A day Out in the Wilds for the BCL Team

The BCL team reach new heights
The BCL team reach new heights

When we first suggested a team-building day out, we had no idea how competitive it was going to get!  However, get four teams of six guys doing archery, air rifle shooting and pioneering and the games were on!

Making ballistas was probably the highlight and certainly provided a few laughs.  After an action packed day we cooked our own sausages around the campfire before heading home for a good night’s sleep after all the fresh air!

For further information on the BCL team and what we can do for you, call us on 01962 717744 or email enquiries@blunt-construction.co.uk.

Raising the Roof

We carried out some interesting jobs last year, but the prize would have to go to Tarmac Quarries in Sevenoaks for a project we carried out in September 2010.  Based in Oast houses, they found that one of the tops was totally rotten, so much so that it couldn’t be repaired or removed.

We manufactured a complete cap offsite to go over the existing roof and used a liquid membrane system to take the flexibility of the cap when it was moved into place using a crane.

For further information on this or advice on your next project, call 01962 717744 or email us today!

Homeowners - discover the hidden treasure beneath your house

Beautiful bespoke basement conversion

Beautiful bespoke basement conversion

Blunt Construction can add value and space to your home with a bespoke basement conversion.

With over 50 years’ experience in the building trade, we’re dedicated to quality workmanship using traditional skills and innovative solutions.  Specialists in water and damp proofing, you can trust us to turn your dark and dank basement into a lifestyle enhancing space that will increase the value of your home.

Imagine your home and a whole new world of possibilities

Your basement may look dingy and dilapidated but it has plenty of potential.  Always wanted a home cinema, a wine cellar or a games room?  Perhaps you’re just out-growing your home and wish you could have some extra space for more practical purposes.  We can turn your dreams into reality and breathe new life into your home by giving your basement a makeover.We offer a total solution from assessment, concepts and design to build, installation and finishing.  It couldn’t be simpler!

For further advice or to arrange a free, no obligation assessment of your basement, call 01962 717744 or email us today!

Click here to read our basement FAQs.

If you’re an estate agent or architect and would like some expert advice on basement conversions for your clients, please get in contact.

Commendation for County Constructors

BCL at the Hampshire Magazine AwardsWe’re delighted to announce that we were recognised as runners up in the Business of the Year category at the Hampshire County Magazine Awards.

In the unique setting of Beaulieu Motor Museum, we enjoyed a black-tie ceremony and three course meal, before the awards - highlighting the excellent work of Hampshire individuals, organisations and companies which make the area so special.

We were recognised for our excellent achievements over the last 50 years, helping to support businesses and charities in the Hampshire area, with the award presented by Director of Space Air Solutions Ltd Mark Houghton.

Could BCL be Hampshires Top Constructor?

Hampshire County Magazine

We are proud to announce BCL has been shortlisted in a major Hampshire Awards scheme.

As part of the prestigious Hampshire County Magazine Awards Initiative 2010, we are finalists in the Business of the Year category, for our work across the last 50 years.

The black-tie ceremony takes place on Wednesday 21st April 2010 at Beaulieu Motor Museum, presented by famed Hampshire broadcaster, Chris Carnegy.

Happy Birthday BCL!

We are celebrating our 50th birthday this year!

Established in 1959, by the five Blunt Brothers, we worked mainly in the domestic market in the Meon Valley area, before father and son team Brian and Kevin Blunt took over in 1976. Since then we’ve focused on the industrial market and established a loyal client base that we continue to serve today.

You can read all about our history by clicking here, or visit our offices at The Old Firestation, Twyford (see a map by clicking here).

Thank you to all our clients, suppliers and friends who have helped us to build on our success - we look forward to working with you during the next 50 years!

Making It Easy To Walk On Water

BCL - Official Suppliers of easyLay

BCL - Official Suppliers of easyLay

Tough new regulations stipulate that unless you specify a permeable paving product or one that takes ground water away from sewers and drains, any installation over 5m2 needs planning permission. So, if you have groundwork to plan this year, it’s important to make sure you know exactly where you stand to not break the law and fall foul of the so-called ‘rainwater tax’.

easylay™ paving is the perfect solution for virtually any surface area, such as footpaths, patios and driveways. An innovative, porous paving solution, easylay™ drains water straight back into the water table or drainage system. It’s environmentally friendly too, using a patented design of recycled tyres and attractive aggregates.

The end result is an aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance and hard wearing solution that doesn’t require planning permission and ticks all the eco boxes.

As experts in specialist works for commercial organisations, Blunt Construction is bringing the easylay™ solution to the south of England. Offering first class works and innovative solutions to tricky problems, we are the perfect installation partner from site survey, through to sub-structural groundwork that will complement your easylay™ solution.

Colin Brooks, Commercial Director, says: “The partnership between easylay™ and BCL allows us to wash away any doubt that installations could contravene new planning regulations, and provide us with yet another innovative solution to help clients with effective, sustainable projects that they will be proud of.”

BCL on the BBC!

Colin Brooks BCL on the BBC News ChannelBlunt Construction’s Commercial Director, Colin Brooks has been on the national BBC News TV Channel during January.

Colin commented live for builders across the UK on the state of the construction industry on the day the end of the recession was announced - 26th January 2010.

Interviewed twice for the national channel as well as for the evening programme of BBC South Today, in his capacity as regional president for the National Federation of Builders, Colin provided analysis on the state of the industry, explaining that although the end of the recession was good news, the industry still has a long way to recover.

(You must have Windows Media Player or VLC Media Player installed to view these clips).

Free Roof Survey for your premises

Liquid Applied Roofing SystemsAfter a year of rising summer temperatures and the most severe winter weather for 45 years, can you be sure your buildings have survived the abnormal range of temperatures?

The UK’s frequent weather changes can cause considerable damage to roofs, particularly on buildings over 10 years old. Temperature changes lead to an increased risk of splits, bubbles and other defects, which may not appear obvious during summer but ‘thermal movement’ can become a real problem when winter sets in.

Blunt Construction are experts at providing solutions for problem flat roofs, having helped hundreds of businesses such as London School of Economics, IBM, Claridge’s Hotel and SEGRO. Our skilled team has many years experience repairing gutters, joints, seams, roof lights, upstands, flashings and full roof refurbishment with a fully reinforced seamless Liquid Applied Roof Membrane System.

Blunt Construction are offering you a FREE ROOF SURVEY, worth £250, to help you identify roofing issues that can be fixed during the spring and summer months.

Where required, Blunt Construction can provide a full repair service using approved systems, which are easy to apply with minimal noise and disruption to your premises. Our work comes with life expectancy guarantees between 5 - 25 years and can be applied without the need for a Hot Work Permit. We are members of the National Federation of Builders and the majority of our coatings are also approved to British Board of Agreement Certification standards. Click to see examples of our work solving flat roofing problems.

Download our faxback form to arrange your No-Obligation Roof Survey, or call 01962 717744.

Tuxes at the ready!

champagneWe are delighted to announce that BCL has been shortlisted in the category of Subcontractor of the Year in the prestigious Builder 09 Awards.

The winner will be announced on 7th October and we’re thrilled to be one of just four companies shortlisted in this nationwide competition!