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Dilapidation Work in Swindon

Client: REPL
Value: £25k

Client: REPL
Value: £25k

We can carry out Dilapidation work for customers when the customer is required to carry out work by a landlord if they are moving premises, please see our post for more description about what it means by clicking this link.

We carried out quite a major change visually to a worn out factory that looked tired and needed sprucing up. The main elements were a new factory floor, decoration, refurbishment of the offices, and to tidy up the existing mezzanine floor. The existing fire protection on the steel work was not adequate and not fitted correctly, so rather than just paint it, we decided to completely strip it off and install a new fire rated suspended ceiling and a new column encasement system. A quick lick of paint would not have satisfied the fire protection requirements so we decide to do this properly and install all of the correct materials.

Existing Warehouse

The customer has been in the existing building for many years and the unit the occupy is part of the original railway buildings in Swindon, so is probably around 100 years old. As you can see from the photos the the building was quite dilapidated, and this is often referred to as dilapidation work.

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Old mezzanine floor

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Electrics need sorting!

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Wider view

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Lots of wires need sorting

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Some wires not connected!

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Poor fire protection

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Poor walls

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Toilet to be reduced in size

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Toilet block to sort

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Kitchen to come out

What was most alarming was the existing fire protection had been carried out by people who clearly did not know what they were doing and there were gaps everywhere, there was no way that the mezzanine floor had adequate protection, so even though the customer just wanted a very basic patch and mend, we took the decision to completely replace everything and do the whole job properly.

Although the photographs do not show it, there was quite a bit of work to completely redecorate the offices at the front of the unit. This included stripping out the kitchen, toilets, stairs, repainting the doors, walls, ceilings and skirting boards.

Construction work

The other constraint that we had is the whole job had to be completed in 3 weeks as a new machine was due to arrive in the unit. The reason why the toilet block had to be halved, was that the new machine was 26 meters long and so it would not quite fit.

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Toilet door moved back

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Poor state of mezzanine

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Steel work being exposed

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Exteriors walls bad

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Plasterboard stripped out

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More stripped

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Bottom office demolished

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New fire line board bulkhead

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Starting wall treatment

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Toilet halved

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Walls nearly done

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Walls nearly done

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Our van

Completed Photographs.

We were very pleased with the final results as there was such a difference between what was, and what we achieved in the end. The client was also very pleased with the work as we completed it on time and within budget.

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New tea point downstairs

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New floor

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Office decorated

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New ceiling

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Toilets redecorated

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Our van

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Internal doors painted

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Finished floor

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Fire exit door

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New equipment just coming in

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View from other direction

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Finishing things properly

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On top of mezzanine

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New fire rated ceiling

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As you can see from the photographs, the work is general office refurbishment, and covers all of the things that we would carry out for office interiors. If you have any requirements for dilapidation work that is relevant to offices or warehouses then we would be very pleased to hear from you, as we find this type of work very rewarding, and that is not from a monetary view but seeing the difference between old and new.

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