Beechgrove, Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire

Over-see are presently managing this new build for a one-off residential property in Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire and have been contracted to work on this from concept to completion. The design includes an underground concrete basement with single storey structural insulated panel (SIP) building above. Sedum roof, zinc cladding and anodised aluminium windows and doors. Work started in the ground in June 2017  and is due for completion in April / May 2018.

Please come back to see how we are getting on as we will keep you updated with our time lapse video.


Over-see responsibilities so far:

  • Going through all existing client documentation
  • Tender selection
  • Liaison with suppliers:
    – Geotechnical engineers;
    – Glatthaar (German basement manufacturer);
    – SIP;
    – sedum roof;
    – zinc cladding;
    – windows and doors;
    – electrical;
    – plumbing and heating;
    – plastering;
    – staircase.
  • CDM
  • Planning conditions
  • Building regulations
  • Site insurance and building warranty
  • Liaising with utility companies for new supplies and service ducting to property
  • New entrance
  • Project management (day to day site work):
    – site clearance;
    – demolition existing structures;
    – basement excavation;
    – basement construction;
    – SIP ground floor construction;
    – sedum roof;
    – window and door installation;
    – zinc cladding;
    – first fix plumbing;
    – internal insulation.


Work to follow:

  • Plumbing and underfloor heating installation
  • Electrical installation
  • Alarm installation
  • Plastering
  • Fitting new bathrooms and kitchen
  • Fitting new stove
  • Interior finishes:
    – floor and wall tiles;
    – engineered wood flooring;
    – painting and decorating.
  • Outside drainage
  • Sewage treatment plant
  • Entrance and hard and soft landscaping

Challenges: co-ordinating offsite production of the main elements of the structure, the basement and the sip ground floor structure. In additional to our contracted services Over-see have been involved with a lot of the design making decisions during the build where the project information either has not been finalised, or not there, which is often the case with many projects. Other challenges include filling in the gaps between the various trades, so each element of work can be carried out successfully.

Duration: Anticipate 40 weeks for site work
Completion due: April / May 2018
Fees: Hourly / daily rate


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— Jonathan L.
 Initial site preparation for residential new build Upton St Leonards