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

We have gone electric! With a new Tesla

So why a brand new Tesla? 

Its amazing range, cheap to run and has business benefits too!

 

Apart from looking good, on a single full battery charge the range will allow us to have a full day visiting our sites and for quoting new projects. Or for our workers to commute into London and back daily which means we only use a van once to drive into London to drop off equipment. By reducing pollution and cleaner air for everyone we have committed our bit to help the environment.

 

The financial savings are great too, our accountant has one and it was he who recommended this car, at just around £20.00 more a month on our electric bill, this far outweighs petrol or diesel costs, also no congestion or emission charges when we are working in London.  There is a government grant available and tax benefits when buying a Tesla through a business.

 

If you are interested in buying a new Tesla please do speak to us we have already done the research, plus you can use our referral code for us both to get 1000 miles of free charge when using the Tesla Superchargers, which are now widely available near the motorways – your Tesla will tell you where they are!   The link to our referral code is GB/referral/roy63515

 

Useful Links   Tesla Vehicle Incentives and Tesla Referral Programme

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.   
For information about visiting

 
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. 

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/