Aspinall Close, Bekesbourne, Canterbury

Aspinall Close in Bekesbourne is a development of 15 houses.

The scheme was a design and build project for Monson Homes, the development arm of the Town & Country Housing Group.

There is a mixed tenure of 12 houses for shared ownership and 3 for affordable rent.

The properties are timber framed with brickwork external walls and Cedar weatherboarding under a tiled roof with GRP porch canopies.

With uPVC windows and doors, standard kitchen and bathroom fittings these houses are typical of the properties built for housing associations and local authorities. Gas combi boilers and a wet radiator heating system were installed.

The external works included footpaths, paving and car parking and landscaping to the approval of the ecologists.

Abbott has delivered numerous residential projects, similar to this over the years, mainly for private developers but with the same exacting standards.

Abbott Construction continues to build these new homes with our ethos of quality and service – which have always been and remain our watchwords.

The site commenced with notification to the neighbours of our intention to start the works with letter drops and communication continued through newsletters and a site notice board, highlighting the contact details of the site manager for any issues.  The Considerate Constructors Scheme was in place on the project.

Daily informal meetings were held with the subcontractors and operatives to ensure that the project continued without any delays.

Despite the project encountering the Covid-19 pandemic delays and enhanced site operating procedures, all the houses were completed on time and within budget and handed over to the client without defects.

At the outset of the pandemic Abbott closed sites to take on board all the relevant new safety measures and in line with the government site operating procedures reopened all sites.

Additional measures were put into place to space out the workforce, trades were in each house alone to prevent any contamination.  Toolbox talks were undertaken to update and advise the operatives.

Additional cleaning resources were deployed to the welfare facilities and a daily temperature check was taken each day before work started on site.

All the supply chain complied with these new measures and the minimum delays encountered were overcome with a timely handover.

 

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