Organising new utility connections or utility works on your site / new development can be time consuming and frustrating.
What should, in theory, be a relatively simple process catches many people out. The reality is that utility works can take a considerable amount of time and effort to organise and the many different companies you have to liaise with for the many varied and different element of works is staggering and overwhelming.
It is often greatly under estimated how much time needs to be assigned to arranging utility works. This has on many occasions cost developers dearly with failed completions and handovers.
As much larger companies are trying to adjust to a world post pandemic, we have seen a considerable increase in leading times. from obtaining the initial proposal of works right through to the works being scheduled and engineers finally arriving on site. This needs to be continuously monitored and chased to ensure the project keeps moving forward.
So, how can we help make your new developments utility works as easy and straight forward as possible?
We provide you with one point of contact with an experienced project manager who fully understands the processes of each utility company. Whether you need gas, water, electric or telecommunications infrastructure and we can help you whether this needs to be installed, disconnected or diverted.
Our business focuses solely on utility works and as such we aren’t torn between other aspects of the project and the many varied timescales you have to work to. We dedicate all of our time to your utility works which simply put, means you don’t have to.
Arranging new utility connections
Arranging new utility connections, diversions or disconnections, particularly for smaller developments, can involve speaking with at least 5 different companies. Each of those companies will work to their own processes and at their own pace, which often conflicts with the pace you need to be working at to meet your deadlines. The impact of this can be massive as practical and legal completions loom. We do our best to take away the stress and strain of this which frees up no end of your time, let alone releasing so much pressure.
Your project manager will work with you to understand your build program and your upcoming completions and will continue, behind the scenes, to chase each and every aspect of your utility works to ensure they are delivered on time.
We tender the project as we aim to get you the most cost effective scheme as possible. And we make the most of the competition in the market by using Independent Gas Transporters (IGT’s) and Distribution Network Operators (DNO’s) and alternative water infrastructure providers.
We manage your payments
Powersave Direct will also pay each party for the utility works. That way you don’t have the added stress and admin of setting up various accounts. We take care of chasing through acceptance of the works, checking the payment has been allocated and that a field engineer has been appointed. We will do all of this for you after each and every instruction. This ensures momentum continues to build on your project and that we do not suffer any unnecessary delays.
Want to know more? Get in touch with us today for a free quote!