Over 100 properties completed at Waddesdon

With over 100 properties now completed at Waddesdon… 

…we are working on many more!

 
For well over 8 years we have been chosen by the Waddesdon estate to carry out refurbishment work on properties for the Rothschild Foundation in and around the stunning estate.  Work includes carpentry and flooring but on all the properties, our highly skilled painters and decorators have done an amazing job to repair and apply the products to conserve the buildings and their heritage.

 
View some of the pictures and read more here

 
We continue to work on properties within the Waddesdon Estate and also at their Offices and Apartments in Central London.

 
With the Estate’s portfolio of amazing historical buildings including residential homes in the village, farmhouses, the Village Hall and The Five Arrows Hotel that we have worked on, it is well worth a visit.

 
The manor house on the estate, Waddesdon Manor, was originally bought in 1874 and has been owned by the same family since, who have subsequently invested in further properties in the area to help conserve the heritage for future generations. This lovely country estate is open to the public and runs many family events throughout the year and has its own woodlands and parklands.   
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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/

A Fantastic Five Star Review

Full Refurbishment Project Review

We carried out a full refurbishment project to this beautiful property in Chalfont St Giles. The work included coving, carpentry, electrics, security and painting and decorating.

Google 5* Review

Client:  Nick Riddle  Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value “Fantastic service from Roy and the ABK team. We engaged them originally to redecorate the interior of our house but the scope of the project evolved considerably as it went on. The team were responsive, creative and accommodating throughout with spotless attention to detail. We were kept very well informed at all stages and pricing for incremental work was done in a very transparent, fair manner. Andy, who was with the project from start to finish, did a fabulous job and came up with some excellent ideas and solutions for various finishing touches. Roy is a real pleasure to deal with, nothing is ever too much trouble and the project management was flawless. Professional friendly team who are real masters of their business. We would highly recommend them and will definitely be using ABK again.”

Google Reviews Link

 

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/

Waddesdon Woodwork Restoration – Case Study

Waddesdon External Decorations

External decorations to a beautiful historic property in Waddesdon. Upon inspection of the property, the team discovered heavy woodwork degradation to various areas. Our team worked diligently with the client to put a plan in place and restore the property.

Project Requirements

Restoration to external Woodwork of the property throughout various areas of the building to help ensure longevity of the wood and seal areas to help protect against water leaks.

Solution Implemented

We removed the rotten wood and then moulded a resin into these areas. Then prepared the rest of the woodwork and painted in a long-lasting protective paint in the heritage colour required.

Challenges Overcome

This was high level work and we used our access equipment in a safe manner to reach the areas. See our building section for a full range of trades for any refurbishment work https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

Results

On this page, you will find some imagery relating to process of works carried out and 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/

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. 

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/

Residential Property in Chalfont St Giles – Case Study

Internal Decorations to a home in Chalfont St Giles

A lovely large farmhouse in Chalfont St Giles village within the Chiltern district of south-east Buckinghamshire.

Project Requirements

We re-painted and refurbished the kitchen units to a new colour in this lovely property using Farrow and Ball paint.

Solution Implemented

The decorators gave the units a deep clean before applying a Zinsser Bin gripper primer where necessary.  They then applied two coats of Farrow and Ball eggshell to all the units in the new colour design scheme.

Challenges Overcome

We labelled the areas with wet paint signage so that they were not touched by accident when wet. This was a straight forward job for us painting the units.

Results

A stunning result, we originally painted these units five years ago and the client asked us to return to re-paint the units to a new fashionable colour scheme. The client was extremely pleased with all the work.

 

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/

Residential Property in Haddenham – Case Study

Internal and External Decorations and Repair works

A lovely property Haddenham Village tucked away in the Aylesbury Vale district, Buckinghamshire.

Project Requirements

We re-plastered the ceiling in the hallway and painted ceiling, doors and frames and hung a designer wallpaper to the walls.  On the rear of the house, we carried out a roof repair, replaced guttering and replaced a door and frame to the garage then prepared and painted the masonry and woodwork. 

Solution Implemented

Our plasterer, removed old coving and re-plastered over the old ceiling to achieve a smooth finish. Our highly skilled decorators prepared the walls by hanging lining paper then they applied ICI Dulux Contract Matt and Vinyl Matt emulsions and Satinwood to the required areas.  Our highly skilled decorators, then hung the designer wallpaper chosen by the client.

Our guttering specialist, found a problem with a ridge tile on the roof, whilst we had access we replaced the tile to avoid any potential problem in the future.  Our carpenter replaced the door and frame to the garage whilst our decorators carried out some masonry render repairs before painting the masonry using ICI Dulux Weathershield Masonry paint in Gardenia.

  

Challenges Overcome

When we have high access on site we will always have a check around the roofing areas of the property and report back to the client any potential problems.  

Results

In the internal area of the property we were decorating there was a small downstairs toilet, the client asked if we were able to freshen this up, as we were working in this area we did this free of charge. The client was extremely pleased with all the work.

 

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 www.abkltd.co.uk/before-and-after-gallery/
Residential Gallery and Case Studies www.abkltd.co.uk/residential-gallery/
We provide a full range of trades for any building refurbishment work www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/