Logistics: A city centre build. That means no parking. That means deliveries had to go in through the main entrance doors into the building. That means tight spaces and very little storage. To overcome our city location, we booked parking bays out for the day with the council. We only had room for one wagon at a time, so programmed deliveries efficiently to be quickly unloaded and distributed. Managing deliveries, storage, workload and labour was very challenging, but we utilised all of these to be as efficient as possible.
Building surveying: There were some small discrepancies within the drawings which meant that when service holes were cut, they weren’t lining up. We worked with the architect to set an internal grid within the building and took all measurements from centre points fixing the problem.
Lift: When going to install the new lift, the blocks were too thin and weak to take the weight. We got our structural engineer to design and install a steel system inside the lift, allowing the lift to go in and works to not be slowed down on site.
Windows: To save replacing the existing windows to the rear of the property, we refurbished, sprayed them and changed the handles to work with the interior design.
Water connection: The new water connection had to run 50m down a shared access alleyway to the rear of the property which was used by 15 other properties for access. We liaised with all of the relevant parties and had the trench dug, the pipe laid and trench backfilled within 48 hours – causing minimal disruption.