Vale of Glamorgan Council
Redlands House Retirement Home and Sheltered Accommodation Re-Fit.
Redlands House is a retirement and sheltered housing accommodation consisting of approximately 14 flats, including a dayroom. Due to the fact that the refurbishment was carried out in an occupied building extra safety needed to be planned into the project. The safety of construction workers, employees and guest at the building was protected at all times. To ensure the safety of all individuals the site was secured with barricades, signage and a strict enforcement policy to prevent unwarranted access into areas were work was being undertaken.
Noise is an ever present occurrence on any construction site and; to help elevate noise pollution on this project careful planning ensured that any activities were carried out during the day when residents were not sleeping or were away from the premises.
Odour is often one of the most common problems associated with construction and renovation so any odour producing work was carried out in well ventilated environments were possible.
Dust always occurs during construction refurbishment projects, with this in mind we set up a controlled area for bulk cutting in a well-ventilated area. The area was cleaned and wiped down daily to stop tracking through of dust. The control area also helps reduce noise.
At the start of the project occupants in some flats needed to be moved into temporary accommodation so we could rip out and refurbish. This continued on a phased scheme meaning that once one flat was completed the occupants moved back in providing space to move other occupants of another flat into temporary accommodation. Internally the flats were deconstructed back to structure with the rip out of kitchens, bathrooms, fixtures and fittings including soft furnishings and electrical wire and pipes. Anything that could be reused or recycled were sent away to be reprocessed and any waste removed to skips on site.
Some of the flats required access for less abled people so fulfilling the requirement of the DDA act was paramount. To fulfil requirement structural openings were increased to comply, and the layout of the flat was reconfigured to utilise the space and allow maximum movability for its occupants.
When the deconstruction and update of a flats was complete our in house plasterers moved in and skimmed every wall and ceiling surface including the screeding of floors were appropriate.
The installation of necessary services were then installed into the property along with the installation of new electrical distribution boards and gas heating boilers. The services were run throughout the flats along with the installation of radiators, and the kitchen and bathroom. Some rooms were installed as wet rooms in DDA compliant flats instead of bathrooms.
On the completion of services, kitchen and bathroom installation our decorators commenced the painting and decorating work and installation of fixtures and fittings completing another successful project.
Amalgamated Facilities Management
Unit 8 Riverside Business Park,
Bedwas House Industrial Estate,
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 864 864