We can organise and oversee your building project. We have experience managing refurbishment and new build projects with values ranging between £20k and £3million and term contracts exceeding £10million.
This process includes the compilation of a specification, obtaining tenders, evaluating and reporting on the tender, putting a contract in place, chairing meetings, checking works quality and certifying payments.
Similar to Contract Admin. But under a Design & Build Contract. Tapping into the design experience of suitable contractors.
We help develop the design brief and ensure it can be tendered competitively. Proposals are compared and analysed. The contract is drawn up and we manage the contract on the client’s behalf. The contractor takes on the design responsibility and risk.
We monitor building works, for a client needing to protect their interests when significant building works are being undertaken by another party.
The design and specification are reviewed, progress and standards are checked. Stage payments and completion are certified and any changes in scope are negotiated.
The Principal Designer has responsibility for managing the heath, safety and welfare on projects from pre-construction through to handover and beyond.
We have experience undertaking this role on small refurbishments through to high value complex projects.
We can inspect a property and advise on forms of construction, compliance and other risks prior to acquisition of a freehold or leasehold interest.
Building defects can be identified enabling any repair costs to be factored into the purchase price and difficult maintenance issues can be flagged so you purchase a property in the full knowledge of all the issues.
We can inspect a property and provide a report detailing the required planned maintenance to enable property occupiers/ owners to understand what future annual maintenance/repairs are needed. We forecast costs and how works should be phased to achieve best value for money.
Works can be identified under headings of priority, health and safety/ statutory, preventative etc. to suit your needs.
We prepare and negotiate interim and terminal schedules of dilapidations with experience in commercial properties of all types.
We prepare assessments of future dilapidations liabilities for Landlords and Tenants to allow forward planning and to input into a wider property strategy.
We have significant experience in guiding tenants through dilapidations at lease expiry.
Including negotiating dilapidations settlements on their behalf and managing works where appropriate to control the dilapidations liability. We have negotiated successfully on claims of up to £1million.
This records the condition of a building at a given moment in time and are often attached to leases to limit repairing obligations or appended to party wall awards.
These reports are descriptive/ illustrative, but do not diagnose defects.
We regularly provide these reports on a variety of commercial buildings.
Acting for the party undertaking building works (Building Owner) or affected neighbours (Adjoining Owners).
This can involve the preparation of party wall notices, the compilation of party wall awards, preparing or agreeing schedules of condition and dealing with problems arising during construction.
We can assess the re-build cost of any property for insurance purposes. Visiting site to consider any site specific considerations.
The RICS recommends that RCA reports are carried out on a regular basis, with an annual adjustment to reflect inflationary effects, and a major review and reassessment every three years - or earlier if significant alterations are made.
We have provided reports on Local Authority property stock including major corporate buildings, retail premises and houses.