High-end Residential projects are a particular exacting area – this is where commercial-grade installations meet residential standards of quality, and the very highest ones at that!
Hence, these projects call for a particular skill-set which isn’t always possessed by all electrical & mechanical contractors.
5 reasons to use D&T for High-End Residential projects
- D&T are independent – we are not tied to any one manufacturer; we fit what is most appropriate to the task in hand, and hence what is best for the customer.
- D&T are comprehensively accredited – we will always have the proper qualifications for anything we fit, from Fire & Security installations to Structured Cabling.
- Underpinning our accreditations in specific disciplines are our wider ISO accreditations – 9001 and 14001 – these evidence the processes and quality control which underpin all of our work.
- Our strapline is ‘Connected Excellence’ – this means that all of our technical disciplines work seamlessly alongside each other, with the same D&T quality standards throughout.
- Health & Safety is vital – all of our major projects have a dedicated Health & Safety person attached to them, meaning that there are always at least 2 pairs of eyes checking and re-checking.
- This means that we are very strict with ourselves when it comes to adhering to working directives; for example, the Working at Heights Directive is frequently invoked for High-End Residential developments given the demand for dramatic lighting effects for entrance lobbies and hallways.
- The ability to work alongside other contractors – there can often be up to 20 professions working together at the same time on high-end residential projects, all requiring co-ordination, flexibility and a reasonable degree of patience!
- Consequently, the ability to pre-empt problems before they emerge and offer practical, workable solutions is a highly-prized quality for architects, lead project managers and clients alike.
- For example, at a private residence on the banks of the Solent, D&T’s engineers quickly identified that no space had been left on the plans for the Lutron lighting controls. Having brought this to everybody’s attention, D&T were able to ‘pinch some space’ from elsewhere before the build had progressed too far, thereby avoiding costly retrofitting later on in the project.
- D&T provide a comprehensive audit trail for all of their work – hence, if anything needs to be changed in the future by another contractor, D&T’s plans will detail the system as installed so there are no hidden surprises.
- In addition, we can ‘build in’ capacity to protect from future obsolescence; e.g. for CCTV installations, specifying a central console capable of taking on more cameras to make it easier to expand in the future.
“At D&T, we make solving a problem our responsibility rather than leaving it to somebody else.”