University Of Leicester
Security Lodge Development
In January 2016 we undertook the refurbishment of the internal environment within the University Of Leicester’s Security Lodge. The job included an internal fit out and also adding two roof lights to increase the levels of natural daylight.
Lecture Theatre Refurbishments
Later in 2016 we were asked to refurbish 4 lecture rooms in the Bennett building. This was a fast track project which included stripping out all fittings, floor coverings, suspended ceiling, fixed seating, and chasing down walls for cables, before installing new ducting, suspended ceiling, plastering walls, decorating, adding new floor coverings and installing new seating.
Rushcliffe Borough Council – Bingham Leisure centre
The project involved the refurbishment of the female changing facilities ,including:
– Replacement of WC’s & concealed flushing systems.
– New toilet cubicles, hand wash basins and vanity unit.
– Replacement of existing wall linings with Whiterock vinyl wall cladding.
– Overhaul, cleaning, realignment and localised replacement of suspended ceiling tiles.
– Modification of the existing female showering facilities.
– New vinyl floor coverings.
– Redecoration of the existing painted Porta-flek walls.
– Upgrading the shower and lighting installations.
– Infill of the existing roof lights within the facility.
The project was carried out on budget and completed ahead of programme.
“We were impressed with Smallman & Sons overall performance. From inception to completion all personnel involved in the scheme were enthusiastic and helpful. A good standard of finish was achieved to the satisfaction of the client”.
Building Services Design (BSD)
The floor was very uneven so one of our first priorities was boarding out the entire area. A new board room and server room were then formed in timber studwork and a large glazed screen and glass doors fitted. With the frame in place, new flooring was laid, new sanitary ware fitted, and pipework plumbed in for a new kitchen. At the same time, our joiners created new up-stands for desks to butt up to. Once the floating walls, board room and server room were finished, we plastered and decorated in chalk paint.
The city centre location, tight restrictions for parking and working on the second floor of a building presented some challenges too. Using skips was impossible so waste had to be bagged up and removed which was a rather time consuming! Getting materials inside was not a quick job either so to speed up the process we made sure we had some extra staff on hand on site working to meet the finely-tuned delivery times.
Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School
Phase 1 first floor refurbishment
We had to gut the whole area, taking down a number of existing partitions. All walls were then plastered while the first fix electrics was taking place. We then fitted a bulkhead to create defined office areas ready to accept the glass Partitioning and suspended ceiling. While all of this was going on our other guys on site we fitting the new kitchen and fitting all of the new windows.
After this it was time to fit the new cubicles and vanity units for the plumbers to follow on to fit all the sanitaryware. Finally on the list was to decorate and lay the new flooring. One issue we had on site was an existing window due to be replaced couldn’t be as it was split in half by an existing partition and door so to overcome this we board the windows up using MDF and painted it white to give the corridor a new feel.
Contract: 7 Weeks
Completion Date: 25th March 2016
During the initial strip out we faced problems getting the existing carpet up, we got around this by hiring in a floor scraper. We then formed bulkhead to create the individual offices ready to receive the glass partitioning. Alongside this our M&E guys were first fixing which raised problems concerning the weight of the new A/C units on the roof this was resolved by a structural engineering confirming the load bearing the roof could sustain. Following this the suspended ceiling was fitted and decoration was carried out. The final piece was laying the flooring, this was a striped carpet tile throughout with a plain carpet tile boarder around each room.
Our team on site varied from 7-10 throughout the project. Trades included, joiners, plumbers, electricians, decorators, floor layers.
Contract: 6 Weeks
Completion Date: 20th May 2016
The works comprised of internal works to refurbish the existing changing rooms in 3 phases with the swimming pool and changing areas being operational.
– New electrical and mechanical installation.
– New changing cubicles, vanity units, sanitary ware inc. DDA toilets & showers and new lockers
– New suspended ceiling.
– New drainage, floor screeds and tiling throughout the changing areas
– Joinery aspects were included such as fire doors along with new décor throughout
Contract duration: Twelve weeks.
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General demolitions and stripping out, supply and installation of automatic DDA complaint doorsets, new double glazed UPVC windows including louvered blinds, alterations and upgrades to heating and electrical installation, renew suspended ceiling, floor coverings and completely redecorate.
Budget: Circa £40,000.00
This project consisted of:
Refurbishment and alteration of existing restaurant and kitchen areas.
Works to include:
– Structural demolition, stripping out, electrical,
– Heating and ventilation installations,
– DDA compliant safety flooring, redecoration and catering equipment installation.
Soft Play Area & Cafe Redevelopment
Mansfield District Leisure Trust and Mansfield District Council’s invested over £200,000 into this project which was to improve facilities at Water Meadows – with the introduction of a new Cafe and soft play area.
Smallman and Son designed and built everything needed for fitting out the new facilities, with all of the kitchen units, fitted counters and internal doors being made as bespoke items in Smallman & Son’s in-house workshop.
A dozen-strong team was on site over the six week project which involved plumbing, carpentry, and air conditioning ducting and more; installing the suspended ceiling, plastering walls, laying new floor coverings, decorating and fitting new laminated, internal doors and kitchen units. We even supplied all the kitchen appliances too; fridges, water boiler, dishwasher and Panini grills.
Contract: 6 Weeks
Completion Date: 7th April 2016
Bitters ‘N’ Twisted Venues
Smallman & Son worked on this exciting refurbishment project in association with Birmingham-based Faber Design and Architecture on behalf of the owners, Bitters ‘N’ Twisted Venues, who invested £200,000 in the redevelopment project.
This job had a large proportion of demolition work as we converted the premises from a retail outlet to a modern, funky restaurant in just 7 weeks.
Soft Touch Arts
Bagworth Community CentreNovember 12, 2014
Bagworth Community Centre
Bagworth and Thornton Parish Council won over £330,000 of lottery funding to undertake a complete refurbishment of the original hall at its Community Centre in Bagworth.
Following completion of the work by local contractors, Smallman & Son Ltd, and working in partnership with Pick Everard’s design and project management team, the Centre recently re-opened its doors to the community.
During the project the team were faced with a number of challenges relating to subsidence, but by working in partnership with the Architect and the Parish Council they were resolved satisfactorily.
The flooring which we used was by Pergo and was ideal for this type of project.
Leicester City Council
This was a short two week project which included the refurbishment of the City Gallery Shop at Leicester’s prestigious New Walk Museum.
Testimonial from client:
‘Works were done courteously, efficiently and to a high level of finish. Not to mention ahead of schedule. We were all very pleased.’
This job, for our existing client Preci-Spark, was to carry out internal alterations to a working men’s club.
We erected a stud wall partitioning the existing room and creating two entities – as half of the working men’s club building has been bought by Preci Spark.
We also lay a new concrete floor, plastered all walls, created a new opening for a roller shutter and put up a new suspended ceiling, ready for the client’s own staff to deal with the electrics.
Project Duration: 8 Weeks
Project involved installing a new entrance and lobby area.
– New partitions and flooring,
– New power, alarm and lighting,
– New roof and curtain walling.
Contract duration: Eight weeks.
Contract value: £50,000.00
National Space Centre
Works consisted of complete redecoration, new suspended ceiling, alterations to sprinkler system new lighting air con and heating, new security door, stud wall and plastering.
The satellite bar was open to the rest of the building with only a one metre high wall dividing it from the corridor, the wall needed to be taken up to ceiling height and the new security door fitted. Once enclosed a new 600 x 600 grid and tile suspended ceiling were fitted, sprinkler system adapted and new air con and heating fitted.
New lighting and electronic security devices.
HM Prison Service
This was an eight week project at HMP Woodhill. The project included the creation of a Dojo (martial arts) room, office and extra works on the associated areas. It was a full refurbishment job which included building alterations, decoration, electrics, lighting and the sourcing and installation of a specialist bi-folding door system.
This was a sixteen week project carried out on behalf of Brehenys Construction that involved the complete refurbishment of a warehouse and office facility operated by Veolia in Hinckley.
All Saints Church
The project involved the sympathetic refurbishment of the Grade 1 listed 14th century All Saints Church in High Wycombe. The works involved the formation of a new vestry office, kitchen and toilet block. The project ran for six weeks and involved the installation of bespoke oak joinery.
During the project Archaeologists discovered hidden chambers!
Contract duration: Six Weeks
Alterations to West end to form new entrance doors, mezzanine floors, storage, relocation of existing font with new stone plinth, relocation of Keene doors.
Installation of automatic powered door assist mechanisms, installation of Deaf Alerter system, K loop installation, hold open devices wired to corridor doors and linked into the fire alarm, upgrade existing fire visual fire alarm and emergency call alarm to toilet areas, refurbishment of four toilet blocks, strip out existing installation and install new accessible washroom equipment, together with new lighting, mechanical ventilation, suspended ceiling, safety flooring and internal redecoration.
Contract duration: Ten weeks.
Budget: Circa £310,000.00
New stud work and openings were formed to the client’s specification. Installation of new lighting and power was supplied along with new suspended ceilings. New décor and flooring throughout.
Contract duration: Four weeks.
Contract sum: £25,000.00
Harvest City Church
Refurbishment of Kitchen and Toilet Area
This project included an extension.
Refurbishment of the kitchen
Refurbishment of 4 toilets in a live environment.
Including the installation of 2 roller shutters.
Redecoration throughout together with new floor finishes in the areas.
Project was around £45k
8 Week Project.
Rushton Primary School
The specification of the works was to form a public entrance with some internal alteration.
The extension consisted of altering and adapting the manholes and drains, fitting a mains water supply, digging and concreting footings, reducing oversight and forming of concrete slabs. Also building an outfit wall to support new roof and new aluminium entrance doors.
Contract: 8 Weeks
Farmer & Carlisle
Strip out existing showroom and install new suspended ceiling complete with showroom lighting, mezzanine floor, new offices, toilet refurbishment, ceramic floor tiling, automated entrance door, external works ‘car podiums’ and new signage.
Contract duration: Eight weeks.
Budget: Circa £200,000.00
The project entailed altering 1st and 2nd floor offices, Communications Room landing and staircase so as to form one large meeting room with lobby area and 2 staircase access.
A large part of the works was to move the heating and storage tanks to allow the supporting walls to be taken out from larger meeting room. Partition walls were fitted and skimmed along with the existing walls. New ceilings were fitted and the main staircase was fire protected. The whole of the area was redecorated, new carpets fitted, floor tiles fitted throughout with new lighting and blinds for the windows.
Contract: 4 Weeks
Christ Church, ShepshedJune 1, 2016
Christ Church, Shepshed
This project ran for approximately 20 weeks, the tasks included:
1. Exposing the concrete footing that was poured by a separate contractor (week 1)
– A CAT scanner was used to ensure no cables or pipes were buried below before digging.
– A 3 tonne mini digger was used to excavate the land
– A dumper truck was used to transport the waste into the skip.
2. Concrete slabbing and internal work (weeks 2-3)
– The concrete slab was built up from the use of mesh, damp proof sheeting and the C25 concrete with strengthening fibres for extra support for the lift.
– Internal work – the floor was lifted to create a 600mm void. New partitions installed throughout with DDA regulations to ease the use of the building for wheelchair users.
3. Installation Of Super Structure/ Structural Steel (weeks 4-6)
– The structural steel was installed with the use of a spider crane.
– The block and brick work started to be laid by our skilled brick layers
4. Pre cast concrete staircase installation and brick work (weeks 7-10)
– Smallmans worked well with Ainscough who supplied the 76 tonne crane to lift the staircase into place.
– The brick work was going well with the use of scaffolding up to 3 lifts.
– The internal work were going well with our joiners.
5. Final Fittings (weeks 17-18)
– Hardwood Idigbo bespoke screen fitted, suspended ceiling with 600×600 LED efficient lights fitted, skimming of the new walls and a refuge area built for the DDA regulations.
Barrow Methodist ChurchJune 1, 2016
Barrow Methodist Church
This job included:
– Plasterboard a lining to the church ceiling and skim it.
– Redecorating the new ceiling to the clients’ specification.
Fifty RestaurantApril 27, 2016
Strip out existing premises on two levels, substantial alterations to create restaurant area, kitchen, toilets and office areas, works comprise new partitions, ceiling, full electrical rewire, air conditioning, aluminium framed double glazing, hardwood flooring, bespoke bar, fixed seating and full internal redecoration.
Contract duration: Four weeks. Budget: Circa £200,000.00
Jewellery Shop RefitApril 27, 2016
Jewellery Shop Refit
Design and prototype furniture. Manufacture of bespoke joinery. Lighting. Decoration.
Contract duration: 5 weeks Budget: Circa £150,000.00
The works comprised of internal and external alteration works to convert existing squash courts to provide a new dance and drama studio together with associated external works.
The project included a design and build of new air handing and air conditioning. New electrical installation and sound system was installed along with new suspended ceiling.
All joinery aspects where included along with floor coverings, décor and exterior landscaping
Contract duration: Twelve weeks.
Contract value: £80,000.00