Category Archives: Refurbishment Work

Kawneer helps transform council offices

Glazing by Kawneer features on refurbished offices for a local authority.

Curtain walling and doors by leading aluminium systems supplier Kawneer were specified for a refurbished landmark building for their quality, architectural detailing and technical support.


At Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire – the world renowned centre for radio astronomy – Sika has demonstrated its ability to deliver high performance concrete repair and protection solutions with a comprehensive range of the company’s products helping to repair a concrete frame supporting their Mark II telescope.

National Park Service selects Accoya wood for Roosevelt’s ‘Summer White House’

The United States National Park Service has chosen Accoya, the world-leading acetylated wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies, for a section of the refurbishment of the iconic Sagamore Hill National Historic Site at Oyster Bay, Long Island.


LEADING independent management, design and construction multi-disciplinary consultancy, Pick Everard, has started work on a £14.million refurbishment project at a Leicestershire college.

The scheme will see the extensive refurbishment of Loughborough College’s multi-storey, six-floor A-Block – housing the sixth form college – which dates back to the 1960s.

Getting EcoSmart in Oxford

Hansgrohe products save water and energy as part of a ground-breaking zero carbon refurbishment.

In June 2014, Tim Nicholson, his partner Joanne Bowlt and their two young boys, moved into their newly refurbished eco home in North Oxford. Having purchased the four bedroom, end of terrace property in 2010 and living next door throughout the building work, the couple wanted to prove that it was possible to take a typical 1960s property and transform it into a desirable,
energy-efficient home. With its attractive design and high quality finishes, they successfully demonstrate that a sustainable retrofit can provide a comfortable and aspirational environment in which to live and bring up a family.


PLANS to build a new primary school on the site of what was once Henry Mellish School in Nottingham have been approved.

The primary school will serve as an extension to Heathfield Primary and Nursery School on Scotland Road, catering for 420 pupils and 52 nursery age children aged three to 11 years.

Expansion to the existing school forms part of a broader programme of works to expand primary schools across Nottingham and to increase the number of school places available.

Integral Build completes major refurbishment project at country’s oldest girls’ school

Integral Build has completed an eight month refurbishment project at the country’s oldest girls’ school, creating new, contemporary facilities for students, teachers and visitors within its original Edwardian complex.

The £1.6m transformation at The Red Maids’ School, in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, has resulted in a new library built in a two storey void in the centre of the historic main school building, extensive modernisation and expansion of the school’s dining hall and remodelling of the school’s visitor reception area.


Integrated property services and project delivery specialist Styles&Wood has been appointed to carry out the £8.6m refurbishment of Lancaster University’s Library, designed by Sheppard Robson.

The renovation project, due to complete in January 2016, will regenerate the Library in line with Lancaster University’s status as a leading University. 

Careful restoration experience is crucial for repairing and restoring London’s historic theatres

News that an old plaster mix incorporating hessian material may have been responsible for a weakened ceiling at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End which collapsed during a live performance just before Christmas, has prompted an urgent review of similar historic structures.

Refurbishment Project, Gloucestershire

Made-to-order timber windows by specialist manufacturer Lomax + Wood have been architecturally specified for an extensive refurbishment project in rural Gloucestershire.

SWA member tackles Town Hall refurbishment

More than 150 old style steel windows have been replaced around the elevations to the Bethnal Green Town Hall in London’s East End by a member of the Steel Window Association, vastly improving the thermal performance as well as the visual appearance of the property.

Victoria Mill transformed for University Technical College

From inspirational science laboratories – complete with teacher walls, ICT workstations, and demonstration areas – to a prep room with vast storage spaces, Innova Design Solutions has equipped the science spaces at the new technical college, Burnley UTC, for a future of learning. The Grade II listed cotton mill has been completely transformed into a 21st century learning space, fit for the North West’s first University Technical College.

HELIFIX launches new literature, featuring the latest innovative sustainable structural solutions

Since developing the original helical fixing in 1984, HELIFIX has continued to innovate, expanding its range to include specialist helical wall ties, fixings and masonry reinforcement systems for use in both new build and refurbishment.

Armstrong Ceilings help LFC’s private members with an international flavour

A refurbishment of a Liverpool Football Club private members lounge features Armstrong Ceilings.

Accoya® Wood Helps Restore Historic Israeli Windmill to Former Glory

Jerusalem’s iconic Montefiore Mill has been restored to full working order with the help of world-leading Accoya® modified wood.

Yeoman Shield

As part of a £1m refurbishment of a maternity unit carried out by main contractor E Manton, Yeoman Shield wall and door protection has been supplied and fitted into the new Midwife Led Unit (MLU) at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.

Prendergast Vale College, Lewisham, London

Built on the site of the former Lewisham Bridge Primary School, the new Prendergast Vale College has opened for the start of the 2012/2013 academic year. The College is intended for all ages, from nursery though to age 16, with a capacity of 835 made up of 25 full-time nursery, 210 primary and 600 secondary pupils.

Arley homes to sell refurbished pub

North West housebuilder Arley Homes has restored a former pub in the heart of a Lancashire village. Significant investment has seen the Dog & Partridge in Charnock Richard updated inside and out. Now the developer is seeking a buyer for the 5,500 sq ft freehold licensed property, with additional first floor living accommodation.

Bernard Thorp and Company Ltd Decorex Stand K342

Bernard Thorp & Company hand screen printers of fabrics and wallpapers in London since 1971
All fabrics and wallpapers are created to suit individual requirements and personal taste with designs being meticulously hand-screen printed in order to achieve excellent clarity in both pattern detail and colour quality.

Sika Provides Efficient Solution for Balcony and Walkway Repairs at Toryglen

A £15 million refurbishment project is underway at Toryglen, Glasgow, where contractor Lawtech is completing the renovation of 1,083 properties. As part of this refurbishment, a system was required that would provide an efficient and long term method of repair to the extensive balconies and walkways across the estate. A range of concrete repair and flooring products from global building product manufacturer Sika met the brief.

Stairrods (UK) completes refurbishment project for Scottish Portrait Gallery

The Scottish Portrait Gallery,Edinburghis due to re-open in November 2011 following a   £2 million refurbishment project, which includes the renovation by Stairrods (UK) of all 180 original, solid brass stair rods.

The period rods had been damaged over the years by heavy foot traffic, the application of various cleaning materials, plus natural ageing, which had left the stair rods scratched, significantly marked and looking worn.

New Aldi Store, Leicester

Autopa supply a range of stainless steel products to new and existing Aldi stores across the UK, contracted products are for both front and back of store.

Rockfon helps revive historic London hospitals

Barts is Britain’s oldest hospital, opened in 1123, while the Royal London Hospital dates back to 1740. These two historic hospitals are now undergoing a 10-year, £1 billion redevelopment, which is being undertaken by Skanska under one of the largest ever PPP projects in Europe.

Contours’ Pedigree Installation

Leading column casings manufacturer, Contour Casings Ltd, continues its expansion with a significant installation at a renowned UK sporting venue.

Forming part of an extensive column casings range, Contours’ Preformed Plywood Encasement System was identified as the ideal solution to complete the refurbishment of the Premier Enclosure at Wolverhampton Racecourse.