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Brief introduction to R. A. Edwards and Partners and the services we offer

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  • 1. Company Profile
  • 2. R.A. Edwards & Partners Ltd is one of Staffordshire’sprinciple construction companies.The company operates from its purpose built headquarters inStafford. Founded in 1973, we have over the years established areputation for providing a high quality bespoke service for our clients,and for workmanship of the highest possible architectural standards.We are CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme)accredited as a Principle Contractor, and are members of thegovernment backed ‘Constructionline’ for working in the Public Sector.
  • 3. • We have an organisational structure experienced in handling projects of up to approximately £2 million• Construction managers have many years of experience in the industry• The team includes professional and technical personnel with memberships of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)• Qualifications such as BA/BSc Degrees, HNC’s, NEBOSH and Site Managers Safety Certificates are also held by members of the management team.
  • 4. • Skilled craftsman are employed in variety of trades• Most site based employees have been CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) apprentices with the company• Continual training is provided to ensure construction knowledge is regularly updated and improved• We have been awarded the Gold Certificate for our commitment to the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)• Our apprentices have received national recognition in craftsman skills competitions.• All employees are CRB checked for working with vulnerable adults and children.
  • 5. A comprehensive range of construction services can be provided nationally using our directemployees and an established network of regular sub-contractors, who we have assessed asbeing compliant with our standards.Our experience includes:- • Residential Properties of Distinction to NHBC Standards. • Extension and Refurbishment of Educational Buildings • Projects within Hospital and Medical Centre Environments • High Security Work in Police and Prison Buildings • Framework and Schedule of Rates Contracts • Social Housing and Care Home refurbishment • Listed Building and Church Restoration • Construction and Refurbishment of Leisure Facilities • Upgrading of Fire Protection • Industrial Units • Landscaping Schemes • Commercial Work and Retail Projects • Building Maintenance • Disabled Access (DDA) Work
  • 6. The refurbishment of the reception area andfrontage. The refurbishment of the reception areainvolved removing the existing reception counter,and forming new opening in walls. Once removedthe internal walls were plastered, a 600 x 600mmsuspended ceiling was installed with new lightingand a new purpose built glazed security screenwith worktop was fitted. All walls and woodworkwere decorated and new carpet was laid to thefloor.The refurbishment of the frontage involved theremoval of the existing single glazed timberwindows which we replaced with new Georgianstyle softwood windows including a new curveddouble glazed bay window to match. The existingbrickwork was rendered, a new hardwood doorinstalled and new signage was fitted.
  • 7. The project was the conversion of an office intofour surgery dental practice with ancillary areas.The building was re-roofed and dry linedinternally. We carried out mechanical andelectrical installations to provide new heating,ventilation, air conditioning, data and services forspecialist dental equipment in each of the 4No.surgeries and x ray room.A small single story was constructed to provideadditional work office space. Externally thebrickwork was stripped of masonry paint,repointed using lime mortar works and theexisting metal windows were replaced hardwoodwindows to match the rest of building.The carpark was resurfaced with tarmac andparking bays were marked. The surgery wasmade secure with the installation of perimeterrailing andgates.
  • 8. This project involved the erection of a new steel framed structure to form a new dining area forapproximately 60 diners. The extension has been enclosed using a curved shaped metal roofcladding system and an aluminium curtain walling system being installed along the front elevation. Toprovide new facilities and a link to the new dining area alterations were carried out to the existingschool teaching, administrative and food preparation areas.
  • 9. The works at the above were carried out in five phases over thirty-one weeks in a live Nursing Home. Theworks involved carrying out internal alterations to the existing buildings to bring the existing home up to theNational Minimum Care Home Standards.To achieve this we employed an asbestos removal contractor to remove all the existing asbestos containingmaterials from the building. Where asbestos had been removed or additional demolition had taken placewe carried out essential fire protection works to create fire resistant walls below and above ceilings using amixture of fire curtains, intumescent insulation slabs, foam and mastic. In addition new fire rated internaldoorsets were also installed to provide additional fire protection and safe escape route for residents in theevent of a fire. Mechanical and Electrical alterations were also carried out in all areas to provide moreefficient services, lighting, heating, and wash facilities. Each phase was finished with new suspendedceilings, decoration and flooring.
  • 10. We completed Internal Alterations and generalinternal refurbishment of the existing boyschanging rooms at the above to provide them with8No. Showers, new Ash hardwood benching, newceramic sanitaryware, cubicles and vanityunits. The old sanitaryware, cubicles, fittings,flooring and internal block wall were removed. Anew block wall was constructed to provide spacefor a larger shower area and walls were madegood. All the walls were tiled from floor to ceilingusing a glazed white 150 x 150mm tile completewith a single Victorian green contrast band. Thefloor was levelled using a self-levelling screed anda green Polysafe non-slip sheet vinyl with covedskirting was laid. New cubicles and semi recessedvanity units were installed to house newsanitaryware and we completed the job by fittingMirrors, Toilet Roll Holders, Soap Dispensersand Paper Towel Dispensers.
  • 11. The works at the above were to construct a newsingle story secure changing room facilityincluding drainage, services and infrastructure forthe local parish council playing fields.The changing room block consisted of traditionalcavity wall construction with a plain tiled pitchedroof. Steel doors were installed to the externalwalls to provide access to the changing blockwhile providing maximum security againstvandalism.Internally the changing block consisted of identicalhome and away dressing rooms which contained ashower area, toilet area and changing area. All thefloors were tiled with 150 x 150mm non slip quarrytiles and walls were painted fair faced blockwork.Both shower areas were tiled floor to ceiling. Inaddition a referee changing area and anaccessible W.C were also provided.
  • 12. The construction of a new Technology block,comprising of two new classrooms, a technicalarea and new corridor. The project also includedthe refurbishment of three existing classrooms, anIT area and teacher offices within the existingschool building.Works comprised of new foundations, drainageinstallation and brickwork/blockwork construction.A completely new roof construction and felt roofwas installed over the new floor area with remedialworks around new rooflights. New mechanical andelectrical services were installed throughout theexisting building and the new block with ITequipment installed by Staffordshire CountyCouncil to all classrooms. Electric and Mechanicalservices were also installed for new drills, saws,grinders, furnaces, lathes, etc. The internal fit outalso included worktops, pinboards and sinkinstallation. External works included extending theexisting car parking facilities to provide disabledbays and off-loading bays
  • 13. The works at the above comprised of the internalrefurbishment works to the Main Entrance, VisitorsReception, Admin Office, Toilets, Dining Hall andexternal works to form a new outside dining area.The works were carried out during the schoolholidays and enabled the Business and EnterpriseCollege to gain Academy status.The works included the removal of existingfeatures which were replaced new finishes to wallsand floors, the supply and fit of new furniture, newceilings, new doors, and upgraded lighting to allareas. Externally new astro turf coverings werelaid, new signage was fitted and outdoor furnitureand canopies were all installed.
  • 14. The works involved constructing a traditionalsingle story cavity wall extension to the rear of theexisting school. The roof was constructed fromcomposite insulated standing seam roof panels tomatch the existing school roof supported by steelpurlins. The works also include mechanical andelectrical services, plastering, suspended ceilinginstallation, installation of external windows anddoors, installation of kitchen fittings, wall tiling,flooring, decoration and external drainage works.The works commenced in July 2010 two weeksbefore the school Summer Holiday and werecompleted in time for the extension to be used onthe first day of term following the Summer Holiday.
  • 15. The project brief was to extend and remodel theexisting kitchen to create a new learning resourcearea. The works began by removing the oldkitchen equipment and supplies. Internal wallswere removed and new opening were created. Tocreate additional floor space we infilled theadjacent under croft with new aluminium curtainwalling to encourage natural light in to the room.All the walls were drylined, skimmed anddecorated in the school colours.In addition we installed a new suspendedceiling, laid high quality carpet tiles to cover thefloor, carried out extensive electrical alterationsand installed Air conditioning. The new learningarea is separated from the rest of the school by apurpose built sliding partition that can bewithdrawn if extra space is required to create alarger flexible open plan learning area.
  • 16. Construction of new timber framed two storey; 5bedroom dwelling with a traditional appearanceinternally and externally in line with the architectsdesign. The property is timber framed withbrickwork and rendered cladding to the exteriorwalls with feature stone detailing and quality oaktimber feature detailing to the front and rearelevations. Oak windows and doors were fittedthroughout the property and a feature oakstaircase was installed as a focal point in theentrance hall.
  • 17. The site comprises of five stunning barnconversions together with five three bedroomhouses in the village of Colton. The five housesare split between two blocks.The first block containing plots 1, 2 and 3 and thesecond plots 4 and 5. Each of the five housesboasts luxury kitchens, quality bathrooms,underfloor heating, hardwood internal joineryfeatures and all covered by a NHBC Build markWarranty.
  • 18. The site comprises of five stunning barnconversions together with five three bedroomhouses in the village of Colton. There are fivebarns each boasting luxury kitchens, qualitybathrooms, underfloor heating, hardwood internaljoinery features, timber double glazedwindows, and all are covered by a NHBC Buildmark Warranty.
  • 19. The project was to construct a new three story building consisting of 16 luxury apartments located justoutside Stafford Town Centre. There are a mixture of one and two bed apartments each containing anopen plan kitchen, living area, and a fully tiled quality bathroom. Internally the apartments are finishedwith oak flooring and high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. We have provided underfloor heatingin each apartment controlled via digital room stats. A secure carpark complete with Automated Gates isprovided to the rear of the building for all residents. The project is covered by the NHBC Build markwarranty.
  • 20. The works at the above began with the demolitionof the existing 1950’s property that occupied thesite. Using the existing footprint of the demolishedproperty we constructed a modern two storey, fourbedroom family home.The property features brickwork and renderedcladding to the exterior walls with feature stonedetailing and quality oak timber feature detailing tothe front and rear elevations. Oak windows anddoors were fitted throughout the property and afeature oak window and staircase in the entrancefoyer provide a stunning focal point upon entry tothe property.
  • 21. We have carried out on-going repair andmaintenance works at Shugborough over the pastthree years. The works we have carried out are inconjunction with the National Trust and EnglishHeritage and include flooring repairs to the mainhouse, lime plaster repairs inside the VictorianKitchen, refurbishment of the estate entrancegates and gate houses, decoration works to thevisitors centre, internal alterations to the visitorscafé, re-roofing of Estate Buildings, replacement oforiginal doors, and fire protection improvementworks.
  • 22. The works at the above were Fire safety works toenable compliance with Regulatory Reform Order2005. The works included the replacement orupgrading of existing internal panelled hardwooddoors, and upgrading walls above ceiling levels tomaintain the walls fire rating integrity.
  • 23. The works were to completely refurbish the Murray House building and to provide additional DDAfacilities. All the existing mechanical and electrical services were stripped out and replaced with newincluding the installation of underfloor heating to the ground floor. The existing ground floors wereremoved and a new structural slab constructed to take the new heating installation. A new staircase wasalso installed to building regulation standards which leads to a new bedroom and an en-suite for staffmembers. The ground floor has been completely reconfigured to introduce three new shower areas andbedrooms. The main shower room and adjacent bedroom has electrically operated hoists for disabledusers and a conservatory was constructed to the front of the building which also provides access to themain entrance.
  • 24. R. A. Edwards & Partners Ltd.Unit 1Tilcon AvenueStaffordST18 0YJTel: 01785 258165Fax: 01785 251066Email: our website at: us on Twitter at:!/RAEdwards_ltdFollow us on Facebook at: