dry lining

plastering wallWe work on a wide range of projects at KJ Hill, some may be just a few hours’ work and others could take months. Whilst we offer a project management service, we are also happy to work as part of a larger team and offer specific services that dove tail into the overall development.

For example we were contracted by Lindum Sturgeon (a subsidiary of Lindum Construction) to work on 29 new flats as well as two city centre listed buildings and two new builds in Priest Gate, Peterborough.

We started on this project in June 2013 and completed it in December 2013. At any one time we had somewhere between 3 and 15 people working on site. As we were taking care of the dry lining, plastering and floor screeding we needed to be flexible and adapt our workforce according to the needs of the project and the timescales that our fellow contractors were working to.

All jobs have their own particular challenges and on this occasion we were working on a mixed development of old and new properties, added to that two of the buildings were listed, which quite often brings associated delays and issues for us to overcome.


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One of our recent projects was taking care of the plastering, floor screeding and dry lining for a small development of six properties; two semi-detached houses and four flats, however the houses and flats were a mile apart! These were new builds and on this occasion we were appointed as sub-contractors to Parrott Builders in Wheathampstead in Herts.

Work such as this means that we have to maintain a flexible approach as we need to be on site at just the right time. Also, as final stage suppliers we’re sometimes asked to complete our part of the job quicker than was initially required, so having extra people on hand to speed up the job is a benefit that we’re pleased we can provide.

We had around six people on site at any one time and although the developments were only a mile apart, it was an added complication that we were able to manage on a daily basis.