Building Surveying

Building Surveying & Project Management

Our team of Building Surveyors is led by our Associate Director, Alan Murphy BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS
Working alongside our HML sister companies, we specialise in undertaking works on behalf of residential management companies, directors and freeholders to ensure the smooth running and excellent up keep of your property. From internal refurbishment schemes, such as general redecoration and carpet replacements, to major works such as full external works including the renewal of roof covering – we can take care of it all! The combination of our property management and surveying experience provides a unique lateral approach to our service. Project management not only gives you peace of mind but adds value to your property. If it’s clear professional advice you’re seeking, we can help.

Surveys & Inspections
Our experienced surveyors carry out various building surveys and inspections on a wide range of private and commercial properties. A building survey is vital for identifying any possible defects in your building. Our expert findings will determine what action needs to be taken to remedy the defect whilst ensuring all recommended work is compliant with current legislation. The surveys we can provide include:

  • Building condition surveys, building surveys and home buyer reports
  • Specifications for refurbishments, maintenance and repair
  • Appraisal and audit of building works carried out
  • Building defect assessment and diagnosis

Project Management
When a property is both externally and internally redecorated, it will not only enhance the value, it will make it a cleaner, smarter and a safer place to live. Major works is a term used to describe large scale cyclical maintenance and repairs, such as internal and external redecoration, the resurfacing of an access way or replacement of a roof or lift. These are complex and expensive projects which need to be carefully managed by experienced professionals. The term is most commonly used when discussing work to be carried out that will cost an individual lessee more than £250 (inclusive of VAT) which is the Section 20 threshold.

Advance planning is essential to ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet the cost of the works if you are a leaseholder. It is vital to ensure that all relevant health and safety requirements are met, as well as the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. At Shaw & Company, our surveyors can help with this by carrying out a planned preventative maintenance inspection which will identify work required over a ten or five year period and give an indication of the likely costs for budgeting purposes – this can be reviewed on an annual basis.

The services that we can provide are:

  • Site inspection and initial client meeting
  • Drafting of the specification / works schedule
  • Pricing
  • Contract documentation and administration

Once the works commence on your site, your dedicated surveyor will work closely with the contractor and provide regular performance and progression updates.