In today's ever increasingly litigious society, the need for experts in specialist fields is becoming more and more critical, particularly with regards to lifts where any mistakes or issues can be extremely costly or incredibly dangerous if not dealt with at a very early stage. Careful consideration must also be taken to ensure compliance with the growing mountain of current standards and regulations, ranging from Health & Safety to disabled access and even acceptable call waiting intervals. We can offer all the assistance necessary to make sure that every one of the applicable standards are satisfied, and no surprises are likely to arise when building inspectors or auditors visit after completion of any works.
As de Graaff & Partners can adopt the design, management and inspection of any lift or escalator project on behalf of the client, the risks associated with potential mistakes or omissions are eliminated, as we would carefully monitor and report on all aspects of the project, and rectify any issues long before they became a problem. In addition, careful design and planning with expert advice can be the difference between cost effective and reliable lifts, and ones that could potentially be worse than previously.
Historically general M&E consultants have included lifts and escalators within their remit. However, they are becoming increasingly aware of the extremely complex nature of lifts, and in most cases contract the works to specialist consultancies such as de Graaff & Partners.
As we are commercially aware, and have an in depth knowledge of current, newly developed and older existing equipment, we are able to offer detailed advice and assistance on the best possible solution for your situation, be it whether the key consideration is cost, quality or reliability. We always offer solutions to suit your requirements, not ours.
Where budgets are crucial, as is very often the case given the relatively high cost of lifts and escalators, we can develop budget plans enabling works to be spread over consecutive financial years, and issue cost projections to enable accurate planning of payments.
Having considered all of the positive aspects of employing the services of de Graaff & Partners to manage your lift or escalator project, only one question remains......Can you afford not to?