RDF successfully secured two (2) works packages each consisting of five (5) schools for major upgrading works. Each project consisted of the removal of the existing ventilation services within the individual school kitchen and the design, manufacture & installation of up to date balanced ventilation systems together with the associated building and electrical works.
Upon securing the contract we commenced dilapidation reports and preparation of the final detailed schedule of works. The production phase included design and preparation of working drawings
Works undertaken included the removal of existing false ceilings with light fittings and smoke heads set aside for re-use; removal of all ductwork, canopies, fans and heating plant; cutting back and modifying gas supplies to catering equipment and new gas heaters and boilers; installation of ductwork, fans, air handling units, gas fired heaters, boilers, gas solenoid valves; installation of LPHW and gas pipework; insulation of ductwork and pipework; installation of new power supplies; installation of new BMS, provision of new controls and modification of existing; modification of structures, roof openings, additional structural steelwork; installation of new false ceilings, lighting and fire alarms; full construction clean, testing, commissioning, certification and client demonstrations
This was a very challenging project, requiring significant levels of work to be achieved across 10 sites in 9 days. The project was delivered on time, with every school able to fully test the catering equipment prior to re-opening. This was due to the concerted efforts of our in-house team, our specialist sub-contractors and our client
“Having worked with RDF on several occasions, they have always provided competitive tenders and presented a professional approach as builders and managers during the works, liaising with both myself, project manager and the end user providing a high level of service. They have also been adaptable to any problems on site and resolved any issues with minimal disruption to both project cost and programme, delivering projects on time and within budget.” Andy James. Senior Quantity Surveyor, NPS Leeds