Rescue mission

It’s heartwarming to hear about the engineer’s dedication and willingness to help in unexpected situations, such as rescuing a distressed duck and her babies. It truly showcases their compassion and ability to think on their feet, even outside their normal scope of work. It’s moments like these that highlight the humanity and kindness that exists in people beyond their professional roles.

Commercial Grade 2 listed building refurbishment

We are currently on site undertaking a refurbishment of a mid-19th century, Grade ll listed building that originally adjoined a large paper mill. Working closely to restore the existing features and at the same time modernise the use into an up-to-date commercial environment. As well as a full internal refurbishment, the entire externals are being restored back to their previous glory including the river which runs around the entire perimeter of the building.

UGG store in Chester Oak Outlet Village

We have recently finished a high end, fast, shop fit refurbishment in one of the counties busiest outlet villages. It was the full refurbishment of an UGG store, with works which included the full remodelling of the stores front and rear of house, with new joinery, lighting, flooring, mechanical works and soft furnishings. Works were completed during day and night shifts to ensure it was finished in the shortest period possible, so the store could re-open with minimal impact on their trade.

School refurbishment projects

During this school summer shutdown, we have completed large remodelling and refurbishment projects within schools across London. One academy, which was designed by the prestigious architect Sir Norman Foster, which accommodate a diverse mix of children with different disabilities. We created new classroom space, toilet refurbishment including IPS panels, hygiene room, music rooms, sensory rooms, office space, reception, and external play areas. The works include the installation of specialist equipment including automatic hoists and electronic high adjustable sanitaryware, and sensory equipment.

Works were appreciated by the client’s team which they kindly put into the words below:

I was very pleased with the installations and associated builders work, decorations etc. Please pass on my appreciation to your team, especially the site supervisor, fitters, carpenters and painters.
To be honest, when you suggested at the Pre-Start Meeting that you were happy to include the whole of the works during the summer, I had grave reservations but, happily these turned out to be unfounded.

PPM – Pre-Planned Maintenance

Bi-annual attendance to client’s commercial properties in order to facilitate pre-planned maintenance works including:

Electrical  
External lighting checks, repairs and modifications, internal.

Heating & Hot water
Servicing, repairs and adjustments.

Roofline
Clearance of leaves and airborne debris, roof waterproofing inspections, repairs and external pipework clearance.

Brickwork & Stonework Repairs
Boundary walls, main building structures, removal of weed & Buddleia growth, localised repairs & full facade restorations, rendering, pointing and minor repairs.

Car Park
Delineation, surfacing, slab replacement and resetting, concrete repairs and layout changes.

GV News - Fire doors

Fire door replacement works

We have recently finished a busy summer period replacing fire doors in schools throughout London, to improve the safety within the education sector.

These fire doors are installed under a third-party certification, by UKAS approved certifying bodies such as Warrington Testing and Certificate Ltd (WCTL) for Certfire or BM TRADA Q – Mark schemes..

As well as the fire doors, electronic fire shutters have been installed and third party accredited fire stopping works.