Garage slab and timber frame

Once the slab was complete the timber frame was erected very quickly by Industree Carpentry

 Garage slab ready for scaffold and timber frame.

Garage slab ready for scaffold and timber frame.

 Scaffold up ready for Industree Carpentry

Scaffold up ready for Industree Carpentry

 Timber frame

Timber frame

We're back at Elkhaven (The Watson House)!

We're replacing the annexe and garage. Strom Architects have designed both buildings with pitched roofs. We will be using open sweet chestnut cladding on the walls and the roofs to match the cladding on the main house. Demolition started before Christmas and construction in the New Year.

 Demolition of the annexe and installation of a temporary road which spoils the lawn and view from the house somewhat. 

Demolition of the annexe and installation of a temporary road which spoils the lawn and view from the house somewhat. 

Progress at Southsea Tennis Pavilion

Work is progressing at the Tennis Pavilion. Both roofs are now watertight, some of the parapet coping stones have been installed and the window are going in.

 WindowWise installing the ground floor sliders.

WindowWise installing the ground floor sliders.

 Parapet coping stones (precast concrete)

Parapet coping stones (precast concrete)

 Roof joists

Roof joists

AJ Small Projects Awards

PAD Studio have entered The Lister Tower into the AJ Small Projects Awards. Fingers crossed!

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/aj-small-projects-awards-deadline-extended-to-20-jan/10015963.article?blocktitle=small-projects&contentID=18156

Lister Tower photographs

We've just added the Lister Tower project to the website with photographs by Nigel Rigden. This project was something a little different to our usual new build projects - a welcome variation. 

Woodpeckers Featured in Wallpaper Magazine

Woodpeckers continues to gain much attention and is featured in Wallpaper Magazine. See the link below.

 

http://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/in-residence-woodpeckers-by-strom-architects-new-forest?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&xid=wallpaper_socialflow_twitter#175229

Wood Awards 2016

 Wood Awards where Woodpeckers was Highly Commended. 

Wood Awards where Woodpeckers was Highly Commended. 

Emma Ward-Lambert (Strom Architects) and Edward Rice (Rice Projects) were up at the Carpenters Company, in London, for the Wood Awards ceremony last week. Woodpeckers had been shortlisted and was Highly Commended. We met Henry Goss from the The Boundary there and bumped into Steve Corbett, Edwards old boss from the Green Oak Carpentry Company back when they were working on the Savill Gardens Grid Shell. A very enjoyable evening with excellent canapes!

Wood Awards

Rice Projects have been invited to the Wood Awards ceremony next month, with Strom Architects. Woodpeckers is on the shortlist.

Tennis Pavilion progresses

Since the the foundations were completed work has been progressing well.

 The concrete beam and block slab is lifted into place and assembled

The concrete beam and block slab is lifted into place and assembled

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 The structural block work walls and steels are erected.

The structural block work walls and steels are erected.

Ready for in situ concrete first floor slab.

Southsea Tennis Pavilion - Foundations

Following demolition KO Plant and Groundworks returned to start work on the foundations.

 Preparing the oversite before excavating the foundations. Ten grass courts also under construction

Preparing the oversite before excavating the foundations. Ten grass courts also under construction

Setting out and excavating the foundations

Concrete for the mass foundations arrives

Steel reinforcement being installed on top of mass foundations in preparation for steel reinforcement. Also visible are four foundation pads with holding down bolts to take steel columns.

Southsea Tennis Pavilion - Site set up and demolition

First job was to set the site up by creating a new access point onto Eastern Parade by installing new site gates and a drop curb.  We then erected temporary fencing to secure the site and installed a haul road and crane pad from Eastern Parade up to the existing pavilion.

Installing the haul road and crane pad 

The existing pavilion with haul road under construction. Two storage containers are visible while two accommodation units are yet to arrive. Four all weather courts and the cafe are just behind. 

The existing pavilion was clad in asbestos which was very carefully removed and disposed of. Following this demolition happened very quickly.  

Demolition

Southsea Tennis Pavilion

Here are some CGI's of our current project. Designed by PAD Studio, it's a replacement Tennis Pavilion on Canoe Lake Park, Southsea, Portsmouth. It's been commissioned by a private client for public and community use and includes ten new grass courts, a number of all weather courts and a cafe. 

Rice Projects is responsible for the construction of the pavilion. We started on site in May and due for completion for next tennis season. The cafe and grass courts are already up and running. Visit the link below if you're interested in using the courts or joining the club.

http://www.canoelakeleisure.co.uk/

Lister Tower Update

To kick off the blog on our new website, here are a few recent site pics of the careful craning in of the prefabricated steel stair and tin bath.  More site photos and news coming soon.