Jeremy and Dawn are 3rd generation owners of the Award-winning butchers in Westfield, East Sussex. They wanted a new home in which was easy maintenance, convenient to work and they could happily retire in. Fortunately, the butchers are situated with a large rear garden which after successfully applying for planning they were looking for a construction company who specialises in New Builds which they asked 3 local contractors to provide a quotation for the proposed works.
The main concern was ensuring the business would not be affected during the build which after reviewing some of the previous projects in difficult locations that Bellco Construction have completed with happy client testimonials they awarded the contract to Bellco Construction
Works started early January 2020 with the groundworks which being the winter delayed the project by a week due to the weather. Logistically all deliveries had to be timed so we did not disrupt the operating butchers and also the site was located near a school entrance, so we had to ensure all deliveries and operations took part outside of these busy hours.
As a business, we decided to stop all operations during the first lockdown which was frustrating for our clients, but they understood the reasons for the delay. Once we returned, we prioritised the project and with careful social distancing and timing, we managed to claw back some of the lost time. Jeremy and Dawn wanted to be in and settled before their busiest time of the year, the build-up to Christmas.
This project had many complex issues with the build. Jeremy and Dawn had never undertaken a construction project of this nature so relied heavily on the input from Bellco Construction along with our expert tradesmen to be on hand to resolve any questions or concerns. We also spent time along with our suppliers preparing many 3D visual drawings showing the finished product to help with the design process. As with all projects, there is always an element of change as the project begins to be constructed and finished. We always are prepared for this and resolve any concerns before them being raised.
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The project was not 100% finished but Jeremy and Dawn moved in early October 2020 and we completed all the works including extra landscaping by the end of October 2020. This meant Jeremy and Dawn had a few weeks to get settled before the rush of Christmas.
Suppliers and Partners
Kitchen – Howdens Joinery
Bathroom Suites – Sussex Plumbing Supplies
Flooring – UK Flooring Direct
Windows and doors – Teamframes (Hastings)
Main Material Supplier – Parker
Building Supplies (Bexhill)
Through Colour Render – Eco Rend
Roof tiles – Wienerberger Alban Sussex (Bodiam) Blend from Independent Roofing
Staircase – Discovery Stairs