Enabling Works


Here at R Collard, we provide enabling works.  Enabling works is the very first step in most construction projects and is a crucial part of the process.  This service consists of best preparing a site in readiness for the first stage of development.  We are fully committed towards getting the job done professionally and efficiently.  This means that your construction teams can start work promptly without worrying about the effects on local residents or communities.  Our experienced and knowledgeable team can undertake different types of enabling works and because every site is different, our services will be unique to your needs and requirements.  If you’re looking for more information about our enabling services, please get in touch with us today by calling us directly on 01252 844688.

There are a range of activities that our team will undertake to ensure your site is fully prepared for construction.  All enabling works will be planned effectively to allow the main construction works to commence without restrictions or hesitation.  Our comprehensive range of services allows us to provide and manage all of the disciplines required in complex demolition projects including establishing the site in preparation for the demolition phase. Land and engineering surveying form part of the range of services required for enabling works, our services also include;

  • Site investigations and surveys.
  • Condition surveys of adjacent buildings, roads, footpaths etc
  • Designing and installing the perimeter with fencing / hoardings etc
  • Implementing security systems including CCTV, patrols etc
  • Designing and installing temporary works
  • Relocation, disconnection and capping of services
  • Decommissioning of M&E and other plant and equipment.
  • Removing old machinery.
  • Dismantling.
  • Demolition
  • Excavations.
  • Groundworks.
  • Establishing diversions.
  • Arranging for surveys of the buildings’ structure and services, to identify the presence of asbestos and other ground contaminants and to locate and map underground structures
  • Removing hazardous materials including asbestos
  • Asbestos removal.
  • Putting up signage.
  • And much more!

Our post-demolition services to prepare the site for the build phase include remediating the ground of contaminants, removal of hard standings and bulk earthworks including importation of engineered material for infill and the installation of piling mats.

Why Enabling Works?

Enabling works are imperative to the success of any construction projects and need to be undertaken.  The success of your construction project relies heavily on the quality of the ground upon which it stands - our focus is to ensure that your development and construction projects have the best possible chance for success.  Our surveyors will also take environmental values and concerns into consideration whilst considering sustainability issues such as material reclamation and safe disposal or site materials.  The result of enabling works is a site that is ready and equipped for the main body of work to begin.  Enabling works are often the first activities on a site, so their completion is a critical period for the installation of environmental mitigation, particularly ecological mitigation.

Why Choose R Collard?

From consultation to delivery, when you use R Collard for enabling works, you’re guaranteed a quality service.  Our self-delivery service means our people and our equipment give you the best price, faster turnaround, and a safer working environment, every time.  Above all, we put the safety of anyone who may encounter our service, our employees and your workers first without hesitation.  Our industry-leading safety record is second to none and we are highly recommended in the area by hundreds of past and present customers.  Furthermore, we are proud to have won two prestigious awards that underlie our strong and growing reputation as leaders in the sector.  We are a business with a clear ethos for doing things the right way and we’re passionate about making a difference in the industry.  When choosing a company for enabling work, it’s imperative to choose a company with a wealth of knowledge and vast experience.  With over 25 years’ experience, R Collards have over 400 employees ready to offer our comprehensive range of services.

Contact R Collard

Looking for high-quality enabling services for your construction project?  If so, look no further than R Collard.  Whatever your requirements may be, we are confident that we can provide the services that you need.  Please call our team today directly on 01252 844688.  Alternatively, if you prefer to email, use our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Enabling Works FAQs

What is a site clearance?

A site clearance consists of removing all hazardous waste, machinery, unwanted surplus materials, surface soil and more to ensure levelling and preparation of the ground for the planned construction works.  This service is often employed when a worksite needs to be prepared for future development or when a previous development has been pulled down.

What is site preparation?

Site preparation is making sure that the development or construction site is fully prepared and safe for workers to start work.  Our team can project manage the entire process for you, from initial site survey to removal, and have experience dealing with all types of clearances.

Do you offer demolition services?

Yes, our team at R Collard offers demolition work.  We can destroy, break down and remove all exsisting infrastructures, left over rubble and soil.  The Demolition of a building is the process of dismantling a structure after its lifespan or serviceability by pre-planning and controlled demolition methods.

Do you invest in the latest technology for projects?

Yes.  Here at R Collard, we are fully committed to investing in the latest technology and keeping up with the latest development in the industry.  We ensure that we’re at the forefront of the industry with the knowledge, skills and ability to carry out works that exceed client expectations.

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