Organising on site utilities or 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. The many different companies you have to liaise with for the different element of works is staggering and overwhelming.
People often greatly underestimate how much time they need to assign to arranging utility works. This has on many occasions cost developers dearly with failed completions and handovers.
Larger companies are trying to adjust to a world post-pandemic so we have seen a considerable increase in leading times. Continuous monitoring and chasing are necessary to ensure that the project keeps moving forward from obtaining the initial proposal of works to scheduling the works and engineers finally arriving on site.
So, how can we help make your on site utilities and 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.
Focusing solely on utility works allows us to avoid being 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. This 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 take away the stress and strain of this which frees up your time, releasing so much pressure.
Your project manager will work with you to understand your build program and your upcoming completions. We continue to chase 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 by checking the payment allocation and appointing a field engineer. 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 about on site utilities? Get in touch with us today for a free quote!