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Necessity compels!

After a suffering a major mechanical breakdown on route to a site meeting, Director Steve, shows us he’s not easily detained. “The engine died but I managed to coast into a pay and display bay. Then I spotted the Boris bikes and thought, I can still make it.” Well done Steve, the over-shoes are particularly […]

Kensington basement nears completion

As the handover deadline approaches on this year-long project, everyone is relieved to see the 6m tall glazing hoisted into position. The new basement level sits below an existing lower ground and has doors giving access to a light-well. Above that,  the opening adjacent to a double-height gallery will be glazed with two full height […]

Piling operations in St John’s Wood

Construction of the rear wing basement, which will eventually become the swimming pool, continues in earnest. To form the new concrete structure it was necessary to first demolish the existing upper floors of the rear wing. Only then could the piling rig be called in to install 350mm diameter piles to a depth of 12 […]

Putney Project Magazine piece

Architecture magazine Denzeen posted this article discussing the merits of a recently completed Primrose project. This extension, while small in scale, was conceived and executed with real flair making it so much more than your average kitchen extension.

St John’s Wood appointment

Primrose has been appointed main contractor for a substantial whole house refurbishment in leafy St John’s wood. The approved scheme includes a new 140m2 basement floor below the existing house. With a project value of 2.5 million pounds, the scope of works includes a swimming pool, gym and cinema room at basement level while a […]

Construction Ambassador

Primrose founder, Sean, has been recognised as a Construction Ambassador by CITB-Construction Skills. After being approached by the CITB earlier this year, Sean was delighted to take on the role which seeks to encourage young people into the industry. The main aim of a Construction Ambassador is to help build a positive image of the […]

Primrose celebrate 10 years in business

In May 2004 Sean and Steve took a leap of faith that at the time seemed so risky. Today is ten years to the day since Primrose Building Contracts was incorporated as a limited company. Over the past ten years the company has sought to provide a high quality, well organised and excellent value service. […]

In Pursuit of perfection in Putney

The Putney project nears completion, with just final touches and landscaping left to complete. This small project comprised a new kitchen extension and refurbishment of three existing bathrooms. The property, a substantial family home, was in continuous occupation so the key here was to phase the work in order to keep a low profile. In […]

Approach to protecting the environment is “Excellent”

The Kensington basement project had its first visit from the Considerate Constructors Scheme monitor this week. Primrose achieved 8 out of 10, which equates to an ‘Excellent’ score, in the category of ‘Protecting the Environment’. The monitor’s report noted ‘The environment policy gives clear direction on how the company is contributing to the environment. Good […]

A safe site is no accident

Steady, carefully phased and above all safe. The complicated excavations underway at our Kensington and Belgravia projects are, by their very nature, dangerous. Founders, Steve and Sean, place a strong emphasis on site safety and insist that our partners and sub-contractors adopt a similar approach. During a recent surprise inspection by the health and safety […]