Our Building Surveyors are trained, qualified and experienced in the design, construction and performance of buildings.
Building surveyors work primarily with existing buildings, they know how they are put together, how they perform, how they are used and misused, and how they fail. This expertise allows our surveyors to be able to advise our clients on potential issues with buildings they intend to purchase, current problems with buildings that are owned or occupied and how to help avoid future problems in the way buildings are maintained, altered or adapted.
Building surveyors work methodically with an eye for detail and a concern for value for money. In addition to their knowledge of buildings, they know about the legislation which affects buildings and controls development and occupational liability.
Drew Pearce Building Surveyors can assist you in three main areas of practice:
- Party wall matters
- Dealing with disputed boundaries
- Reinstatement Cost Assessments for insurance purposes
- Expert witness in a variety of disputes
- Construction standards including individual elements such as conservatories, uPVC windows, and roof coverings or whole projects
- Building surveys for prospective purchasers
- Dilapidation claims for the landlord or the tenant
- Schedules of condition for appending to a lease
- Schedules of condition prior to commencement of works to neighbouring properties
- Specific Defect diagnosis with advice on suitable remedial action
- Planned maintenance advice for occupied or managed properties
- Snagging inspection of new buildings
- Alterations and refurbishments of buildings
- Maintenance and repair of buildings for occupiers or management companies
- Building Regulation applications
- Planning applications
- Management of building contracts
- Conservation of historic buildings and Listed Building Consent applications
- Advice on building costs
- Construction / project monitoring
- Insurance reinstatement claims
Please contact Stephen Hart MRICS for further information.