Georgefield House is a General Needs Residential Housing Block managed by L&Q Group and is situated in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. The property has 20 individual dwellings each served by a domestic gas supply from meters within an underground gas meter compartment.
A proportion of pipes had signs of advanced corrosion requiring urgent replacement. The client provided a works instruction for the replacement of 12 gas pipes. The challenge was accessing the corroded pipes as they were situated behind other gas supplies that were not affected.
A detailed plan was drawn up to ensure minimum disruption for the residents during the replacement period. This was achieved by adopting a phased approach relating to occupancy type, usage of supplies, i.e. hot water type and cooking facilities per dwelling.
8x flats were completed within a working day while the other 4x within 36 hours.
- 12x urgent gas supply conversions
- Planned programme of works
- Minimum disruption
- Hazard removed
- Long lasting pipe work
- Greater organisation for future maintenance
CLIENT: L&Q GROUP
PROJECT: GEORGEFIELD HOUSE
PERIOD: September 2016