Recent news from Bishops

Hans Place, London

Hans place has been nominated for the Brick Development association awards and has past the first stages, the winners will be announced at the Brick Development Assocition awards held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London on the 9th November 2017.

Bishops Management team consisted of :-

Senior Project manager Mr Ian Granville

Project managers: Mr Paul jennings

                                 Mr Jason Wells

Section Foremans: Mr Michael Corbett

                                  Mr Sean Wood

                                  Mr Gorden McGiffen

Cumberland hotel, London

The external paving has been completed, all the hoardings removed and the pavement open to the public. The last of the internals will be completed very soon.

This project started off at £200,000 but soon esclated to £900,000 with all the extra works Bishops took on to complete the project on time.

Cumberland hotel, London

The strengthening of the basement steels are completed on  time.

The two steels shown are bolted to 12mm flat plates welded to the exsisting and then strengthened to take the greater loads that will be put on the pavement above.

Cumberland hotel, London

Shopfronts on old Quebec street.

New Structural steels consisting of  200 x 150mm box steel with an L shape stainless steel plate bolted to take the existing stone work, 200 x 150mm box steel legs at 2300mm centers, 400 x 200mm box section steel welded to the legs with plates welded and bolted to take the new portland stone facade.

Cumberland hotel, London

The new intermediate floor between basement level 2 and level 1.

150mm x 150mm RSJ bolted to the existing walls, Holla deck ribbed decking, steel mesh with C40 high strength concrete pumped down to create the new walkway.

Cumberland Hotel London

Bishop Developments have been asked to step into this project halfway through as the previous contractors could not complete this mammoth task in the time allocated.

Bishops workforce are working seven days a week in order to complete on time, our project manager (Jason Wells) is leading this Frantic but well-organized team with Michael Corbett and Sean Wood as his section Foremen.

Bishops are upgrading the existing structural steels to the ground, basement levels 1, 2 and to the shop fronts, introducing new intermediate walkways between Basement 1 & 2, reinstating the ground floor pavement level, building plant rooms at roof level, blockwork to divide the shops, stairwells and columns to take the new portland stone, forming stairs in mild steel with block surround from basement level 2 up to ground level, forming new fire risers and concreting in the existing.

10 Parkway, Camden

Three of the four floors are now completed to the party walls which give an amazing contrast to the rest of the interior finishes of white. The brickwork, a mixture of funton Chelsea yellow stocks and Lindfield yellows, The 100mm brickwork in Flemish bond has been used to give the effect of a 215mm party wall with raked-out joints. The Ground floor slip bricks ( pre-cut off-site) are now underway and looking as good as the upper floors 

New Apprentices at 10 Parkway Camden

Bishops two new Apprentices ( Joe Porter, George Wells ) start laying bricks at 10 Parkway Camden.

The contract consists of face brickwork in Flemish bond to the party walls on levels 1,2 and 3. The joints are raked out to give the wall a better definition.

Joe and George are showing good potential to becoming future bricklayers/foremen

Hans Place, London

7 Herbert Crescent

This is a close-up view of the side chimney breast, star-shaped red rubber brick inlay, lime putty mortar with 1mm joints, terracotta feature band running through the middle, and a portland stone cill band over the top.

Hans Place, London

Side elevation of  7 Herbert Crescent Consisting of Michelmersh light Victorian reds with 1mm joints in lime putty, an inlay of Lamb's red rubbers c & c cut to create star shapes, lime putty mortar with 1mm joints, a terracotta band through the middle and a portland stone band on top.

Hans Place, London

Hand carved brickwork to the bay windows on Hans place. Red rubbers laid with 1mm joints in lime putty and then hand carved in situ.

Dior, New Bond street

The internal courtyard is completed, the stairs and walls were designed and installed by Bishops using  Perryfield Portland stone.

All the stone was cut off-site at one of Bishop's Reputable suppliers (Farleigh Masonry Ltd). Painstakingly put together by our team of first-class masons. 

Dior, New Bond street

The Portico, shopfront has been remodeled using new Travertine stone, this was milled and imported from Italy this is a very tough stone and has to be cut using a high-pressure water jet. Bishops Designed and installed all the new Travertine to match the existing shop on the left.

The top has a brass inlay feature band, a molding was taken from the original banding and replicated.

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