Maintenance is often neglected to buildings which has an accumulative effect and leads to increased expenditure and often disruption due to component failure. A lack of maintenance can significantly impact on the value of an investment or result in claims for more significant and costly remedial works.
I can offer a variety of services designed to assist a Client in ascertaining the maintenance needs of their building stock and in the management of reactive repairs and planned preventative maintenance works. I specialise in provision of Quinquennial Inspections of church buildings detailing condition, reactive and planned maintenance, prioritising remedial works along with budget costs.
I am also able to act in Common Repairs and outstanding Statutory Notice situations having gained considerable experience acting on behalf of private clients, factors and solicitors advising on options, pros and cons, procurement strategies and in managing and signing off building works.
If you have a maintenance requirement requiring professional advice, call me for a free no obligation consultation.
I have gained considerable experience undertaking independent surveys of Common Parts such as roofs, chimneystacks and stonework in particular allowing owners an unbiased opinion on condition and remedial works required.
I am able to act as Contract Administrator in preparing detailed specifications and tender documents outlining remedial works, materials to be used and quality of works required, inviting tender returns from contractors and scrutinizing tender returns in preparing a tender analysis report.
I can draft formal Building Contracts and appoint the Contractor on the clients behalf, issuing Contract Instructions, Variations, valuing the works, issuing contract certification and monitoring works to completion to ensure these are undertaken to the appropriate standards.
I can also provide advice on problematic Common Repair situations that arise and tactics to mitigate risks such as an owner refusing to agree to progress any works.
common & shared repairs
Nobody likes unpleasant surprises such as a roof leak which can have significant consequences including unanticipated expenditure. The best way to solve the problem is to avoid it and a Planned Preventative Maintenance Plan allows owners to formulate a building maintenance strategy.
A Planned Preventative Maintenance Plan incorporates a detailed survey which outlines existing defects and in addition those likely to arise within the maintenance period being considered whilst prioritising repairs and providing budget costings.
Put simply, a Planned Preventative Maintenance Report allows you to anticipate future costs of building work to your property so that you can budget for them, and ensure that repair works are programmed to minimise any disturbance.
If you think that a Planned Preventative Maintenance Plan is of interest to you, please contact me and I'd be happy to help.
Ecclesiastical Quinquennial Inspections are undertaken every 5 years in order to record the condition of the structure and forms one of the key document in the care, repair and maintenance of an ecclesiastical building.
The Quinquennial Inspection, whether a Full or Interim inspection, gives a snapshot of the condition of the building, defects and remedial action required, whilst prioritising and providing budget costs for such works.
I am fortunate enough to have undertaken a considerable number of these inspections across entire portfolios and extending across various geographical locations.
Many clients have suffered from persistent building issues such as water ingress that possibly numerous previous repair attempts have failed to resolve or even that other surveyors have been unable to get to the bottom of.
I have considerable experience in the investigation of building defects, building pathology and various construction types including building detailing which are essential to providing a correct diagnosis.
I am able to advise on complex cases and where use of modern surveying techniques are required including electronic leak detection, thermographic cameras, borescopes, radar and others.