Ryearch’s multi-million pound housing development at Launceston Road, Bodmin has just received glowing praise from the Head of Technical at Taylor Lewis, who are our clients’ project manager.

I was on site today carrying out the monthly valuation check and was impressed with the attention to detail being demonstrated by Mike and Ciaran on site. Also noted, really good idea to latex the floors prior to decoration so the latex isn’t splattered all over the kitchen plinths, skirtings etc.

It is all to easy to criticise and we don’t always take the time to recognise the good stuff. So here I am doing just that.  All credit to Mike and Ciaran on site. If this trend continues I see this being a scheme which we will all be proud of.”

The report which accompanied this message detailed twelve separate areas of good practice observations, as follows:

  1. Patio slabs protected (Slabs covered with polythene prior to painting
    ground floor elevations to avoid paint
    speckling)
  2. Gallows bracket timbers (Tanalised timber used)
  3. Worktop protection (Time taken to protect kitchen worktops)
  4. Boxings formed without sanitaryware in place (Proper thought put into formation of boxings prior to sanitaryware being finally fixed. This will save many PHI defects being noted in relation to these areas.)
  5. Architrave mitres flushed (Time taken to ensure architrave mitres not displaced)
  6. Newel post dowels flushed (Attention to detail saving unnecessary defects later)
  7. Meter box hockey sticks plumbed (Attention to detail. Visually pleasing)
  8. Socket levelling (Attention to detail, reducing PHI defects)
  9. Taping and jointing in kitchens (Fully completed in locations where base units will be installed. Sockets and switches- plasterboard neatly cut around)
  10. Meter box openings neatly formed (Rendering to perimeter edges of meter box openings neatly formed)
  11. Scaffold access steps with handrails (Safe access provided with temporary scaffold steps and handrails)
  12. Baths protected (Time taken to provide protection to baths)