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RDF is proud to announce that Michael Brearey, Commercial Director, has recently become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building which is the highest level of membership available with The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and equivalent to a PhD.

Since its formation in 1834, the CIOB has become the World’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership with a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society.  It’s members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.

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Having moved from Incorporated to Full Member in 2010, Michael was keen to continue with his training and learning and decided to take the major step to becoming a Fellow.  This has required many hours of training and development on top of his duties and responsibilities as Commercial Director, culminating in a submission which covered his last 10 years’ experience together with detailed evidence of his last 3 years’ CPD.

All Michael’s hard work paid off when in June this year he received confirmation that he had been successful.  The icing on the cake were comments made by the Fellowship Panel about the quality of his submission which they confirmed as  “one of the best that the panel had seen” and that it had “raised the bar for future candidates”.

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Michael was the youngest Fellow Member to be presented at the official ceremony which was held at the CIOB’s headquarters in Ascot on 24th October.  I feel certain you will wish to join with me and the team at RDF in congratulating Michael on this major achievement.

Rick Firth

Managing Director


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Meanwood Church of England Primary School gets a "Summer makeover"

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All three divisions of RDF Building Services were deployed this summer at the Grade II Listed Church of England Primary School.

Built in 1840, the building required specialist repairs to its roof and stone copings.

Three classrooms benefited from a complete remodelling that included the demolition & repositioning of walls, new floor coverings, door sets, sound proofing panels, decorations, electrical alterations, storage units and the manufacture of a bespoke solid oak glazed panel between the two classrooms that allows natural light to flood the learning areas.

The coloured section of the exposed roof trusses, combined with the shaped acoustic panels and the up & down light from teh new light fittings give the classrooms a whole new look.

All the works were coordinated and carried out to a pre-planned sequential programme ensuring the project was delivered on time ready to welcome the pupils back to the new term.

“The quality of the work from start to finish was of the highest possible standard. The RDF staff were highly professional in every aspect and we are delighted with the finished classrooms. They will undoubtedly enhance teaching and learning”

Helen Sanderson, Head Teacher


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RDF Building wins negotiated tender on listed building redevelopment

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RDF Building have successfully won a negotiated tender to complete the redevelopment and delicate conservation of a Grade II Listed Building.

The development, that is already raising interest and offers from prospective purchasers, involves changing the use of the building from its current commercial use back into high end residential dwellings that have been affectionately referred to as ‘Affordable Grandeur’.

The building has many period features that are stunning in both their beauty and detail which is one of the many reasons that the property developer chose to partner with RDF Building, instead of the other tenderers, on this scheme.

“I know from RDF’s impressive portfolio of completed projects, consistent track record and client feedback that I am in safe hands with my investment” 

The impressive scheme will create eight stunning villas complete with a private garden area and secure off street parking.The gated community will also have large communal gardens with many existing mature trees that can be enjoyed by all the family. There are several parks, schools and a cricket club within walking distance but it is serene nature of the site, due in part to it’s the leafy location, that already has buyers hooked.

Further updates, including plans of the site and Estate Agents details where the properties will be available through, will be posted shortly.

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