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Two Projects Complete as One

Two projects at Boswells Farm in Wendover; Dairy Cottage and Middle Distance, have been completed by Care Building Services.

Dairy Cottage is a two bedroom detached house which has sat derelict for a number of years. Set within the Chiltern’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Green Belt, located on a working farm estate in Wendover. Dairy Cottage has undergone substantial alteration and refurbishment works with further attention given to the single detached garage accompanying the house. A new single storey rear extension accommodates a new fully integrated kitchen and downstairs wc; a new porch built to the front completes the entrance to the house. An air source heat pump, new underfloor heating system and a new electrical system were installed, alongside a new bathroom suite and high specification internal finishes. Landscaping works with a hardstanding for vehicle parking were completed to complement the finished project.

 

 

An individually designed two bedroom, two bathroom new build bungalow set within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Green Belt. Middle Distance has been designed to appreciate the landscape qualities of the area whilst located on a working farm estate. The bungalow features aluminium bi fold doors, a feature fireplace in the lounge, oak internal doors and oak flooring throughout. Underfloor heating in all rooms, an air source heat pump, a fully fitted integrated kitchen and bathrooms alongside a high specification of finishes, complete this individual bungalow. Landscaping works provide a hardstanding for vehicle parking and an enclosed garden space.

 September 2017

Construction Market Concerns in the Media

Andrew Sweeney, Managing Director of Care Building Services was invited to speak to both the BBC News and Construction News; to discuss current concerns facing the construction sector. Rising costs both for materials and labour alongside the slowing growth for construction SMEs were reported by the latest State of Trade Survey Q2 2017 from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

As seen on the BBC Business News on Wednesday 26th July 2017, Andrew Sweeney was interviewed to discuss the FMB State of Trade Survey and how the effect is being felt by Care Building Services and other SMEs within the construction sector. Coverage on live BBC News TV with a further article on the BBC Business News page provided the opportunity to confirm what is being experienced by the construction sector at the present time. Care Building Services are FMB award winners and a dutiful member, facing the concerns that the survey so rightly highlighted.

Construction News spoke to Andrew Sweeney regarding the soaring cost of materials which is forcing companies like Care Building Services to pass on price rises to their clients or have margins squeezed. The construction sector is facing uncertainty with Brexit and this is having implications on spending confidence.

 

August 2017

Social Presence  

Care Building Services scooped a prestigious Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Master Builder Award for the best Heritage Project in May 2017. The FMB have been busy showcasing Care Building Services' unrivaled work across their social media platforms. This coverage provides great recognition of the fantastic, award-winning work undertaken on this project. Care Building Services are proud to see their projects reaching a wider audience and receiving recognition for their achievements. 

 

 

July 2017

Building Sustainable New Homes  

Care Building Services have been awarded the construction of a replacement four bedroom, contemporary designed home with cellar space and a detached double garage. This project is set within the Chilterns Area of Natural Beauty and has been designed to appreciate the landscape qualities of the area. Positioned within grounds of approximately one acre; designed over two levels with the upper level housing the main living spaces and the lower level accommodating bedrooms and access to the cellar space. The build utilises sustainable building materials and techniques, with a focus on high quality.

Care Building Services take pride in building to exacting standards and producing exemplary quality of finishes. As an award winning building company, Care Building Services are proud to have been awarded this project. A reputation for delivering award winning projects and displaying high levels of workmanship secures such projects for Care Building Services.

 

June 2017

Award Winners

May has been a busy month for Care Building Services’, scooping a prestigious Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Master Builder Award for the best Heritage Project alongside recognition as Finalists in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards, across two categories.
Care Building Services picked up the FMB Heritage Award for their work on Chalk Pit House, a mid-Victorian villa with over four hundred meters of internal floor space. Phil Hodge, Director of FMB South said, “The Master Builder Awards give the FMB the opportunity to celebrate a job well done and for clients to say thank you to their builders.” The Master Builder Awards continues to be a flagship for high-quality building work.  Organised by the FMB the awards programme is unique in that any project entered by the builder must be endorsed by the customer – giving home owners the opportunity to support those building companies that have delivered exceptional results.
The LABC Building Excellence Awards awarded Care Building Services Finalist awards across two highly contested categories. First category:  Best Individual New Home for Hollyburn; a bespoke, six bedroom family home with impressive glass floor and commendable air leakage test result. Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Team, for the great relationship upheld between Care Building Services and Chiltern and South Bucks Building Control over numerous projects.
Care Building Services take pride in building to exacting standards and producing exemplary quality of finishes.  Receiving these prestigious awards from recognised trade associations and building industry bodies, gratifies the hard work that goes into each individual project.

  

May 2017

'Concierge'

Care Building Services are proud to present the launch of ‘Concierge’ – an exclusive property services members club. Concierge offers a solution to the odd jobs, repairs, outstanding DIY and maintenance you have been meaning to complete. We understand you have your home ‘to do’ tasks and as a valued member of Concierge; one phone call and you can be assured these ‘to do’ tasks will be carried out in a professional and attentive manner. No job is too small and likewise no project is too big. Concierge undertake a wide range of internal and external jobs, both in residential and corporate settings.

Look out for the latest edition of Exclusive magazine, where Concierge is featured. Over the forthcoming issues, further coverage can be seen as we let people know what benefits being a member affords.

 

To become a member of this exclusive club please contact us on 01296 326495 to receive your personal membership card.

 April 2017

National Magazine Coverage

Andrew Sweeney, Managing Director of Care Building Services contributed expert advice to the latest Real Homes magazine; How to choose glazed doors article. Glazed doors are a popular choice for installation in extensions and new build homes. The team at Care Building Services are happy to offer advice aside of the vast experience in installation of whichever option you may choose for your project. This article is a great acknowledgement to the reputation bestowed upon Care Building Services in delivering high quality extensions, renovations and bespoke new build homes.

March 2017

Tender Successes

Care Building Services have begun 2017 with successful apointment as main contractor for two substantially sized new build family homes.

The first project commencing work on site is 'Windyridge' in Chalfont St Peter. Works awarded include the demolition of the existing property and construction of a five bedroom, three storey family home with integrated garage. This new home will occupy a prominent position within the leafy village and enhance the area surrounding.

 

The project at 'The Lodge' in Penn boasts construction of a six bedroom family home with detached double garage and studio above. Set within the Chilterns A.O.N.B., the existing house will be demolished to allow the construction of a high specification home and will feature a fully glazed structure encapsulating the southern aspect. Works are due to commence on site early Spring.

 

February 2017

'Whiteleaf House' nears completion

Whiteleaf House is a grand six bedroom family home situated in the Chilterns Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Whiteleaf Conservation Area. The works to the existing house involved demolition of an existing two storey wing and modern single storey kitchen extension. Works awarded to Care Building Services included a part, single storey rear extension alongside associated internal and external alterations and enabling ground works.

Works commenced back in the early summer months of 2016 and completion is estimated for spring 2017.  The programme of works are progressing well with external rendering, internal plastering and second fix electrical and plumbing works currently being undertaken.

January 2017 

LABC Recognition - Builders Partnership Scheme Membership

Care Building Services have been awarded recognition through the Builders Partnership Scheme with the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) at Chiltern and South Bucks District Council. The Builders Partnership Scheme is designed to give those builders who consistently achieve compliance with Building Regulations and abide by Building Control protocols, the recognition they deserve. Care Building Services are delighted to be granted this recognition and look forward to a continued successful relationship with the Building Control team on future projects.

December 2016 

Work Commences at 'Potters Place' Thame

Care Building Services have commenced work on the construction of a new build part single storey and part two storey, three bedroom structurally insulated panel (SIPS) home. This build incorporates a covered garage, workshop and studio block, situated within the rear grounds of Regency Cottage. A SIPS build offers greater environmental sustainability, achieving greater U-values and air tightness along with faster construction times. Care Building Services have an impressive record of delivering high quality new build homes to discerning clients.

 Potters Place

November 2016  

New Build Home in Marlow

Care Building Services have been awarded the construction of a replacement six bedroom contemporary dwelling, with detached double garage and new vehicular accesses. The property boasts an extensive corner plot and as such has been designed to accomodate the space available and provide substantial family accomodation. The project sees Care Building Services deliver one of its largest bespoke new build developments to date.

Lock Rd 

October 2016  

FMB's Independent Inspection of Quality

Care Building Services have been independently inspected through the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) to verify their membership and have successfully surpassed the standards required. FMB champion continous improvements in building standards and go beyond simple checks and ratings. FMB independently inspect and vet members to provide credible proof of their member's quality of work. Care Building Services take great pride in building to exacting standards and producing exemplary quality of finish; surpassing client's expectations.  

FMB Insp

September 2016

'Hollyburn', Beaconsfield - Project Completion

Care Building Services have completed construction of 'Hollyburn'; a bespoke six bedroom family home arranged over three storeys. The build achieved a commendable air leakage test result of 3.1743 (m3/h.m2) Pa, testament to the quality of workmanship throughout. This impressive home boasts a glass floor spanning down from the second floor to the ground floor maximising light throughout. Care Building Services have a proven track record in delivering high quality bespoke family homes with exacting finishes.

September 2016

'Middle Distance' & 'Dairy Cottage', Boswells Farm, Wendover.

Care Building Services have been awarded the construction of a single storey, two bedroom bungalow; 'Middle Distance', and an extension and alteration works to 'Dairy Cottage'; a three bedroom detached house. This project is set within the Chiltern's Area of Natural Beauty and has been designed to appreciate the landscape qualities of the area. Care Building Services are experienced in working on a new build, refurbishement and extension project sequentially and this project will be testament to Care Building Services' well regarded abilities.

Boswells Farm   Boswells Farm2

August 2016

Local Authority Building Control (LABC)

Building Excellence Awards

The Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards were held on Friday 22nd April 2016; after a few apprehensive weeks waiting, Care Building Services were awarded a 'Highly Commended' award for Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home - Chalk Pit House, Coleshill, Amersham. With a further two 'Finalist' Awards for Best Individual New Home - Lynwood, Seer Green and Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team - Chiltern & South Bucks Building Control.

The LABC Building Excellence Awards celebrate all that is good in the construction industry. The awards looked for vital elements in the creation of excellent buildings: outstanding craftsmanship, technical innovation, sustainability and high performance. The partnership award demonstrated an excellent working relationship between LABC surveyors and the people responsible for the building work.

Andrew Sweeney, Managing Director, commented on the awards "I'm very proud of the team at Care Building Services who work hard to deliver award-wining projects. To achieve LABC recognition for our work is fantastic news and shows the pride, attention to detail and quality in the work we undertake".

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April 2016
 
 
 

CHAS Accreditation

Care Building Services are pleased to announce that they have been awarded CHAS accreditation. CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) is an industry recognised standard for Health and Safety in which Care Building Services have demonstrated competency and compliance in Health and Safety legislation and management.

CHAS AccreditationJanuary 2016

‘Hollyburn’ new build

The demolition of a former property made way for construction of a bespoke three storey, six bedroom family home.

Hollyburn SketchJuly 2015

FMB showcase ‘Chalk Pit House’

Care Building Services have recently been included in the FMB regional newsletter upon the completion of Chalk Pit House in Amersham. It was gratifying to see such a large, successful project showcased; honouring the hard work put in by all the team involved. Care Building Services have previously been accredited award winning status with an FMB Regional Award in 2015.

Chalk Pit House Rear
Chalk Pit House Extension
December 2015
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