Building Surveys and Defect Analysis
Building surveys of residential and commercial buildings are one of our key areas of expertise, and we can assist with surveys at each stage of your involvement with a property, from advice prior to purchase or the taking on of a lease through to helping you plan for changes and ongoing maintenance. A good survey can flag up potential issues, show you the potential for adapting a property and save you money in the long run.
We also assist with the analysis of building defects, from troublesome damp and water ingress through to cracking and movement. We can diagnose the problem and let you know what needs to be done to remedy the issue providing costs and recommendations.
We have particular knowledge and experience with historic buildings and the Prime Central London market
- Building Surveys
- Condition Surveys
- Schedules of Condition
- Measured Surveys
- Defect Analysis
- Maintenance Planning
- Historic Buildings
We offer a full project management service from preparing cost and feasibility advice through to the management of work on site. We work with clients who ask us to manage whole projects on their behalf as well as those who just require specialist assistance for elements such as planning and building regulations applications. We can offer unbiased advice on procurement and can specify and tender works and oversee projects from inception to completion.
- Project Management
- Architectural Design and Drawing
- Cost Consultancy
- Planning and Building Regulations Applications
- Listed Building Consent Applications
- Specification and Tendering
- Contract Administration
- CDM Coordination
We offer sound professional advice and support across most fields of property. We are experienced in representing clients in dilapidations claims and in dealing with party wall matters. We can provide advice relating to all legal aspects of owning property including insurance matters and we undertake reinstatement cost assessments for properties of historic interest. We are increasingly involved in assisting managing agents and resident management associations in preparing reports for licenses to alter and assisting with maintenance planning.
- Party Wall
- Planned Maintenance Programmes
- Landlord’s Approval Reports – Licence to Alter
- Reinstatement Cost Assessment (Fire Insurance Valuations)
- Strategic Advice
We are industry specialists in the field of asbestos management, helping clients with everything from policy documents to managing and auditing asbestos removal work. We have experience of working with clients with large and complex portfolios, managing asbestos surveys and remediation work in occupied buildings as well as providing emergency advice following accidental exposure. We are entirely independent but can draw on our network of UKAS accredited surveying companies and licensed asbestos removal contractors to support clients as needed.
- Asbestos Management Plans, Processes and Procedures
- Project Management of Asbestos Surveys and Removal
- Compliance and Asbestos Management Audits
- Reactive advice following asbestos exposure incidents
- Asbestos Awareness Training
Health and Safety Compliance
We are trusted by commercial clients across a number of sectors to advise them on their compliance duties in the management of property and projects. We advise on compliance across the full range of built environment and workplace legislation to ensure that your assets are well managed and maintained. We have developed a strong specialism in assisting clients to manage portfolios of property ranging from two or three buildings up to 150 separate sites.
- Health and Safety Compliance Advice
- CDM Coordination
- Preparation of policies, processes and procedures
- Disabled Access Advice
- Advice on Best Practice
We work with private, public and charitable organisations on a diverse range of problem solving commissions. With specific experience in the field of repair and maintenance planning across local and National portfolios, we can assist businesses and boards in planning and implementing property strategies, through to providing guidance and support to any follow on programme of change.
- Strategic Property Advice
- Change Management
- Programme Management
Commercial Cost & Contractual Advice
We can provide commercial cost and contractual advice for major refurbishment and fit out projects. Whether we are tasked with a single instruction or providing advice on multiple issues, as project managers we can either lead or work within project teams and turn our hand to whatever is necessary to help our clients get the job done.
- Feasibility Studies
- Cost Consultancy
- Planning and Development
Interim Management & Support
Where additional resources are required we can provide interim property management and compliance roles, guiding clients and their teams through the process of turning strategy and legislation into efficient operational activities, as well as gathering site based data and allowing them to take control of their property portfolios.
- Interim Management
- Auditing and Site Inspections
- Management Plans & Best Practice Advice
- Development of Processes and Procedures