Working With Piling Contractors For Your Project


Paul Heming

September 4th, 2017
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If you require piling contractors for your next project, there is a lot that will need to be taken into consideration. Not only do you need to find the best contractors for the job, but you also must work together to determine the best approach. With that in mind, read on to discover how to successfully complete this phase of your project.

As piling is designed to support the foundations of a structure, it is arguably one of the most important elements of your construction project. Because of this, you need to take your search for the right construction contractors very seriously. Experience matters. When you consider the level of expertise that is involved with laying deep foundations, it is not hard to see why experience is one of the first things you should look for.
Don’t merely consider the years the company has been in operation. You also need to ensure that the piling contractors have completed projects that are similar in size and scope to yours. You should also take the time to read reviews that have been left by previous clients. Reviews on C-Link can be very telling and give you a great idea of what to expect if you proceed with the company you’re considering. Aside from this, you need to make sure the contractor has the required insurance and that they offer a guarantee. Both should be comprehensive. After all, this is a high risk package.

It is also a good idea to choose a piling contractor that has a number of different systems available. There are many piling systems available, all of which have their benefits and drawbacks.
If the UK piling contractors you’re considering are limited to one system, how can you be sure it is going to be the most effective for your construction project? Instead, work with a contractor that can deliver a variety of systems and be sure to enquire about their choice. The selection process can be complicated, as many different factors are taken into consideration. This includes cost, as well as ground conditions and safety – both in regards to during construction and when in use. The contractors will also look at the proximity to sensitive structures and existing assets, for example, roads, railways, and utilities. This is especially the case when works are taking place adjacent to an operational railway. Other factors to be considered include: access to and location of the site, requirements of the proposed structure and applied loadings, and they will consider potential re-use and removal. Environmental factors will also be carefully evaluated, including carbon reduction, waste products, noise, vibration, effect on habitat and wildlife, and nuisance.

As you can see, there is a lot that needs to be considered when choosing the best piling contractors for your next construction project. Follow the steps mentioned above and you should have no trouble finding the best contractors for the job, as well as the best piling method based on all of the factors addressed.

About Paul Heming

Paul was a Quantity Surveyor who gained 10 years experience of managing £200 million worth of flagship UK projects, including 20 Fenchurch Street and Battersea Power Station. In 2015, Paul founded C-Link with the intention of sharing his expertise of managing major projects with the SME market.

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