Stancold’s Industrial Partitions Division proudly reports yet another new business relationship facilitated by Shaun Jones. We sat down with him to find out what getting to know each other in construction looks like.
“No two projects are the same, even if they look similar on the base level. The market is competitive, so our track record and history help. Getting all the details right is essential, so experience makes all the difference”, Shaun starts. Fire-rating certifications can’t be issued retrospectively. Companies like Stancold exist to take that potential headache out of the equation. “My clients are busy enough with building the sheds themselves… It makes perfect sense to subcontract whitewalls to a specialist contractor.”
Shaun’s latest contract win was two office enclosures in a retail park in Cambridgeshire for a new main contractor we have been quoting for a few years.
“Sometimes timelines don’t align. Sometimes it’s about the locality or framework-dependant. We always do the best we can – there were quite a lot of changes in the design, and we’re still ironing out the details in preparation for September’s start on site”, Shaun continues, as always, mentioning the intricacies of designing steelworks to comply with LPCB regulations. “After securing the contract, quantity surveyors and health & safety specialists exchanged a few emails, as it is with a new client.”
While contract terms vary, H&S assurances are standardised. “Tom Goddard, our SHEQ Manager, has got all our memberships and certifications ready whenever Stancold makes a new company an acquaintance.” The long list can include everything from Stancold’s ISO 90001:2015 and LPS1500 & 1531 certificates through professional memberships like Controlled Environment Building Association, Building Safety Group, SMAS Worksafe & CHAS, and ends on all our environmental assurances confirming our carbon neutral status.
“After a pre-let meeting, the project gets handed over to the contracts & design team to do their part. As far as I’m aware, the two units we will be working in have already been pre-rented to a global distribution company, ahead of the target early 2024 completion.”
The project marks Shaun’s 15th major contract for a principal contractor secured this year, among many other partitioning projects he was involved with.
Repetition makes the master. See what Shaun can do for your warehouse build.