What a start to the year, January has definitely been a challenge!!
The Chalfont St Peter project is going very well and we are currently 3 weeks ahead of schedule. Of course now I’ve said it….
Brickwork is on the go slow due to the cold snap, but that is the beauty of timber frame. Windows are in one of the houses, with the other following next week, and internally we are first fixed and boarded on the first floors. A great achievement.
Shinfield seems to be the opposite. From the initial project plan, we should be wrapping the project up now, but all the drainage and underpinning issues set us behind from the start. Now a last minute change of window supplier by the client before Christmas, has left the rear of the building open to the elements. With the freezing conditions, progress is slowing!
On the flip side, the front is looking great, with some beautiful detail around the front door of which I must get a photo to share. I’m looking forward to seeing those windows and pushing on to finish!
A new project is in the pipeline with the refurbishment and extension of 380 sq/m house in Shiplake followed by two new build houses, then a new block of flats. Design for the existing house is currently underway with a mix of traditional and contemporary elements but all in, this will be a 3 year design and management project! Always good to have in the pipeline.
In other news, I am now working towards attaining Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) status and have become a Parent Governor for my local Primary School.
Nothing like making life easy for yourself!!