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Christ Church, Shepshed

We completed a twenty-week project at Christ Church in Shepshed. The tasks included:

(1) Exposing the concrete footing that was poured by a separate contractor

  • A CAT scanner was used to ensure that no cables or pipes were buried below prior to commencement of drilling.
  • 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

  • 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 were installed adhering to DDA regulations to make the building more accessible to wheelchair users.

(3) Installation of Super Structure/Structural Steel

  • The structural steel was installed with the use of a spider crane.
  • Our skilled bricklayers started to lay the block and brick work.

(4) Pre-cast concrete staircase installation and brick work

  • Team Smallman worked with Ainscough – the company that supplied the 76 tonne crane to lift the staircase into place.
  • The brickwork was going well with the use of scaffolding up to 3 lifts.
  • Our talented joiners were making progress with the internal work.

(5) Final Fittings

  • A hardwood Idigbo bespoke screen was fitted.
  • A suspended ceiling with 600×600 LED efficient lights was fitted.
  • The new walls were skimmed.
  • A refuge area was built – adhering to DDA regulations.