Project : Refurbishment of Student Accommodation
Location : Cripps Court, Cambridge
Client : Morgan Sindall
This is a three phase project spread over a 3 year period to improve the student facilities and accommodation at Cripps Court, Selwyn College in Cambridge
Drill Masters Ltd were required to diamond drill holes and to ringsaw new window openings as well as undertaking the wall chasing for the electrical cables and sockets. This was an interesting project and yet another chance to demonstrate our diamond drilling ability.
The first task on each of the phases was to enlarge the windows. This involved diamond cutting through 30mm thick block and flint clad concrete panels walls. The team utilised a hydraulic handheld cutter called a hydraulic ringsaw to give neat edges and deep cuts. The hydraulic ringsaw made light work of the flint panels with the team performing a perimeter cut before lowering the compete panel to the crowd for disposal.
The second task on each phase was to diamond drill the various sized holes throughout the four floors of the riser cupboards for the water and waste pipes and the electrical cables. In total over 250 holes were diamond cored throughout the building whilst minimising water run off and damage.
In combination with the diamond drilling the wall chasing was started for the extensive electrical rewire that was required throughout the accommodation block. Wall chasing is where a diamond cutter has two diamond blades to form two cuts about 40mm apart to a depth of 40mm. This wall chased groove can then be broken out and the cables fixed into said groove. This results in the cables being hidden behind the plaster level and flush with the finished wall surface. In total over 200lm of wall chases and 1000 sockets boxes were diamond cut.
Drill Masters worked closely with the main contractor, Morgan Sindall Cambridge to ensure the project was delivered within the timeframe and to the clients high specification. Our expertise as a specialist Cambridge diamond drilling contractor has led to more work being gained from Morgan Sindall and since then and our presence has grown across the county.
Following the success of this project Drill Masters, Cambridge Diamond Drilling experts, have secured more projects with Morgan Sindall including the extensive CEB development in Cambridge where diamond drilling and concrete cutting were required over a 8 month program of works. Diamond Drilling Cambridge.