Newly built Inspired House in Canterbury is a development of twelve apartments over three floors and split between two individual stair cores.
Inspired House is constructed of CFA piled foundations and traditional masonry, with a combination of face brickwork and coloured render external finish, a slate tiled roof and high quality Acoya wood windows and doors that come with a 50-year guarantee.
Externally the grounds are landscaped with planting to local authority approval, resin bound gravel footpaths and block paved car parking to accommodate twelve cars.
With renewable energy high on the client’s agenda, the car park is also equipped with six 7kW car chargers for residents use.
Internally the apartments are all finished off to a very high specification with engineered oak flooring and high quality kitchens and bathrooms, aimed at the high end rental market.
Challenges on this particular project included working in very close proximity to the River Stour, which also meant the building had to be raised approximately 1.20m from existing ground level to future proof against potential flooding in exceptional circumstances.
This was another project undertaken during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, which meant working practices had to be adapted mid-way through construction to ensure compliance with industry wide revised site operating procedures.
Being local, and with our guidance, the client took a very pro-active approach in all aspects of the project and with a successful teamwork ethos, was handed over on time and to the great pleasure of all involved.
This was our first project for a new client, Inspired Acquisitions Ltd, and this has led to Abbott Construction being appointed for further projects with them following its successful completion.