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A vital starting point for the majority of construction projects, enabling works is the umbrella term for the core activities that take place in order for the rest of the tasks to begin and be successfully completed. This includes everything from site preparation to erecting security fencing, making way for access routes for vehicles and construction workers, as well as putting out safety signs.
All of these initial undertakings form an important role in the bigger picture as it enables the rest of the project to continue efficiently and effectively. As well as this, it ensures that all operators and team members are working in a safe environment and away from harm, whilst the local community within near distance of the construction area is protected and fully aware of activities. There may also be more challenging and niche enabling works that need to be carried out such as asbestos surveying and removal, land remediation, archaeological and heritage investigations, or removing underground obstructions and hazardous materials.
As with any construction work, no matter how large or small, bringing on board qualified and fully trained professionals is a must. Bath Demolition has years of experience in the industry and understands what administration needs to take place, whether that’s for consents, approvals and permissions, health and safety risk assessments and the hands-on elements of making sure a site is in a suitable condition ready for the next stage of your development. We specialise in contaminated land remediation, controlled demolition and site clearance, amongst other aspects, to deliver the full package that is of a high standard, meets all industry regulations and has client satisfaction and safety as a priority.
We provide leading advice and expert guidance, especially for projects dealing with harmful materials and brownfield sites that may be in need of land decontamination in order to restore the plot in question and prepare it for building works.
Depending on the size of the project and any challenges that may arise in the first stages will determine the length of time that enabling works can take. This ranges from a few weeks to several months if necessary.
Forming part of the overall project, this aspect is usually included within the main budget in which the client will have a separate fund for enabling works to ensure that the site is ready for construction.
Project management is certainly a key factor at this stage, that’s why bringing on board a reputable professional team such as Bath Demolition will be of great help. We’ll ensure that careful planning has been taken into consideration as well as compliance with local regulations and health and safety to allow a streamlined process.
As soon as the enabling works have been signed off and the contractor and client are happy, it’s time to move on to the main phase of the construction in order to start building.