This is a very detailed report; the inspection can take several hours and often involves some limited disturbance to the building itself. Our surveyors will examine closely the structure and condition of the building and, in some cases, may recommend specialist reports for drainage, electrical systems, central heating and timber diseases.
Some restrictions may still exist to prevent complete inspection (such as fitted floor coverings, limited roof access), but within these limitations the survey will be complete. In recognition of the work required for this report, the building survey is considerably more expensive than any other type of report.
ELEMENTAL OR SPECIALIST INVESTIGATIONOur Surveyors can carry out individual elemental or specialist Investigations where concern exists over specific parts of, or defects in, a property.
The scope of this type of investigation will be specific to each individual job and, if necessary, the brief may be altered as findings on site dictate.
A measured survey includes taking on site measurements of land and or buildings and producing plans, drawn to scale. Plans can be produced either, on the drawing board or on the computer using a drawing software package.
DDA ACCESS AUDITAs a building owner or employer you have a duty under the Disability Discrimination Act to ensure that the building and work environment meet with the requirements of the Act. Clee Tompkinson Francis can assist with the Access Audit and the planning of any improvement works required as a result of the audit.
ASBESTOS SURVEYAs a building owner or lessee you may have a duty under the Asbestos at Work Regulation to assess your building with a view to managing any asbestos based materials forming part of the structure. Clee Tompkinson Francis can assist with the survey and identification.
DILAPIDATIONSDilapidation's are a specialist field, which involves resolving a dispute relating to a leasehold property.
Our surveyors have extensive experience in the area of Dilapidation's, representing both the claimant and defendant on a number of cases in varying client sectors.
PARTY WALL AND BOUNDARY DISPUTES
Managing Party Wall matters requires a detailed understanding of the legislative background. Our surveyors have a wide range of experience in managing and resolving Party Wall matters and boundary disputes and have all the necessary skills and know-how to provide you with an excellent service.
Depending on your specific requirement, Clee Tompkinson Francis can also fulfil the role of Building Owner's Surveyor, Adjoining Owner's Surveyor or Third Surveyor, including preparing Party Wall Notices and Party Wall Awards in accordance with legislation.
REINSTATEMENT COST ASSESSMENTS
Our Surveyors have a comprehensive understanding in preparing Reinstatement Cost Assessments for insurance purposes. The service requires a high level of attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of what insurance companies are looking for. We approach every case with care and sensitivity, working closely with clients to give them a quality of service and a bespoke solution to meet their requirements.
DESIGN AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
Contract administration and project management involves delivering clients construction needs from inception through to completion. We can advise clients on design solutions, contractor selection, and tendering and cost control.
Our surveyors aim to exceed their client's expectations. They lead and manage repair and maintenance, building adaptation, refurbishment and new build projects. Our contract administration and project management services include:
. Contract administration
. Project management
. Design, specification and drawing preparation
. Building contract advice and procurement
. Project monitoring
. Planning consultation and applications
. Building regulations consultation and applications.
SCHEDULE OF CONDITION
We undertake both photographic and descriptive Schedules of Condition on all property types for a variety of purposes, from limiting tenant's obligations under a lease to recording the condition of properties prior to carrying out works.
A Schedule of Condition will record the condition of the building at that particular time and may be supported by photographs, sketches and drawings.
Clee Tompkinson Francis undertake feasibility appraisals for alterations, refurbishment and new build, providing comprehensive reports to suitably appraise our clients requirements.
A feasibility study defines how the clients goal is to be accomplished, what risks are involved, and any special security, technology or building considerations. We can develop feasibility studies that evaluate all aspects required for a project to proceed within the clients limitations or expectations.
For information on any of our Surveying Services please contact your local Clee Tompkinson Francis office, or:
Clee Tompkinson Francis
82, Windsor Road
Telephone 01639 646926
19 Walter Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1792 475332