NEWS

New Premises – External Complete

Well it’s certainly hard to believe it but 4 months has moved on since we last updated you all on the new A4 Plus offices – where does the time go!! So new pictures showing that everything is now water-tight and, apart from a few minor finishing touches, the exterior is pretty much complete. Contractor…read more

Balcony Project – A Case Study

A recent client to A4 Plus, Sapphire Balustrades, are the leading UK manufacturer of balcony and balustrade solutions and we’ve had the pleasure of working with them on a long running project in London. Over a period of many months we’ve been involved in developing over 20 balconies for a new residential 5.7-hectare development site,…read more

Permanent VS Contracting – Things to consider

We regularly get contacted by candidates who, after years of working in permanent roles, are considering becoming a contractor!  This can be a very good move but needs to be done only once you’ve informed yourself of the Pro’s and Con’s to both! There are factors that need to be considered before making the jump…read more

New Premises – External Cladding

Things have sadly been moving a little slowly on the new build so we haven’t posted anything for a while! Pleased to say progress has kicked off again now so we thought we would update you all. It’s amazing how a little external cladding can make a building look more like a building rather than…read more

A4 Plus Christmas Closure

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our Customers and Suppliers for your business and support throughout 2016. Our offices will be closed on the 24th December 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We wish you a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year and look forward to working with you…read more

Staircase Project – A Case Study

Our client, Steelpoint Southern specialise in Architectural metalwork and wanted us to help create a 3D model and manufacturing drawings for a staircase project. A4 Plus has been involved with many staircase projects over the years but we especially enjoyed working on this particular helical staircase.  It was for a private dwelling and was a…read more

New Premises – Roof on!

The A4 Plus building has reached the ‘topping out’ stage with the roof on! Sadly no big media moment but we had our own little celebration to mark the event! No one was brave enough to have a picture standing on the roof, but the stairs are in as well giving access to the 2nd…read more

Grove Hotel – A Case Study

We’ve been involved with some great projects recently both in design, build and reverse engineering, and every now and then along comes something special. It’s always a pleasure working on projects which involve beautiful buildings, and none so finer than a job we assisted The CEL Group with. They’re historic building restoration and roofing specialists,…read more

New Premises – Brick Walls Chapter 2

Well a few more lines of blocks in place, starting to be able to see the room outlines!  Have something physical starting to take shape which we can view against our 3D model – Building and 3D model still a work in progress. Everyone starting to visualise their desk space – even the Director, who…read more

3 Steps to Creating Flawless Drawings with CAD

Computer aided design (CAD) started around the mid-1970s, as technologies became capable of doing more than merely reproducing manual drafting with electronic drafting. Computers also started to become more affordable thanks to mass-produced silicon chips and the development of the microprocessor. With companies beginning to see the cost benefit in switching to CAD, Autodesk released…read more