Newly built Inspired House in Canterbury is a development of 12no. apartments over three floors and split between 2no. individual stair cores.
This was our first project for a new Client, Inspired Acquisitions Ltd, and this has led to Abbott Construction being appointed for further projects with them following its successful completion.
Inspired House is constructed of CFA piled foundations and traditional masonry construction structurally, with a combination of face brickwork and through coloured render external finish, a slate tiled roof and high quality Acoya wood windows and doors that come with a 50 year guarantee.
Externally the grounds are landscaped with planting to local authority approval, resin bound gravel footpaths and block paved car parking to accommodate 12no. cars.
With renewable energy high on the Clients agenda, the car park is also equipped with 6no. 7kW car chargers for residents use.
Internally the apartments are all finished off to a very high specification with engineered oak flooring and high quality kitchens and bathrooms, aimed at the high end rental market.
Challenges on this particular project included working in very close proximity to the River Stour, which also meant the building had to be raised approx. 1.20m from existing ground level to future proof against potential flooding in exceptional circumstances.
This was also another project undertaken during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, which meant working practices had to be adapted mid-way through construction to ensure compliance with industry wide revised site operating procedures.
Being local, and with our guidance, the Client took a very hands on pro-active approach in all aspects of the project and with a successful teamwork ethos throughout Inspired House was handed over on time and to the great pleasure of all involved.