Competitive building costs

CIF Bid pricing

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

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

Chawton Hill – what do you do then?

Chawton Hill Chartered Surveyors & Project Managers

Actually quite a lot more than you might at first think when you hear Chawton Hill, Chartered Surveyors. The business is well into its late teens now, having been established in 2001 by Stephen Holmes and David Edwards, both Fellows of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Whilst Building Projects & Building Surveys neatly describes the two areas of our … Read More

ISBA 2017 Conference Winners

Chawton Hill ISBA 2017 3 Putt Challenge

For the ISBA 2017 Conference we decided on a putting competition. A quick survey of our current bursar client base showed a high proportion of golfers and putting was an easy enough game for everyone, golfer or not to have a go. As we were to discover, hockey players and indeed non golfing bursars scored just as well as their … Read More

Top Tips for a Successful Exhibition

Chawton Hill Chartered Surveyors ISBA 2017 Stand - Dave Edwards and Steve Holmes successful exhibition

We thought it would be useful to pull together our tips for a successful exhibition following our attendance at this year’s Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA) conference in Manchester. The 2017 ISBA conference has been our most successful to date, so it’s good practice to review our approach and see what worked well and where we can improve. Firstly it’s … Read More

ISBA Conference 2017

ISBA Conference in Manchester, education facilities

Education is one of our core business sectors and with the annual ISBA conference  just a few weeks away we have been reviewing our current school projects in time for the conference. As with last years conference, the Chawton Hill team will be demonstrating our 16+ years expertise in; obtaining planning permissions for school buildings, particularly in Greenbelt areas working with … Read More

New NESCOT parking facilities

NESCOT parking and main entrance

Our latest NESCOT project to receive Epsom & Ewell Borough Council approval is the re-development of the site’s parking facilities & main entrance. As the first impression for new visitors & returning students, this phase really helps to finish off the collage’s £ multi million redevelopment plans. Our relationship with NESCOT goes back nearly fifteen years. In that time we … Read More

Education Facilities

Exceptional Education Facilities in Surrey by Chawton Hill Chartered Surveyors

We have been helping education facilities in & around Surrey since the very start of Chawton Hill, nearly 15 years ago. Our experience extends to Independent Schools, Foundation Schools and Academies. We are active members of the Independent School’s Bursars Association annual conference, the next of which is being held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex between 17 – 18 May … Read More

Exceptional Education Facilities Map

Exceptional Education Facilities

We have over 145 education projects on our server now, so we thought it would be interesting to plot them on Google to create an Exceptional Education Facilities map. Here’s the result. Since 2001, the Education Sector has been a key driver for our business. If you are considering an education facilities project of any sort, please get in touch … Read More

School Design Improves Learning

School Design Improves Learning

A school design that’s full of natural light, has good air quality, good acoustics, comfortable temperature control and enough space to allow for a range of activities will have a positive outcome on student’s results. However policy can often emphasise quantitative evidence over qualitative, so it was good to find a piece of research conducted by Professor Peter Barrett entitled, … Read More

Education Sector Info-graphic

Education Sector Info-graphic

Here’s our Education sector info-graphic, showing our experience since 2001; Since our incorporation in 2001 we have; delivered over 11,200m2 of newly built education facilities surveyed over 220,500m2 of education facilities completed over 145 education projects finished projects have taken on average 2 years Our education experience includes working with Independent Schools, Foundation Schools and Academies. Our client commissions range … Read More

ISBA Annual Conference 2016

ISBA Annual Conference - Chawton Hill surveyors stand 7

ISBA Annual Conference 2016 Following a successful ISBA Conference last year, we are excited to announce our attendance at this year’s ISBA Annual Conference being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on the 18 – 19 May 2016. Stephen Holmes – LinkedIn and David Edwards – Linkedin are both looking forward to exhibiting at the conference our exceptional education … Read More