Pestalozzi International Village Trust, Sedlescombe


We have recently completed works at Pestalozzi in Sedlescombe which is an international educational charity that provides life - changing scholarships to disadvantaged young people so they can continue their education and go on to make a difference in the world and their home communities.


The works carried out involved the conversion of existing premises to additional student accommodation. Two particular areas of concern were the kitchen facilities and the very undersized bathroom. After a full electrical test economics determined that a full rewire was the best option on this occasion. Of course our fully qualified electrical department was able to carry this work out and issue the necessary certificates all in accordance with NICEIC regulations. After some general repairs and alterations a full redecoration of the property was carried out resulting in a fresh open and pleasing environment for the future occupiers. 




One of the key areas of work was in the kitchen and this involved complete strip out of the old and dated units, flooring and defective tiling/plastering. Modern clean lined storage units, floor and wall coverings completed this work.



   The bathroom presented as being impractical due to its small size. Although previously suggested solutions included costly alterations to the structure, our project manager provided a substantially more cost effective solution by reducing works required to achieve a similar layout.   



This project came along during winter months. This period always presents us with problems of wet weather working. In discussion we agreed that to our mutual benefit the Trust would receive a discounted work rate and that for ourselves we could extend the normal contract period to help us overcome "down time" on our other external project work. This arrangement worked out perfectly as an example of mutual co-operation.  We always aspire to achieve this where possible and where convenient to our clients. 



We express our thanks to all those involved in bringing this project to a successful conclusion!