Making sure your property works for you

Planned and Reactive Maintenance

We appreciate that not every client has the same approach to building maintenance. We all have different priorities, particularly when times are challenging. Whatever your approach we are there to support you:-

Planned maintenance - there comes a point when every building, regardless of age needs some work. Whether you need an external or internal refurbishment, external redecoration, structural repairs or just a general package of repairs, we can help. We can identify the works you need, advise you on likely budgets, specify and tender the works and oversee them on site to make sure you get what you pay for.

Reactive maintenance - Sometimes its a bit more urgent, your roofs leaking or your buildings cracking and you need to establish the problem and get it dealt with. Some of these problems aren't quite as straightforward as they appear, but our wide experience in building pathology will help identify what the problem is and the best solution.

Planned preventative maintenance (PPM) - For some organisations it is best to have a long term plan in place for building maintenance, in certain cases it is a requirement. We can help with provision of planned preventative maintenance schedules

Design and Contract Administration

Helping you through your project

Whatever the size of your project, getting it right first time is essential Our experience in building pathology and design ensures you will get guided through what the problems with your building are and what the best solutions to those problems are. We have extensive experience in:-

  • Retail/commercial refurbishment and alteration
  • Extensions
  • Change of use
  • Listed building repairs and refurbishment
  • End of lease works
  • External Redecoration and repairs
  • Fire damage reinstatement

We can help you with the various stages of your project:-

Initial design

We work with you on your brief to develop the detail required to ensure your project delivers your requirements. We can prepare feasibility assessments to give you an overview of what is achievable from your project.

Once you decide you are happy with how you want to move things forward, we will deal with any necessary Planning/Listed Building applications for the project.

Contract Administration

Once you have any necessary Planning permission, we will prepare specification and any necessary further drawings for the project necessary for Building Control application. We will then tender the works for you to a list of contractors we will work with you to choose. Once tenders are returned we will report to you and provide any support required in the decision process. We will then instruct your chosen contractor and oversee works up to completion, dealing with any problems along the way and more importantly keeping control of cost.

Principal Designer (CDM Regulations)

Health and Safety plays an extremely important part of the construction process and the CDM Regulations have done a great deal to reduce construction injuries and fatalities. Working on buildings can be dangerous for many different reasons and the role of the Principal Designer is to ensure that these risks are minimised throughout the design and construction process. The CDM Regulations apply to all construction projects and where the client is non residential they need to appoint a Principal Designer to carry out their duties where they are not appropriately experienced to do so.

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996

Rights come with responsibilities

The Party Wall Act provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings.

A building owner proposing to start work covered by the Act must give adjoining owners notice of their intentions in the way set down in the Act. Adjoining owners can agree or disagree with what is proposed. Where they disagree, the Act provides a mechanism for resolving disputes.

It is unfortunately a fact that some neighbours can be difficult. This can happen for reasons completely unrelated to any proposed party wall works, a minor misunderstanding can turn into something far more concerning. The very nature of the Party Wall Act including the nature of a surveyors appointment under it is designed to avoid making any such background being relevant as surveyors are simply there to ensure the parties rights and responsibilities under the Act are dealt with equitably. Because of this and because of the problem solving nature of surveyors working in this field, it is often the case that the benefits of the Act are very apparent.

We can help, either the Building owner (the person wanting to do the work), or the adjoining owner from initial serving of notices to publishing of awards.

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