If you manage a construction project, you will understand the many different challenges that are faced daily. One of the biggest hurdles faced is ensuring that you have the correct type and quantities of machinery and equipment at the right times on-site. It is hugely beneficial to have access to a wide and varied fleet through a plant hire company that can provide you with plant hire at any location. This helps those projects that are working in tight city-centre locations with difficult access, as much as those projects located in remote areas of the country for very different reasons.
No matter where your construction site is located, you need to know that your materials, machinery and equipment can be delivered to the site quickly, effectively, and safely. This can change depending on the location. For some plant hire companies, there simply is not enough coverage to serve remote locations.
Let’s look at, for example, a city centre construction site, where there are already buildings completed. To successfully deliver materials and equipment to the site, there are narrow roads to navigate, busy city centre streets, pedestrians, cyclists and other obstacles. A good plant hire company will understand this and have a depot close by, ensuring that delivery can be made quickly. This allows for the extra time that might hinder a delivery, due to the very nature of a busy city centre landscape.
The other extreme of a construction site is where there is building work taking place in a remote location. This could be up in the Welsh mountains, or somewhere just off the coast of Scotland. The need for machinery, equipment, and materials is just as much as with the city centre location, but it is more difficult to reach. You need access to a plant hire specialist with several depots located around the country. That way, the extensive fleet options can be accessed wherever the client is located, be it off the coast of Scotland, in a rural Midlands village, or smack bang in the centre of London.
Minimising the risk of disruption on your construction site should always be the priority. Therefore, it is so important to be meticulous during the planning stage of any project. This is to build in delivery schedules for machinery and equipment that fit with your budgets and location. The best plant hire services will have depots at various locations across the country, ensuring that you can receive the machinery and equipment as and when you need them.