Each and every one of our contracts is allocated a Site Foreman who is responsible for a team of carpenters. The Site Foreman will work closely with the Site Agent, Architect and other professionals in advising on all aspects of carpentry, design and problem solving and working towards the goal of meeting the Clients timescale without sacrificing quality.
With all contracts we tender for we generally receive the entire carpentry package for that a specific project from roofing and all first fix, second fix all the way through to finals. Indeed, for each and every photo of all projects presented on this site we have been responsible for all the carpentry. The labour size for any given project in the past has ranged from two to eighty fully qualified carpenters who all work directly for us. We never use agency staff.
Once we are successful in acquiring a contract, we conduct detailed monthly valuations right the way through to completion. The Main Contractor’s Quantity Surveyor will always be invited along to attend each and every Site Valuation. With conducting these monthly valuations this is where we feel we excel above all other Carpentry Sub-Contracting firms which simply do not offer such expertise and instead ask the Main Contractor for a ‘day rate’ once the variations start adding up. These detailed reports can then be used by the Main Contractor to claim for such variations or even extension of time. We also offer a pre-tendering Estimating service to our long-term Clients.
This bespoke service offered by T.J.Lowery Building and Restorations Ltd is aimed purely at the high end residential sector and covers anything from full refurbs to both re-furbs and extensions combined or even bespoke new builds. For these contracts we will project manage and engage on the Clients behalf with all professionals, trades and suppliers. Together with our own carpenters we also have a good relationship with trusted Sub-Contractors who share our commitment to achieving the very best in craftsmanship. If required we can undertake a project not only through the construction process but also from the initial planning, consultation and design stages using our professional contacts of architects, engineers and surveyors that we have established over many years of working within the industry.
In order to achieve these exceptionally high standards of work using in many cases hard to find traditional techniques and materials this type of contract is only offered on what’s known as a cost-plus basis. This is the only way we can ensure we meet achieve the very best without any compromises.
Our bespoke service also caters for slightly smaller works where just one or two carpenters are required again purely on a cost-plus basis covering items mentioned below plus much more:
Wadham College, Dr Lee Shau Kee Access Centre & William Doo Undergraduate Centre for Oxford University. Another Contract awarded to T.J.Lowery (Sub-Contractors)Ltd, this time by Beard Construction Ltd. The £11.5million Contract for these two buildings comprised of student accommodation for students and visitors, reception areas, seminar room, cafe, piano room and other music rooms. Our
Forest Prep School, Walthamstow, London Client: Claremont This extensive refurbishment and extension at Forest Prep School is one of our larger Contracts awarded to us by Claremont Refurbishment. The most visually impressive work here is the accoya timber batten Cladding which encases the entire building creating its distinctive appeal. This theme continues onto the roof