Stunning Residential Refurbishment on Suffolk Heritage Coast

Traditional building methods and modern materials combine seamlessly in the creation of this stunning bespoke family home, on Suffolk’s heritage coast. 

The existing house has undergone extensive structural repairs and painstaking, sympathetic restoration works, to provide comfortable reception rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms.   A substantial, two storey, rear extension has created an exceptional family kitchen and dining area, along with additional sleeping accommodation to the first floor.

The home is finished to an extraordinarily high standard, using top specification components and fixtures, installed by skilled craftsmen.

”Mixbrow did a brilliant job. Excellent attention to detail and quality; and went out of their way to be helpful and finish the project on time.”

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Mixbrow Deliver Mother & Baby Unit for NHS Trust

Mixbrow Construction have successfully completed the Kingfisher Mother & Baby Unit (MBU) at Hellesden Hospital, Norwich, on behalf of the Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

The eight-bed unit will ensure mums stay together with their babies, while receiving inpatient care, for conditions such as; severe post-natal depression, serious anxiety disorders and postpartum psychosis.

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Construction of New Warehouse for Trox UK Making Rapid Progress

Work is progressing rapidly on the construction of a new storage and distribution building for TROX UK in Thetford.  184 pre-cast concrete floor slabs, each weighing up to 2.5 tonnes, have been craned into position, to form part of the 1860 square metre warehouse floor and ceiling of the 44 bay under-croft car park.  300 cubic metres of concrete have also been poured, to create the remaining warehouse floor section.

The steel framed warehouse structure, fabricated and erected by Nimmo Industrial Buildings of Kings Lynn, is nearing completion, with roofing and cladding works set to commence.

Working in partnership with Rees Pryer Architects of Bury St Edmunds, Superstructures Structural Engineers of Ipswich and Attleborough based BHA Consulting Civil Engineers, Mixbrow Construction is delivering a facility that maximises utilisation of the limited site space.

The project is on target for completion early 2019

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Vibrant Office Suite Transformation

Utilising bold design concepts and high-quality components, Mixbrow Construction has transformed a drab, functional office area into a vibrant and stimulating work space.

100 staff members are comfortably accommodated within the open-plan office. A state-of-the-art, touch screen, electronic booking system controls the scheduling and use of the formal meeting room.

Pool tables, sports memorabilia and a “FIFA Zone” help staff to unwind during rest periods. A coffee shop style refreshments area provides further opportunities to relax.

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Mixbrow Construction Welcomes Three New Members to its Management Team

In keeping with the company’s plan for sustainable growth and continual improvement, Mixbrow Construction are delighted to welcome three new members to its management team:

  • Mark Farrow joins us in the role of Estimator / Surveyor.  Mark’s breadth of experience, having worked within local authority, social housing and main contracting environments, adds a new dimension to our team.
  • Ralph Rachael joins us in the role of Site Manager, utilising his extensive experience and knowledge to manage the alteration and refurbishment element of a new social housing scheme in Bury St Edmunds.
  • Mark Mann joins us in the role of Maintenance & Small Works Project Manager.  Mark’s affable nature complements his efficient and very capable approach to the role, further strengthening our dynamic small works team.

These exciting appointments significantly enhance Mixbrow Construction’s capabilities and help us to achieve our vision of being a leader in construction and the benchmark against which our competitors are measured.

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Ipswich Social Housing Project Taking Shape

Work is progressing well on a new social housing scheme in Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.  The project, undertaken on behalf of Ipswich Borough Council, will provide seventeen much needed, affordable homes for the local community and is scheduled for completion in November 2019.

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Bury St Edmunds Social Housing Project Making Excellent Progress

A project to build 36 new affordable and shared ownership apartments, on a disused site in Bury St Edmunds is making excellent progress.  The development, on behalf of Havebury Housing Partnership, is situated on a former nightclub and snooker hall site, on Tayfen Road.

Demolition, piling and foundation works have already been completed and the construction of the external masonry envelope has commenced.  Completion is scheduled for July 2019.

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Completion of New Farm Barn, Shelland

Work was recently completed at New Farm, Shelland.

This project combines the old with the new and the traditional with the modern. The result is a beautiful family home that provides the comfort, performance and convenience expected of contemporary houses, while remaining perfectly in keeping with its countryside setting.

A former oak-framed Granary was extensively restored, both structurally and aesthetically, using traditional techniques and sustainable materials, such as oak carpentry, wood-fibre insulation, lime floor screeds, lime plastering and breathable, mineral based paints. Reclaimed bricks and timbers, set aside from a demolished, redundant farm building were incorporated into the renovation.

A glazed link takes you from the rustic charm of the main house to the precise lines and state of the art technology of the annexe, which incorporates an extensive en-suite bedroom and cinema room.

A ground-source heat pump provides the home with heating and hot water, as part of smart phone controlled, intelligent Mechanical & Electrical Installation.

Client Testimonial:

“Thank you for building us a fabulous new home and for all the support and advice throughout the process. You set very clear expectations of what you expected from us as the customer and what we could expect from you as main contractor. Any issues (and they were very few for a project this size) were handled swiftly and professionally. The care and quality shown by all workers was evident and Mick had excellent control of the site at all times. Mick’s attention to detail was exactly what we needed and he treated the project like it was his own. Overall, I would and in fact already have, recommend Mixbrow for similar projects.” Martin Jewers, New Farm, Shelland.

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Suffolk Joint Consultative Committee (SJCC) Awards 2018


The 2018 Suffolk Joint Consultative Committee (SJCC) Awards were a great success for Mixbrow Construction.

Mixbrow Construction received an RIBA Craftmanship Award, for a stunning domestic Kitchen and Swimming Pool building in Debenham.

The Challs International Headquarters Building, built by Mixbrow Construction and designed by OWL Architects received an RIBA Design Award.  Watch the video here:

Westhorpe Village Hall and Harefield House, Norton also received special mention.

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Hat Trick of Victories in Challange Cup

Once  again Mixbrow Construction have dominated the annual Castons Challenge Cup 5-A-Side football competition, finishing with a clean sweep of 7 victories and no losses.  After a relentless performance in the final group match, taking victory against DPL, with a score line of 29 : 4, Mixbrow met Barnes in the final.  Despite a tentative start from both teams, Mixbrow soon hit their stride and, with a final score of 12:1, lifted the cup for the third consecutive year.  Darren Webb, Mixbrow Construction’s Managing Director, and head coach, was delighted with the result, praising his team after their victory:  “Congratulations to you all, you dominated the tournament and the final without doubt. You were all very sporting and fair to all of our opponents, many of whom we work for throughout the year.”

Thanks again to Castons, in particular to Adam Fuller, for organising the competition.  Can Mixbrow make it an unprecedented fourth victory in a row next year?

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Working with Mixbrow you will soon discover that not all building contractors are the same.
We understand that because every client is different, every contract is different. With our flexible approach and ability to deliver solutions, our knowledgeable and friendly staff will ensure that every project is completed with your needs at the forefront of our thinking.