The site was located within a high-density residential area and was adjacent to a railway line.
Permission from Network Rail.
With two just weeks to go, the client didn’t have an agreement from Network Rail to start the works on the site adjacent to their Hull line.
Our team worked closely with all departments of the Keepmoat YE division. We guided them through the construction process from the initial assessment of the site, planning submission and engineering design, to the installation and even covered the handover process.
Our manufacturing process means we can be highly accurate in costing labour and materials. It’s a benefit that traditional construction can’t offer. Clients appreciate this, as our reliable fixed prices can be built into a simple JCT contract. What’s more, the homes are lighter than a traditional construction, which reduces foundation requirements, speeds up installation and delivers great cost savings.
Manufactured within 12 weeks.
It takes just 12 weeks to manufacture a home. And while we worked offsite, the ground works were being completed on site. The delivery, installation and completion of the modules on site took just four months. Much quicker than traditional builds. Even though we installed our home during the winter months, the weather caused minimal disruption. In total, just two days were lost due to high winds restricting crane installation.
Communication with Network Rail.
To move working with Network Rail along and meet our agreed timeline we needed a rethink. We decided to use a bigger crane for the modules and add more bracing to support it, which reduced risks. With a risk assessment in place Network Rail were onboard and provided an engineer to supervise on site. This step forward kept our construction time right on schedule.
Once foundations had been prepared, we craned the modules into position, connected the services and sealed the brick slip mid-band and roof joint. This made completing the development incredibly fast, a great benefit for surrounding residents.
By massively reducing deliveries and building activity onsite, we vastly reduce local air pollution, dust and noise, as well as reducing parking issues and traffic. Keepmoat Homes were happy to receive no complaints throughout the development.
Health and safety.
Our time onsite was incident free. Because we crane homes into position in a controlled manner there’s no need for scaffolding. This combined with limited work at height greatly reduces health and safety risks.
Yorkshire & Humber Offsite Construction Awards – Constructing Excellence Winner
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