gallery/

Great Missenden – Case Study

Residential Property in Great Missenden

A lovely residential property in Denner Hill, Great Missenden, Bucks. Great Missenden is an affluent village with approximately 2,000 residents in the Misbourne Valley in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.

Project Requirements

We carried out a lot of preparation works to the exterior of this property and then we carried out full external painting and resin repair work using ICI products.

Solution Implemented

On this part of the property, you can see that our decorators needed to carry out some larger render crack repair work with a specialist resin before painting in ICI Dulux Weathershield Masonry paint.  

Challenges Overcome

Painting this area of the property was very straightforward, on other parts we needed to hire in a cherry picker lift to reach some awkward areas.

Results

As the property is exposed to the weather on top of a hill, we have created the best result possible to hopefully gain 7 to 10 years of protection before a redecoration would be again necessary.  On this page, you will find some imagery relating to works completed on the project. For further information about this or any other project carried out by the ABK team please contact us directly via the office. 

Farnham Royal – Case Study

Exterior Repairs and Painting, Farnham Royal

Project Requirements

External repairs and painting to a large property in the village of Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire.

Solution Implemented

Firstly, our builder carried out some low-level repointing work to the walls and our roofer carried out some remedial repairs to the roof and chimney.  They also took down the old aluminium guttering and replaced this with new Alumasc (aluminium) guttering.  The painters prepared the external walls and carried out masonry repairs and filled using Toupret fillers before applying ICI Dulux Weathershield masonry paint to the walls.  ICI Dulux Weathershield undercoat and gloss was used on the woodwork.

Challenges Overcome

This project required a lot of preparation to the walls on all elevations as the painters needed to remove the existing paint from the render as it was previously applied as a textured finish, over the years this had lost its key to the render and flaked quite badly as you can see from the before image.

Results

Our work transformed the property and the client was extremely happy with the result. On this page, you will find some imagery relating to works completed on the project. For further information about this or any other project carried out by the ABK team please contact us directly via the office. We provide a full range of trades for any building refurbishment work https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

Monsanto Oil Tanks – Case Study

Exterior Painting at Monsanto 

External painting to tanks at Monsanto formerly based at Hillbottom Road, Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe, Bucks.

Project Requirements

We stripped back all of the flaking paint to the two metal tanks and then re-painted them.

Solution Implemented

We cleaned the tanks, primed and painted them with ICI Dulux Metalshield paint to improve the look. 

Challenges Overcome

These tanks were very high and being cylinder shape the access was a challenge.  We supplied the client with a Method Statement and carried out a full Risk Assessment before we started the work and put in place all the necessary safety requirements to complete this safely, on time and within budget.

Results

The tanks now have a protective coating to protect from the weather to avoid corrosion. The longevity of the product was the main aim.  On this page, you will find some imagery relating to works completed on the project. For further information about this or any other project carried out by the ABK team please contact us directly via the office. 

Martin Baker Aircraft – Case Study

Exterior Painting at Martin Baker Aircraft Company

External painting to railings at Martin-Baker Aircraft Company at their Higher Denham in Uxbridge site.

Project Requirements

To paint railings to give them a fresh updated look, whilst on-site we also re-painted one of their metal containers.

Solution Implemented

We cleaned the railings, primed and painted them with ICI Dulux Metalshield paint to match the corporate colours.  We also painted the doors and the metal container with ICI Dulux Weathershield so that the whole area was given a bit of a makeover.

Challenges Overcome

For health and safety, we ensured that the area was cordoned off so that staff did not use this area whilst the works were carried out.

Results

The railings are now fully protected from the weather along with being easier to see for partially sighted employees. On this page, you will find some imagery relating to works completed on the project. For further information about this or any other project carried out by the ABK team please contact us directly via the office. 

St Augustines Church Case Study

St Augustine’s Church

The ABK team was contacted by St Augustines Church on Amersham Hill in High Wycombe to carry out some internal decorating refurbishment works.

Project Requirements

The main focus of the works was the Decoration of the Sacristy Room and the Main Entrance Porch. The church wanted to brighten these communal areas up for its guests.

Solution Implemented

We used Dulux Vinyl Matt for the walls and ceiling and Dulux Metalshield also in Sandsdown for all of the metalwork.

We used Dulux Vinyl Matt colour ‘Swansdown’ for the ceilings and walls. We also used Dulux Metalshield for all of the metalwork throughout the main church areas.

Challenges Overcome

Due to the height, scaffold towers were used. We had to rearrange work on one of the days as the church had a funeral, the day before this we made sure that everything was put away discreetly and was clean.

Results

On this page, you will find some imagery relating to works completed on the project. For further information about this or any other project carried out by the ABK team please contact us directly via the office.

Google Testimonial

“In the repainting of the interior of St Augustine’s Church, I was very pleased with ABK at every stage of the work. Before the quotation was made they met with me to discuss details of the project and decide how various things would work out in practice and to ensure I was satisfied.

The work began on time and the workers were not only hard-working (finishing the job in around three-quarters of the time given as the original estimate) but also friendly and very accommodating. When we had to call for a break in the work because of a funeral they were meticulous about clearing everything away and out of sight”.
Father Jonathan Hill

Useful Links

Take a look at our “before and after” gallery and our commercial gallery for a range of decoration works carried out.

Before and After Gallery and Case Studies https://www.abkltd.co.uk/before-and-after-gallery/
Commercial Gallery and Case Studies https://www.abkltd.co.uk/commercial-projects-gallery/

Legoland Case Study

Legoland, Windsor

The ABK team was contacted by Legoland Windsor in order to carry out External decorating refurbishments to one of their attractions, namely the Balloon Ride. This was a great project for the team, revitalising a popular attraction at the park.

Project Requirements

To clean and paint all 6 of balloons on this ride using a fungicidal wash and specified Zinsser exterior paint products.

Solution Implemented

The actual balloons were very big so we arranged for a specialist access moveable plant to reach over the tops of the balloons and our towers to access the sides.

Challenges Overcome

The weather is always a challenge with exterior decorating projects, luckily for our decorators, the weather stayed fine and all works were able to be completed on time and within the parks, maintenance shut down period.

Results

We really enjoy working at Legoland, it was a different type of project but one that is ideal for our highly experienced painters. We are now scheduling works in for the large and smaller roller coasters, this would take the whole winter shutdown period to complete using specialist Tor coating paints, specified via there rep/specifier Darren Rothwell.

 

Useful Links

Take a look at our “before and after” gallery and our commercial gallery for a range of decoration works carried out.

Before and After Gallery and Case Studies https://www.abkltd.co.uk/before-and-after-gallery/
Commercial Gallery and Case Studies https://www.abkltd.co.uk/commercial-projects-gallery/

Wycombe High School Case Study

Wycombe High School Case Study

The ABK team was approached by Wycombe High School to carry out some external decoration works.

Project Requirements

We were awarded the contract to carry out the painting to four main buildings, including staircases, link bridges and front entrance gates.

Solution Implemented

We carried out a very high level of preparation work to ensure longevity and a high-quality finish.
Using existing scaffold and mobile elevated platform lifts for access we completed the high-level work first. We used high-quality paints throughout the contract tinted to the school’s colours.

During the project, we were asked to replace the guttering and downpipes on one of the buildings, our building division completed this using light grey materials consistent with the other school buildings. Please take a look at our building page for the building services that we provide.

Challenges Overcome

Working on School premises it is a necessity to have enhanced DBS disclosures.  All our decorators and management have up to date DBS.

Our painters were reliable, professional, very skilled and were backed up by the office staff and our Decorations Contract Manager who provided the specification for the work. We also provide a full range of trades for any building refurbishment work.

Results

The client was extremely happy with the finished project. The images above are our genuine pictures of the project.

Client Testimonial

“I am delighted with the external paint works to several buildings and railings. The advice given prior to works commencing regarding materials and methods used was helpful and informative, the administration was smooth and all legislative requirements met. ABK’s operatives on-site followed our school procedures and were a pleasure to have on-site.”

Diane Leahy, Facilities Manager

Stoke Park Case Study

Stoke Park Hotel

Exterior Repairs and Painting – privately owned 5AA Red Star, Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Park.

Project Requirements

We were asked to carry out large repairs to the masonry and re-paint the exterior of this grand Manor in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire.

Solution Implemented

We carried out a very high level of preparation work to ensure longevity, finishing with a specified paint to protect the property and it’s heritage. We worked closely with the estate managers and the staff, we completed the work to the deadline set, before the first Summer wedding! Our painters were reliable, professional, very skilled and are backed up by office staff and our Decorations Contract Manager, who advised on all types of heritage paint products and colour schemes.

Challenges Overcome

We had a large team of highly experienced painters and decorators who worked extremely hard on the thorough preparation that was required.  We worked closely with the estate managers and the staff as the hotel remained open at all times, our painters were reliable, professional and were backed up by office staff to ensure the whole project ran smoothly and to the deadline.

Results

The client was extremely happy with the finished project. On this page, you will find some imagery relating to works completed on the project. For further information about this or any other project carried out by the ABK team please contact us directly via the office.

Useful Links

Take a look at our “before and after” gallery and our commercial gallery for a range of decoration works carried out.

Before and After Gallery and Case Studies https://www.abkltd.co.uk/before-and-after-gallery/
Commercial Gallery and Case Studies https://www.abkltd.co.uk/commercial-projects-gallery/