Bakers of Danbury undertook the contract to build a new build home in Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex. The original property on the land was a rendered brick bungalow but the building was past economic repair. The new house was a very personal project as it was designed by the owner Hilary Brightman who is a conservation architect.
Scope of the works
Enabling works began in November 2022 with the ground works and piling completed in time for Christmas. Bakers took the full scope of the project through to its completion in September 2023.
Works involved groundworks, brick and block work, roof works, installation of windows and doors, heritage guttering, and internal fixtures and fittings such as flooring, staircase and kitchen. An air source heat pump was also sourced and installed. Externally we installed a permeable driveway.
Project management was key
Our project management approach was key to the success of this project. We worked to co-ordinate the requirements of the client with budget expectations, alongside managing our own workforce and other suppliers and trades.
As this was a new build property we also had to co-ordinate works alongside requirements from UK Power Networks and utility providers.
Commencing works in winter was also challenging with temperatures below the yearly average. Rain and freezing cold days meant there were extended periods of inactivity on site in the early stages but this was necessary in order to ensure the quality of work was not compromised.