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Bespoke Modular Home Live Installation

The Project:

Our client, a reputable modular housing designer and creator who was focused mainly on manufacturing, was embarking on their first live installation project.

The project consisted in the assembly and fitting of a number of bespoke modular homes on a site in the Midlands; a fast paced project aimed at delivering finished and fitted homes, ready to be moved into.

Mainline enjoys a long standing relationship with this customer, regularly providing them with site maintenance equipment such as the S85 boom (used for overhead crane inspections), lighting towers (for additional illumination in their yard) and 12 m electric booms (ideal for reaching modular buildings two stories high).

The fact that this was the first project of its kind undertaken by our client meant that extra attention to detail was a priority at the planning stage. We worked hand in hand to ensure that all the correct access equipment and machinery was made available for each task and that no circumstance was overlooked.

Our Client:

Our client is an award winning manufacturer of state of the art prefabricated housing solutions.

Using a combination of cutting edge technology, sustainable materials and design innovation, our client provides high quality modular housing that is both affordable and environmentally friendly.

The Challenge:

To study our client’s project and to provide all the necessary access equipment, bearing in mind that some machines would have to use the road to access different parts of the site.

Also, to provide heaters, dehumidifiers, fans and other equipment around the site and to offer an efficient and cost effective power supply solution for these units.

Our Approach:

As an access solution, Mainline provided a 14 m road legal telehandler which was able to meet the project requirements.

Our client also required several heaters, dehumidifiers, a 30” industrial fan with dual voltage and wet-vacs. These items all needed different power supplies, ranging from 240 v to 32 amp and had to be moved around the site as needed.
Although the initial idea was to have one small generator per unit, this did not seem cost effective or efficient as it would be time consuming to move them around.

We conducted a site survey to gain perspective of the layout and we resolved this issue by supplying a 1 x 50 kva skid mounted generator along with distribution boards. This kept the site tidy and allowed for straight forward use and movement of the related equipment.

Other equipment Mainline provided included an aluminium tower scaffold with a working height of 10.2 m and a 500 l static fuel bowser in order to refuel machines onsite, optimising machine operation times.

Other equipment supplied includes:

2 x 12 yard General Skips
1 x 12 yard Timber Skip
3 bay Boot Wash System
21.5 m Roto Telehandler c/w 5 t Winch
30 m Roto Telehandler c/w 5 t Winch + PT Jib

Consumables bought:

Fire Extinguisher points with alarms attached to station
Fire Extinguishers (powder, water and C02)
Site Bins
Brushes (2 soft & 2 x stiff)
Crowd Control Barriers
First Aid Book
First Aid Kit (50 person)
Large Spill Kit
Large Drip Tray
Hand Sanitizer
Disposable Masks
Disposable Gloves
2 x Black Hats

Signage for site:

Site Office
Site Canteen
Pedestrians Walkway
Smoking Area
General Skip
Timber Skip
First Aid Point
First Aider
Site Car Park
Fire Assembly
Fire Point
Health and Safety Notice Board
4 week Programme Board
Covid-19 Signage (various)

Our Summary:

The close relationship with our client and the trust they placed in our expertise allowed us to meet all their requirements and, in turn, helped them complete their project on schedule.

Our client shared their project information and all of their concerns and allowed us to conduct our own studies in order to advise them on cost effective and efficient solutions to their problems.

Customer Feedback:

“Mainline provided the best equipment for each task, but also offered really useful solutions and advice. It’s reassuring to work with professionals who are the best in their field.”

If you are in need of plant or access equipment and would like to discuss your project with an expert, get in touch with a member of our team today.