We’ve been involved in fast-track pub refurbishment for decades. So, we’re well versed in exactly how fast ‘fast-track’ needs to be. Our clients don’t like closing the doors to their customers, so we need to be in and out fairly swiftly. We’re known for high-quality workmanship, and the need for speed must never compromise this.
Fairland fast-track pub refurbishment – Faster than the average contractor
We have worked with many of our industry alliances and key suppliers for many years. They know our work and the deadlines that we have to meet. The longevity of our relationships means they tend to give us priority over their other clients. Additionally, our joiners can work exclusively for us and turn out top quality bespoke joinery very quickly.
Our experienced staff and subcontractors know the importance of project time-keeping. Of course, behind every excellent site team, there’s a need for super-efficient admin. The Fairland office backup team work consistently hard at keeping things on track.
All of this experience means that you can be confident your project will come in on-time and on-budget.
FAQ #1… So, when you say fast-track refurbishment, how fast is that?
One of the first things our clients ask us is, ‘How long will my fast-track pub refurbishment take?’ All projects vary, but fast means fast! Over twenty years ago, on one of our first projects, we added a sizable extension to the historic Ferry Pub in Cookham, Berkshire. We completed it in just fourteen days. More recently, we needed to carry out refurbishments on the Balls Brothers chain of bars in the heart of the city, near the Shard and in The Gherkin, in just ten days. Fast-track pub refurbishment is sometimes a twenty-four-hour project, with a night team taking over from the day shift when necessary.
Fast-track pub refurbishment – The process
Once you have the various permissions and consents in place, we know that you want us on site as soon as possible. It’s great if you can give us two weeks lead-in. This allows for special orders to be put in place, Health and Safety paperwork to be complete and labour and subcontractors to be allocated to your project. Health and Safety is a critical factor. Sometimes, we are constrained by times that we are allowed to work, due to noise issues, at certain locations. We also have to run the projects to ensure the individual trades have enough space to carry out their works efficiently and safety. You will always find someone brandishing a broom, as throughout the project the sites must always be kept clean and tidy.
Staying on track
All our contracts work on a strict programme. We generally know what pitfalls to expect, because of the experience levels of our Contracts Managers, Site Agents and Buyer. In an ideal world, we have all the design information on site before we start. Additionally, we programme deliveries to fit in with the various trades on site. Contracts Managers and office support are always on hand to help out if there is an issue staying on track. We always find a way around any problem!
We tend to use materials which are available immediately on very high-speed projects. If a specialist item is required that falls behind on delivery; then we swiftly find an alternative. Sometimes, specialist items or English Heritage specifications are on a slow delivery (for example, etched glass). In these cases, a temporary solution will be fitted until the other item is available.
If you feel the need for speed, talk to us about fast-track pub refurbishment. Contact us HERE.