Burton Joyce Primary School

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Client: – Nottingham County Council

Completed: – August 2012

Building Control:- Gedling Borough  Council

Existing Building:- Single Storey

Health & Safety:- CDM

Case Study:-  Single storey traditional block work cavity wall extension, with cedar cladding to match the existing. Forming 1 large class rooms and one new toilet block linked to the new classroom & existing classroom. External ground works consisting of drainage linked to exist foul and rain water system.

Works Carried Out:- Site survey, Design & Build which included supplying CAD drawings, submitted & approved drawing by Gedling Borough Council, structural design and calculation carried out by HBL.


Works carried by D.L.Rhodes & Son Ltd

Excavation & Foundations:-Reduce dig 500mm, excavate 3 sides to a depth of 1.5m approved by building control, mass fill excavation to 300mm below FFL using C35 concrete. Set out building concrete 100mm 7N blocks , 100mm cavity with 100mm external leaf in class b blue bricks.

Floor Slab: – 150mm MOT type 1 compacted, Dpm, Insulation 100mm kingspan and lay 270m2 of 150mm concrete flow screed to existing finish floor level.

Cavity Walling & External Finish: – Internal & External walls built using 100mm concrete 7N Blocks. Full fill cavity using 100mm rock wool cavity battens.

External finish to the building was purpose made Cedar tongue & grove cladding to match the existing building, laid horizontal to timber battens @ 400mm centres with a breathable underlay. Profile cedar was milled to all external edges.

Roof:-  Designed steel detail to existing gutter to take profile timber truss @ 400mm centres, with a 18mm ply deck on top. Fitted on top a designed profile  double skin insulated Kingspan profile  roof cladding.


External Entrance Doors & Windows: – 2 existing aluminium to new classroom & 1 PVC to existing classroom.

Plasterboard & Skim: – 490m2 of plasterboard & skim using 12.5mm plaster board and dry wall adhesive finished with a plaster skim.

Mechanical : – New radiators added to new classroom extended from the existing heating system. New junior toilets & sinks added to both Boys & Girls toilets.

Electrical:- Power sockets to all rooms, CAT 2 lighting including emergency lighting installed to the new ceiling grid and external lighting to perimeter path.

Fire Alarm: – Existing school fire alarm extended into the new extension.

Security Alarm: – Existing security alarm extended into the new extension.

Ceiling:- 270m2 Suspend ceiling was installed using a 600mm x 600mm recessed tile, incorporating lighting, air-conditioning units, fire alarm and security alarm.

Internal Joinery: – To classroom & corridor;

Oak veneered doors with vision panels & softwood frame including intermittent smoke seals, including all Ironmongery (kick, finger plates, locks and door closers) 150lm softwood skirting’s with matching architrave.

Supply & fit to 2 number purpose made toilet cubicles for both boys & girls

Floor Coverings: – Non slip altro flooring to wet areas and carpet tile to Class rooms, Staffroom and Corridor 270m2 in total.

Decoration: – All wood work primed under coated & white glossed, all new plastered walls 2 coats of trade emulsion.

Conclusion:-The project was programmed to be designed & built for the start of the new school. The building work was started 5 weeks in term time and was completed and handed over a week before the school started back on time and to budget.


Head Comments:-

“Another magnificent job completed by D L Rhodes building contractors! The extension was a complete success and the school will benefit tremendously.  As expected Paul and his team were easy to work with from beginning to end and the quality of their workmanship has been superb! The timeline presented to us at the start of the project was kept to and all the health and safety requirements were followed to precision.  The workforce were professional and courteous at all times. I would   absolutely recommend DL Rhodes to any school considering building works!


M.L Gretton (Head Teacher at Burton Joyce Primary) head@burtonjoyce.notts.sch.uk