Clients & Projects 
MBS Building & Maintenance provide a complete building package for our customers. All sites are project managed from start to finish and the work of our tradesmen is overseen by a designated Site Manager. 
Our meticulous approach ensures each project large or small will be completed on time, within budget and to the highest standards. 
Here is a brief insight to some of our most recent projects; 
10 Knowles Hill Road, Newton Abbot - Refurbishment & Upgrading of Former Residential Care Home to provide New 14 Bedroom Mental Health Unit 
The project involved updated the existing facility to provide a new adult acute mental health unit. 
Refurbishment works included the reconfiguration of the internal layout, provision of new bedrooms and en-suites, a new commercial kitchen, the modification and upgrading of the existing mechanical & electrical installations and internal finishes throughout. 
Due to the nature of the establishment, specialist anti-ligature fixtures & fittings were at the centre of the design. This required close liaison with the Employer at all times to ensure the safety of the occupants as the home is a 24 hour facility. 
The work was carried out during the Summer/Winter of 2017-18 using our own dedicated in-house workforce and approved sub-contractors. 
Belgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay 
Belgrave Sands hotel - Refurbishment & Upgrading of the Former Kistor Hotel to Provide New 50 Bedroom Hotel. Since completion, the hotel has been awarded a 4* Grading. 
The work involved rearranging the existing hotel layout to provide a new 4 star hotel with sauna, steam room & gym facilities. All areas were re-furbished including the kitchen, swimming pool, & reception area & a new extension was built to provide a dance/entertainment area. 
All walls & ceilings were re-lined & decorated, floor boarding replaced, the staircases updated & a new reception/bar/lounge area created to provide a modern environment. 
All rooms had new en-suite facilities which were fully tiled. 
New mechanical, plumbing & electrical installation were installed. 
The work was carried out in the summer/autumn of 2016 using our own dedicated in-house workforce and approved sub contractors to a tight timescale to enable the hotel to open by the busy Christmas period. 
Ottery St Mary 
Ottery St Mary Church: New W.C Extension in traditional construction with stonework features to blend in with the existing church. Including re-ordering of internal aisle to form new access in existing wall. 
The work involved excavating down to vault roof of underground boiler room & constructing new retaining walls, stonewalls & roof in between existing Church buttresses. 
Internally studwork partitions were erected & new mechanical, plumbing & electrical installations were installed to form new male, female & accessible W.C.’s for congregation & public use. Access to the new extension was created by forming an opening in the existing Church external wall. 
The work involved moving & re-locating historic stone monuments & features. 
Careful excavations were necessary to plot a route for drainage across the Church graveyard to connect into the main road. 
Westlawn Building, Teignmouth Community School 
Teignmouth Community School, Westlawn Building: Re-roofing, new rainwater goods, soffits & fascias, internal works comprising new heating system, windows, doors, redecoration, suspended ceilings & re-ordering of existing students male & female W.C.’s to provide new unisex W.C.’s. 
The main works on this project were the complete replacement of pitched & flat roofs with associated soffits, fascias & rainwater goods. These works were carried out whilst the school remained in operation. This was made possible by erecting a high level scaffold walkway at soffit level with access from our site compound by way of a temporary staircase. 
During the school summer break classrooms were refurbished with new heating system, windows, doors, redecoration & suspended ceilings. The existing students male & female W.C.’s were demolished internally & re-configured to provide new unisex W.C.’s comprising a central vanity basin island unit & new WC cubicles. 
New mechanical, plumbing & electrical installation were installed at the same time. 
The whole project depended on close co-operation daily with the school management & maintenance teams to ensure smooth progress & keeping the students safe at all times. 
Princess Pier, Torquay 
Renew decking, joists, marine coating of steelwork. 
Beenleigh Manor, Diptford 
The Shippen & Bank Barn were in need of maintenance & updating to provide watertight buildings and return to use at a later date. 
Alterations, consolidation and repairs including associated services and landscaping were undertaken. 
The Shippen - Loose stone walls were taken down rebuilt & others consolidated, Oak lintels inserted, Oak doors & windows, new softwood north wall built, softwood trusses, corrugated tin roof, bat loft formed. 
Bank Barn - South gable stone wall rebuilt, existing walls underpinned consolidated, Ground Floor excavated & new concrete slab laid, rear wall reinforced with tanking & retaining wall, First Floor removed and replaced with new softwood joists & plywood decking, Oak lintels inserted, Oak doors & windows, existing roof & structure removed & replaced with softwood trusses & corrugated tin roof, bat access maintained. 
Loggia - Rear stone wall consolidated, new Oak Loggia structure erected between Shippen & Bank Barn. 
This meant that the existing buildings have been consolidated and made watertight. Externally the garden walls were built with new hard landscaping & steps. The work was carried out in the summer of 2014 using our own dedicated in-house workforce and approved sub contractors. 
Buckfast Methodist Church, Buckfast 
Victorian rural chapel Grade II Listed, dated 1881. The property was in need of maintenance, updating and refurbishment.  
Traditional materials were used on this project, in-keeping with the original authenticity of the building where appropriate. Works comprised of;  
Roof was re-slated in Cornish slate 
Existing roof timbers were treated, but where they could not be saved new wall plates and rafters were scarfed in. 
External walls were sand blasted to remove the existing paint & re-coated using a mineral paint system. Existing sash windows were removed, repaired & re-fitted with new ironmongery. 
Internal walls where lined with damp proof membrane & boarded with new dado panelling. 
Insulation was installed under the existing timber floors & in the roof space and new electric heating was installed. 
This meant that the existing cold building now has a more warm & welcoming feel to it. Externally the garden walls were repaired with new hard landscaping to entrance pathway. The work was carried out in the autumn of 2013 in bad weather which posed many challenges. Using our own dedicated in-house workforce and approved sub contractors these were met with and completed to enable the chapel to be open for its Christmas 2013 worship. 
Pump Street, Brixham 
Conversion of existing former CO-OP Building in Brixham, into 3 No. Flats and a Ground Floor Shop 
The work involved the removal of the existing roof and raising the stone walls to provide an additional storey. The existing upper floors were removed and replaced and a new communal staircase constructed.  
The new roof, external walls and new balconies were carried out under the guidance of the conservation officer to ensure that the building remained sympathetic to the history of the building and was in keeping with the surrounding buildings.  
Internally 3 No, new two bedroom flats were constructed, comprising, new sound insulated floors, stud partition, new windows and doors, new family bathrooms and en-suites, electric central heating.  
The building was entirely rewired and re-plumbed.  
Due to the confined nature of the site alot of coordination was required with local business for the delivery of materials and erection of scaffolding.  
Charltons Furniture Showroom, Paignton 
The work comprised of the demolition of an existing building and constructing a new Two Storey Furniture Showroom on the same footprint.  
The new construction was as follows: - 
New piled foundations 
Steel frame 
Precast-concrete ground and first floors, pre-cast concrete and steel staircases 
Blockwork rendered, external walls with brick plinth 
Sarnafil insulated roof deck 
Curtain wall shopfront, high specification internal fit out 
External works comprised of a new footpath to highway and car parking to rear of building 
The works involved co-ordination with local residents and adjacent businesses due to the confined nature of the site and the need to cause minimal disruption to day-to-day activities. This was facilitated by a high degree of proactive communication. 
Noah's Ark - Paignton 
Reconstruction of new timber bow to public house as part of Torbay Council's 2011 Tweenaway Cross Junction Improvement Project.  
Works involved new storage area below external deck and reforming internal bar area to match profile of new external deck. 
St Cuthbert Mayne – Jubilee Building 2012 
St Cuthbert Mayne – Jubilee Building 2012
Queensway Primary School - Torquay
Derriford Hospital
Social Housing
Noah's Ark, Paignton
Charlton's - 1st Floor
Brixham Visual Arts Centre
South Devon College - Plastering Skills Centre
Teignmouth Hospital
Design & Build
Noah's Ark
Pump Street, Brixham
St Cuthbert Mayne – Jubilee Building 2012
Sacred Heart Primary School - Exterior Works
Torbay Hospital - New A&E Department
Gibson Drive, Paignton
Charltons Furniture Showroom
St Cuthbert Mayne – Jubilee Building 2012
Brixham CE Primary School
Torbay Hospital
Gibson Drive, Paignton
Sacred Heart Primary School - Interior Works
Charlton's - External Rear Entrance
St Cuthbert Mayne – Jubilee Building 2012
Torquay Boys' Grammar School
Peninsula Dental Facility, Heavitree
Design & Build
Furzeham Primary School - Brixham 
Internal & External Classroom Refurbishment to include Damp Proofing Works. 
The complete internal refurbishment of 2 classrooms, Staff Room, Kitchen and practical areas. Works included internal and external waterproofing works, roof refurbishment, new PVC-u windows and associated mechanical and electrical works. The building is in an extremely exposed location and has suffered with extensive water ingress and damage over the years. 
With the exception of the working area the school was occupied by staff and pupils for the duration of the contract. Innovative access solutions and a close working relationship with the school body made the project a great success for all parties. 
St. Cuthbert Mayne School New Jubilee Building - Torquay 
Construction of 6 No. Classrooms in New 2-Storey Teaching Block, St Cuthbert Mayne School with Recreational Space.  
Comprising of new Technology Classrooms, re-landscaping the Courtyard, and provision of amphitheatre seating area around the base of the new classroom block, overlooking the playing field for use as a viewing area and/or external open air classroom facility. 
Queensway Primary School - Torquay 
New Build - Replacement of mobile classroom and construction of a new 2 & 3 storey extension. 
Consisting of classrooms, toilets, changing facilities, lift, storage and associated external landscaping. 
Brixham Community College, Brixham 
Adult learning centre and sports facilities. 
Alterations, new build and refurbishment of existing classrooms, new admin areas and gallery facilities and construction of sports changing block. 
South Devon College - Paignton 
New plastering skills workshop at South Devon College, Long Road, Paignton. 
Major building works, new build conversion and alteration works. 
South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust - Torquay 
Extension to alterations work to the A&E Department.  
Upgrade of hospital public toilets and refurbishments of wards to comply with infection control. Requirements to minimise disease. 
Teignmouth Hospital, Teignmouth 
Extension and Alterations to Physiotherapy and OT Departments 
Torbay NHS Care Trust - Torquay 
Castle Circus Health Centre Phase 1 & 2 - Alteration works 
Rowcroft Hospice Ward Alterations - Torquay 
Demolition, alterations and refurbishment. 
English Heritage - Totnes Castle, Totnes 
New site admissions building - Totnes Castle 
Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, Exeter 
Refurbishment of Middlemoor Police Training College.  
Alterations to various stations in the South West. 
HMP Exeter, Exeter 
Co-location of Reception and Clinical services. 
Conversion of the existing Visits Facility into the new Inmates Reception, Re-refurbishment of Dental Room and First Night Accommodation 
Peninsular Dental School Training Facility - Exeter 
Located at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Heavitree). Major works, internal alterations to form a new dental school training facility.  
Independent dental training facility, including reception, staff-rooms, toilets, stores, admin offices and 17 bay dental training suites. Which was officially opened by Ben Bradshaw MP and Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter. 
Social Housing Association - Paignton 
10 Houses and Garaging at Gibson Drive, Paignton.  
Design and Build, procurement of design team and project management. 
...providing a quality, reliable and professional construction service since 1989. 
MBS Building & Maintenance 
126 Torquay Road, Paignton, Devon. TQ3 2AH 
T: 01803 553216 
Company Reg No. 3149404 
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