Axis were employed to complete a programme of roof works for our long-term client, Notting Hill Genesis. Our repairs and maintenance team carried out the cyclical repairs at 8 properties on Newton Road, within a Heritage Westminster conservation area, in London. This case study is one of two from this large-scale project, find out about our cyclical decorations at the site, here.
As part of the cyclical roof works, we conducted an asbestos survey of the 8 properties, which are a mixture of houses and flats. The team then proceeded with roof and window renewals. We deployed a Bauder flat roofing system, alongside maintenance to the external brickwork including the stucco façades. We also applied external decorations to the property as well as in communal areas.
The main challenge our team faced over the course of this project was Notting Hill Carnival. No scaffolding can be left erected over the weekend of the celebrations, so we had to ensure the timely dismantling of the scaffolding before re-erecting it for further works.
Another minor challenge to the project was inclement weather. This posed issues for painting as is usually the case in Winter. Roofing in the wet season also posed potential delays, however, these are common challenges that our team are well versed in overcoming.
Works were spread across the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster. Projects within suburban areas always bring challenges with regard to residents, schools, and restricted access. However, our team included dedicated Resident Liaison Officers who maintain regular contact with residents, managing theirs and client queries.
Our team produced an extremely high quality of workmanship throughout the project. The cyclical maintenance programme ran on time, to budget, and to the client’s satisfaction. Our contract with Notting Hill Genesis is in its fifth and final year, and they have awarded us future projects due to the success and quality of the work we have completed.
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