Ware Priory
Ware Town Council
External Redecorations and & Minor Repairs
Project Duration:
4 weeks

Due to our vast experience working on many iconic Grade Listed Buildings such as The Savoy Hotel, Lords Pavilion, Fortnum & Masons, Fulham Palace, Paragon Blackheath and the British Museum, McLoughlin Decorating were awarded the contract of Principal Contractor in 2021 for redecoration and minor repairs of Ware Priory, owned by Ware Town Council, as part of their planned programme of maintenance.  Located in Hertfordshire the Priory is a Grade I listed building dating from 1339 and its site is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Priory is used as an office for Ware Town Council and is hired out for weddings and conferences.

As well as external redecoration to the pebbledash masonry, part of the Priory’s planned maintenance programme work comprised of works to timber windows, ornate window surrounds, sills, soffit/fillets, gutters, doors and windows, timber handrail, downpipe.

The short programme was designed to complete the works within the designated timeframe and align with compliance relating to Health and Safety, quality, KPI’s and working around the operational needs of the site. Directly delivered by McLoughlin’s direct labour force, consisting of 4 locally based skilled and fully trained and DBS checked operatives.

Access to Working at height was reached by our directly owned MEWPs via trained and experienced operatives, minimising the disruption to the hire of the Priory, with the added benefit of no reliance on third party suppliers and operatives and also offering a cost saving.

A traffic management plan was put into place incorporating pedestrian movements taking into consideration the public, the equipment being used, the task and the environment to ensure everyone’s safety. Suitable fencing was provided and maintained by McLoughlin Decorating to define boundaries with signage being clearly displayed. Work areas were secured adequately after work had finished each day and at the weekends.

To ensure costs/budgets were met it was critical that we adhered to programme and schedule throughout the project, resulting in a seamless completion on time and within budget.

At all times the health, safety and welfare of our operatives, the public, visitors, resident, subcontractors, and others who may be affected by what we do will be considered.  Our ISO45001;2018 certified integrated QHSE management system includes the components for identifying hazards, assessing risks, and implementing effective safety control measures for the safe delivery of all our painting and repair contracts.

Any waste paint was collected from site and delivered back to our Training School in Islington which will be used by students whilst working in mock up rooms.