Block A

Home type
1-bedroom
Time since the start
584 days

Follow the progress of Block A from the first brick!

1
Milestone 1 Completed August '19 Foundations This milestone includes
Soil Testing
Site Levelling
Site Clearing
Pile Foundations
Concrete Groundfloor Slabs
Installing the tower crane
First column pour
2
Milestone 2 Completed November '19 Envelope This milestone includes
Concrete frame, ground to first-floor
Concrete frame, first floor to second
Concrete frame, second floor to third
Concrete frame, third floor to roof
Striking the form work
Fitting the windows
3
Milestone 3 Completed December '19 The brickwork This milestone includes
Raising the scaffold and ground-floor brickwork
Steel frame system
Raising the scaffold and first-floor brickwork
Raising the scaffold and second-floor brickwork
Raising the scaffold and third-floor brickwork.
4
Milestone 4 Completed To be confirmed Roofworks This milestone includes
Top floor cladding
Green roof system installation
Installing the solar panels
5
Milestone 5 Completed August '20 Internal fit-out This milestone includes
Screed
The first fix
Closing up the walls and dry lining
The first coat of paint
The second fix
Kitchen installation
Wall tiling
Powering up
Decoration and flooring
6
Milestone 6 Completed August '20 The completed build This milestone includes
Commissioning
Snagging
1st unit handover for inspection
7
Current Milestone The external works This milestone includes
Hard landscaping
Landscaping
Technical tour
The greenlight

Laying the foundations

Start July '19 Completed August '19


Status: Completed

After months of careful planning, the site is primed and ready for the first pour.

Standing on the edge of the site it's easy to look at the footprint and imagine the shape of the building to come.

Engineers and builders are waiting for the arrival of the steel and concrete.

This is an exciting time and a few months from now this area will transform as the first new homes are built.

Before the big pour, however, there are a few tasks to complete.


This milestone includes

Soil Testing

Started July '19 Completed July '19

In accordance with UK Law, the team will make sure the soil meets UK standards and is free from toxins.

Site Levelling

Started July '19 Completed July '19

Using sophisticated equipment, the engineers will ensure all measurements are accurate. In particular, the heights must be correct in relation to each other.

Site Clearing

Started July '19 Completed July '19

Removing any unwanted debris.

Pile Foundations

Started July '19 Completed July '19

This term refers to driving strong cylinders of concrete deep into the ground. These 'piles' will help support the buildings above.

Concrete Groundfloor Slabs

Started July '19 Completed July '19

Reinforced by steel, this poured concrete layer will be between 100 and 500mm thick.

Installing the tower crane

Started August '19 Completed August '19

After securing permits, the team will decide on a position for the crane. Only after the location is prepared will they bring the tower crane on-site.

First column pour

Started August '19 Completed August '19

When everything is in place, the team will pour the first column of concrete.

With solid ground beneath their feet, the Ravensbury Team is now ready for stage two: The Brickwork.

Materials used
Concrete slab
Concrete Materials
Location Foundations

Envelope: securing the substructure

Start August '19 Completed November '19


Status: Completed

As it is a block of flats that is being built, it's essential that the construction is sound from the get go.

As you can imagine, this presents new challenges for the team. To begin with, there is a complete section dedicated to stabilising the blocks from the start.

As with all the other stages of construction, the envelope stage takes place in steps.


This milestone includes

Concrete frame, ground to first-floor

Started August '19 Completed September '19

The construction of Blocks A & B requires a strong foundation and skeleton. This skeleton is formed by combining steel and concrete to create the different floors.

Concrete frame, first floor to second

Started September '19 Completed September '19

Concrete frame, second floor to third

Started September '19 Completed September '19

Concrete frame, third floor to roof

Started October '19 Completed October '19

Striking the form work

Started November '19 Completed November '19

Now that the structure has its own internal strength, we no longer need the scaffolding. The team will therefore 'strike' or remove this section. This will allow them to work inside the building itself.

Fitting the windows

Started November '19 Completed November '19

After completing the RC frame and concrete, the team can begin fitting the specialist windows.

Materials used
Insulation
Xtratherm rigid insulation
Location Walls
Window Composite
Ideal Combi Composite Windows, PPC Aluminium, Colour: RAL 7003
Location Exterior
Ideal Combi Composite Windows
IdealCombi's Futura+(Outward Opening) & Futura+i (Inward Opening). These windows are Fixed and Tilt & Turn. Framing is 149mm depth with 30mm Sealed Unit Glazing. Timber Frames manufactured from quality optimised finger-jointed heartwood Pine. Colour: RAL 7003
Location Exterior
Doors - Ideal Combi Frame IC composite
The outside has a three layer protective treatment and is smooth and beautiful. The overall energy performance for Idealcombi flush panel doors is far above expected requirements.
Location Exterior

The brickwork: from foundation to the third floor

Start October '19 Completed December '19


Status: Completed

With a strong foundation in place, the team can now begin assembling the brickwork. This is a phase with lots of activity on the site. For the first time, the project will rise from ground level.

Now that the important envelope structure is complete, the team can begin to raise the scaffold, and the steel frame system which will be used during the brickwork.

Before the team can begin laying the bricks and mortar, there are a few more steps to take.


This milestone includes

Raising the scaffold and ground-floor brickwork

Started November '19 Completed November '19

Taking great care, the team will build a temporary framework in order to complete the brickwork from the ground to the first floor and above.

Steel frame system

Started November '19 Completed November '19

In this form of construction, the next step is the installation of a steel frame. This frame will allow the team to begin the brickwork and make the building weatherproof.

Raising the scaffold and first-floor brickwork

Started December '19 Completed January '20

At this stage, the team will build from the first floor to the second.

Raising the scaffold and second-floor brickwork

Started January '20 Completed January '20

At this stage the team will build from the second floor to the third.

Raising the scaffold and third-floor brickwork.

Started January '20 Completed January '20

At this stage the team will build from the third floor to the roof.

With the Brickwork and flooring complete, the next step is the roof work.

Materials used
Primary Brick
Old Croft Blend, Crest Multi‐red
Location Exterior Walls
Secondary Brick
Kingscote Grey Multi
Location Exterior
Rainscreen
Marley Equitone Natura, Colour: Anthracite N251
Location Exterior Walls

Raising the roof

Start December '19 Completed To be confirmed


Status: Completed

Looking out at the site, it is now easier to imagine the completed building.

Now that the building has foundations, floors and walls, the next logical step is raising the roof. After fitting the roof and windows, the team can get to work on the interior.

Before the team can fully weatherproof the site however, there are a few jobs to do.


This milestone includes

Top floor cladding

Started January '20 Completed June '20

To give the building an attractive façade and allow it to blend into its surroundings, the team will now apply a layer of cladding to the top floor.

Green roof system installation

Started May '20 Completed June '20

The next phase involves installing a specialist heat-saving roof system to make the building as energy-efficient as possible.

Installing the solar panels

Started June '20 Completed June '20

As a company with renewability at our core, adding high-efficiency solar PV panels is a must.

Once these critical steps are complete, the focus can shift from the exterior to the interior of the building. This is the final phase before we move on to Stage Four: The Internal Fit-Out.

Materials used
Blue Roof System
Blue Roof System by AGB with Sedum Blanket, Insulation and Reinforced concrete slab
Location External Roof

Internal fit-out: taking the work indoors

Start December '19 Completed August '20


Status: Completed

From the outside at least, the buildings will soon begin to look like a finished article.

Soon, families will start to move in, but before that, the building needs an interior. There are walls, a roof, and windows, but there is still a good deal of work to be done before residents move in.


This milestone includes

Screed

Started December '19 Completed December '19

During this step, a concrete finisher performs a process called screeding. This is cutting off excess wet concrete to bring the top surface of a slab to the proper grade and smoothness.

The first fix

Started December '19 Completed January '20

Now that the house has a structure, workers will install the essential components to make it a home. This includes the electrics, plumbing and ventilation. Part of the first fix is the installation of cables, wires, pipes and other hidden fixtures.

Closing up the walls and dry lining

Started January '20 Completed January '20

Before the second fix, plasterers will carefully close up and finish the interior walls.

The first coat of paint

Started January '20 Completed January '20

Now that the plaster is dry and much of the internal work has been done, the decorators will apply the first coats of paint.

The second fix

Started February '20 Completed June '20

As soon as the plasterers and carpenters have completed the dry lining, the skilled workers will return to convert wires into sockets, and pipes into taps.

Kitchen installation

Started February '20 Completed June '20

During this process, the team will install the kitchens and internal doors, skirtings and architraves.

Wall tiling

Started March '20 Completed June '20

Tiles will be added to the kitchen and bathroom walls.

Powering up

Started June '20 Completed July '20

For the first time the building will be connected to the grid. Water, gas and electricity will flow through its pipes, and there will be light, heat, and hot and cold water.

Decoration and flooring

Started June '20 Completed August '20

At this point the painters and decorators will return to add the final touches to the interiors.

At this stage, the project is in the final phase of preparation for the first householders.

Before we can allow anyone to cross the threshold however, we have our own housekeeping to complete. Stage Five: The completed build.

Materials used
Standard Unit Flooring
Novilon Viva 5787 Vinyl
Location Interior
Standard Bathroom Flooring
Novilon Viva 6587 vinyl
Location Interior
Communal Flooring
Joseph, Hamilton & Seaton, Triumph Loop Pile Tile, Colour: 601 Blue Sapphire
Location Communal Areas, staircase and corridors
Communal Flooring
Tile URBATEK Nast Dark 450x450
Location Communal Areas on the Ground Floor
Standard Bath
Kaldewei Eurowa 2 TH white bath Material: Size 1700x700mm, chrome gab rails and anti slip. Plug: 1 1/2" Bristan Clicker waste with overflow - chrome (WBATH03C)
Location Bathroom
Standard Rail and Shower Curtain
Croydex Mod 400 1830mm straight Bath Rail with Croydex White PVC Shower Curtain Chrome (AE100022)
Location Bathroom
Standard Bath Mixer
Vado Celsius Exposed pillar mounted thermostatic mixer c/e Eris Single Function shower rail - chrome (CEL131T+SRK-C/P)
Location Bathroom
Standard Basin
Twyford Alcona 55cm 1 T/H Basin - White (AR4211WH)
Location Bathroom
Standard WC
Twyford Alcona CC CC WC
Location Bathroom
Standard Built-in Single Oven
Zanussi model - ZOB142X
Location Kitchen
Standard Induction Hob
Zanussi model - Z6114IOK
Location Kitchen
Chimney Recirculation Hood
AEG model - DKB4650M
Location Kitchen
Standard Integrated Fridge/Freezer
Zanussi model - ZBB28441SV
Location Kitchen
Standard Integrated Dishwasher
Zanussi model - ZDT21006FA
Location Kitchen
Standard Worktop
Quebec Oak Surf Worktop, Trieste Gloss White Doors and Stainless Steel Cylinder D handle
Location Kitchen
Washing Machine
Zanussi model - ZWF71440W
Location Kitchen

The completed build

Start August '20 Completed August '20


Status: Completed

We can't wait to welcome you to your new home. Before we can hand over the keys however, we've got some administration to complete.

Stage five is a phase of reporting and assessing. It is the stage during which we sign-off on all the construction work done to date after a few final checks.


This milestone includes

Commissioning

Started August '20 Completed August '20

This is making sure that everything is in good working order. This involves us testing multiple facets of the build.

Snagging

Started August '20 Completed August '20

This is the process of looking for minor defects or snags. At this stage, the team will triple and quadruple check everything on the off-chance they may have missed a minor detail.

1st unit handover for inspection

Started July '20 Completed August '20

Once we have tested and retested everything, from the rafters to the foundations, we can move into the final phase: The external works.

Grounds work, housekeeping and the final touches

Start April '20 Expected to Complete September '20


Status: In progress

All that remains now is to open up the site and tidy the grounds.

There's a little housekeeping to complete before we can welcome residents to their new homes.


This milestone includes

Hard landscaping

Started July '20 Completed September '20

At this stage, the team will lay the final groundwork. This includes paving the driveways and installing fencing and garden fixtures.

During this stage, the site will be cleared of all waste, leftover materials, and unnecessary equipment.

Landscaping

Started August '20 Completed September '20

Once the site is clear, the landscapers and gardeners will install all the external furniture, fixtures and plant the trees, shrubs and lawns.

Technical tour

Started September '20 Completed September '20

The site will be inspected in preparation for the final hand over.

The greenlight

Started September '20 Completed September '20

It is only after we are 100% satisfied that all work has been successfully carried out that we finally sign-off on the homes and hand it over to the new residents.

Materials used
Public Playground
Recommended for children from 3 years Movement: climbing, sitting, little, wobble effect
Location Exterior
External Paving
Envirobuild Luxury Italian Limestone Tiles Colour: Luna
Location External Paving

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