A recently completed external decorating project

Forest House Vets – Windsor

“We are very happy with the job that has been done and thank you to your decorators for their meticulous work, we have found you provided a very thorough and professional service all round and the building is looking lovely”
 
This was the great response from the Practice Manager after we finally got to carry out their external decorating.  Originally booked in April 2020 and then September 2020 both occasions had to be cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  Finally, we completed in June this year after some delays due to the weather.
 
We are very happy with the results, please see our images on the slider above or click on the thumb nails to see before and after pictures.
 
A brief outline of the work we carried out:
 
* Set up and used all our own access equipment including our Cherry Picker.

* A fungicidal wash was then applied over the existing walls and rinsed.

* Preparation to woodwork, cutting back rotten timber & applying a resin product for longevity.

* Use of fillers and rubbing back and priming ready for painting.

* Application of Dulux Weathershield paint.
 
The actual paints used on this project were all from the Dulux Weathershield range and included:  Masonry Smooth, Exterior Undercoat and Exterior Gloss for more info click Dulux Weathershield Range and Colours
 
Forest House Vets have branches in Ascot, Egham and Windsor, we decorated the Windsor branch.  For more info click Forest House Vets
 
Also based in Windsor is Legoland, we painted the balloon ride see our case study here

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Amber House Case Study

Internal Decorations to Amber House

A seven-bedroom detached new build property in the prestigious area of Burkes Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

Project Requirements

We carried out full internal painting to walls, ceilings and woodwork.  We also hung designer wallpaper supplied. We also created feature walls in some rooms either painting in a contrasting colour or by hanging a designer wallcovering.   

Solution Implemented

Our decorators are highly skilled and applied ICI Dulux Contract Matt and Vinyl Matt to the ceilings and walls and ICI Dulux Satinwood to the woodwork in the clients colours of choice.

Challenges Overcome

We did have to work around some of the other trades on site so we needed to make sure the finished paintwork did not get damaged.

Results

The client was extremely pleased. 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/

Virginia Water Case Study

External Decorations to a property in Virginia Water

External decoration to a property in Virginia Water, we were recommended by Timber Repair Care themselves due to our skills and the large size of the project.

Project Requirements

Resin repair to the timber and full external redecoration of this large house In Virginia Water.

Solution Implemented

Using the Resin Repair Care System we repaired the timbers on this property, which involved removing areas of rotten wood, applying a hardener and then a resin moulded into the prepared area, allowed to dry and then prepped ready for the exterior coats of Dulux Weathershield paints.

Challenges Overcome

There was a lot of timber repairs required, our expert painters and decorators did a fantastic job using the Resin Repair Care System which they are all trained to use.

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. For more information on our building section for a full range of trades for any refurbishment work please take a look at https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

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/

Beaconsfield Large House Case Study

Beaconsfield External Decoration – Case Study

Project Requirements

External Redecoration to the main house, single storey rear extension, garage block and the summer house. We also supplied and fitted 105 sealed units to the property.

Solution Implemented

We used Sandtex Smooth Magnolia on the walls and Weathershield Exterior Undercoat and Gloss on the woodwork.

Challenges Overcome

Whilst the work was carried out, the client asked if we could carry out some additional work this included roofing, carpentry work and replacement of double glazing units.  We provide a full range of trades for any building refurbishment work https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

Results

This client is extremely happy with our work, we have carried out several projects for them over the last 15+ years. 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/

Riverside Bourne End Case Study

Riverside, Bourne End – External Decoration

Project Requirements

Full External decorations required to the Boathouse, Bourne End, set on the River Thames.

Solution Implemented

We used ICI Weathershield Quick Drying Exterior Water-based Undercoat and ICI Weathershield Quick Drying Exterior Water-based Satin to timbers around panels and windows in RAL 7040.

Challenges Overcome

Due to the height of the building and weather being windy in this exposed area, we secured one of our towers and used this to reach the top of the building safely. We also provide a full range of trades for any building refurbishment work https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

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. For more information on our building section for a full range of trades for any refurbishment work please take a look at https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

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/

Cookham New Build Case Study

Internal Decorations to a new build in Cookham Dean 

ABK was asked to carry out some internal decorations to a new build property in Cookham Dean.

Project Requirements

We carried out full internal decorations to walls, ceilings and woodwork including a carport.  The client used a Farrow and Ball Colour Consultant who specified the paint scheme and arranged delivery of the paints in the colours required. 

Solution Implemented

Our decorators are highly skilled in applying this specialist paint and our working supervisor worked exactly to the detailed paint schedule showing the areas, colours and finishes that were required.  Farrow and Ball Strong White 2001 was the predominant colour and was used in Estate emulsion, Modern emulsion and Estate eggshell finishes. Other colours used were Skimming Stone 241, Elephant’s Breath 229, Inchyra Blue 289 and Cornforth White 228.

Challenges Overcome

We did have to work around some of the other trades on site so we needed to make sure the finished paintwork did not get damaged.

Results

The client was extremely pleased. 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. For more information on our building section for a full range of trades for any refurbishment work please take a look at https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

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/

Harleyford Lodge Refurbishment Case Study

Refurbishment of a Lodge on the Harleyford Estate, Marlow

A beautiful Scandinavian lodge/cabin set on the private Harleyford Estate in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Project Requirements

A full refurbishment of the lodge was required including painting and decorating, new carpets, new furniture required and installed and gates made for the decking area.

Solution Implemented

We used Johnstones durable matt which was colour matched to Ammonite a Farrow and Ball colour, we also used the same colour on the woodwork in Eggshell.  We used our carpenter to make new timber gates to match in with the rest of the decking area. Our flooring/carpeting expert recommended the best type of flooring throughout.  We also helped out with the style of furniture and furnishings.

Challenges Overcome

The client wanted to achieve a light, airy look to the lodge at all times of the day.  As the light fell in many different angles due to the shape and structure of the building this made some colours look completely different at certain times of the day.  To help the client chose this perfect paint colour, we provided test pots in the chosen colour but in various tones and painted several areas so the client could make their final choice.

Results

We were extremely pleased with the final 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. For more information on our building section for a full range of trades for any refurbishment work please take a look at https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

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/