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Project Title: South Lanarkshire Council – Package 93

Client: South Lanarkshire Council

Budget: £400,000

Working as the Principal Contractor we were appointed to carry out a full overhaul of existing council properties, predominantly render and roofing.

Scope of Contract

  • Hammer test full building, hack off and dub out as required, apply a full Alumasc over coating system, including scrimming and pinning where required all in line with manufacturers specifications and recommendations.
  • Remove, supply and fit concrete lintels where defective
  • Paint existing concrete cills
  • Remove, supply and install new uPVC downpipes with associated fitments
  • Renew all existing SVP’s and make good connections into live properties
  • Full mastic sealant to all properties
  • Supply & erect scaffold
  • Strip existing tile roof and felt, and re-do roof sarking with 12mm WBP external boarding
  • Removal of chimneys
  • Re-tiling roofs in Marley Plain tiles with associated battens and underlay and all associated fitments.
  • Removal of existing fascia and soffit and replaced with new white uPVC
  • Take down existing cast iron gutters and replace with new black UPVC (or aluminium if over 3 storeys), profile to match existing.
  • Renew and removal of all electrical fittings and satellites and aerials.
  • Full inspection of gas flues and issuing of CP12’s from our in-house gas teams.

Challenges Faced

We recognised the main challenge of this particular site is the close proximity to those members of the public who live in properties adjacent to the site. Therefore, enhanced safety measures were required.

Overcoming challenges/Added Value

To successfully complete all works to a high standard while maintaining public safety, we complete rigorous risk assessments and implement clear risk management processes. During site set up, our Operatives clearly define site boundaries between the works and the public. To ensure the safety of staff, residents and the public, we erect and maintain boarding throughout the contract. In line with current legislation, the boarding displays ‘no entry’ and ‘Operatives at work’ signs. To minimise the impact of contracted works, we continually meet with residents prior to commencement and schedule works at times that cause the least disruption. Working efficiently to a high standard, we were able to complete our most recent works programme 2 weeks ahead of schedule, saving the client £3500 and avoiding any over-run costs. We did this by effectively planning works prior to commencement and efficiently managing each phase of the contract and our approved subcontractors and suppliers. By implementing our enhanced safety measures, we successfully mitigated safety risks, resulting in zero reportable accidents.