Case Study

Gade Zone PSQ


  • Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Client: Carter Builder


As a HCC approved contractor, we supplied and installed specialist paving to the surrounds of the new building. We arranged the necessary Highways Permits, installed various types of hard landscaping (including Chinese Sandstone and Granite), access steps to the building and street furniture.


Working to an extremely tight deadline, as the handover date had been finalised before we even began work, we had to overcome several issues to complete this project on budget and on time.

Firstly, we started work 3 weeks later than planned due to some delays outside our control. In response, we increased our working hours, working 7 days a week and drafted in one of our skilled supply chain partners to assist with the installation of a small area of Resin Bonded Surface.

Secondly, our exceptional project management came in handy when dealing with the issue of access. With numerous contractors on site all rushing to meet their own deadlines, we had to segregate working areas whilst maintaining access to the building.

Finally, we ensured that we carefully programmed the work and minimised wastage when it came to installing the paving, as the material was imported from China, with a procurement lead time of at least 12 weeks.  

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