Improvement works at St Stephens Primary School in Kirkstall were completed to the existing internal and external features. Working in conjunction with Pearce Bottomley Architects, RDF manufactured, delivered and installed new windows & doors, damp proofed external walls and completed a vast array of other repairs around the existing Victorian building.
The windows at St Stephens were beginning to age and appeared out of character with the sandstone building. We removed the existing windows and replaced them with new uPVC windows, upgrading the aesthetics and ensuring that the schools maintenance regime was reduced. The sandstone had worn away and it was necessary to complete some damp proofing works to increase the longevity of this element of the building. An injected damp proof course was decided upon as the solution which was installed directly into the stone. In order to get to the stonework all the radiators, wall fittings and plaster needed to be removed which were in turn reinstalled.
New entrance doors were fitted to the building, with an automated closure system, as was a new entrance gate complete with intercom system, providing safety and security for the school.
Remedial works were completed around the school top ensure all the other areas of the school were fully repaired and in the nursery a new access ramp, complete with bespoke powder coated metal balustrading, was created.
“We have worked on a number of projects with RDF and have constantly been impressed with their commitment to the job in hand and quality of workmanship. The firm carried out an extensive window replacement scheme for Kirkstall St Stephens CE Primary School which was made complicated by the virtue of requiring scaffolding over public highways and the gothic arches of the Victorian school building.” – Stefanie Stead BA (Hons) MArch RIBA, Architect – CIC Yorkshire & Humber Chair