Lesters Builders Case Study:

2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent

2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent - Lesters Builders

What a challenge!!!

We were asked by one of our former clients to help him sort out his office requirements at Yalding in Kent. I was expecting to have a small project updating existing offices but I was delighted to arrive to find that it was a demolish and rebuild project.

We hired our own Architect Mike Brown, and the design process had started the plans and drawing were drawn and a meeting with the client was arranged. Some minor changes and a planning approval later and we were ready to start work.

The existing single story barn was dismantled and removed from site making sure not to damage the existing front brick wall.

New foundations were excavated and mass field with concrete ready for the new steel portal frames to be erected and bolted down.

The building has brick flank walls with timber framing to all other elevations. Bereco timber windows and doors were ordered and installed.

The existing building is being restored at the moment and when complete will provide a large open plan office space for a modern company.

Lesters have worked closely with Maviga International to fulfil their requirements and provide the space for their company to grow within a new modern internal space with the feel of a 18th century barn externally.

New toilets and staff kitchen to the ground floor with office space and store room.

 New Calor Gas boiler to supply the buildings hot water and heating requirements this was installed by our subcontractors Taylors plumbing and heating at Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells.

One of the nice features of this office was the glass and steel stair case which we installed and looks stunning in its environment.

New carpets and floor coverings were by Bailey Wighton in Royal Tunbridge Wells 

A complete new electrical installation with wiring for computer networks and telephone systems was installed by our sub contractor B&K electrical from Wadhurst.

The architect Mike brown architect in Royal Tunbridge Wells. 

Building control BBS building control at Lamberhurst, Tunbridge wells Kent

We are so proud of this project we have been involved from the conception to the completion in all aspects of the build from the foundation to the floor carpet tiles and the old plough mounted on a plinth outside the building to show the buildings origins.


Gallery - After Completion

front elevation after Completion  - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

front elevation after Completion  - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Staircase to Ground Floor - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Inside the top floor after decoration  - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Inside the top floor after decoration  - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Top Floor - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Kitchen - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Ladies and Gents Toilets - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Entrance Lobby - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Staircase to Top Floor - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Staircase to Top Floor - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Top Floor - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>

Staircase - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(after completion)</i>


Gallery - Work in Progress

Dismantling Barn - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Digging Footings for Steel Posts - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Digging the pockets for the steel  - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Placement of Reinforcing Steel on Ground - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Concrete Slab - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Scaffolding Erected - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

View from top of Scaffolding - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Crane Arrives - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Steel Delivery - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Surveying - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Lifting Steel Beams - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Lifting Steels into place - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Steel Posts in place - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Steel Roof Beams - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Steel Portal Frame - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Steel Portal Frame - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Steel Portal Frame with roof timbers  - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Inside the top floor  - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Front Elevation - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Roof with felt and batten - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Roof before tiling - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Tiled Roof - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Front elevation - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Ground Floor - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Plaserboarding Top Floor - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Front Elevation - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Rear Elevation - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Front Elevation - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>

Inside the top floor after decoration  - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(work in progress)</i>


Gallery - Before Works Started

Front Elevation - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(before works started)</i>

Front Elevation - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(before works started)</i>

Rear Elevation - 2 Storey Office Building, Yalding, Kent <i>(before works started)</i>



"I am both happy and relieved that I chose Lesters to handle my renovation. The team was experienced, reassuring and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble. Any problems encountered with the property were always immediately presented with a solution. I can't recommend them highly enough."

Catherine, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

"Many, many thanks I always hate having work done on the house, but Lesters were great."

Carolyn, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

"Thank you so much for organizing and installing our new bathroom. It was a pleasure to have your colleagues in the house, a big thanks to all your team. "

Carolyn, Tunbridge Wells, Kent