We have over 30 years experience in the school building sector.  Although not exactly deemed commercial, the school building work definitely has its’ own niche – there is an enormous requirement of sympathetic rapport with the staff and students, and also the health and safety awareness aspect when any works are carried out in a school.  Our knowledge of the typically proposed specification is vast and works have ranged from outdoor play areas, to super-loos, to entire kitchen refurbishments or to the erection of new school buildings.


Dalco have carried out a number of retail strip-outs, delapidations , refurbishing of shop interiors and conversions of offices into open plan workplaces or the reversing of office back to empty warehouse.  All of the aforementioned will usually require commercial heating systems to be either stripped out or designed and re-installed.  As with the school work, a high level of health and safety knowledge is required and all laws and regulations are strictly adhered to whilst building works are being carried out.


Homeowners today are looking forward with their projects – loft conversions are the most common, but we are carrying out more and more contemporary extensions to properties now than ever.  The creation of an open plan kitchen and dining area, the addition of another floor with a balcony or even a roof garden – architects and clients are pushing boundaries with both structural changes and eco-friendly options too and this is something which we are quite passionate about.

Although commercial and school building work makes up for 90% of our projects, we have received most of our residential work via the relationship built with clients over the commercial and school work carried out.


As ever, the mechanical side of things is evolving and as contractors, we feel that we should encourage eco-friendly systems such as the Air to Water heating system.  We use trained and certificated engineers to design a heating system to suit any building, commercial or residential.  School plant rooms often require a complete redesign and installation and we have a vast amount of knowledge in this area.  Our Gas Safe engineers are fully qualified and have many years of experience in installations as well as emergency call outs to homes, schools and offices.


All the NICEIC certified electricians that we use have many years of experience and are all knowledgeable and professional.  Where technology is ever-changing, we try to keep up to date and can help the client design a new lighting layout, install data cabling to new ICT suites in schools, advise on security or completely rewire a new or older property to keep with the latest regulations.  Our mechanical and electrical engineers work alongside each other to form a cohesive team.