With COVID-19 affecting most industries in the UK, there has never been a more important time to ensure that your building project is being adequately protected with frequent monitoring of works by surveying professionals
After liaising closely with Government officials, it was welcoming news to receive the letter of comfort to the construction industry on the 31 March issued by Alok Sharma, highlighting the importance of the construction industry whilst keeping building sites open and operational.
ABC+ Warranty is one of the remaining structural warranty companies that remain fully operational and equipped to carry out professional inspection services by their team of fully chartered surveyors.
The majority of other warranty providers choosing not to continue to assist clients at this time and instead, leaving clients potentially exposed and vulnerable if works are progressing without professional guidance.
ABC+ managing director, Adele Reid said: “It’s not the strongest that survive but the one most adaptable to change.
“Never has a truer phrase been spoken in our current economy. We are an ever-evolving business but one thing that doesn’t change is our core values; customer care and quality buildings certified to last for generations.”
As part of its duty of care to both surveyors and clients, ABC+ has issued the following ‘Inspection Protocol’ which sets out clear requirements and boundaries to be followed to ensure inspections can be carried out professionally and safely by all concerned.
ABC+ Warranty share their wealth of expertise and information available to them from various industry sources starting with recent guidelines issued by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) detailing Site Operating Procedures – which sets out practical measures for construction sites to comply with Public Health England’s guidance on distancing and hygiene.
To enable safe inspections for building projects, ABC+ insists the following guidelines are strictly adhered to:
- Our surveyors will call you on the morning of our scheduled inspection and you must inform them if anyone who is, or, who has been, recently working on your building site and showing symptoms of COVID-19. If so, our inspection will be rescheduled for a different future date.
- All individuals and site workers to kindly vacate the property/building site to enable our Surveyors to remain at least 2m apart from any other individual and to be able to access all areas of the property whilst being able to move around the property freely.
- Please leave all external and internal doors open to reduce the need for our Surveyors to touch door handles, this includes but not limited to cupboards underneath a kitchen sinks when checking for items such as satisfactory plumbing works or boilers concealed behind kitchen/housing units.
- Loft hatches should be left open to allow for easy visual inspection of the internal roof structure and for easy checking for adequate insulation to roof spaces.
ABC+ offers a range of services covering all areas of the UK including – 10 & 12 Year Structural Warranties, 6 Year Professional Consultant Certificates, Road Bonds, Contractors All Risk insurance and Building Control services.
With banks and building societies providing mortgage holiday payments, there has never been a better time to secure a quotation with ABC+. Payment option plans are available at no extra cost with affordable fixed prices, available until 31 August 2020.
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If you’d like to discuss your project in more detail, you can call ABC+ Warranty on 0161 928 8804 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your building requirements with a member of their experienced team of professionals.