Pre-Contract Services

Any significant demolition project requires as least as much planning and preparation as the equivalent construction programme – and often more.

During the course of many diverse projects, undertaken over a period spanning more than four decades, J Mould (Reading) has developed processes and procedures that take into account every detail and every potential obstacle – starting from the moment a client puts an idea on the table.

Before any demolition contract is signed, both JMR and the client need to be certain that the proposed works are feasible, legal, practical, acceptable, affordable and capable of timely completion. JMR’s in-house pre-contract services team addresses each of these areas, providing comprehensive professional advice and practical assistance for every client.

An initial feasibility study is a typical starting point. Scope for a study includes creating an outline project sequence and proposed methodology. JMR’s planning team confirms that the proposed works comply with all applicable legislation, relevant local regulations and industry guidelines. Practical considerations also play a major part, particularly where significant environmental issues dictate the choice of approach.

Refurbishment & pre demolition survey (formerly known as Type-3 Asbestos surveys) and soil analyses ensure that no surprises occur once work commences. The presence on site of asbestos, soil or groundwater contaminants or other prescribed materials necessitates specific precautionary measures and a defined remediation strategy during the execution phase.

Stakeholder consultation is essential to avoid disputes and potential challenges once client proposals are finalised. JMR works with all interested parties, including local authorities, communities, businesses, environmental groups, neighbouring property owners and utility providers, to raise and resolve any relevant issues, wherever possible at the pre-contract stage. Where specific approvals are required in order to proceed, Mould submits applications on the client’s behalf.

Each piece of the pre-contract jigsaw puzzle allows JMR to add further detail to the overall project plan. Detailed cost estimates, site schedules, logistics requirements and necessary infrastructure are presented to the client for review and approval. Once all parties are satisfied that a viable, mutually beneficial project is possible, contracts can be drawn up and authorised.