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Retirement flat conversion & refurbishment Redhill Surrey

Chilmead retirement flats Redhill, Surrey April 2013

The building refurbishment contract is with Raven housing association in Redhill, Surrey.

The project objective is the utilisation of an existing guest flat, cloak room, communal corridors and seating area. The creation of new entrance corridors and a comfortable, modern one bedroom retirement apartment. 

The building work begins by relocating two emergency exits within the existing stairwell to an adjacent wall which, enables the new one bedroom flat layout.

The construction of block work walls, dry lined partition walls to form new corridors to access existing flats and create new apartment.

The interior of the old flat to be stripped out including the demolition of two bathrooms followed by mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation.

A new bathroom and kitchen installed followed by flooring, decorating and the fitting of double glazed 'A' rated windows.

External works, above the building's entrance lobby require foundations and the building of a brick pier to support roof line.   Roof works involve the adaption to existing soffit and facia boards and rain water systems.

The total value of the project is approximately 70K.

A CDM notifiable project with principal building refurbishment contractor Nationcare Windows and Property Services Ltd Chessington, Surrey.

Senior Project Manager - Dan Parrett

Week one of the flat refurbishment and conversion

A dry lined partition wall has been erected to seal off the building work from residence and general public. Access to the staircase is sealed and covered in preparation for works.

A doorway created at the top of the stairs for a new corridor and emergency exit.

The internal walls of the existing flat, cloakroom and shower and the seating / lobby area are opened up in preparation for a new floor layout. 

Week four of the flat refurbishment and conversion

The building exterior structural work is almost complete with a new brick pier brining the bedroom out to meet the level of the original enclosure.

The floor of the bedroom is extended inline with the brick pier and insulation installed and the room is now ready for a brand new double glazed window.

The roofline is cut back, new facia and soffits boards blend into the existing structure with guttering joined up.

Internal building works are well under way with the new layout complete. Electrical and plumbing services in place and plastering almost finished.

Floors and doorways made good and prepared for the next stage. A new double glazed window installed in the kitchen / living room area.

Week nine of the flat refurbishment and conversion

The retirement flat has been finished to a very high standard and the client is extremely happy with the outcome.

The project took an additional week to complete due to additional work requested by the client which, included installation of a brand new hot and cold water system.

Project completion Monday 17th June.


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