Inevitably, the scale of KLT’s essential multi utilities work and infrastructure maintenance means some disruption to the immediate environment is inevitable. As an example here’s what to expect when our teams arrive on site to commence works on our gas mains replacement contracts for Cadent and SGN:
KLT, (in conjunction with utility drawings and visual aids) uses sophisticated locating equipment to scan the ground to identify utility infrastructure assets before using a water-based degradable spray to mark the identified gas and water pipes, electricity and telecommunications cables. The spray’s markings will wear away within a few weeks of KLT leaving a site.
To minimise disruption, before using any of our excavation methods, we use internal cameras to inspect the condition of the gas pipe we intend to work on to pinpoint the location of the gas service pipes which supply domestic, commercial and industrial gas consumers (our customers).
Large excavations, known as connection holes, are an essential part of the project as this is where the flow of gas is interrupted to allow the project work to be commence and where gas is reintroduced once the gas main and services have been replaced with new plastic polyethylene (PE) pipes. These connection holes are usually in the road and will be left open for between 5 to 10 days.
Access to Property
Once the new gas pipes are installed in the ground, KLT will need access to your property to connect your internal pipework to your new gas supply. This will involve a skilled and competent Gas Safe registered internal works engineer to assess the condition of your existing pipes and appliances and, if everything meets the required Gas Safe standards, the engineer will carry out the final connection of the pipes. The engineer will complete this gas utilities work within four hours of the interruption of the supply. Please note; this process applies to domestic property but doesn’t cover multiple occupancy premises, such as flats, maisonettes and workplaces.
Recycling & Reusing Waste
Because we recycle and reuse as much excavated waste as possible, all KLT works use compound shipping containers. These are placed in a designated work space by the Local Authority (LA); please note KLT has no control of the location. We are also legally required to have a self-contained mobile welfare unit.