Chawton Hill Support Nescot College

Education Animal Care Nescot

In the world of education, we’ve been delighted to work again with our friends at Nescot College Surrey. We have been helping them prepare an application bid to fund a new Animal Care Unit (ACU). Chawton Hill have an extensive history with Nescot (dating back to 2001). We have completed numerous projects with them over the years. These have included … Read More

Climate Change and Your Home

Flooding climate change

Once again, this year, climate change has been at the forefront of people’s minds. As COVID fades into the past, people have focussed on other pressing matters.  The shocking scenes of fires in Greece, and floods in places such as New Orleans have brought the climate crisis back into sharp relief. As we often observe, a home is likely to … Read More

St Patrick’s Church

St Patrick's Church

St Patrick’s Church is building a new church centre on the site of the current 1960s hall. The current building will be demolished to make way for a brand new £3m building. This new building will be two storeys and will connect to the existing church. We came on board after the design stage to help the church assess the … Read More

NHS London Procurement Partnership

NHS Framework Chawton Hill

We’ve Been Approved! In May, Chawton Hill were accepted by the NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) onto the Estates and Facilities Consultancy Services Dynamic Purchasing System. NHS LPP is one of four national procurement hubs serving the health community in London and surrounding areas. NHS LPP works with member trusts to help them get the best value from purchasing. … Read More

Welcome to Nicholas Smith

Feedback and Satisfaction

A challenge has been sitting on the horizon for the construction industry for many years. According to 2020 stats, 22% of the workforce are over 50 years old. Relatively few younger people are joining the industry. In the next decade, experts predict the skills gap will become critical. The sector often loses out on bright graduates to careers in law, … Read More

Moor Lane Respite Centre

Moor Lane - Chawton Hill Construction Consultants

Chawton Hill Reach Practical Completion on Children’s Respite Centre We’re delighted that this great project is nearing practical completion. Though not involved in the early stages of the project, Chawton Hill supported stakeholders and client to bring it to completion. In the original works, the precise user requirements at Moor Lane weren’t captured. Chawton Hill worked with the end user … Read More

Chawton Hill Has A New Look

Chawton Hill New Brand

Chawton Hill has been around for almost twenty years now, so we thought it was time for a little refresh of our image and appearance. We’ve been serving both domestic and commercial clients throughout the South East and wider UK for nearly two decades, delivering a quality and consistent service which has ensured a longevity we’re proud of. However, we … Read More

Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

*This year we close for the Christmas holidays at lunchtime on 24th December & we will be back on 4th January 2021. We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

College roof repair in Winchester, Hampshire

college roof repairs

Peter Symonds College in Winchester instructed us to assist with CIF Bid pricing on two CIF Bids. The first was for Roof Repair and Replacement works. The second was Replacement of a Conservatory building. Chawton Hill specified, tendered and managed both projects to completion and below we review the work carried out and show the dramatic improvements to the Adult & … Read More

Chawton Hill: Success in delivering Education projects.

education projects

Chawton Hill is 20 years old next year! Whilst the business has expanded into other sectors, notably, the Make Ready concept for England’s Ambulance Trusts, Education projects have been central to our growth but what makes us so successful in delivering school building projects? Education projects We have carried out over 150 major school building projects and worked with over … Read More

CIF Funding – three tips for success

CIF funding

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) open a CIF funding bidding round every year under which qualifying academies, multi-academy trusts and sixth form colleges can apply for capital funding. ESFA announced recently that they will be providing an additional £182m for Condition Improvement Funding 2020 to 2021 projects. This will fund a further 580 projects at 548 academies, sixth-form … Read More

How to choose a Building Surveyor

Building Surveys Surrey, London - Chawton Hill

We have written quite a lot about which type of Building Survey is best for your potential new home, such as What’s in a Building Survey? or What is a mortgage survey? However, we haven’t focussed on how you choose the right Building Surveyor to carry out your survey. Often we see customers use survey price as their main method … Read More

Appointing a Professional Quinquennial Inspector

Quinquennial Inspector

The appointment of a Quinquennial Inspector is always an individual, not a firm. It is important that a Quinquennial Inspector’s training, accreditation and experience in building conservation is commensurate with the complexity and significance of the church building or buildings in question.  The Quinquennial Report itself is one of the key documents which assists in the care and repair of … Read More

Failure of RAAC Roof Planks

RAAC roof planks

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete roof planks (RAAC), were widely used in flat roof construction between the 1960’s to 1980’s. Unfortunately, the methods employed to construct these planks resulted in a relatively weak structure. One with a low capacity for developing a bond with embedded reinforcement. Recent roof failures have identified rusting of this embedded reinforcement and cracking of the planks. … Read More

New SECAmb Multi-Use Centre

Multi-use centre

We are delighted to be acting as Lead Consultant on SECAmb’s new multi-use centre near Gillingham, Kent. This will be the 8th Make Ready Centre/Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) we have delivered for SECAmb & with the other functions incorporated into the building, it represents the largest such facility in England. The proposed building will total approximately 4050msq. Out of that … Read More