kitchen install.jpgLast week the contractors were very thankful for the underfloor heating that is on to “cure” the floors before final finishes are laid.

Internally, works are continuing on all floors with both 1st fix and 2nd fix works progressing.

Generally, the internal works are a continuation of the previous week. Electrical wiring along the corridors, and terminations in the various electrical panels in the risers and plantroom.

external cladding.jpgEn-suite bathroom plumbing is continuing to progress well and final boxing in of pipework is also in progress. 2nd fix work to doors is progressing with all the en-suite and bedroom door frames installed and the oak frame installations commenced. Ceiling installation in the bedrooms is progressing and boarding of the framework will progress mid-week.

The battening and ceiling construction is continuing on the second floor and along the western external walkway, prior to installation of the oak battening.

Within lower ground, the limestone tiling on the bedroom walls has been grouted and the floor tiling to the bedroom corridor has been laid. The feature tiling to the bedroom floors will be progressed next week.

The main kitchen installation is in progress.

This week internal work continues and Spiral UK are due to deliver and install the west walkway spiral staircase.

ensuite plumbing.jpgLast week the new Velux roof light to the Shoe Lane flat, including the gutter formation and the installation of the fall arrest system were completed externally.

Internally, works continued on all floors with both 1st fix and 2nd fix works progressing.

The electrical wiring has continued out along the corridors, and wiring is being terminated in the various electrical panels in the risers and plantroom.

En-suite bathroom plumbing is continuing to progress well and final boxing in of pipework is also in progress.

Ceramic tiling has just commenced in the first bedroom.

joists, battens and ceiling construction.jpgStannah have commenced the lift installation.

The battening and ceiling construction has also commenced on the second floor

This weeks focus to progress the internal works with around 30 contractors onsite.

limestone wall tiling.jpgLast week EDF installed the new electric meter and power is now ‘Live’ within the building.

The heat pumps that are running within the plantroom have been connected to the underfloor heating. This is now running at low temperature and will run to allow the screed to dry out and acclimatise the floors ready for the timber flooring and limestone tiling to be laid.

On the higher roof, the sealing around the roof lights has been completed and the solar thermal frames have been located. Supplies to these will be continued this week.

Internally, works have continued on all floors with both 1st fix and 2nd fix works progressing with mechanical,solar thermal install and roof lights.jpg electrics and plumbing.

The electrical wiring is complete within the bedrooms and will continue out along the corridors shortly.

Within lower ground, the limestone tiling has continued on the bedroom walls and the plastering has been carried out within the kitchen and plantroom corridor.

This week, further internal works will progress, the cedar cladding to the panels below the windows externally.

corridor stud work 2.jpgThe weather has turned cold and frosty which has had an impact on the ability of some trades to work effectively; mainly the installation of roof lights and ancillary roof finishes.

Internally the temporary heating system has allowed works to continue productively. Velfac window frame flashings were completed and snagging of fixings completed.

Corridor studwork walls in front of the plaster boarding has continued with insulation and ply covering to follow this week.

Doors and frames are being installed throughout this week.

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Plumbing and ventilation 1st fix has progressed within the en-suite bathrooms. Timber framing is following to allow the tiling to commence; if the temperature increases.

Electrical wiring works have continued on all floors.

water tank plantroom.jpgLast week, the high level roof coverings were put on hold to focus on the waterproofing ‘hot melt’ bitumen and felt to be carried out on the lower ground/ground floor. This work not only waterproofs but has enabled the aluminium façade framing to be commenced. These in turn allows the sliding bedroom windows to be fitted.

In addition to these frames, the Velfac window installation has continued with completion of the lower ground windows.

Electrical, ductwork and plumbing works have continued on all floors with water tanks located in the plantroom and underfloor heating pipework installed to the upper floor bedrooms.

Screeding will be carried out to these remaining bedrooms this weekglass wall.jpg

Stannah delivered the lift guides and framing and will commence installation this week.

window LG floor.jpgUnfortunately the rain last week hampered the external elevation works and slow progress was made though the contractor is hoping to make up time this week.

The roof coverings have progressed with more top felt covering along the east elevation and one of the ancillary roofs. The window installation has commenced in lower ground and will continue this week to help seal the building.

A temporary heating and de-humidifying system has been installed to help with drying out the building structure.

The ‘hot melt’ bitumen works have commenced externally at ground floor level which will allow the external cladding and aluminium frame works to be carried out shortly.

Partitioning works are generally complete to all the bedrooms and completion of the external sheathing is underway.Upper roof covering.jpg

Fire stopping installation has been started to the underside of the roof voids and various penetrations will be sealed up this week upon completion of M&E works

A topping out ceremony was held on Wednesday when the Principal, Development Director and Prof. Morgan joined the project team on sitescredding lower ground bedroom floors.jpg and signed a piece of panelling that will be incorporated in the roof. 

The top felt covering is now progressing well on the roof.

Contractors have continued installing stonework to piers and glass block walling along the external walls and are both nearly up to the underside of roof level.

Partitioning studwork has been completed on the 1st floor, as have the air-tight barriers. Plasterboard works are progressing along behind them.

The underfloor heating pipework and manifolds have been installed on the lower ground and ground floor levels. Screeding has also been completed behind them and is now curing before being available to other trades this week.

The lift shaft has been surveyed by Stanna and the ‘lifting beams’ tested, in advance ofgreenroof 1.jpg their installation starting later this month

Electrical, ductwork and plumbing works have continued where available due to screeding works. These will progress more productively this week with en-suite works commencing in earnest following the screeding.

The Velfac window installation and the limestone wall preparation works will commence on the lower ground floor.

This  week will see more material being delivered daily, predominantly partitioning material and timber, which will be off loaded and moved into site with the forklift.

Door frames, temporary heating equipment and kitchen units will also be delivered.

1st floor partitions.jpgRoof work continues; it is hoped the green roof can start to be installed next week.

The contractors have continued installing stonework to piers along the external walls and completed the small lightwell.

Initial partition boarding has now been completed on the both the ground and 2nd floors and insulation installation externally is now in progress.

Studwork is in progress on the 1st floor, and this week will see insulation, air-tight barriers and plasterboard following on as they have elsewhere.

Glass block walling installation has continued on the 1st floor and will move up to the 2nd next week.glass block wall 1st floor south.jpg

Waterproofing works to the lower ground floor have been completed in advance of the underfloor heating and screeding being commenced next week.

This week will see more material being delivered daily, predominantly partitioning material and timber, which will be off loaded and moved into site with the forklift.

2nd floor partition.jpgBoth upper and lower roofs have been covered with ply. The three access hatches and the six Velux roof lights have been installed on timber surrounds. This week the insulation arrives to form the falls and gutters. The green roof make-up will then follow-on.

Initial partition boarding has been completed on the ground floor and insulation installation externally is now in progress.

Studwork has been completed on the second floor, and this week will see insulation, air-tight barriers and plasterboard following on as they have below.

Electrical, ductwork and plumbing works have continued on both lower ground and ground floor following the partition work.roof covering lower roof.jpg

The lower ground floor has been cleared and the floor cleaned in advance of the waterproofing works commencing on Monday. Underfloor heating and screeding of the lower floors is programmed to follow at the end of the month.

This  week will see more material being delivered daily, predominantly partitioning material and timber, which will be off loaded and moved into site with the forklift.

Roof cladding.jpgCarpenters have now formed covered the lower roof decking with ply. The upper roof decking is now in progress together with forming the upstands for the roof access hatches and roof lights. 

Glass block walling has commenced along the Clarendon elevation and will continue this week.

Partition erection has continued on the ground floor and commenced with the standing of stud work on the second floor. Following standing of the timber studs, insulation, air-tight barriers and plasterboard will follow-on as they have in the lower floors. This will continue over the next few weeks around both floors.

Electrical, ductwork and plumbing works have continued on both lowerGlass block walling.jpg ground and ground floor following the partition work.

This week will see installation of the roof hatches and Velux roof lights.

During this week more material will be delivered daily, predominantly partitioning material and timber, which will be off loaded and moved into site with the forklift.

This week contractors will complete the fitting of the metal roof sheets. This will be followed by ply sheathing and the waterproofing vapour layers.031022 site view.jpg Before insulation, felt layers and green roof make-up.

The scaffolding has continued to enclose the building. Now the upstand details and fascia details can be constructed at roof level and this can also be used for the other ‘cladding’ trades around the building, such as the glass block walling and window screens.

Partition erection has continued within lower ground and erectors have moved also onto the ground floor, setting out the rooms and standing studs. Insulation, air-tight barriers and plasterboard will be following over the next weeks.

Electrical works have commenced in Lower ground and plumbing / mechanical will follow this week.

Also within the plantroom, the plinths have been poured so that the large items such as water tanks and theplantroom.jpg ground source heat pump can be installed

This week will see more material being delivered daily, predominantly partitioning material and timber which will be off loaded and moved into site with forklift.

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A very busy week on site with 13 different sub-contractors and up to 35 operatives on the ground, working on all levels from lower ground to roof.

Last weekend saw the completion of the first phase of the mains electrical installation. The SSE head has been installed in the plantroom.

Contractors have continued installing stonework to the main lightwell and to the ground floor southeast corner.

Partition erection has continued within lower ground and erectors will move onto the ground floor next week so that mechanical and electrical first fix can be carried out within the partitions.

There has been a continuation of ductwork, and pipework on the secondary roof slab and scaffolding has continued to clad the building in preparation for the installation of the top roof sheeting.

This week will see more material being delivered daily and concrete a pump on Tuesday for the plantroom plinths.

Concrete to all above ground level floors has now been poured.  Last week the contractor started the mechanical1.png works in the roof void and the mains electric incoming supply was routed and installed by SSE.

Electrical containment has been installed in preparation for the incoming mains power supply.

Stonework to the East lightwell and the ground floor slab area continued.

Timber stud walls on Lower Ground Floor will continue to be installed this week as well as ongoing works to ductwork, drainage and pipework at roof level.

Last week saw the completion of the metal decking that supports the concrete floors, and the re-bar works areview across site from rooftop.jpg progressing so that they can be poured towards the end of this week.

Scaffolders have installed a further level to the loading bay and are continuing installing temporary handrails around the framing following the decking completion.

They have also further progressed the Clarendon scaffold, in readiness for the glass block walling steelwork completion on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Within the main lightwell, the concrete works behind the piles have been completed and the foundations within the small lightwell have also been poured.

Copper lightning rods have been drilled into the ground and linked to the steel frame

Following the completion of the main structural steel frame, last week saw the metal floor decking beinglightwell  - lower ground.jpg installed. The first floor is complete, and the 2nd floor is in progress.buidling back boundary wall.jpg

Early this week, the decking will complete, and the reinforcement can be installed prior to finally concreting the floors.

Scaffolders are continuing installing temporary handrails around, and within, the frame to allow for safe access and workspace.

Within the main lightwell, blockwork, insulation and stonework has been completed to window cill height and the backfilling of the various areas is in progress. This will continue this week together with the concrete works behind the piles and the foundations within the small lightwell.

Further inroads have been made on moving the Shoe Lane flat window. The structural work and bricklaying have been completed together with re-fixing the window. Internal making good of the plasterboard and decorations will commence today.

The main structural elements of the steel frame are now complete, including the minor works around fixings and bracinglightwell work.jpg that were held over from the previous week.

Scaffolders are continuing to install temporary handrails around the external framing in readiness for the decking installers who are due to start today.

Internal temporary propping will now be removed and bedroom ceiling making good progressed.

Within the main lightwell, blockwork, insulation and stonework has been progressed.

The steel frame is continuing to grow; the west wing completed on Friday. Bolts and fixings are being installed along thesteel frame install 2.jpg remaining eastern elevation ready for completion this week.

This week will also see the glass block walling steel framing fixed along the Clarendon centre elevations.

The concrete coping to the east elevation has been removed and trimming back of the Clarendon coping will be carried out next week. This will enable the new stone walling to be installed.

The chestnut tree works, approved by the council tree officer, will be carried out at the end of this week (lifting of crown and removal of some lateral branches).

The steel frame is continuing to be erected working out from the south-east corner, and roof steels have been installed solower ground block work.jpg we can now gauge the overall height of the finished building. Tying into the concrete lift shaft core will allow the steelwork to continue around to the south-west corner during this week.

Staircase units are being installed within the main frame and will have temporary handrails installed to allow access around the building before the final balustrades are delivered in a few months

Internally within Lower Ground, the blockwork and insulation to the external walls is progressing together with the block internal partition walls. Timber stud walls will progress once the building is more weather protected.

This coming week will see more erection of the steel frame structure.

The scaffolders will carry out erection of scaffold for the bricklayers on the lower ground floor next week allowing them to reach the top of the walls and install the head restraints (particularly noisy work due to rachet guns).

The concrete frame has now been completed with access platforms removed.forming of internal stairs.jpg

First delivery of steelwork has arrived and  the steelwork contractor has commenced setting out, drilling, and installing of holding down bolts.

The steelwork contractor commenced the installation of steelwork on Wednesday.

Framework contractor will be completing the concrete pouring to internal stairs 1 and 2.

The garden wall ground beams have been cast.

The bricklaying contractor has also arrived onsite to commence blockwork.First steel delivery.jpg

The concrete frame is approaching completion.Easterly range.jpg

Striking of the decking will be carried out from mid-week; this is a noisy operation.

The removal of excess material, and decking components over the coming week will allow MJ Patch to commence setting out of the steelwork and fixing of the holding down bolts into the ground floor slab.

Internally within the Lower Ground floor, the waterproof coating works are progressing well around the external walls.  

On Tuesday, the initial copper lightning protection rods will be driven into the ground, and this will allow backfilling and retaining wall construction within the light wells.courtyard and lightwell overview.jpg

Towards the end of the week, the first loads of steel frame will be delivered and off loaded ready for erection on Monday 11th July.

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