Sean has worked with Fullers Builders for over fifteen years, originally introducing his skills to us as a site based Bricklayer. Prior to his employment with the Company, Sean completed a traditional apprenticeship and then broadened his knowledge on a series of varied projects.
Sean has worked on many historically important structures throughout Greater London, including the refurbishment of 14 Lincoln’s Inn Fields for The Trustee’s of Sir John Soanes Museum and prior to this carrying out masonry repairs at The Royal Hospital in Chelsea, the re-building of the Garden Wall at Eastbury Manor and extensive masonry repairs to the Orangery in Eltham. In recent years, Sean has completed conservation and repair projects at Kensington Palace and to a number of fine Georgian properties in the London area.
25 Clifton Hill in St Johns Wood
This tired Grade II early Victorian semi-detached villa style town house, with its white stucco façade and low pitched slate roof was an ambitious project, not only because of the traditional refurbishment required, but with the added intention for a two storey side extension, together with a sharp single storey contemporary glass and steel extension with a green roof.
The extensive specification was to restore and preserve the fine original features throughout the existing house using traditional techniques and materials, all married together with bespoke contemporary fixtures and fittings.
Other major works included re-routing all the incoming services, excavation of the entire lower ground floor to create more head room, replacement of the leaky roof and the addition of new light tunnels and roof lights, repairs and repointing of the external masonry and completely re-landscaping the entire front, back and side gardens.
The home was tailored to meet the demands of a hard working family and pet dog.
To add to our workload , following careful investigation on site, we uncovered various unexpected structural defects that required swift attention.
The whole house became a hive of activity inside and out, an average of twenty site operatives all undertaking differing tasks , sometimes having to work on top of each other, with the inevitable frustrations that this environment generated. To alleviate these challenges throughout this ambitious project, the sweat of construction was accompanied by light hearted banter. The team had the opportunity to reflect upon the challenges that we had overcome during the ritual cooked breakfast on Friday mornings.
The project was completed on time and within an agreed budget – Leaving a spectacular family house.