Special Projects

Unlike simple adaptations which are normally limited to a single room or area of a home.

Our Special Projects are usually far greater in size and complexity and will often involve structural alteration and a degree of new build.

Consequently, a multi-faceted design and build team is often assembled for such projects. John Ford Group is very experienced in large conversions and new build adaptations.

We are often instructed by Solicitors acting for clients that have been involved in accidents and traumas rendering physical and mental disabilities or have had life changing conditions diagnosed. Our track record of reducing facility delivery times without affecting quality means that we are often the preferred contractor.

Acting as Principal Contractor – we work alongside Specialist Disability Architects, Structural Engineers, Occupational Therapists and Specialist Equipment Suppliers bringing construction management expertise to the team. We are expert in managing the pre-construction process and site team including sub-contractors and specialist suppliers.

On all sites, a designated site manager or working foreman will oversee day-to-day operations with a visiting contracts manager attending site periodically.

We are experienced in working with a wide variety of contract documentation most commonly through the JCT suite.

Following instruction and during the pre-contract period – construction activity sequences are plotted using Powerproject© programming software such that the critical path can be understood. These critical activities are then examined to consider how the contract period can be reduced without affecting cost, quality or safety. This process enables the building to be handed over to the end user as quickly as possible – often a key requirement.

John Ford Group is a Chartered Building Company regulated by the Chartered Institute of Building. We are CHAS certified, hold Constructionline accreditation in addition to being endorsed by Trading Standards.

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Our insurances indemnities are £10,000,000 (Public Liability), £10,000,000 (Employers Liability) and £500,000 (Professional Indemnity).