Bagnalls were awarded this contract after tendering through the Bristol City Council framework. The contract sum was nearly half a million and Bagnalls were appointed as Principal Contractor.
The scope of works involved: scaffolding, window replacement, internal and external painting and roof repairs. Working as the principal contractor we had to ensure all subcontractors were competent, appropriately trained and capable of delivering the works safely. All subcontractors on site were fully vetted through our approved sub-contractor process to ensure that they met our stringent health, safety and environmental criteria.
A programme of works was developed, following a meeting with all the main subcontractors, to determine the duration and sequencing of each trade to guarantee an effective completion. The main issue was working to a tight timescale, all works had to be completed to a strict deadline. We overcame this by dedicating more labour to the project and ensuring access to all areas was available in line with the main programme of works. There was no scope for delays in the schedule, by any party.
Bagnalls has vast experience in delivering projects of this type, having completed a number of similar schemes for Bristol City Council, over many years. Our Project management had the required expertise and technical competence to complete the works as Principal Contractor. We also allocated, at the request of the client, a full-time non-working site supervisor to liaise between the residents and management. Our site supervisors are trained in a wide range of competencies, including, Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS), first aid, asbestos awareness and working at height. In addition, they are CSCS cardholders and many have over 20 years’ industry experience.
All works were successfully completed to the required deadline thanks to the innovative planning and teamwork of both Bagnalls and all the site subcontractors. Bristol City Council was very pleased at the high standard of work achieved and praised Bagnalls for its capability in delivering the project.