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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Underground utility search expert, Cornerstone Projects, appointed to provide Scottish Water plans

The UK’s leading underground utility search provider, Cornerstone Projects, has been appointed by Scottish Water as an approved supplier on their commercial plant enquiries. It’s an exciting move for the nationwide company, which has been providing professional services to the UK construction industry for over 13 years. Now, appointed to provide Scottish Water plans to…

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5 Benefits Of Outsourcing Your Underground Utility Searches

What happens when you outsource your utility search?   Simple really. You provide details of the site/route that you require a utility search for – usually also providing a plan with the search area clearly defined. You then need to choose your search requirement. Most providers offer a basic search (gas, water, sewer, electric, BT…

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What Happens in the US With Utility Searches When Donald Trump Builds his Mexican Wall

Safer, cheaper, quicker and much easier than the UK!   I’m new to the Industry and the whole process of Underground Utility Searches. I must admit my first impression is that calling for utility plans here in the UK can be slow, frustrating, expensive and exhausting. I was duly reminded that these are the exact…

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Utility Disbursement Costs for Underground Utility Searches – Why So Varied?

Some utility companies provide plans for free and some charge up to £75 disbursement charge – the majority are somewhere in between. There is no definitive precedent for disbursement pricing for utility plans – the costs are very much a subjective decision made by the utility company. The ones offering no disbursement costs are perhaps…

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Should I Be Searching for Communication Cables and Fibre in My Underground Utility Searches?

Fibre and cable networks are growing rapidly. This is mainly due to the demand for faster broadband and improved rural access. Cable and fibre networks now create further challenges for anyone putting together underground utility plans prior to starting any excavation. The challenge for many is two-fold… 1. Should I be including this as part…

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The Challenges of Construction Projects in the Winter

Although British Winters aren’t famous for heavy snow, this year it is very likely, alongside. frozen grounds and cold winds. These are elements that can be a nightmare for us in the construction industry. The cost implication of these can be heavily felt, even without any reported rise in the cost of building materials.  …

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UK Construction Events in 2015

The Construction sector is one of the largest sectors of the UK economy. It contributes over £90 billion to the UK economy and despite recent economic and financial crisis affecting most developed economies, the UK construction industry remains one of the largest in Europe. According to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, ‘The UK…

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Underground Pipes and Cabling in the UK – Infographic

The UK has an enormous amount of underground pipes and cabling that provides the country with gas, electricity, telecommunication, water and more. There are a number of Gas & Electric Distributors throughout the UK who use the underground pipes and cabling to ensure that consumers get the utilities they need. Check out the informative infographic…

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Why You Should Consider Buying Underground Utility Plans Before Starting a Construction Project

Anytime you want to construct a new building in an unfamiliar or new environment, you should ensure that you observe Health & Safety requirements. You have to confirm whether the land has any underground pipes, fiber optic cables, or electrical cables. For you to ensure safety and to avoid damaging these facilities, you must obtain…

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