Summer 2022 – Rothschild Waddesdon

Tea, Cake and Painting at the Waddesdon Estate

After completing another project for the Rothschild family in St James Place, London we are now working on a Summer project for them, painting and decorating in the lovely historical village of Waddesdon and this week our painters got lucky working where a cake baking class was being held!
 
If you have never visited Waddesdon you might like to read and look at some of the quirky historical buildings that we have decorated over the past 9 years 100 properties painted and decorated – Waddesdon
 
Painting and decorating is just a part of what we do to help conserve these extraordinary buildings, careful preparation is the key for longevity and here’s just some of the specialist repair work that we do restoration case study
 
If you are planning a visit to Waddesdon here’s the link for great cake!  https://waddesdon.org.uk/your-visit/shop-eat-stay/

Paint Colour Change

What a difference a Paint Colour Change can make

Our client refurbished a property in Gerrards Cross and the owner decided they wanted to be bold and have a big paint colour change in one of their rooms.

Project Requirements

Complete re-decoration with a paint colour change to one room.  The new paint colour chosen was Farrow and Ball, De Nimes No 299 which we colour matched into a Johnstones trade paint.

Work Implemented

Firstly our plasterer came in and skimmed over some electric chases, we then carried out full preparation work using specialist fillers then fine sanding and dusting off.  Our highly skilled decorators then cut in all round and then applied the mist coat and finishing coats.  We also painted the ceiling and woodwork.

Results

We think this room looks stunning and the clients love it. On this page, you will see some before and after images, we have also included some images of the preparation work. For further information about this or any other project carried out by the ABK team please contact us directly via the office.

 

Useful Links

For our full range of trades available for any refurbishment project https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

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/

Associated Building Trades

Associated building trades 

Assuming you have a hundred other important things to do… We try hard to alleviate the stresses and strains that often come with welcoming people into your property.

So how does this work?

We have a full range of building tradespeople that we know and trust. Once we know the project requirements we will arrange for any of our associated trades to accompany us to site to discuss ideas and take measurements.  We aim to provide a detailed quotation within a week.  Project management and admin services are fully undertaken by ABK this ‘value of service’ is included for in our quotations.

Throughout a project

We will be the one point of contact and available out of hours for convenience. Our Public and Products Liability insurance covers all trades. Our surveyors are trained to pick up on details that may seem insignificant but could hugely impact the cost and timescale, they will provide advice and recommendations throughout.

A final thought, are you maximising your investment?

The likelihood is that you are thinking about a painting project.  Not all our clients know that we are more than just painters, instead of just immaculately finished ceilings, walls and woodwork we can also take care of a full property refurbishment.  So the finish is even greater as we ensure that every one of our associated trades work is carried out to the highest standard at each stage of the project.

 

Useful Links

For our full range of trades available for any refurbishment project https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

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 Office Refurbishment

Garden Cottage Office Full Refurbishment

A Sales Office on the Harleyford Estate needed to re-locate to one of their other buildings which was in need of an urgent update. Our team worked diligently with the client to put a plan in place to modernise the property.

Project Requirements

Full refurbishment of the property throughout to make an inviting and comfortable environment for all staff and visitors.

Work Implemented

Replacement UPVC windows and doors, soffits and facias, partitioning and insulation, new boiler, installation of new sanitary ware and radiators, electrics, carpentry, new kitchen installation including fridge, chiller and dishwasher, painting and decorating, flooring, window blinds and security system.

Challenges Overcome

All trades were required for this project and we had a deadline to finish by the end of December for the client to move in, our team did a great job to project manage this and we even helped to move their furniture in. We provided a Handover Document containing the relevant certifications plus the make and models of all the sanitary ware, kitchen specification, flooring type, doors and windows, paint finishes and colours. 

Results

We are extremely pleased with this project and the clients love it. On this page, you will see some of the images of the finished refurbishment, we have also included some images before the project was undertaken these are the small images below right (click on to view larger). For further information about this or any other project carried out by the ABK team please contact us directly via the office.

 

Useful Links

For our full range of trades available for any refurbishment project https://www.abkltd.co.uk/more-than-painting/

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 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/