Cadman And Son LLP

Cadman And Son LLP, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0NW


Cadman House,
Peartree Road,
United Kingdom.


Tel: 01206562474
Mobile: 07889401260

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Joined: 23/07/2003


The C.M. Cadman Group Ltd are a long established building company based in Colchester, Essex, with a heritage going back over eighty years. The C.M. Cadman Group manages two subsidiary companies, both covering small and large works, to cater for every aspect of the industry. Each enquiry will be carefully considered and then allocated to either Cadman Construction Ltd (Commercial Projects) or Cadman and Son LLP (Specialist Insurance Reinstatement/Emergency Response). Our highly skilled workforce and management teams will then decide the optimal way to deliver your requirements based on the brief, timescale and budget.

Cadman Construction are the commercial arm of the business who undertake all small and major Commercial Building Contracts throughout the South East and Greater London. We can provide both traditional and design and build solutions to projects up to and including £6m in value per contract. We specialise in refurbishments, extensions and new builds for education, health and public services, social & leisure projects, industry & retail and community & spiritual buildings.

Cadman & Son LLP are our Specialist Insurance Reinstatement and Emergency Response Company who are approved contractors for a number of leading UK insurers. Our experienced management teams can offer a specialist service tailored to deal with all aspects of insurance remedial works, maintenance and insurance claim management. We have the experience and capabilities to assist with remedial works to buildings affected by flooding, fire or storm damage. With our strong heritage we have particular expertise working in listed buildings, and Cadman & Son LLP generally work on smaller, more delicate projects.

Some of our key services include: Fire Damage and Restoration/Refurbishment, Water Damage & Restoration/Refurbishment, Extensions and Alterations, Listed Building Works, Barn Conversions & Alteration, Asbestos Removal & Disposal, Carpet Cleaning & Reporting, Emergency Cleaning & Salvage Following Fire & Smoke Damage, Damp Proofing Works & Inspection.

C.M. Cadman Group was originally formed in 1932 as a general builders in Colchester. It was founded by Mr C M Cadman and his younger brother Mr L R Cadman, with the initial assistance of their father Mr H Cadman, a former Master Builder.

Case Studies

Refurbishment and Extension - VW, Bury St Edmunds


This project consisted of two phases, including steel frame and cladding to a workshop extension including 7 no. In Ground Vehicle Lift Cassettes and an extensive refurbishment of the existing showroom and front entrance area.

Both phases were finished to a strict timescales and included a new UKPN electrical mains service to cope with the additional electrical loadings. The first phase of the project was completed exactly on time and the second phase was subject to an accelerated programme which ensured completion of the complete project four weeks ahead of programme.

Architect: DCA Ipswich

Fire Reinstatement and Refurbishment Project, Essex


Working for an insurance company on behalf of a private client, Cadman completed the full reinstatement of this significantly fire damaged grade two listed building.

The property required a large scaffold and temporary roof prior to starting any building work. There were large brick chimneys that required substantial propping alongside structural repairs prior to completely removing the fire damaged structure. We added a significant amount of new oak roof, wall and floor members and completed all carpentry works in compliance with the traditional methods used to construct the original building.

The external envelope also received new hand made clay roof tiles, replacement metal casement windows and the application of a haired chalk lime render which was applied to new oak laths.

The interior was extensively refurbished throughout which included haired chalk lime render to all walls and ceilings, specialist oak flooring and a new oak staircase. We also installed a number of period features and specialist fittings to complement the heritage of the listed building whilst creating a modern feel where required.

Original features were salvaged and restored wherever possible, and the drawing room and dining room areas received a significant application of French polishing by a specialist contractor.

Architect: Barker & Associates

Surveyors: Barker & Associates

Engineers: The Morton Partnership

Student Recreational Building - The Colchester Sixth Form College, Essex


For this project, Cadman constructed a single storey, split level ground floor student area, built on a steep slope adjacent to the Roman wall in Colchester.

The site is of particular archaeological interest, and so a shallow raft foundation was chosen for the substructure design. We used ground consolidation techniques were to stabilise the soils at this shallow depth, whilst retaining undisturbed archaelogical artefacts. A castellated steel frame was used as the primary structure with a single ply membrane roof covering, supported on timber joists. Walls were a mixture of rendered blockwork and curtain walling. Internally, the castellated steel frame was exposed with an acoustic plasterboard ceiling at high level. Mechanical service ducts (spiral) ran between the castellations, creating a modern industrial feel. A green roof completed the highest level of the building, which when viewed from the main roads, around the site is barely visible.

Architect: Plater Claiborne

Multi-Use Hall - Queen Elizabeth’s School, London


This new build project involved the creation of a large, multi-use hall at Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet. There were three stages of construction, within the tricky confines of a restricted site.

The work involved the demolition of an existing swimming pool building and diverting a number of existing underground services to allow for the construction of the new structure over the existing buildings foundations. The new building included a large-span Glulam structure, a king-zip standing seam roof and Comar curtain walling. The internal fit-out phase included installation of a Junckers floor, retractable seating, specialist stage lighting installations and construction of a sound-proof control booth.

Architect: Hollins Architects

Engineers: Stroud Associates

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  • Has signed up to the FMB Code of Practice
  • Can offer the suite of Build Assure warranty products for the domestic and commercial markets (contact the Build Assure office for rates)

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