Fox & Hounds pub gets new beer drop hatch!

2018-06-20 09:17:17 emmad

Works at the Fox & Hounds pub in Crawley, Winchester are progressing well with the new dining room and toilet extensions taking shape. The all-important beer drop hatch is in place, the decorators & carpenters have moved into the existing pub and the sanitaryware is also being installed to the new ensuite bedrooms upstairs.

Externally, the grease interceptor tank (pictured) is ready to be installed for the kitchen drain and the groundworkers have begun preparing for the water treatment tank installation, however it requires a hole the size of a double decker bus!

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Technical Focus: Non-shrink grout

2018-06-19 14:33:03 emmad

This comes in a bagged powder form and water is mixed on site to generate the liquid.

The purpose of the material is to completely surround the baseplate and bolts of the steel frame once the structure has been erected and levelled. The material hardens to form a solid ‘packing’ in and around the base-fixing.

The sand box shuttering for the frame bolts are created by hand before the grouting is poured into the mound and allowed to set.

Demonstration from Blanchard Wells at our Brockhurst Gate Retail Park site.
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Lizzie Yarnold opens St Andrew's School Sports Facility

2018-06-16 14:14:06 emmad

The St Andrew’s Pangbourne Sports Centre has been officially opened by Lizzy Yarnold OBE who also gave an inspirational speech to staff, students and members of the contract team in front of the new state of the art facilities. We are very proud of this project and are thrilled that it will be used by aspiring athletes for many years to come.

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£180 raised and still counting!

2018-06-15 14:12:16 emmad

A massive Thank you to everyone who kindly brought cakes and donated yesterday.  £180 is the current total! £50 of this money would pay for a communication tool that uses symbols rather than words to help people with advanced dementia communicate and £150 would pay for one of the Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline Advisors to provide 10 hours of crucial support to people affected by dementia.

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More award nominations for our blogging team!

2018-06-14 14:10:28 emmad

We are very proud to announce that Chris Lewis and Ben Small aka The Amiri Blogging Team have been shortlisted in the Surrey Adult Learning Photograph Competition. They have three photos selected between them, please show your support by following the links below to like their photos! The photo with the most likes in each category will win a prize!

Landscapes:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/surreyal/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1844039292314984

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Cupcakes & a cuppa for Alzheimer's

2018-06-13 14:08:25 emmad

Come and join us for cupcakes and a cuppa in support of the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day tomorrow! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-driver10

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CHAS accredited for another year

2018-06-12 15:06:49 emmad

We are delighted to be CHAS – Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme accredited for another year, a huge well done to our site teams for demonstrating our commitment to the scheme and maintaining our excellent Health & Safety standards across all sites.

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Demolition of the major structures underway at Lord Wandsworth!

2018-06-12 14:00:27 emmad

The strip out is complete and the demolition of the major structures is well underway on the kitchen & dining room extension and refurbishment project for Lord Wandsworth College! Chris & Ben have been back to site recently to take more excellent photos and document further progress, which you can read about here in their latest blog update…https://amirilordwandsworthcollege.tumblr.com/

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Office Block 2 almost at completion stage for East Hants DC!

2018-06-11 16:03:18 emmad

Office Block 1 and Industrial Unit 3 are now complete and handed over at our East Hampshire District Council site in Liphook! With the raised floors fitted and the trunking currently being installed, Office Block 2 will closely follow…https://amiriliphookeasthants.tumblr.com/

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4 weeks to go at Venture Road!

2018-06-08 12:05:43 emmad

With 4 weeks to go, works at our Amiri Interiors Venture Road project on the Southampton Science Park are continuing at full pace with the new entrance canopy installed, external rendering underway and the M&E progressing well with the space now fully partitioned! https://amiriventureroad.tumblr.com/

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The reinforcement cages are in position at Promega!

2018-06-07 16:07:11 emmad

The view from above is looking fantastic at the new HQ site for Promega UK on the Southampton Science Park with the falsework for the concrete frame in preparation and final reinforcement cages being positioned!
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Amiri Interiors are 1 today!

2018-06-01 15:44:36 emmad

We are delighted to announce that Amiri Interiors is 1 year old today! We always felt that there was an opportunity to apply the Amiri culture to the fit out, refurbishment and alteration sector of the market but even we’ve been stunned by the response. James Wing and the rest of our Interiors team say a big thank you to all the clients and consultants that have already helped us become established so quickly and we look forward to working with many more over the coming years!

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Lots of pipe activity!

2018-05-31 08:11:03 emmad

The mains drainage surface water and foul water works are all underway at Brockhurst Gate Retail Park for Millngate Gosport Developments Limited! Have a read of the latest blog update for more exciting progress…https://amiribrockhurstgate.tumblr.com/

The Harris Partnership

Rex Procter & Partners

WFBA

Gleeds

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Ready for the decorators at Linde!

2018-05-25 15:01:37 emmad

Excellent progress made at our project for Linde Material Handling with the decorators arriving next week!

Gleeds

ShepherdBrombleyPartnership

GregoryAssociatesLtd

 

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Come and have a look...

2018-05-24 16:24:24 emmad

Come and have a look around the fantastic new Amiri built Ferrari Technical Centre and Classiche workshop in Totton for Meridien Modena

see the drone footage here!

 

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Aldingbourne Conference Centre nears the finish line!

2018-05-22 13:20:19 emmad

The M&E systems have been commissioned and the new Aldingbourne Trust Conference Centre has passed the pressure test.  Around the rest of the build our painters, decorators, plumbers and electricians are hard at work as we head towards completion…https://amirialdingbournetrust.tumblr.com/

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Technical Focus – Bodpave

2018-05-21 16:17:47 emmad

Bodpave is a British made Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS).

Bodpave grids are a strong interlocking 100% recycled cellular porous plastic paving grid system for grass reinforcement, ground stabilisation and gravel retention. They are perfect for use in heavy traffic areas such as pathways and carparks.

Laying the interlocking Bodpaving grids correctly is important to make sure they provide excellent surface drainage and remain stable for many years to come.

*The example below is taken from the new Aldingbourne Trust Conference Centre project.

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Slab one pour complete at new Promega UK HQ

2018-05-16 09:34:18 emmad

The new Promega UK HQ site in Southampton has been a hive of activity recently with the foundations complete and slab one already poured! You can keep up to date with all the exciting progress via our social media pages and the fantastic project blog from Chris and Ben.  We will also be sharing time-lapse and drone footage over the course of the project!
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All about M&E at no.3 Venture Road...

2018-05-14 15:22:31 emmad

It’s all about M&E at Venture Road on the Southampton Science Park! Our blogging team have recently been down to investigate what else is new with this exciting project… https://amiriventureroad.tumblr.com/

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Rosebourne looking fabulous in the sunshine!

2018-05-14 11:23:11 emmad

Our Rosebourne Aldermaston project is looking fabulous in the sunshine! Read the recent blog update from Chris & Ben here…https://amirirosebournealdermaston.tumblr.com/

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Office Block 1 nearing completion at Liphook

2018-05-07 11:25:06 emmad

Latest update from our OSU Liphook project for East Hampshire District Council…the M&E testing, snagging and commissioning are complete on office block 1 and it’s almost ready for handover! More fantastic progress updates on the rest of the project including office block 2 and the industrial unit can be found on the latest blog update! https://amiriliphookeasthants.tumblr.com/

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LWC Blog NOW LIVE

2018-05-04 16:20:13 emmad

The blog for the Lord Wandsworth College dining room & kitchen extension and refurbishment project is now LIVE! Further updates will be released every month showing you all of the exciting progress throughout the programme. Our blogging team are thrilled to be assigned to this exciting project and can’t wait for their next visit. Special thanks to Chris and Ben (Ben pictured below) for their efforts!
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Mancon

Andrew Waring Associates Limited

West Waddy ADP

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Amiri cross the finish line!

2018-05-04 12:16:29 emmad

Having worked on each of our projects to create fantastic new environments it’s always a pleasure to get an invitation to see how our clients are settling into their new space. It’s fair to say that any invitation that has a prancing horse on it is always going to be especially welcomed so it was off to the new Meridien Modena Ferrari Technical Centre and Classiche workshop in Totton to see how the team recently awarded “Ferrari Global Service Dealership of the Year” is enjoying their new home. With key personnel from Ferrari in attendance it was fantastic to see so many classic and contemporary Ferraris along with a rather special pre-production car. Congratulations to the team of Tony Jenkins, Dave Gee and John Marsh of Amiri and Boyle+SummersJubb Consulting Engineers LtdRHB Partnership and Gleeds for creating a building that’s more than worthy of housing such fantastic machinery.

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Birds, insects and invertebrates get new homes at Aldermaston!

2018-05-02 08:52:30 emmad

We would like to say a huge Thank you and well done to all members of the Aldingbourne Trust Woodwork team who have made these wonderful bird, insect and invertebrate houses for our site at Rosebourne, Aldermaston. Needed as part of an environmental contract requirement to protect the local wildlife, Contract Manager Dave Gee couldn’t think of a better team to provide these for us. The fantastic efforts seen here from Geoffery, Dale, Jackie, Eddie, Josh, Ellie, John, James, Michael, Ollie, Eddie, Matt and Peter assisted by Brian and Tim, are superb and we are simply delighted with the finished products. All materials used are recycled and they have even used cedar shingles from the new conference centre project. Dave Gee is pictured below handing over the cheque for all their hard work.

 

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Amiri on site at Brockhurst!

2018-04-30 09:21:40 emmad

 

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Amiri secure Promega contract!

2018-04-27 10:13:20 emmad

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Fire rated cabins at Trafalgar School!

2018-04-27 10:11:56 emmad

Site Manager Martin Bowen has been settling into his brand new fire rated office & welfare cabins at new project Trafalgar School, Portsmouth for Kendall Kingscott Ltd. Amiri Interiors are on site for the next 27 weeks removing and replacing the entire central heating system along with all the associated builders work, the works are planned to complete in October ready for Winter!

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Amiri return to Lord Wandsworth College!

2018-04-26 10:56:17 emmad

We are delighted to be back on site for repeat client . Last week our site team were visited by Architect Rollo Malcolm-Green, Headmaster Adam Williams, Bursar Richard Gammage and some students for a talk about this exciting new project! Also in attendance were Chris and Ben from our blogging team who were eagerly taking photographs and gathering content for their first blog post!

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A jam-packed month at Aldingbourne...

2018-04-26 08:01:36 emmad

The latest blog update for the Aldingbourne Trust conference centre is packed full of exciting progress stories from over the past few weeks – from a 300 tonne crane to a stainless steel spiral slide! https://amirialdingbournetrust.tumblr.com/ HNW Architects Selway Joyce Campbell Reith LLP Protec Temporary Protection Beaver Bridges

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Back at the CCS Awards!

2018-04-25 08:54:58 emmad

We were delighted to be back in London today with Jim Baker, John Marsh & Rick Powell of Amiri and Andy Joyce of Architecture PLB to collect yet another Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site award. We are thrilled to have another bronze award to add to our collection and it is Site Manger Jim Baker’s 2nd time on the podium! The certificate was given to our fantastic Eastleigh College F&G Block projects along Chestnut Avenue.

 

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Excellent progress for the Interiors team at Linde...

2018-04-20 12:11:40 emmad

What a difference a week makes…the team are making excellent progress at our project for Linde Material Handling in Basingstoke with the first fix partitions starting a week ago.

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The bridges are in at Aldingbourne - all three of them!

2018-04-20 10:43:24 emmad

A milestone day in the programme sees the 3 new bridges being lifted into position via a 300T crane at our Aldingbourne Trust Conference Centre project in West Sussex courtesy of Beaver Bridges. This exciting occasion has drawn quite a crowd! Selway Joyce HNW Architects

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Another CCS award for Amiri!

2018-04-18 10:18:27 emmad

We are thrilled with our Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Award for the new service centre project in Southampton for Meridien Modena.

The project involved the construction of a brand new aftersales car service centre, vehicle workshop, car storage and parts store. This site directly overlooks one of our previous projects – VadaTech that was Site Managed by Tony Jenkins and also designed by Boyle + Summers.

Well done Tony  on this fantastic achievement!

 

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Amiri handles Linde workplace refurbishment

2018-04-13 10:11:15 emmad

 

 

 

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Cladding, Underfloor Heating and Concrete Pours at Aldermaston!

2018-04-10 13:59:16 emmad

With the cladding & underfloor heating installation and concrete pour works it’s a hive of activity at our Rosebourne Aldermaston project. Read more exciting progress updates from blogging team Chris and Ben in their latest update https://amirirosebournealdermaston.tumblr.com/

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Exciting times at Liphook...

2018-04-05 12:24:13 emmad

Exciting times at our Liphook site! Office building one is nearing completion for East Hampshire District Council, read more exciting progress updates from our excellent blogging team here…https://amiriliphookeasthants.tumblr.com/ Scott White and Hookins LLP #PDPArchitectureLLP #AccoladeBuildingServicesLtd

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The blogging team have been down to Aldingbourne...

2018-03-21 12:23:06 emmad

The Aldingbourne Trust Conference Centre project is looking fantastic! Chris and Ben ‘The Blogging Team’ have been down to site recently to gather more exciting progress updates for their latest blog post, read all about it here…https://amirialdingbournetrust.tumblr.com/ HNW Architects Selway Joyce #CampbellReith #MichaelPopperAssociates

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Technical Focus - Timber Cladding

2018-03-19 15:29:33 emmad

Timber cladding is used for thermal insulation and weather resistance as well as an architectural feature on construction projects. It is a popular choice for external finishing. Battening is fixed no more than 300mm away from the head, base and reveals of the windows to act as a fire break. This should prevent fire from entering the building for at least 30 minutes. For increased protection intumescent (fire retardant) stain is also used.

The buildings at our Liphook project use Siberian Larch Cladding that is fixed to 45mm x 45mm vertical battens. Insect mesh is then used at the top and bottom to stop bees and wasps building nests. This cladding not only matches the facias, soffits, gutters and roof slate but also ties in nicely with architectural details on the surrounding buildings in the area.

More information about this site can be found on the Liphook project blog…https://amiriliphookeasthants.tumblr.com/

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Glass manifestation

2018-02-26 10:03:07 emmad

A glass manifestation is not just used as a decorative feature, it is a legal requirement for most full height glazing. Glazed entrance doors, screens and panels require a printed graphic or window film to comply with current building regulations and Health & Safety standards…

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Fantastic progress at Rosebourne!

2018-02-23 17:00:39 emmad

The progress at our Rosebourne Garden Centre project in Aldermaston is excellent! Read more in another fantastic blog update from Chris and Ben here…

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Exciting Progress at Office Building One!

2018-02-23 09:46:44 emmad

At our Liphook project for East Hampshire District Council there’s lots of activity at Office Building One with SSE cables being installed ready for the mains power and the M&E progressing ahead of the installation of the suspended ceiling…further updates can be found on our latest blog entry!

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Staff Development Update...

2018-02-21 10:40:41 emmad

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In their new home...

2018-02-20 12:24:13 emmad

We are delighted with the fantastic new office building for our wonderful client Fittleworth Medical.  This project was completed in 2017 and after a progressive fit-out stage towards the end of last year, they have now moved in and can continue their fantastic work supporting their community.  Fittleworth Medical are one of the leading NHS home dispensing companies in the UK specialising in Ostomy, Continence and Wound Care medical appliances.

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Stunning progress at Aldingbourne...

2018-02-14 12:25:40 emmad

With the windows going in, the scaffold will soon be coming down to reveal the stunning progress of our Aldingbourne Trust Conference Centre project! Read more about this exciting phase on the latest blog update.

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What happens when you mix 50% emulsion with 50% water?

2018-02-12 10:35:03 emmad

Recently, our blogging team learnt about applying a mist coat to new plaster work. This is a vital part of the decoration process and highlights any blemishes on the plaster work that can then be rectified with fine sanding and filling. It also provides a key to the new plaster in preparation for the top coats of paint, allowing them to have a smooth and even finish that adheres to the wall.

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PC achieved at Romsey School!

2018-02-05 11:04:46 emmad

Amiri Interiors are delighted to announce that we achieved practical completion on Friday for The Romsey School contract. We have carried out extensive heating replacement works to several teaching blocks and existing plant room. This project has now been handed over to a delighted client, 10 weeks ahead of programme. This is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the careful planning and professionalism of Site Manager Martin Bowen, Interiors Manager James Wing and Surveyor Rick Powell with support from Accolade Building Services and the client team of Kendall Kingscott Ltd and Romsey School’s Jane Mundy.

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