We offer a breadth of services and are pleased to provide advice on matters ranging from listed buildings, general building alterations and extensions though to new buildings including residential, commercial and Multi-Storey constructions of timber, masonry, steel and concrete frames, including provisions to comply with the requirements of disproportionate collapse in accordance with The Building Regulations.We are blessed to work with many builder who routinely insists that we are appointed before they quote because they strongly appreciate our comprehensive and thorough drawings and details.
Buildings that change ownership are often subject to a Surveyors' or other Valuation Report or similar due diligence, particularly for mortgage purposes; these reports are usually referred to as Valuation Surveys or Home Buyers Reports; such reports are often also required for re-mortgage/re-financing purposes. Some Surveyors offer structural reports, which is often a misnomer because a Surveyors report tends to focus on the superficial building fabric, rather than appraising the real structural integrity of the property; which is generally our main focus of attention. Where the Surveyor has structural concerns or identifies structural defects they tend to advise that a Structural Report is required by a Chartered Structural Engineer; we are then engaged to comment and advise.We can arrange for proper Structural Survey Reports; these can also be extended and customised to include specialists reports for drainage, wall ties, electrical and gas installations. Everything is pulled together into one coherent report.
Party Wall Surveyors
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 makes provision in respect of party walls, and excavation and construction in proximity to certain buildings or structures; and for connected purposes.The Act provides owners of buildings with rights and obligations to other owners.The approach encompasses the requirement to serve appropriate notices and counter notices, issuing of appropriate consents in particular circumstances, appointment and duties of surveyors to determine disputes in accordance with the Act procedures, and matters of compensation etc.