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 customers marks a new chapter in the company’s history.
Marketing Manager, Jim Burns, states: “We are delighted to be working for Scottish Water. Our existing technical expertise, processes and systems fit well in this area. We are keen to make an impact for Scottish Water and offer a competitive, high quality service.”
He continues, “We are here to prove ourselves and provide a cheap, quick service at competitive prices. The Scottish Water mapping system is technically good and with our flexible resourcing, we will bring notable improvements, namely a guaranteed same day service.”
The new partnership aligns perfectly with Cornerstone Projects’ key strategic objectives for 2017, which included adding plant enquiries on top of their existing general utility search offering. It is likewise a mutually beneficial partnership for Scottish Water, who license their plant enquiries, rather than using their own internal resources, which they see as commercially benefitting them and their customers.
Cornerstone Projects offer a comprehensive utility database with market-leading prices and fast response times. As nationwide underground utility search experts, they have completed over 38,000 searches for more than 1,500 registered businesses, in accordance with PAS 128 survey level D.
It is a requirement by the Health and Safety Executive that all designers, architects, contractors, and all other relevant trades working on building projects, need to obtain underground utility plans before committing to any excavations. Knowing the whereabouts of buried plant, such as those owned by Scottish Water, will help to avoid potentially expensive damage to any existing underground plant.
This includes locating buried utilities such as electricity cables, gas pipes, sewers, water mains, and so on. Identifying these prior to any building works will minimise needing to pay for repairs to the plant, and will prevent additional delays and disruptions to the work. It will also ensure building contractors are compliant with HSE regulations and that workers are protected.
Cornerstone Projects provides customers with free and instant no-obligation quotes 24 hours a day, 7 days per week with the opportunity for online ordering making it even more hassle-free. They also offer a comprehensive search choice, fast response times and professional PDF search reports. Prices include free telephone support, in which experts are on hand to help customers with their underground utility searches.
Alongside Scottish Water, Cornerstone Projects work with designers and architects, surveyors, contractors and solicitors from a range of sectors (including utilities, highways, construction, renewables and site investigations) to ensure building works can go ahead efficiently without delay or disruption. They look forward to expanding on their work with Scottish Water in the coming months and welcoming new clients to their database.
We offer a guaranteed same day service (if ordered before 2pm*) to provide A3 plans by email in a .pdf acrobat file – the fastest available in the UK.
To find out more about Scottish Water Plans click here.