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/

Property in Downley Case Study

External Decorations to a House in Downley

Full external redecoration to a house in Downley, High Wycombe, near to Downley Common.

Project Requirements

We were asked to paint the masonry of this lovely house in Downley.  We suggested some alternative colours and the client was keen to go ahead with a very fashionable grey.

Solution Implemented

Our painters got to work, preparing the exterior walls, which included some render patch repairs and a fungicidal wash.  Then we applied two coats of ICI Dulux Weathershield Smooth Masonry paint to the walls tinted in grey. Then finished off the window surrounds and sills using ICI Dulux Weathershield external undercoat and gloss in a contrasting grey colour. 

Challenges Overcome

This was a big colour change to the original, so we got a test pot mixed up to the new colour, then painted an area so the client could get an idea and be 100% sure before we had the full quantity of paint mixed. 

Results

The client was extremely pleased with the painting work and the refreshed look. 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/

Bradenham Hill Case Study

Internal Decorations to Bradenham Hill

A six-bedroom detached new build property in the prestigious area of Burgess Wood 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 client’s 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. 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/

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/