Work continues on dilapidated flat in Brighton

Grosvenor were instructed by a client to carry out a full conversion and refurbishment of a first floor flat at a property he owned in a popular area of Brighton. The project involves removing the flat entirely and reconstructing a 2 storey structure complete with a mansard roof and roof terrace to the rear.

Work has been progressing well despite some harsh conditions to the point that this week will see the first stages of the roof being installed.

This last week has seen our carpentry team working hard to prepare the flat roofs and parapet walls in readiness for a team of specialists to install a GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic often referred to as fibreglass) cover to the large rear roof terrace and to the front parapet wall. The advantage of using this system is in that it provides the whole area with a continuous weatherproof layer with no joints despite the intricate shapes it is required to follow. The GRP will be finished in a lead grey colour and will be indistinguishable from the real material right up until close inspection is carried out. Once the GRP is set – hopefully by the middle of the week we will welcome the roofing team and in a short period of time the property will be weatherproof and work can commence on the fitting out process.

The pictures show a view from the rear garden 1 month ago and again on 19th April 2013. We hope to maintain the progress over the coming month.

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In addition to this project, today should see the final touches being put to a landscaping project near Pulborough, West Sussex – I look forward to reporting back next week complete with photographs that do justice to the end result!

Grosvenor are the approved contractors for groundworks and landscaping for Alitex greenhouses in the South East. Alitex manufacture and install a range of the very best greenhouses and conservatories and we are pleased to have been chosen to carry out this exacting work. Today one of our teams will start a project to create a brick built base for one of their clients near Midhurst, West Sussex. The base is required to be constructed to very tight tolerances in order for the Alitex team to be able to fit the greenhouse frame precisely. The model the client has chosen is from the National Trust range and is known as ‘The Tatton’.

In very best Blue Peter fashion – here is a similar model that Grosvenor constructed last summer for a customer in Bletchingley, Surrey.

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As a final note for jobs to get done this month in the garden do include feeding the shrubs and roses as well as sowing hardy annuals and planting summer flowering bulbs.