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/

Pladis (United Biscuits) – Case Study

Internal Painting to Pladis (United Biscuits)

Internal decoration to Training Room at Pladis Global R&D Site in Sands, High Wycombe.

Project Requirements

We were required to do some repairs and freshen up the Training Room.

Solution Implemented

Using a Zinsser specialist product to seal the water damaged areas we then applied ICI Dulux Durable Matt emulsion to the ceiling and walls and ICI Dulux Satinwood to the woodwork.  We also hung some vinyl wallcovering adding a red vinyl trim around the border as the client specified.

Challenges Overcome

As the Training room was in constant use we planned our work to be carried out in stages, this meant it was completed over a longer time span but with no interruption to the clients training commitments. 

Results

Another great job by our decorators. We have been working with this client for over 10+ years carrying out a wide range of building works, general refurbishment and landscaping work at both this site and their Hayes site.

 

We provide a full range of trades for any building refurbishment work www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

 

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.

Testimonial

They have always provided us with an excellent service. My experience of working with ABK comes highly recommended, they are flexible, friendly and very informative and their decorating has never disappointed.

Lead Facilities Coordinator United Biscuits

 

Useful Links

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

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

Burnham Parish Council Offices – Case Study

External Painting to Burnham Parish Council Offices

External Decoration Burnham Park, Windsor Lane, Bucks.   Burnham being the home of the ancient woodland, Burnham Beeches.

Project Requirements

To clean and apply wood stain to give the building a refreshed look and adding further protection with as much longevity as possible.

Solution Implemented

We cleaned and emptied gutters of debris. Then cleaned the pre-finished soffits and fascias then our decorators prepared the existing timber cladding, beams, posts, rafters and columns and then applied a Sadolin woodstain to match the existing finish.

Challenges Overcome

To match the existing wood stain colour we tested a couple of colours first so the client could approve. We also had to work around the public on this project because as with many of these types of properties they need to remain open at all times.

Results

The building now stands out in its lovely central location in Burnham Village. 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/

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. 

Interior Decoration, Cookham Dean – Case Study

Interior Decoration, Cookham Dean 

Internal decoration and to various rooms and items in this large property overlooking the River Thames.

Project Requirements

A re-decoration project where we provided a list of areas priced individually for the client to select which he required to be painted as the highest priority. In one of the areas, we advised that the shelving display unit could be painted to modernise it. 

Solution Implemented

The unit was originally white, we did a full preparation including a specialist gripper primer and the client was delighted with the dark grey modern look.

Challenges Overcome

As we were already working in several areas of the property and the project was going well we did not charge the client for this extra.

Results

The client was really pleased with the outcome. 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/

Internal Painting at The Royal Grammar School – Case Study

Internal Painting at The Royal Grammar School

Internal decoration at The Royal Grammar School, Amersham Road, High Wycombe, Bucks.

Project Requirements

To carry out internal painting and decorating to the ground floor and the science block foyer (3 areas).

Solution Implemented

Our decorators applied a sealer to exposed brickwork where necessary.  Emulsioned brick columns, ceilings and walls in ICI Dulux Diamond Matt, we applied a coloured wood varnish to previously varnished surfaces and ICI Dulux Metalshield to the metal surfaces.

Challenges Overcome

This work was to be started and completed within the school holiday break and could not run over, it was a last minute order but we completed it to our normal high standard and within time.

Results

A lovely refreshed foyer area completed with the new RGS colour scheme. 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/

External Painting to The Pilot Pen Company – Case Study

External Painting to The Pilot Pen Company

External Decoration to a commercial building in Millboard, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.

Project Requirements

To carry out external cladding painting to one side elevation to this commercial building in Bourne End.

Solution Implemented

Using our own scaffold towers, we prepared and applied ICI Dulux Metalshield Gloss paint in a colour of RAL 5005 to, roller shutter doors, frames and metal bollards.

Challenges Overcome

This was a small straightforward job for us, we knew the outcome would look amazing and now stands out on this industrial estate.

Results

This really refreshed the image of the building. 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/