As well as Building Project Management and Architectural Design services, we also provide a number of other related services:
Structural Surveys –
If you are the owner of a building structure and are concerned about its condition, or are considering making alterations or changing its usage, a structural condition survey is an appropriate place to start.
A survey will help you to establish whether the property is in a structurally sound condition and whether there are any initial signs of disrepair that are in need of attention. Often if the early signs of any defect can be detected, inexpensive actions can be put into effect to prevent the onset of more significant damage. Advice on these matters is best obtained from an experienced, reputable and qualified structural engineer.
Should you wish to arrange to carry out changes in the layout of a building or wish to change it from its present use to an alternative use, then an accurate assessment of the means of structural support will need to be established. Calculations may then be undertaken to establish the suitability of any proposed changes.
Failure to carry out such checks may render the building unstable under the new loading arrangements. A structural survey will enable the building owner to establish the suitability of a building for any proposed structural changes or change of use.
Changes to the structure of a building are likely to need planning and building regulation approval.
CDM Co-ordinator Services –
Construction Design Management Co-ordinator. This is a role to advise the client on health and safety matters and must be fulfilled by a person who is competent in construction health and safety.
The CDM co-ordinator’s role is to advise the client on health and safety issues during the design and planning phases of construction work.
- Notify details of the project to HSE.
- Co-ordinate health and safety aspects of design work and co-operate with others involved with the project.
- Facilitate good communication between the client, designers and contractors.
- Identify, collect and pass on pre-construction information; and
- Prepare/update the health and safety file.
Insurance Inspections –
We can assist clients with investigation of structural cracks for insurance claims or advice on Damp penetration, or defects in workmanship especially during the Defects Liability stage of a new home warranty.
Building Control Advice –
We can help Clients selecting Approved Building Control Inspectors, giving advice on Building Regulations and how best to comply with the regulations during the build process. We can provide additional inspections on top on the minimum required by Building Control.