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April 2015 Newsletter

Saul Brothers has been inundated with commercial enquires at the beginning of this year.

As the country seems to be moving away from recession we have been busy tendering for works within schools, community lead projects and commercial sites that wish to expand their facilities as businesses start to grow again. This has been great news for us and we hope this will in turn help secure our future and position in the area, as a reputable service within the construction sector.

Whilst there is a positive buzz from the commercial sector, I should not forget to mention that we have also been busy tendering for new homes and extensions. We have been delighted in the amount of instructions for use of our design service recently. I don’t think Pat will be taking any holiday soon!

We are nearing completion of our development of two apartments know as the Black Horse Chequers in Salisbury Town Centre. We are on target for completion mid-June. The apartments have just been released to the market and have already stirred up some great interest.

We finished the new community centre at Hyde Church last month with zero snags. The centre was opened by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire with a lovely service lead by the Bishop of Southampton. I was delighted with all the positive comments that were made about the service we provided and the quality of finish produced by my team. It certainly was a delight to hand over the building.

We have also just finished an Eco Bungalow for a client, now friend in Warminster, who moved in last weekend. I understand that the LABC wish to put the design and build forward for award. We wish our client many happy a day in their new home.

The Easter break always sees a busy time of year with lots of school works and I will be delighted to offer news of these next month.

Peter Saul


Team

Carl Nutt - Contracts Manager – Carl is sadly leaving us following supporting us for almost a year. We wish Carl good luck in the future and he will be sadly missed by us all.

 

Works

As Saul Brothers goes form strength to strength we would like to keep you all up to date on tenders we are working on, new works that we have been awarded and the progress of existing projects.

Tendering Projects

We are currently tendering for over twenty projects, too many to list, of various sizes from kitchen £10k refurbishments to new commercial roofing projects and extensions circa £300 - £400k

Awarded Projects

We have been successful with many tenders that we have been asked to return and can report that we have kindly accepted the following works for the summer holidays:

Porton St. Nicholas Schools –Toilet refurbishment & classroom extension. Project duration 10 weeks

Chilmark School – Creation of enclosed corridor between two buildings and library alterations. Project duration 5 weeks

Grateley House School – Quarley refurbishment works forming new overnight accommodation and alterations to existing forming new en suite facilities. Project duration 5 weeks. Amport works Small alterations to existing house base forming en suite bathrooms to two rooms. Project duration 5 weeks. We are also hoping to be awarded alterations to their kitchen.

South Wilts Girls Grammar School – Alterations to existing class rooms forming new offices, alterations to DT, and various alterations to existing suites. Project duration 5 weeks

Flats to the Rear of 32 Winchester Street – This is a Saul Brother own project. We are to build two new two bedroom flats out of the ground at the back of the shop that we recently renovated. We are now pleased to announce that we have the funding in place and look to commence these works within the next few weeks.

 

Existing Projects

Hyde Church Community Centre – Craig had been making great progress to the new community centre. These works started at the end of April and we are almost at plate height. We are on target with our programme and look forward to practical completion in December

Broxburn Road New Build three bedroom bungalow – There has been change in management on this site and Mike Kelly has really taken up the challenge and is driving the site on well. This has been a difficult build from the start and has been fraught with design and building regulation changes. We are now pleased to report that the changes have now all been agreed and has allowed us to make good progress on the retaining walls and we hope to start out of the ground to the dwelling within the next couple of weeks

Greencroft St. – We have now finished working on 51 and 41 Greencroft St. This Street has seemed to be a successful one for us. So far this year we have works on 79, 54, 52, 51, 49, 41 39 & 26. We have almost completed drawings for number 26 and hope to be awarded the works to make major structural alterations and modernisation works.