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Previous Projects

Here you can see some example of recent work undertaken by Southern Area Brickwork. We are happy to embark on any style of Brickwork that you may require, few types are shown here.

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Traditional style brickwork on a new-build home
 
     
 
 
 
             
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Matching existing work on a new extension   Another traditional new-build   A traditional conservatory base   Various styles in a modern luxury apartment building
 

   
Bespoke new-build house
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This may look like any other new development, but for us it was a step in a different direction.  We were approached through  recommendation by a private client wanting to build his own house,  he not only wanted bricklayers to build his house to his own design and to call on our experience in any minor construction changes, he also wanted us to project manage from foundation up to plate and supply all materials for this purpose. This, after a little thought we did.

We based our cost for the management and the materials on  a flat mark-up of 10%. The client was happy because he got his materials Net of the vat, so saving 7.5% and we received 10% on materials for our administration. This job is a work in-progress so no finished pictures yet. Built traditionally with a single plinth around the perimeter and finished with a ‘light raked-out chariot’ joint.

     
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UPDATE...

This project is now complete. The client has a brand new house, which is completely unique and built just as he wanted it.
 

 

   
Detached Family House - Before & After
         
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This project as you can see is another large detached family house. The project came from repeat work form a previous contractor. It is a fairly simple design of traditional construction which fits in to the surrounding area very well. Although not entirely visible from the photo there is a double plinth detail around the whole perimeter, with stone Cills  to all  windows.

 

The joint to the brickwork is semi-flush ‘Marshalltown’ finish. Internally the parting walls downstairs are Celcon blocks, with the first floor mainly stud. The bulk of the house with the exception of chimney and topping out gables was completed with, on average 3 bricklayers and took just 25 working days

 

   
Detached House full width and height extension
     
This project followed on from several smaller ones from a Woking based company. We started with a couple of small extensions in Woking and some new security offices within the 'Peacocks' shopping centre car park. These were  duly completed on time and for the quoted price.
 
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The rear of the house you see is in fact an extension, however very little of the original house remains. Once again we were able to be  left on our own to manage ourselves, keep up to date with materials and overcome any small problems that inevitably arise. This was all done within our agreed day-work rates or initial price. The bricks are a ‘Tumbled stock’ laid stretcher half bond with a flush joint.

 

   
West Sussex & Shepperton apartments
 
These two projects were the second and third jobs we had priced for this contractor, We were close but just missed out on the first job, but after a meeting with the Construction director we secured the second two.
 
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The above apartments are in Shepperton, the building is  timber framed, encased with a stock brick finished with a 5mm recessed joint. A plinth detail surrounds the first 450mm from dpc. Coring holes were left around the perimeter, to enable thorough and correct cleaning of the cavity. Space was limited when the scaffold was up, so we had to work pro-actively with the contractor to get materials in from the front to the back. This was done with no additional charge.
 
 
 
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These apartments were built in Pulborough, West Sussex. A little further a field than we would normally go. As a company we generally go wherever the work is, in a nut shell, if we can staff the work and supervise it correctly, then we will take the job on for you.

 

The apartments are timber framed encased with a 100mm thermalite block skin around the shell and a 600mm brick band detail at DPC. Internally a lift shaft started at below ground floor with a lift pit and up with and over-run in the loft space. The labour for this job on average was a 3 & 1 and it  took 3 – 4 weeks.

 

   
Georgian-style development
 
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This job was the first for this developer, a medium sized firm from Alton. There were four parts to this project; A new steel framed extension to the rear, built traditionally; a first floor timber framed extension to the left hand side; another traditional ground and first floor extension to the right hand side (with the drive through to the car park) and finally for this project there were major structural alterations internally incorporating engineered ‘Acro’ supports. Although this part of the work was not in our original contract, we took the work on as this was the most efficient way to move forward and also the most economical, for the contractor. This extra internal work tended to evolve so we had to be flexible with our workforce. Some days needing several extra people some days none at all, leaving the site for several days or even weeks. This was done with no additional cost to the contractor for ‘Non-Continuation of work’. We knew we had to be flexible and do what was needed to keep the job moving and within program.

Below you can see some internal images of building, to show some of the alterations that we embarked on.

     
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Extremely large extension
         
Examples of Southern Area Brickwork's expertise   Examples of Southern Area Brickwork's expertise   The image on the left shows the original house. The one on the right shows the new extension that we added to the right of the house. This incorporated a quadruple garage with an apartment above. A swimming pool and full gym.
 

   
Large Family House
     

 

 
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This is a large family house in one of Ascots most  prestigious roads, This was built for a bespoke developer with an eye for the smallest detail. His underlying brief was for the job to be done right. The stone work must be clean and correct with no mortar or finger marks. This I am happy to say was done. It is a fine house. On some other houses You may not notice how bad some stonework is until you can compare it to one done correctly.

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Church
         
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The brief here was to enclose an area within Streatham Church to create extra rooms. Here there was no room for error. The brickwork had to match exactly the exposed internal walls. The work took longer than expected, we did not cover our costs, but the end result was worth it, It looks fantastic.

 

   
High Street Housing Development
             
Examples of Southern Area Brickwork's expertise   Examples of Southern Area Brickwork's expertise   Examples of Southern Area Brickwork's expertise   This development is on Weybridge high street, We had very limited space for deliveries and loading. It took a lot of forward planning, but us working with the developer, with the correct forward thinking, we managed. Again completing this job on time and on budget.
 

   

Traditional Style House

 

An oak framed building in the countryside. Completed on time and on budget

 
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A Pair of Detached Houses
         
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These house are completed in Farnham. The developer has put them forward for a build competition.

 

 
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Our current projects include the following: 3 town houses in Godalming (nearing completion), 9 houses in Farnham , Major classroom block extension in Long Ditton, 4 town houses in Egham and 3 houses in Hersham - Make sure that you return to the web site soon, to see some pictures of these projects.
 
     
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