Tarmac Cement teamed up with Band of Builders to help transform the home of a former quantity surveyor, as part of the construction charity’s latest initiative, Rob’s Project.
The renovation, which was generously sponsored by Tarmac Cement, saw a team of volunteers from across the country come together to refurbish the home of Rob Lamb, who was left paralysed last year after suffering a serious fall.
More than 60 tradespeople dedicated their time and expertise to ensure that the house would be safe and comfortable for the father of four’s return from a rehabilitation centre. Adaptations to the house in Solihull, which he shares with three sons Callum, Gavin and Mackenzie, included the addition of a downstairs bedroom and wet room complete with specialist equipment.
After rallying its national network of construction workers and securing funding from Tarmac Cement, Band of Builders completed the project in just nine days ready for Rob’s long-awaited return home in March.
Founded in 2016, the charity was formed to offer fellow construction workers hands-on help during challenging times and has since grown to a nationwide community offering emotional, mental and physical support.
Gavin Crane, chairman of trustees at Band of Builders, said: “Rob’s Project was one of the biggest renovations Band of Builders has taken on to date, and we’re incredibly proud of how the network came together to help transform the home of a fellow construction worker.
“It’s vital that Rob’s home wasn’t just somewhere that was accessible and safe, but also somewhere he could live comfortably and happily with his family. We hope the work we’ve carried out will make life that bit easier for Rob.”
Gareth Osborne, senior marketing manager at Tarmac Cement, added: “It’s been an honour to work with Band of Builders on Rob’s Project. This project will make a huge difference to the life of Rob and his family. The impact the charity has on the industry is enormous and it provides invaluable support to tradespeople up and down the country.”
Find out more about Rob’s Project at https://www.bandofbuilders.org/projects/2021-2/robs-project/