The 1950’s detached Vicar’s house had fallen into dis-repair and left abandoned for over 10 years. Squatters and vandals wrecked the kitchen and bathroom units and daubed graffiti on the interior walls after gaining access to the property. This caused concerns with the neighbours who worried about their own property values. On receiving funding, the church contacted me to lead the inspection, design and refurbishment of the four-bedroom / two-reception room project.
After the Cost Plan was completed a Project Management program was created to manage the £40,000.00 budget with its £10,000.00 contingency figure. The program schedule (over a twelve week period) commenced with items for demolition and clear-out and ended with Landscaping and Loft insulating. Schedule of Work and Tender Documents were drawn up to provide competing contractors a fair and consistent description of the work to be undertaken. In the end the work was managed by a competent church member who volunteered his services and sought to use skilled tradesmen who were willing to give the church their services at discounted rates.
New chimney bricks, roof tiles, eaves soffit panels, double glazed windows, rear French doors and a front entry porch were fitted on the exterior. While on the interior, all walls were re-plastered and painted, and all rooms fitted with new carpets and new doors. A new kitchen was fitted with new counter tops cupboards and ceramic tiles on the walls and laminated timbers on the floor. Laminated timbers and ceramic tiles were also installed in the bathroom with a new bathroom suite, light fixtures and faucets. New electrical appliances, central heating and plumbing systems were also installed.
Projects in this website were commissioned while at either Brodie Plant Goddard or at Scott Brownrigg.