How to choose a Building Surveyor

Building Survey in Surrey, building surveyor

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

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

Competitive building costs

CIF Bid pricing, cif funding

Accurate & competitive CIF Bid costings are essential if an academy, sixth-form college or eligible school is going to be successful in securing, for example, CIF funding. Even if the CIF bid is ultimately unsuccessful, the process of preparing an accurate tender pack & receiving competitive building costs can often help in budgeting for the works in the future. We … Read More

Public Consultation

Public consultation sessions

As with all our building projects, consultation with local residents, end users and key stakeholders so they can provide their views and feedback on a proposal, is always a central part in refining the final project. We’ve carried out numerous events, whether to gather feedback from local residents on a school extension or end users’ thoughts on a multi-million pound … Read More

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