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    Seafront project revealed

    We have added a new case study to the collection of projects featured on our website. This project started initially as the remodeling of two seaside villas into a single larger home that could accommodate a wheelchair user. However, the discovery of asbestos-based Artext in one of the houses meant that some areas had to…
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    We make kitchens

    We often say that our capacity to produce beautiful bespoke joinery in our own workshop is one of the things that sets us apart from other building companies. The bespoke kitchen project that we have just added to our website is a fine example of this. Everything was made by our own craftsmen in our…
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    Christmas completion for barn conversion

    It was all hands to the pumps to get our most recent barn-conversion completed so that the young family could add the finishing touches and move in the weekend before Christmas. We have been restoring and converting the old farm building for most of the year. Complex structural work was needed to stabilise the frame…
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    Farmhouse transformation

    We have just completed work on a major residential project near Woodbridge. A formally run-down farmhouse is now a magnificent family home twice the size it was when our team moved on-site at the start of the year. A large side-extension to the existing property was combined with a gable extension to the rear to…
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    Calling all Estimators

    The steady growth of Stowe Building Contractors Ltd has produced an opportunity for an Estimator to support our team at Marlesford in Suffolk. The Estimator will have responsibility for preparing and submitting tenders. They will ideally have a strong construction background and at least three years of experience in preparing estimates. Full details of the…
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    Silver Service – Construction Line award

    We are delighted to announce that Stowe Building Contractors Ltd has been approved as a provider of services at the Construction Line, Silver standard. Construction Line is a highly respected Government certification service which promotes the highest quality standards within the industry and provides buyers of construction services with the assurances they need that suppliers…
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    Our growing team

    We are pleased to welcome Dan Andrews, Mark Potter and Jamie Cotterell to our management team. Dan has worked with us for 5 years and is taking on the new role of Small Works Manager, managing projects up to the value of £100k. Mark has joined Stowe Building Contractors in the new role of Procurement…
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    Introducing: Eve, our Estimator & Quantity Surveyor

    Careful control of costs from the very start of a project enables us to deliver the best value to our clients. That is why the Estimator part of my job is so important. When a tender comes in, we first check whether it is the right kind of project for our skills and experience. I…
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    Watching the tide

    Photo: John Fielding Work is now well underway on an interesting programme of works to a waterfront property at Pin Mill on the banks of the River Orwell. We are dramatically increasing the size of the kitchen with an extension and improving access by creating new steps up the steeply inclined bank. Being situated directly…
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    Introducing: Garry, one of our plasterers

    The formal name for my trade is plasterer but around the site we are often called ‘spreads’. We are responsible for preparing the walls for the plaster by making sure they are flat and true and then applying the plaster. We 'rough on' a first coat to start with, which covers the wall, then 'flatten'…