PiLON accelerated completion on Cooper Road housing project
Housing refurbishment at Cooper Road Willesden
Even working to tight deadlines, housing specialist PiLON achieved 100% customer satisfaction at Cooper Road Willesden.
The project, completed by PiLON as a subcontractor for Durkan, ran from December 2011 to May 2012.
It began with stripping out all newly installed internal finishes, including all drylining and suspended ceilings, leaving the existing internal load bearing partitions.
This was necessary due to a change in the specifications.
Revised specifications were agreed, issued and priced, then PiLON supplied and fitted all new suspended ceilings and Drylined all walls.
A taped and jointed finish was applied to all new ceilings and walls rather than the standard skim coating previously used on other projects to great success.
In addition to the flats, the communal staircases up to 5 stories high in two of the blocks required a complete strip of all Drylining and re-installation of plasterboard to revised specification.
Other works included:
- fire rated boxing in of exposed steelwork
- fitting new kitchens, bathrooms and associated fittings
- decorating and second fix carpentry
Although PiLON were agreed to complete the project in 24 weeks, Durkan requested to target completion in 12 weeks.
Due to accurate planning and comprehensive site management, this was duly delivered.
Accelerated deliveries also meant that PiLON buying department had to help constantly and make sure that the expectations were met along with the site teams checking the specifications with the Quantity Surveyor and check that this conformed with manufacturers’ recommendations.
An unusual aspect of the project was the complexity of the specification PiLON had been given in relation to walls and ceilings.
But with a great team effort along with the ability of the managers to manage an ever changing goal in relation to the client’s needs, made the project so successful.
John Lewcock, contracts manager, Durkan commented, ’This was a difficult project with challenging timescales which had to be met for the Clients funding requirements.
’We employed the services of Pilon Limited, one of our existing preferred supply chain contractors, who pro-actively planned and resourced their works to produce a quality product on time and on budget’.