- Philpott and Company Ltd secure a new order with Bellway Homes for 228 new homes on the first phase of the Maida Zone, off Queens Avenue, Aldershot. This is the first phase by Bellway Homes (our customer for over 25 years) on the 630 acre Wellesley Scheme, which will deliver 3850 homes, along with 2 new schools and the refurbishment of 6 listed buildings. All part of the redevelopment of Ministry of Defence land between the town centre and the North Camp.
- Work is progressing well on the McKenzie Homes redevelopment of the old HMRC offices at Farnham Road, Slough. Over 70% of the apartments are now fully finished. The site comprises of 34, new, 1 and 2 bedroomed apartments and will soon be followed by phase 2, which comprises of another 14 new build apartments
This Daily Mail report confirms our own experience in that it is very difficult to get good quality decorators in all the areas of the South East where we operate.
Despite paying some of the best rates in the industry and with some of our guys earning in excess of £1,000 per week, we are still finding it difficult to recruit the numbers we need. We are very fortunate in that we have been trading for over thirty years and have a strong network of painters in the South East, which means that for us it’s not as bad as it is for some of the less well-established contractors. We also benefit of course from the fact that our guys tend to stay with us rather than moving around all the time.
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Things Are Picking Up - Philpott and Co. Sees Its Busiest Period For Over Half a Decade and Has Recruited New Staff
November and December are usually our busiest period in the year, so it's obvious this year is shaping up to be the busiest we've seen in about half a decade!
All of our sites are producing houses to paint finally. And we have just completed a ten day period when we completed no fewer than 38 houses, including the full redecoration of an 8000 square foot show house at Bently Priory for Cala Homes, including some 148 rolls of specialist wallpapers and various specialist finishing coatings.
The company hasn't completed so many in this time frame for at least over five years so this is quite an encouraging sign of things to come.
We secured contracts for the decorating of 132 houses and apartments for Persimmon Homes Ltd at Lintons Lane in Epsom, Surrey. This is very positive for our relationship with Persimmon Homes , one of the country's largest volume house builders.
A new phase of 70 houses and townhouses has also been secured at our ongoing site at Broadbridge Heath in Sussex. With 65 units still to be completed at Phase I Broadbridge for David Wilson Homes, it suggests a busy period to come in Sussex.
We are delighted to have also secured an order for another 100 houses Barkham Lane, Wokingham for Bewley Homes Plc, a prestigious private housebuilder. This is the start of an exciting new relationship with Bewley who, somehow, we have not worked with before.
We also see the starting of a new Contracts Manager for the South East region; Steve comes to us after a twenty-year career in decorating. We look forward to Steve becoming a valued member of the team at Philpott & Co.