5 Ways To Keep Costs Under Control On A Construction Project

Overspending on a construction project is a nightmare for everyone involved, and we’d all like to do our best to avoid it. There are some things such as delays due to weather that are out of our hands, but there are a few things we can do to stop ourselves from blowing the budget. With…

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The Importance Of Utility Searches

Here at Cornerstone Projects, utility searches are what we do. You could call us experts in the subject, but we’ve realised that a lot of people still don’t quite understand why getting a utility search is so important. With that in mind, we’ve decided to break down exactly what utility searches do and what you…

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Smaller Means More Agile, More Passion and for REAL!

I’ve said in previous blogs and articles that my career has always been in bigger businesses. Don’t get me wrong, I was at the forefront of technology, worked with some extremely bright and capable people. But, looking back, I lacked the passion and drive I have now working for a small and growing business. Strangely,…

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Cornerstone Now On a Mission With a Vision & Values

At the back-end of last year, my boss, Duncan (the creator and owner of the business) embarked on a leadership course. Aptly named “Growth Catalyst”, the course is a leadership development program for small businesses in Merseyside with 2-250 employees. It is developed by experts in the field of leadership and management and the program…

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Charity Donations for 2017

For every NEW customer that you refer to us that goes on to complete their first full utility search, we will donate £25 to a nominated charity. There were 4 charities for 2017 – Help for Heroes, the NSPCC, Cancer Research and the Alder Hey children’s charity. We’ve received over 20 qualifying referrals and the…

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The Cost of Utility Plans (Disbursements) – Where’s the Cheapest City in the UK?

It’s nearly 7 times the cost to pay for utility plans a basic utility search in London as it is in Yorkshire. The cheapest place to call for utility plans covering Gas, Electric, Water, Sewer and BT is Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield at only £20.00 + VAT. The cost in London is a staggering £139.94…

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Exciting developments to our utility search proposition coming soon…

We’re making some more utility search options available following some great feedback from our customers. These are exciting new developments that will offer some great benefits as follows:- Instant Access Plans Ever been in desperate need to see individual utility plans as they come in before your pack is complete? You will soon have the…

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Cornerstone completes it’s 40,000th utility search

During September 2017, Cornerstone Projects Ltd saw it’s 40,000th underground utility search go through its books. Over the 13 years or so in business, this means the Cornerstone Projects team have ordered and checked over a 1/3 of a million individual plans from the utility companies. And this doesn’t take into account that a lot…

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Listen, take note and you’ll find so much more…

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been keeping a note of every time a customer mentions something they like about our utility search service. The reason for this is that I had convinced myself that, as we offer a standardised product (a utility report should not be different regardless of who provides it), speed and…

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Continuing Success for Cornerstone

Cornerstone Projects registered its 2000th customer during May 2017. Now in their 13th year, they are pleased to have reached this milestone so quickly. The last 6 months has also seen the fastest growth in both new customers registering and orders placed for utility searches and additional services such as CAD drawing, Section 50’s, Capacity…

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