Office strategy after lockdown

office

Are you considering your office strategy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? With more staff blending working from home with reduced office commuting, perhaps you need to make better use of smaller, localised office spaces. Your teams may never all be in the office together, instead they may rotate in smaller groups, so these new spaces will not need to … Read More

Schedule of Condition

Schedule of Condition

A Schedule of Condition (or SoC) is a factual record of the condition of a property. As part of our Professional Services, Chawton Hill prepare Schedules of Condition for both residential and commercial buildings. A well-written Schedule of Condition is a detailed record of the condition of the property on a particular date. This provides a benchmark to assess any … Read More

Building Surveys during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

building surveys, covid19

All our Building Surveys are carried out under our Terms of Engagement and the latest RICS Professional statement. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have temporarily amended these terms. This is so our surveyors and clients remain safe at all times during Building Surveys. On our Quick RICS Building Survey Quote form and our RICS Building Survey Booking Form, we … Read More

How to write successful CIF Bids

Condition Improvement Fund bids

We have been writing successful funding bids in various forms for nearly 20 years. In our experience securing CIF bids comes down to following the famous five P’s. Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance and avoiding the sixth P of Procrastination! The deadline for each academic year tends to follow a similar pattern. Final bids are required on the Education and … Read More

New Primary Medical Centres

Primary Medical Centres

We have a strong track record in Primary Medical Centres, having acted as Employers Agent, Quantity Surveyor & Principal Designer on over 15 in recent years. The governments 2019 manifesto re-stated its target of building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s. Importantly it also pledged to make sure these homes were ‘built in a way that makes sense for … Read More

Modular School Building

modular school building

During last summer we completed a modular school building project at Meadow Primary School in Epsom, Surrey. A few months earlier we discussed the concept of off-site construction and the benefits associated with modular buildings many of which were evident in this Meadow Primary project. For example, off-site buildings can be made wind and weather-tight more rapidly because they have … Read More

Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

*This year we close for the Christmas holidays on 24th December & we will be back on 2nd January. We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! As is traditional at this time of year we thought we’d look back on what’s been another exciting 12 months for Chawton Hill and look forward … Read More

Ambulance Make Ready Centre Programme for North West

Ambulance Make Ready Centre

Chawton Hill has been leading the development of the Ambulance Make Ready Centre programme for over 9 years. We are delighted to have been appointed by North West Ambulance Service Trust to carry out a number of site feasibility studies as the first step in developing their Ambulance Make Ready Centre (MRC) programme. North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) cover an … Read More

Insurance Reinstatement Works

Insurance Reinstatement Works

Insurance Reinstatement Works including Specification, Tendering and Contract Administration. Following a burst water tank in the loft, this residential property in Addlestone, Surrey was in need of refurbishment throughout. Chawton Hill attended site to assess the repair works. After detailed meetings with the Client and Loss Adjuster, we produced a specification for the reinstatement works and issued the project to … Read More

Ambulance Make Ready Centre for Banstead, Surrey

Ambulance Make Ready

We are delighted to be appointed to another SECAmb Ambulance Make Ready Centre (MRC) , this time in Banstead, Surrey. Having been closely involved in the creation of the Ambulance Make Ready concept back in 2010, we have over the last 9 years built up an unrivalled level of expertise in delivering these innovative and productivity driving buildings. As Lead … Read More

Planning Authority National Coverage

planning authority

Over the past two and a half years we have been acting as planning consultants for Revolution Laundrette, a stand alone, 24/7 outdoor self-service launderette provider and part of the international Photo-Me Group. As a temporary, movable structure the launderette units provide site owners with increased footfall and in-store spend whilst customer’s laundry is being washed. With hundreds of units … Read More

How to choose the best house survey

Building surveys; best house survey

What’s the best house survey type for your potential new home? A full building survey, a homebuyer’s report, or something else? We outline the choices available for every type of home. Do you know what type of house survey the home you want to buy needs? Whether you’re buying a home for the first time, or the tenth time, it’s … Read More

Armed Forces Covenant

armed forces covenant

We are delighted to have signed the government’s Armed Forces Covenant & have our commitment fully registered. The pledge states that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives. The … Read More

Project Management – Residential

project management

We had previously carried a project management role for some external works for this client and they recently came back to us to manage a full internal refurbishment of the same property. Our role covered a Feasibility Study, Specification, Contractor Tendering, Contract Administration and Project Management. The internal refurbishment work covered; Removal of an en-suite, remodelling, creation of a fourth … Read More

Green Web Hosting

green web hosting

Green web hosting – We tend to think that going digital is better for our environment, surely there’s less printing and the recycling bins aren’t as full? In fact the datacentres, where our website information is stored, are vast buildings packed with servers that require a lot of electricity to power them and just as much electricity to keep them … Read More