Milton Court Academy Refurbishment Project

Waller Building and Glazing Services has started work on this million pound Milton Court Academy refurbishment project in Sittingbourne, Kent. The works began during the summer holidays in 2018. Renovation of the school was REAch2 Academy Trust’s chosen option rather than demolition. This is decision that has saved the trust millions of pounds and ensured that a fantastic, historic building has not been lost forever.

A Historic School

Formerly known as The Butts, the school was originally built in 1848. With an increasing demand for local school places, an additional building was constructed 50 years later in 1898. This was to become the boy’s school.  During this period the two buildings were separated into girls and boys schools. At the time, the two buildings certainly added to the rich architectural heritage of the era and the historic growing village of Milton Regis.

Steeped in history, the school was on the same site as the Milton workhouse. It was from the workhouse that resident children would attend the school with other local children. One of the school’s many intriguing features is a bell tower that is accessed by a spiral staircase. Additionally, a WW1 memorial feared lost was found after being put into storage. It had previously been discarded into a skip by builders and had to be rescued by a school caretaker. The memorial was “In Grateful Memory of the Old Boys of Milton Regis Schools Who Gave Their Lives in the Great War 1914-18”. This wonderful memorial has been fully restored and now holds pride of place in one of the school halls.

Legend has it that there are also a series of tunnels running under the school which were used by gangs of smugglers. In days of old the tunnels led from the local creek to nearby inns along the high street.

A new chapter for this ever evolving school is about to be written. What new tales will be uncovered and told to future generations?

Refurbishment

The school building reflects such a rich and fascinating past and the challenge is to adapt it to cope with the demands of modern learning without losing its character and charm. With high vaulted ceilings and large wooden single glazed windows thermal efficiency is poor, resulting in high heating costs for the school. Internally, new suspended ceilings will be installed to give a modern look and will reduce high heating costs. Additionally, new aluminium double glazed windows and doors will be fitted which vastly improve the thermal efficiency of the buildings as well as increasing security. Six classrooms will be completely refurbished with each classroom being plastered and decorated in vibrant colours to create a modern learning environment. New blue aluminium doors are being fitted to match other areas of the school which will complement the school colours.

New Reception and Heating System

A new glazed reception will also be added which will add light and provide more office space for staff. The addition of a canopy will provide a covered area for parents to wait for their children. Also receiving a full makeover is the staffroom, school offices and toilet blocks.

As well as the refurbishment works, Wallers are installing a new central heating system throughout the school. This will reduce the heating costs due to the modern system being installed and will improve the overall thermal efficiency. Waller Associates is very proud to be appointed for this local project. We are looking forward to working with REAch2 Academy Trust and Milton Court Primary Academy.

For information on other building and glazing projects that we carry out in schools, please click on the following link https://wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

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Will Anyone Read This Blog?

The question is, will anyone read this blog? I do have my doubts, however it seems that everyone is saying that social media is the way forward! I’ve even been on a course and the rather enthusiastic tutor made the online world sound quite convincing. It has to be said that I am somewhat of a dinasour when it comes to social media and technology as a whole but as the sales and marketing guy I should be embracing it, right? So lets give it a bash.

Make it short

Studies have shown that people can concentrate longer by reading from the written page than back lit appliances, so short is best. I have a mate called Eahmon who is short and most people like him, so maybe there’s and ounce of truth there. People will get bored if it’s too long.

Is It Interesting?

I’m led to believe that if it’s not interesting people won’t want to read it. It doesn’t have to be work related all of the time. I’m not overly confident that people will be interested my worldly views but lets give it a go.

Give Tips, Hints and How To’s

People are interested in tips on how to do things. As a building company, I will pass this onto the experts to provide their knowlege for future, fact based interesting blogging.

Social Media

Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter are social media heavyweights but are people interested in a building and glazing company?

We are trying to keep up with an ever changing world, a world in which we never imagined would happen. What would Shakespeare think of it all?

If anyone reads this blog, please let me know by emailing me Read It to mark@wallerservices.com and change my world!

Mark

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School Replacement Window Project Nearing Completion

School Replacement Window Project Nearing Completion

We are pleased with this school replacement window project nearing completion. We have completed 75% of the window installation project at Tymberwood Academy in Gravesend, Kent. The new windows are looking great! The completed project will mean that the whole school will be double glazed. The original Crittal windows are being replaced which will vastly improve the look of the school. Additionally the new windows also mean that the school will save money due to increased thermal effiency. As well as new windows, blue infill panels are being installed to match the current  school colours.

For information on other building and glazing projects that we carry out in schools, please click on the following link https://wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last six years, Waller Building has worked in over 135 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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Summer Works

Summer Works

The school holidays are fast approaching and it’s time for preparation and planning for all of the summer works that will be carried out during this period.

We have much to do! We need to order skips, toilets/welfare and materials. Additionally, we have book in the labour in advance which means we will be ready and this prevents poor service. We pride ourselves at being the best at programming the large amounts of work in for the summer season.

Working with experienced colleagues, I can see this can be quite stressful at times but their knowledge has shown me how to deal with these demanding tasks. It is important that we meet deadlines and timescales demanded by our clients.

All in all I’m looking forward to this busy period and this is my second time experiencing the summer rush. I’m ready for the challenge ahead!

Roll on Christmas! I love Christmas

Amber x x

 

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last six years, Waller Building has worked in over 135 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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Level 3 NVQ Completion

Level 3 NVQ Completion

I am very proud of my level 3 NVQ completion in surveying and property maintenance. Time seems to be flying with almost two years under my belt at Waller Associates Ltd. I am nearing the end of my current college course which gives me the level 3 qualification. I feel that the support provided by Waller Associates has been invaluable and I cannot be more grateful. With only a few weeks of my college course left, I need to look into what the future holds and what the next step in my education will be. I’m sure that the folks at Wallers will point me in the right direction!

I look forward to updating you,

Davey

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last six years, Waller Building has worked in over 135 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

Why not visit our facebook page too?

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Tymberwood Academy Glazing Project

Waller Glazing Services has won this Tymberwood Academy Glazing Project. Our successful tender to install aluminium windows at Tymberwood Academy in Gravesend, Kent, will begin in two weeks time. The project will mean that the whole school will be double glazed. The original Crittal windows will be replaced which will vastly improve the look of the school. Additionally, the school can look forward to lower heating costs as the new windows will improve the thermal efficiency. As well as new aluminium windows and doors, Waller Glazing will be installing new metallic blue infill panels which will also help to improve heat loss. The project will take 10 weeks and be partially carried out during term time with Wallers working closely with the school to ensure the least amount of disruption.

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last six years, Waller Building has worked in over 135 schools. Additionally, our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered. All of our workmen are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

 

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Summer Works

Here Is My Latest Blogg

Hi all, summer’s here! Along with the summer comes the feel good factor throughout the office.

Summer’s Here!

So what is happening at Waller Associates at the moment? Let me tell you; with works orders coming in, surveys and estimating, everyone is busy. We are extremely busy in all departments of the business which makes managing director, Steve Waller, happy.

Personally, I’m just back from my holidays and I feel recharged, ready and focused on the task ahead. This includes making sure all customers are regularly updated and all other works and projects are completed on time.

Since I started last year, I feel that my own personal development is really building. I have learnt so much from, building relationships with my colleagues in the office to dealing with clients on the telephone. I am really looking forward to whatever challenges are ahead.

Amber xx

Waller Building Services

Established in 1993 Waller Building Services has been growing ever since. We regularly work in the residential and commercial sectors. Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.  Waller Building Services is registered with Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. You can be confident that we are a company that you can trust.

Waller Glazing Services

Waller Associates introduced Waller Glazing Services in 2010. The glazing projects range from glass repairs as well as complete window and door installations. Our customers are commercial and residential. Why not view our construction case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout Kent as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building as well as glazing project, please contact us. Telephone 01795 424435 additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

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To see what we are up to at the moment why not visit our Twitter account http://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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Summer Works

Optivo Contract

As this financial year comes to an end, it is time to receive orders for the next phase of the Optivo contract and plan for future works. We have been installing new front and back doors for the local hosuing association. This year should be easier now that we are familiar with booking appointments for the residents and helping them with any needs and concerns they may have.

Last year was a good learning curve and has enabled me to grow into my role. I am now more confident with the knowledge and expeirence I have gained in the last twelve months. Both myself and my line manager have found this to be an enjoyable and challenging year and we  are looking forward to the coming year.

Look out for my next blog which is coming soon straight from the heart of Waller Services HQ

Amber xx

Waller Building Services

Established in 1993 Waller Building Services has been growing ever since. We regularly work in the residential and commercial sectors. Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.  Waller Building Services is registered with Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. You can be confident that we are a company that you can trust.

Waller Glazing Services

Waller Associates introduced Waller Glazing Services in 2010. The glazing projects range from glass repairs as well as complete window and door installations. Our customers are commercial and residential. Why not view our construction case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout Kent as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building as well as glazing project, please contact us. Telephone 01795 424435 additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

See us online

To see what we are up to at the moment why not visit our Twitter account http://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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Summer Works

Financial Year End

Hi everyone and welcome to my latest blog! As we approach the financial year end of an existing contract for Optivo, it is my job to book in all outstanding works and make sure that these have all been surveyed, completed and invoiced for the year end, ready to continue the next lot of works for the next financial year. The completion of these works is very important for our clients as this may affect any future budgets they receive.

With adding a new installation team this has made the works run more smoothly and efficiently allowing us to hit our targets.

Look out for my next blog which is coming soon straight from the heart of Waller Services HQ

Amber xx

Waller Building Services

Established in 1993 Waller Building Services has been growing ever since. We regularly work in the residential and commercial sectors. Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.  Waller Building Services is registered with Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. You can be confident that we are a company that you can trust.

Waller Glazing Services

Waller Associates introduced Waller Glazing Services in 2010. The glazing projects range from glass repairs as well as complete window and door installations. Our customers are commercial and residential. Why not view our construction case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout Kent as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building as well as glazing project, please contact us. Telephone 01795 424435 additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

See us online

To see what we are up to at the moment why not visit our Twitter account http://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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School's New Kitchen Windows

Waller Glazing Services has just installed this school’s new kitchen windows. Queenborough School and Nursery’s kitchen windows were past their best and needed upgrading. New uPVC, double glazed windows were installed with trickle vents which allow air curculation. Additionally, the new tilt and turn windows are far more accessible and have the option of opening with a gap at the top of the window or opening fully. The new windows and coloured infill panels look fantastic and have transfromed the kitchen to look like a new building.

Commercial Glazing Services

Waller Glazing Services are expanding within the commercial area. We work regularly in the education, retail and health care sectors. Our projects include high street shop fronts, curtain walling in schools and office glazing. Additionally, we install windows in factories, hospitals and education. For more information please visit our website.

Commercial Building Services

As well as the glazing division, Waller Building Services carries out projects within the commercial sector. These works are also in the education, retail and healthcare sectors. Our services range from smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Therefore, please see our website case studies for more information.

Waller Associates Building on Trust

All of Waller Building and Glazing Services work force are DBS checked. We are also members of Fensa, Constructionline, Chas and Safecontractor. As a result you can be sure that we are a company that you can trust.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. For a quotation of any size of glazing project, please contact us call – 01795 424435. Additionally, you can email mark@wallerservices.com

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