Housing Development, Ballater

Works comprised the construction of an eight new build housing development of traditional construction with shared public/vehicle area and gardens in a gap site, together with compensatory public open space enhancement to the adjacent park area.

The new development was constructed in two blocks of two houses and one block of four houses in timber frame with a mixture of block, roughcast and timber linings.   The houses were constructed to ensure maximum energy efficiency with the installation of air source heating and solar panels.  Unique dormer windows and porches were included in the client specification setting these properties apart from other social housing developments.

A policy of restricted working hours was implemented due to the proximity of occupied housing and sheltered housing accommodation.

Key Information

Colin Mercer

Construction Director

Colin has been in continuous employment within the UK Building and Construction industry since 1985. An articulated pupil ship with John Laing Construction launched his career that has seen him employed by 5 of the UKs top 50 Contractors. 20 years as a construction planner added to a wealth of multi-sector construction management experience, enables Colin to effectively lead his site teams through the most complex of projects, safely and efficiently. He is passionate about achieving customer satisfaction and developing talent through the UK construction industry.