Durabilis Sponsor Oakhaven Hospice Charity Event

Durabilis are proud to sponsor the Rodeo Bull at this years Cobbie’s Country and Western Hoedown.

So, come on down and swing ya Partners. All proceeds to the Oakhaven Hospice

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John Lewis and Partners Tender Success 2019

After a rigorous selection process, I am delighted to announce that Durabilis have once again been successful in renewing our contract for the supply of Office Moves and related construction works for the John Lewis Partnership Head Office Sites. 

Maintaining the long standing relationship with the Partnership is greatly valued by Durabilis and I’d like to extend my personal thanks to our Senior Contracts Manager, Colin Marsh, who works tirelessly to ensure the Partnerships high expectations are consistently upheld.

Both Colin and I look forward to continued working with the JLP Facilities and Construction teams in the future.

Jonathan Stone

Director

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Directors Review 2018

Spring has truly sprung and here I am only just getting around to reflecting on 2018, an exciting and busy year for Durabilis. The Estate Management team have completed a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects from new builds to renovation, restoration, shower block refurbishments and maintenance across the estates we partner with.

The Office Refurbishment and Moves team have completed another outstanding year, continuing to expand our customer base and taking on a range of projects from multi floor restacks to, relocations and full refurbishments all whilst maintaining the quality of workmanship and customer service that Durabilis has built its reputation on.

I’m delighted for my team and I to have worked with some great new clients in 2018; Innovise, Beaulieu Estate, Specsavers and Nteractive to name a few.

I have asked the Project Management Team to showcase some examples of our achievements from last year in the form of case studies which will help illustrate the full range of services Durabilis provide. Please watch this space.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my team for their continued hard work and dedication in all that we do and of course my thanks go out to our valued clients for their support and custom throughout 2018. I look forward to working with you in 2019.

Jonathan Stone

Director

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Showcasing our new showroom and breakout space

We are delighted to publish the final results of our very own breakout space and meeting room facility designed to showcase to new and old clients.

These works show what can be done to utilise a roof void within a commercial unit, with a new kitchen facility, flooring, lighting, sliding/folding partition door system to provide a flexible work space area and furniture from the Edge Design range providing a splash of colour and a flexible solution for both meeting and breakout needs. The project also boasts a state of the art AV solution provided by our very own Duratec Audio Visual Ltd.

Our thanks go out to our own installation team plus……

If you’re in the area, please pop in to see for yourself.

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Family Fun Day 2017!

Gansta boss and his mole

Following the success of last years family fun day, we decided to try it again but this time in July with the hope of avoiding the rain. But it wasn’t to be with a downpour throughout the entire day and sadly the much anticipated rounders rematch had to be cancelled. Watch this space for Durabilis versus the rest of the world in 2018!

the clear up team

 

 

 

 

With a change of venue this time around and lots of indoor space (thankfully) we still pulled off a great day full of fun, fine food and refreshments.

A massive thank you to all of our suppliers on the day who really went the extra mile, The Magic Brushes, Photo Booth Parties, Rustic Events and Carlos Ice cream.

 

This years chosen charity was CLIC Sargent, fighting for young lives against cancer. It doesn’t get more worthwhile than that. With a GoXtreme Camera at stake, we raised an amazing £236.00 for this fantastic charity. Well done to Dan Martin who was the lucky winner. Thank you for everyones kind generosity.

And finally our thanks to everyone who helped make sure the day was a success, too many to name but a special mention to those who helped set up and the clear up squad who stayed ’til the death.

 

Please click here for this years gallery and for a small selection of photo booth beauties!

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Works undertaken in our own back yard… a nice change!

‘The construction of our new office was a major undertaking, getting it right was critical; Working in a fast moving and dynamic sector, we are used to taking a pragmatic approach to business and this project was no exception.

We chose A&A with Durabilis for a ‘turn-key’ job including fit-out and furnishings. We selected Durabilis for the fit-out work, as we felt they were a perfect fit for us in this approach; Project Manager Pat Lafford was very accommodating and allowed us to work closely together to get exactly what we wanted, providing the expertise and advice we needed, when we needed it.

This professionalism was echoed by each member of the Durabilis team onsite, who were always extremely courteous, were masters of their trade, and their work was of a high standard and to our specification; in short our team are thrilled with the outcome.

-A.M. from Cortex.’

To view the works undertaken, please click here to view our case study.

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Spring has arrived… Along with Jen!!!

We are very pleased to announce that Jennifer Chapman has joined Durabilis as Project
Manager. Jen joins us from Underwood Carpenter where for 3 years she was seconded into Waitrose as a Project Manager, managing the planning, design and construction negotiations on their new stores. Over the past 12 months, Jen was a consultant on infrastructure upgrade projects and housing refurbishments at the Waitrose Leckford Estate. A perfect fit for us!

Prior to moving to the U.K. Jen worked in-house as Development Project Manager for AHG (Australia’s largest automotive retailer) and Project Manager for Goodman Group, concentrating in large distribution / warehousing. Jen studied Construction at Newcastle (Aus) University and Architectural design and technology in Newcastle.

Typically Australian, Jen loves her sport, and admits will occasionally support England.

She is a keen cyclist and is constantly looking for that next Alpine cycle challenge.

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Poppy the new apprentice…

Poppy!Introducing Poppy the new apprentice specialising in bin emptying, office stress reliever and official welcome party! She will be in the office most days so please be sure to make a fuss of her on arrival.

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First Refurbishment Completes… Aida & Cookie come home!

Sean and AidaTowards the end of last year  we completed our first residential refurbishment for longstanding tenants, Aida and her dog Cookie. After many happy years at the property, Aida and Cookie were temporarily rehoused on the estate during the works which included electrical rewiring, new heating, new kitchen and some redecoration. Both Aida and Cookie are delighted to return to their newly refurbished home, although they are now finding it rather warm.

DBL Site Manager Sean Houlden with Aida and Cookie on moving in day.

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Leckford Farm Estate – Residential Refurbishment Tender Success

I am delighted to annouce our recent success as one of two contractors, to be awarded a contract to start a refurbishment programme on the Leckford Residential Estate. As part of our ongoing commitment to meet the needs of the John Lewis Partnership we are delighted to have supported them over the past year on both commercial and residential works on the estate and this latest success will see this continue through until 2018.

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