Company sponsors ‘build-a-bungalow’ project at West Suffolk College

Students and tutors with Ridgeons' head of region- South Hugh Guntrip and Dan Austen, brand manager, Bury St Edmunds ANL-140807-171935001
Students and tutors with Ridgeons' head of region- South Hugh Guntrip and Dan Austen, brand manager, Bury St Edmunds ANL-140807-171935001
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A company has supported the builders of the future after sponsoring a college project to construct a miniature bungalow.

Builders merchant Ridgeons, which has a branch in Bury St Edmunds, provided materials for the Build-a-Bungalow initiative involving school pupils at West Suffolk College.

They were tasked to build a miniature bungalow and timber frame summer house within a nine day deadline at the college’s construction and building services training facility.

The models incorporated brickwork, carpentry and construction techniques.

Hugh Guntrip, head of region for the South for Ridgeons, said: “We particularly enjoy supporting West Suffolk College, not only because it is fantastic and forward thinking, but also because these young people are our future customers and a lot of them are the children of our current customers.

“The construction industry is flourishing and it needs skilled young people, like those who took part in this project to make it work.”

At a presentation evening to mark the project’s completion students were given a certificate, a builder’s level and a goody bag.