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Fairhurst Ward Abbotts

 The FWA Group delivers quality building services across a number of sectors specialising in restoration, conservation and new build schemes in the residential, education and art and culture industries.

Speaking about FWA Conservation Chris Maryon commented:

“The success of FWA Conservation is underpinned by a community of managers and craftspeople who share between them an invaluable resource of skills and knowledge, combining the use of traditional techniques with modern technology to deliver the highest standards of workmanship available in our industry.

“The FWA Conservation team incorporates into every aspect of their work a real understanding of the importance of the nation’s architectural heritage and of the wider environment. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence.”

The firm has proved their expertise in the conservation sector having worked on Tamworth Castle, Stowe School, Chatsworth House, Kenwood Dairy at Kenwood, Finchingfield Guildhall and St Botolph’s Church.

Working alongside Inskip & Jenkins, Fanshawe and Mann Williams the FWA Group improved a selection of interior rooms. The FWA team at Chatsworth was led by Chris Maryon, Operations and Conservation Director, who has 20 years’ of experience in the conservation construction industry and Ian Bird, Senior Contracts Manager, who has been involved in the care of the of the nation’s finest buildings for nearly 20 years.

The works included delicate conservation to quality decoration, wall painting conservation, mosaic restoration and interior and exterior stone cleaning, repair and refurbishment. The team also undertook plaster work repairs, laid timber flooring and carried out ironmongery and joinery works.

The FWA team is also well versed at constructing new build, luxury residential units in line with client’s exact requirements. By working together with clients, architects and design teams the firm are able to provide unique, quality, high specification, homes.

Working on behalf of a private client FWA constructed Ember Lane in Esher, Surrey. Working with GDM Architects, Quantem Consulting and AMD Design, Fairhurst Ward Abbotts undertook a Design and Build contract to construct 12 high quality apartments.

A complex basement design was required due to adverse soil conditions, requiring the expertise of the FWA technical team and a dewatering specialist to ensure ground stabilisation for the construction of the basement in preparation to build the apartments.

All apartments were finished to an exceptionally high standard within the 49 week programme. Works included specialist brickwork construction, integrated mechanical and electrical works, Code Level 4 Sustainable Homes, internal finishing to high standard, as well as the installation of fully fitted kitchens and fully tiled bathroom and shower rooms.

James Vevers, from FWA commented:

“FWA Arts & Culture have been working within this sector for over 40 years; gaining a Royal Warrant due to our works at the Royal Household. We provide maintenance, major project works, consultancy and specialist decorations within galleries, museums, historical and architecturally significant buildings.”

The firm has worked on numerous prestigious projects including The Sir John Sloane’s Museum, The National Maritime Museum, The National Gallery and Sotheby’s Auction House. FWA Arts and Culture were asked to support the Royal Household Property Section when their supplier went into receivership. After 18 months of hard work the firm has secured a five year framework to carry out a number of works for the client.

The firm’s multi discipline site based teams have vast experience of providing services to the heritage sector and are delighted to play a part in the preservation of one of the country’s most treasured properties.

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