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/

Gerrards Cross Residential Refurbishment Case Study

Refurbishment Project of a house in Gerrards Cross

The ABK team were asked to carry out a large refurbishment project to a house in Gerrards Cross.

Project Requirements

Refurbishment works included Internal painting throughout the house, new carpets, french polishing, electrical works, removing and installing new furniture and then the external painting of oak windows, some windows were replaced and we also repainted the main gates.

Solution Implemented

We worked closely with the client advising him on paint colour schemes and used a colour matched paint on the walls in a designer equivalent matt finish.  We arranged for a high-quality carpet throughout the upstairs and polished the flooring downstairs. The client even decided that he wanted his oak windows painted in dark grey to modernise the property a little more.

Challenges Overcome

We had an extremely tight timeline for this project, just six weeks to carry out the full interior redecoration to this 9,500 sq ft property including sanding/staining floors, electrics and carpets. We had a large team of up to 14 men on site along with a project manager to run the project as smoothly as possible.  We provide a full range of trades for any building refurbishment work https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

Results

We worked closely with the client on this large refurbishment project and they were extremely pleased with the work that we carried out for them. 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/

Finchampstead Property Case Study

Interior and Exterior Decoration, Finchampstead Case Study

The ABK team were asked to carry out interior and exterior decoration to Plots 1, 2 and 3 Pye Hill House, Finchampstead.

Project Requirements

A new build project that required full internal and external painting of all three houses including a detached garage with living area above in plot 2.

 

Solution Implemented

On the internal surfaces, we applied ICI Dulux Contract Matt, ICI Dulux Vinyl Matt and Dulux Satinwood.  On the exterior surfaces, we applied Weathershield Exterior Undercoat, Weathershield Masonry Smooth and Ultimate Opaque.

 

Challenges Overcome

A tight schedule for this project, but with our experienced teams of painters we were able to meet the deadline.

 

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. 

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/

Adam Continuity Case Study

Adam Continuity – Cladding Case Study

The ABK team was contacted by Adam Continuity in Basingstoke to carry out some external painting refurbishment works.

Project Requirements

The main focus of the works was the repainting of the external cladding to the business unit using spray guns via cherry pickers.

Solution Implemented

We used a specialist paint called Hi Build Vinyl, it is a paint especially for steel and metalwork such as storage containers, skips and waste compactors and can be sprayed on.

Challenges Overcome

A lot of preparation work was involved in this project removing the flaking paint and sanding back. It was slightly more difficult due to the height and having to move the cherry pickers for the different sections.

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.

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/

The Chequers Inn Case Study

The Chequers Inn

Internal and External painting and refurbishment to the Chequers Inn Hotel, Wooburn Common.

 

Project Requirements

We have carried out a number of projects at the Chequers Inn. The first project was to carry out Internal decoration to a new extension of 12 additional rooms. We have also carried out internal decoration to the older bedrooms at the hotel and the reception area. We were then asked to paint the exterior of the hotel.

Since then, we have carried out a full redecoration to all of the older rooms after a full refurbishment, we were put forward as preferred suppliers for painting works. 

Solution Implemented

We used a range of paints such as Johnstones Durable Matt mixed paint in the bedrooms,  Cova Plus, Zinsser primer and sealer. On the exterior, we carried out some repairs to the beams using the Repair Care System and applied Dulux Weathershield Ultimate Opaque for a required satin finish ensuring maximum

Challenges Overcome

Working around guest bookings at the hotel to enable a safe working environment and to avoid disrupting any guests.

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

“ABK have just completed a large painting and decorating and building work project at our hotel, Chequers Inn near Wooburn Green.  I found all the workers to be extremely reliable and friendly, the effort that was taken to ensure all working areas were left clean and tidy (which included Ground Floor, First Floor, Bar, Reception and Toilets) was much appreciated as this helped us to continue our business with minimal disruption. We are pleased with the standard of work, advice on paint types and colours to achieve the overall finish and we are delighted with the hotel’s new image. I would highly recommend ABK for any painting and decorating and building works”.

 

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/

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/

Greenhill Gate Flats Case Study

Greenhill Gate Flats

Three blocks of residential apartments on Green Hill, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire which overlook the lovely Hughenden Park.

Project Requirements

We carried full internal decorations to seven staircases and landings across all three blocks.  We also carried out some building repairs to the external three blocks before painting them.

Solution Implemented

Our highly skilled decorators applied ICI Dulux Contract Matt and Vinyl Matt emulsions to the ceilings and walls. Then applied ICI Dulux Undercoat and Gloss to the skirtings, loft hatches and the stringer boards on the staircases and to finish we applied a stain varnish on the staircase handrails.

On the external parts of the building, our builders carried out some high-level repairs before our decorators prepared and painted all three blocks in ICI Dulux Weathershield Masonry paint.

From the scaffold, we repointed high-level brickwork as required and the woodwork repairs were carried out using the Repair Care System, a resin-based product that gives longevity and then finished off with high-quality external paint.  We carried out the painting of the walls in Sandtex Smooth, Cornish Cream at the client’s request.

Challenges Overcome

As these flats are built on the side of a hill, we arranged for scaffolding, we used our own cherry picker where we could but needed to hire in specialist access lifts to be able to reach some areas due to the incline.

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. We provide a full range of trades for any building refurbishment work 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/

Roald Dahl Museum Case Study

Roald Dahl Museum

The ABK team was contacted by the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden in order to carry out Internal decorating refurbishments. A nice local project for a business celebrating one of the worlds most famous authors.

Project Requirements

Complete refurbishment of the upper floors of the South Wing of Grade 11 Listed Building. We then carried out additional refurbishment to other areas 6 months later.

Solution Implemented

We were provided with a detailed specification for the work, as this included various trades, we called upon our carpenter/joiner, flooring experts, plumbers, electricians and painters.

Challenges Overcome

As this was a large project, our skilled Contracts Manager managed the full refurbishment and scheduled in the trades as they were required so the project ran smoothly, finished ahead of schedule and within budget.

Results

A very happy client, unfortunately, the museum had a serious flood unrelated to the works we carried out, meaning some of the areas we refurbished had to be done again.

Google Testimonial

“We have worked with ABK on several occasions and the last project was the refurbishment of the upper floors of the South Wing of our Grade II listed building. The project was to convert existing office space into an open plan area for picnic lunches as well as extending a meeting room to become a classroom/workshop room and refurbishing a staff room and loo.

The work involved demolishing some internal stud walls, installing new walls and floor to ceiling cupboards, new lighting and flooring as well as removing old kitchens and replacing them with new. All of this work was completed while the Museum was open for business. Access to the site was limited for delivery and removal of goods and waste.

There were no issues at all about the delivery and removal of waste and all work was carried out with little or no disruption to the day to day running of the Museum.
The project was planned well and all trades worked well together. The workmen were all extremely professional and fulfilled the brief on time, within budget and to our complete satisfaction. We would have no hesitation in recommending ABK for building projects and, in fact, are about to embark on another project with them for phase two of the development”

 

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/

Empire Cinema Slough Case Study

Empire Cinema Slough

The ABK team was contacted by Empire Cinemas Slough branch in order to carry out Internal And External decorating refurbishments. This was a great project for the team, with some amazing colourful results.

Project Requirements

We painted and decorated the Box Office Area and level 2 (first floor) of the Empire cinema in the newer corporate colours.

Solution Implemented

We used Dulux Vinyl Matt colours mixed to match the newer Empire colour scheme which were very bright and easily caught your eye.

Challenges Overcome

Works were scheduled to be carried out within cinema opening times. To ensure the safety of visitors and employees we cordoned off working areas with appropriate signage to avoid any accidents and worked efficiently to keep disruptions to a minimum and installed our mobile ventilation system to keep the paint smells to a minimum.

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.

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/