Residential & Care

Our residential construction projects range from our own developments, to high end multi-million pound bespoke houses.

These projects are now almost exclusively procured on a negotiated open-book approach, providing our clients with full visibility and the added benefit of our extensive knowledge in providing value engineering solutions.

Manston Court
Manston Court

Manston Court

Manston Court
Client: Southampton City Council
Value: £1m

Manston Court is a sheltered housing scheme providing accommodation for vulnerable older people, comprising of 63 self-contained flats, a number of offices and communal areas.

The building was fully occupied throughout the works which comprised of the refurbishment and modernisation of all the corridors and communal areas including the common room, lounge, cinema, IT suite, 3 offices, hair salon, disaster recovery suite, toilet facilities, new automatic doors and a new large glazed canopy at the front entrance.

The works also involved the construction of a new commercial kitchen and plant extraction room and construction of a new mobility scooter store.

On completion of the internal refurbishment, additional works were instructed by the client to landscape the front and rear entrances which included a water fountain, sensory garden, new patio, barbecue, seating and a gazebo.

Raymond Brown Building instigated a full communications plan to communicate site progress reports to the client’s team together with the elderly residents of Manston Court on a regular basis. An information board at the entrance to the home was updated daily to keep the residents informed throughout the works.

All residents’ front doors were replaced with new foil-oak faced doors with a Paxton swipe card lock as part of the works. On completion, we held a training session with the residents on use of the new lock system.

Full dust suppression was used in all areas where demolition works were carried out which proved to be a challenge in areas where the windows and doors were open for residents’ use.

We removed one of the tin ceilings during the refurbishment works and the proceeds from the sale of it paid for a fish and chip supper for the elderly residents.
Children's Homes
Children's Homes

Children's Homes

Children's Homes - Anchorage, The Green House, Catisfield, Swallowfield and Barncroft
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: Approx £800k per home

This is the construction of five new-build Children’s Homes, including associated landscaping and drainage works.

Using the same design for the superstructure across the five homes, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) with brick cladding will provide Passivhaus standard and minimum CfSH Level 4 to suit local planning authority requirements.

M&E work includes domestic sprinkler systems to BS 9251:2005, L1 AFD (Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm) systems, mechanical heat recovery ventilation (MHRV) and the adaptation/provision of services infrastructure.
Bradbury Manor Respite Care Centre
Bradbury Manor Respite Care Centre

Bradbury Manor Respite Care Centre

Bradbury Manor Respite Care Centre
Client: Wiltshire Council Social Services
Value: £121k

Raymond Brown Building were called on to perform a small but vital refurbishment of some rooms within The Bradbury Manor respite centre in Devizes. RBBL’s site manager was set the task to bring rooms in the centre up to the required standard for the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI).

These works were required to be completed in readiness for the 7th January 2010 inspection. The manager programmed and carried out the works in close liaison with the centre management whilst the centre remained operational.

The centre passed its CSCI inspection and enabled the £1.5 million respite care centre for adults with learning disabilities in Devizes to be fully used at night by families who had previously had to send their adult children as far away as Salisbury for respite care.
Beacon Hill Copse
Beacon Hill Copse

Beacon Hill Copse

Beacon Hill Copse
Client: Private Client
Value: £1.4m

Demolition of existing house and new build of a private residence with complete internal fit out, RBB worked closely with designers to create a large, modern and economical living space .

Drayton Cottage
Drayton Cottage

Drayton Cottage

Drayton Cottage, Ringwood
Client: Private Client
Value: £350k

A large extension and high-quality fit out of the existing dwelling.

Dukes Mill, Romsey
Dukes Mill, Romsey

Drayton Cottage

Dukes Mill, Romsey
Client: Pilgrims Trustees
Value: £3.5m

A large extension and high-quality fit out of the existing dwelling.

New Forest Private Home
New Forest Private Home

Drayton Cottage

New Forest Private Home
Client: Private Client
Value: £250k

Extension and complete refurbishment of existing seventies property to create a contemporary designed light and airy family living space within the New Forest.

The new extension is linked to the house by huge glazed panels to the front and rear, existing structural steelwork has been retained in some areas of the house. This The alterations have provided a new re-modelled entrance, a new living room, an extension to the kitchen/dining room, a master bedroom with en-suite and private balcony andnew guest bedroom also with its own private balcony with solar shading.

To improve the thermal efficiency, the walls, roof and windows were all upgraded to exceed Building Regulation requirements, whilst the new timber frame extension is also highly insulated. The roof was covered in sedum to increase biodiversity and minimise rainwater run-off.

The Rickyard, Alderbury
The Rickyard, Alderbury

The Rickyard, Alderbury

The Rickyard, Alderbury
Client: Private Client
Value: £265k

Following the departure of the resident horse out to pasture, Raymond Brown Building were called in to convert this derelict barn on the Longford Estate into a contemporary home, making the most of the fantastic valley views.

“We always felt we had an opportunity to create something special and Tim Godden quickly clicked into our wave length. He has managed and motivated all the direct employees and subcontractors so that everyone has become keenly involved in the building and the end result is a quality product.”
C Whalley