At CD Hood our work is very diverse, it can range from building a single storey extension, building an office reception to cleaning and repairing the front of a building.
This year we have been given the work of cleaning HSBC’s, Hitchin’s branch façade, as it had been badly soiled with pigeon’s mess. We are now half way through the project which involves installing a scaffolding tower, jet washing the front of the building and repairing the nets to stop the birds from re-nesting and causing further damage/soiling to the area. Whilst working on this project we have been situated not far from St. Mary’s Church, so we have decided to look into its history, as it has had quite an interesting past. The church was originally construction in 792 when King Offa of Mercia founded a Benedictine community on the site. However the church building still visible today was built in the 14th and 15th Century, but it sits on the foundations of a Saxon church.
When the church was dedicated to St. Andrew in 1086, it had approximately 600 acres of land – hard to believe if you visit now, as there are so many other building surrounding it, and it would have been one of the old minister churches of Anglo-Saxon England. As the church has been built in different stages over the last several hundred years, it is not completely straight, which we think adds to its appeal.
At CD Hood we are used to taking on unusual building projects, so if you are looking for a reliable and flexible company to take on some unusual work, then why not give us a call.