SOCOTEC Appointed to New National Social Housing Framework

19 December 2018

SOCOTEC is pleased to have secured the new social housing consultancy framework for both asbestos surveys and site investigation.

Reallies Partnership is a collaborative partnership, including Procure Plus, Central Housing Investment Consortium and Efficiency North (EN), to ensure social housing projects are completed on time and on budget.

The national framework allows social housing providers to easily access to consultancy expertise quickly, for construction-related services. SOCOTEC joins 95 other consultants appointed to the new framework - but SOCOTEC has been chosen for dual services.

For both social housing new build and refurbishment projects, SOCOTEC will be able to provide consultancy services for both asbestos surveys and site investigation.

Understanding the condition of the land is fundamental for any construction project. If adverse or unexpected ground conditions are not recognised at an early stage, last minute design changes, delays and additional costs may occur. SOCOTEC can provide site investigation surveys, contaminated land consultancy, geology investigations, groundwater sampling and monitoring, radon gas monitoring, risk assessments, contaminated land surveys and topographical surveys to support the project in the initial understanding of the ground conditions to provide invaluable information for construction and design.

Additionally, as a leading provider of asbestos consultancy services, SOCOTEC’s team of experienced consultants can support project with refurbishment and demolition surveys to identify and locate asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in the area. An independent asbestos consultant can then advise on the remedial works required to remove the asbestos in preparation for refurbishment or demolition. In conducting the refurbishment and demolition surveys, social housing providers can be assured that those conducting the works will not be harmed by ACMs. Plus, depending on the presence of asbestos, the right removal contractor can be appointed to undertake the works in the right way.

In bringing together buyers and suppliers to support strong working relationships, the social housing consultancy framework gives social housing providers the opportunity to select the consultant of choice directly through the framework, to ensure the selection is made based on quality and price for maximum benefit for the project.

Buyers looking to procure a service can rest assured that SOCOTEC – as a pre-approved supplier - has already demonstrated its competence and capability in delivering quality services and solutions that prove to be cost-effective. A trusted partner, SOCOTEC has an existing relationship on the EN Procure Framework for asbestos services, having worked with a number of their members over several years.

For more information about the framework, click here

For more information about SOCOTEC’s services, please see asbestos here or site investigation services here.