“We are extremely pleased with our building and that goes for the quality of the workmanship throughout.” This is the feedback from Mark Hill, Acting Project Manager for the Scout Hall Project for 1st Horringer Scout Group following Emmerson Critchley Ltd’s engagement in this project.
The aim of the Scout Hall is for it to serve as an eco-friendly meeting venue. It is of timber-framed construction with a cedar shingle roof and utilising low impact materials in keeping with its surroundings including straw bale insulation and lime rendered external walls. It will serve local scout, brownie and guide groups. Owing to the fact that it will also provide a WC, shower room and kitchenette, it will also enable the field in which it is situated to be used for camping activities – a function previously not possible owing to lack of facilities. The Scout Hall is also set to serve as a wider community resource for events and clubs in the local area.
Mark explains how the project took shape. He says: “I was introduced to Emmerson and he could see instantly what we were trying to achieve and offered his help early into the build. Emmerson was keen to support personally in providing technical advice as well as the offer of labour and materials for the lime rendering. So when it came to that actual aspect of the project last year we reengaged with Emmerson and met with our small team on-site to discuss the plan.
“Through Emmerson Critchley Ltd’s good connections, we were able to get much of the raw material donated and a good part of the labour free of charge.
“The final third coat of lime render has now been applied and finished off to a very high standard and our Hall looks fantastic for it! I can’t thank Emmerson and his team enough who donated their own time and expertise to help our project. We are extremely pleased with our building and that goes for the quality of the workmanship throughout. I would highly recommend anyone looking for quality traditional building services to contact Emmerson Critchley Ltd.”
Emmerson Marshall-Critchley, Founder and Director of Emmerson Critchley Ltd, shares Mark’s enthusiasm for the project. He says: “I am delighted that our team has been able to support such a worthwhile endeavour and one that so closely matches our firm’s own values: it’s eco-friendly, low impact on the surroundings, showcases traditional building methods and serves the community offering facilities that will benefit many local families. I want to wish Mark and all those involved in the project the very best moving forward, and I applaud them for their tireless efforts to make this Scout Hall a reality.”