Duchess of Bedford House
London W6

The key to the successful completion of the external refurbishment of this residential mansion block lay in the detailed planning of the works prior to commencement. As the Main Contractor, Triton recommended a phased strike and shift programme for the scaffolding. This both reduced cost to the client and mitigated any security risk to the occupants, whilst still allowing time to complete substantial additional works.

At high level, the entire mansard roof was stripped, repaired and renewed with new plain clay ties and asphalt weathering details to the dormer windows which were re-clad with Code 5 lead to LSA recommendations.

To the elevations, artificial Porland stone dressings were cleaned, repaired in-situ and treated with a biocide to inhibit the recurrence of unsightly algae growth.

With the building remaining fully occupied throughout the contract, close liaison with the residents was required for the completion of a comprehensive schedule of repairs and redecoration to the windows. This ensured that the contract was completed on time without a single complaint.

The Directors of the block insisted that Triton were included on the tender list for the Summer 2004 refurbishment. Triton were successful and have just completed another demanding refurbishment contract.

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