The Royal Clarence Hotel Exeter has been a site of innovation for more than 250 years. The business was the first English accommodation provider to name their establishment "Hotel". And this Hotel is a landmark in Exeter's Cathedral Yard. Sadly, in 2016, fire devastated the building. Only a shell of the outer walls and the facade were left standing. In summer 2018, Kier Construction began what is scheduled to be a multi year project to bring cutting edge function back to the building. But even before work began on the building,... View More
More re-usable hoarding, less landfill
A busy summer for Perimeters re-usable hoarding, and its partners, has brought up the ton. Yes, since Perimeters (UK) Limited was formed in March 2017, it has now completed 100 projects. We'd like to thank all our clients who helped us bring up this milestone: Kier Construction, CG Fry, Midas Construction & Retail, SCB Groundworks, Legacy Properties, Interserve, Gilbert & Goode, Brady Construction, ISG, URBN Construction, PIN CM and all the developers we have done single projects with.
Re-usable hoarding to become the norm?
There is increased public... View More
Keeping the public safe was the historic function of Bodmin Jail. Perimeters is taking over that function on the site.
Bodmin Jail is home to a popular tourist attraction that explores the history of the site including "ghost walks". In addition, the imposing architecture is backdrop to a busy functions business, hosting weddings and conferences. When Bam Ritchies began planning the £30m redevelopment of the site, they wanted a way to safely segregate their development area from the public as all current businesses would continue to operate during the development. Perimeters... View More
Perimeters helps its clients achieve the The Construction Leadership Council goals to transform the industry.
Who are the Construction Leadership Council (CLC)?
The CLC’s objective is to drive industry improvement. It draws together business leaders from across the sector to identify how to promote solutions.
And the construction sector is massive, representing 8% of GDP and 10% of employment. It is 6 times larger than the automotive industry. Every year £150 billion is invested through the public and private sectors – creating the foundations for UK growth.
The CLC aims to identify the levers, and incentives to... View More
Kentledge based hoarding can be a great solution. Using concrete ballast blocks, Kentledge as they are known, avoids digging. Also avoided are subsurface services, ground repair and even uncovering ordinance. Where a site is to be progressively reconfigured during a build, a kentledge solution enables the hoarding to be easily reshaped.
not equally safe
But all kentledge solutions are not equal. And more importantly not equally safe. Perimeters uses blocks weighing between 750kg and 1300kg. The amount of kentledge we use varies according to the the demands of the situation. A hoarding... View More
Hoarding's role is always to keep the public away from the active area of a construction site. A "live" commercial site demands additional considerations. When ISG asked Perimeters to provide hoarding for their refurbishment of the Morrisons at Plymstock, assurance that the end clients' business could continue as normal was built in.
An especially rigorous approach must be taken to managing risks of the public interface at a "live" commercial site. The assumption has to be that members of the public will be present in close proximity throughout the installation, use... View More
Site hoarding, why is it needed?
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the law that governs the obligations of anybody undertaking setting up a construction site. No work is permitted to take place on a site until a secure barrier is in place around the site. Such a barrier must enable enforcement of controlled entry to a site, in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons other than themselves or their employees are not exposed to risks to their health or safety. Why is... View More
Marketing your project requires impactful graphics. Keeping them looking that way requires robust hoarding especially when you're in an exposed location.
Midas Construction Limited came to Perimeters with a project in a very exposed location, Fitzroy Apartments located on top of the coastal cliffs at Falmouth. But as important as being able to withstand the full force the Atlantic winds, the development needed to maintain a prestigious appearance throughout the build.
Marketing elegance in winter storms requires strength
Perimeters re-usable hoarding system using kentledge blocks was selected. By using kentledge the site... View More
For developers having safe hoarding and fencing is essential. Reputations rest on safety. Injuries need to be avoided. Safe fencing requires the right partner.
Who's liable? It could be you
Perimeters takes the duty to provide safe fencing seriously. Others don't. Recent distressing scenes of a fence collapse at Carrickfergus show what can go wrong. The wrong fencing partner was chosen.
A developer rents temporary fencing
Fencing delivered to site and installed with site labour. It will be the developer who is liable if anything goes wrong.
If an installer is used, but doesn't have the... View More