Affordable rent and shared housing development in Parham

Seamans Building is delighted to have handed over the second phase of a new development in Parham, Suffolk – 1-9 Flaxen Fields.

The homes, built on behalf of the Orwell Housing Association, are a mix of nine two- and three-bedroom properties for affordable rent and shared ownership.

The first phase of the scheme, consisting of 10 homes, was handed over in August 2022, with work immediately starting on phase two.

First, our team worked on the foundations and piling groundworks, completing them by September 2022.

They then moved onto the traditional brick and block work, which included some gabled brickwork, and was completed last autumn. Once the brickwork was completed, work began on constructing the roof.

As we entered the new year, attention shifted to the internal work and the first mechanical and electrics containment installations before plastering commenced.

The homes were then fitted out with kitchens, bathrooms and all the modern conveniences you would expect in a modern, newbuild home.

While this work was taking place, Seamans’ external groundworks contractor undertook the installation of below ground services, laying the new road and pedestrian footpaths.

Work also included laying the gas and water mains as well as installing electric cabling to all plots.

External ground reinstalments were completed before the final surface finishes to the car park and road spaces.

Finally, the rear and front gardens were landscaped and turfed, including the installation of fences and secure gates, ready for the new occupants to move in.

Steven Revell, Senior Contracts Manager, said: “I am very proud of the work Seamans have completed in Parham, every home is finished to a superb standard.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all our contractors for their hard work constructing these new homes. This includes the client’s Employers Agent, Richard Mays MRICS of Hyam QS Ltd.

“We wish the new occupants the very best in their new homes.”

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