The vagaries of the English summer are currently disrupting the latest building work I'm doing in picturesque Fenwick near Ascen. The project is to construct retaining walls at a new build property, with the retaining walls needed to be raised so that they meet building regulations for damp proofing. The challenge for this project is that I am laying block paving brick sets with pattern concrete in between. To lay effectively requires dry weather conditions, which unfortunately in sunny South Yorkshire we have not recently had. As soon as we get some clear and dry weather I'll be concreting the path all around the property with up to 20 tonnes of concrete. Next would then be to finish the boundary wall with engineering bricks laid as headers.  See below for pictures of how I'm getting on and keep checking back to see the completed work. Contact me on 07813 953 930 for a quote on any expert building work that need completing.
With fine weather needed for an outdoor cementing job I am currently overseeing in Hatfield Woodhouse, the recent rain meant that I was able to return to Thorne Properties to complete the creation of new foundations in the kitchen. The property on King Street in Thorne is over 300 years old, and to ensure that it meets today's standards, me and my team have been digging down to the very foundations of the building and replacing them with new. Back breaking work? Yes! But if I take on a job there are no half measures and it is done properly, that's the Purdy way.

So with the team shovelling out nearly 25 tonnes of rubble and cement over the bank holiday weekend in Thorne, it was time to replace it with concrete, limestone, insulation and re-enforced steel. Look at the slideshow below to see what a difference a week makes.

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Colin Purdy is pleased to announce the launch of his new logo. As shiny and professional as the flats he is renovating for Thorne Properties.

Thanks go to Nick for his great work in the development of the logo. He has done a great job so if you need a logo we recommend his work, so get in touch directly with him at or via 99designs where his username is '99unique'. 

So what do you think? We look forward to hearing your feedback!


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