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About us

 

The company is based in Suffolk and we cover the South East and London areas for a wide range of clients, commercial, residential, private and public sector.  We have 30 years experience in construction and 16 years specialising in building regulations we are well versed in guiding you through the compliance process and to advise on fire safety.  We are qualified building surveyors with many years working in multiple sectors including listed buildings, vacant sites, residential, office, leisure and retail which is of benefit to you in your project.

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Services

We offer a wide range of services and are available on an hourly rate, half or full day or fixed time period, able to support you as and when needed, we offer a professional, fast responsive and reactive service.  Please call for a no obligation chat about what we can do for you and receive a written quotation for the work you would like to commission.

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Assembly of Regulation 38 Information

This information is a requirement under Building Regulations and also the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.  At the end of the project when the pressure is on to get formal sign off we can assist you in collating this information for submission to Building Control or to the relevant person

Building Surveys, Stock condition surveys and Defect Analysis

A detailed report for a new purchase or existing portfolio.  80% of buyers identify defects through a full survey and this helps avoid unnecessary delays and costs by fully appraising the investor prior to purchase, knowing defects in stock allows a cyclical schedule of works to be developed in the most economical way.

Building Pathology

If you have a specific problem with your building but you don't have the relevant knowledge or experience to identify the cause and specify the remedial work we can do this for you. 

CDM 2015 and Health and Safety Advice 

The focus on Health and Safety in the last few decades has helped the construction industry reduce risks and save lives.  The role of Principal Designer is to ensure that the health and safety on projects is managed, monitored and recorded properly and this is a legal duty for the client (unless they appoint a principal designer)  who maybe unaware or unwilling to take on this role.

Building Regulations Consultancy

Early impartial advice on compliance with the building regulations and assistance on those projects where you have hit a stumbling block.  We can offer pragmatic advice and assist your response back to the Building Control Body to gain compliance.

Building Regulation compliance surveys and schedules of work

Owners of existing buildings may want to bring a property up to current building regulation standards.  This is a specialist area and one many standard building surveyors are not equipped to advise on, we however, can offer this exact expertise in a detailed report along with a schedule of works if required.

Clerk of Works/Site Supervision

All projects benefit from independent and frequent inspection and this role directly feeds back to the client and not only considers compliance with the appropriate standards and best practise but also undesirable deviations from the specification which are not prevented under the planning or building regulations process and control.

Fire Strategy 

Essential for compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and not just for new buildings, this should be up to date and reflect any modifications either physical or how the building is managed or operated. 

Fire Risk Assessment

Once a building is occupied, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 you are required to have a fire risk assessment in place.  If there are more than 5 staff this must be written down.  We can help you comply with the legal obligations but also help identify improvements and potential issues that need to be resolved ensuring that your legal liabilities are reduced to an acceptable level.

Dilapidation Surveys

A survey specifically for commercial premises and highlights the work required to return the property back to the condition before the tenancy started.

Occupancy Studies

Workplaces develop over time, they change use slightly and they can become more intensely occupied - are you sure you are still complying with the legislation?  We can undertake an occupancy study which will identify non-compliances, best practise and remedial action with clear colour coded plans for compliance in particular regard to fire, ventilation, access for all and wellbeing facilities.

Equalities Act Compliance

Advice on compliance with Approved Document M and the Equalities Act 2010 including a full survey, report and specification for the works if required.

Party Wall 

We can act for the building owner, the adjoining owner or be appointed as a third party surveyor to act for both parties impartially.  The legislation provides a legal framework to guard against potential damage as a result of building work and a challenge to exaggerated claims if damage does occur. 

Training & CPD's covering the above topics

Having previously lectured at Anglia Ruskin University and The Barlett School of Architecture, we are available for lecturing and presentation of technical CPD.

Tenant Fit Out Packs 

Provision of information packs for Landlord to issue to tenants which outline their building and system requirements and what is expected from the tenant and the level of information required for alterations.

Warranty Inspections

Either direct or referral, we can provide a full survey for warranty purposes.

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07581 712226

01473 620991

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Registered in England. Company No. 12202308. Registered Office: 16 Bracken Avenue, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 2PP

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