Building Surveying

Building Surveying

We offer a range Building Surveying services which include the preparation of reports on building condition & defect diagnosis, schedules of dilapidation, acquisition surveys, stock condition surveys and CDM advisory. Because of our multi-disciplinary experience, we are able to provide advice from Engineering and Surveying viewpoints to achieve an encompassing building advice service.

Defect Diagnosis and Structural & Forensic Investigations – The economic and appropriate repair of structures requires the determination of the causes and an assessment of the extent of deterioration.  In addition, consideration needs to be given as to how the deterioration affects the integrity of the structure so that appropriately tailored remedial solutions are developed. We have extensive experience in assessing the causes and consequences of the deterioration of structures and fabric, as well as experience in arranging appropriate sample testing and the specification of cost effective remedial options. This includes a specialist service in the investigation of building and foundation failures.

Building Surveys and Planned Maintenance Programmes – We have a great deal of experience in offering advice on budget costs for maintenance and remedial works including reporting on the condition of buildings and their likely long-term maintenance and repair costs. This service is often of interest to building portfolio owners and operators of commercial property. We can provide detailed and bespoke planned maintenance programmes or building surveys to suit all clients.

Stock Condition Surveys – Of particular interest to local authorities and registered providers is our residential offering. As part of this service we can undertake stock condition surveys of whole portfolios of properties or undertake sample based surveys to satisfy funders. We can also provide advice on legislative issues such as checking properties for compliance with the decent homes standard or identifying hazards under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

CDM Advice and Consultancy – As designers, we have legal responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. We are also pleased to offer our services as a Principal Designer and CDM Advisor to our clients. Our experience in offering CDM services includes complicated commercial and retail fit out projects, new build commercial schemes and routine maintenance work. We also act as the Principal Designer for the majority of our residential clients and always seek to inform and educate them of their responsibilities.

Reinstatement Cost Assessments – We are regularly asked, often during an acquisition process, to produce reinstatement costs assessments. These assessments are used by insurers to determine the cost of reinstating or rebuilding a property following a total loss situation. It is essential that figures are arrived at using proven and robust methods and in communication with insurers. We are happy to undertake this type of assessment on both commercial and residential properties and welcome your enquiry if you would like to find out more.

If you would like to know more about our services please contact us or view some examples of our work using the link below


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