Building Consultancy

Our professional status as a firm of Chartered Surveyors provides us with the strongest foundation possible to assist with building and property matters in the UK. Our extensive expertise in building maintenance and management, construction techniques, structural assessment, remedial works and repair specifications places us as one of the most authoritative building consultancy practices in the UK.

Whether you are looking for consultancy on or off site, our team offers a wealth of experience across the building spectrum.

In addition to assiting private clients, we regulalry offer ad-hoc advice to fellow professionals.

Our Buildings Consultancy team are afilliated with the following industry leading organisations - (we would strongly advise that you don't settle for anything less):



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Air Pressure Testing   
Monday, March 21, 2016
Since 2006 it has been mandatory under Part L of the building regulations to carry out an air pressure test on new builds. The purpose of this legislation is to conserve fuel and power, by minimising air leakage and thus heat generated from...
BS5534:2014 – Roof slating/tiling    
Monday, February 22, 2016
Due to ever worsening weather conditions which are predicted to keep declining, and the number of insurance claims, and claims against building warranties like NHBC, relating to roofs, BS5534 was revised in 2014, changing the requirements for roof...
Glulam Vs Steel   
Monday, May 12, 2014
Few people now deny the science behind global warming and the importance of taking the threat seriously (a few renegades like Jeremy Clarkson maybe!). Shrinking  land mass due to rising sea levels, the rendering of large areas of equatorial...
NPPF - Parliamentary Introduction (full transcription)  
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
27th March 2012 - 12.33 pm The Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Greg Clark): With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about planning policy. I am delighted today to be publishing the national...
National Planning Policy Framework - A glossary of expressions  
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Following the launch of the National Planning Policy Framework in March 2012 the following provides a comprehensive glossary of planning terms and expressions that will have a bearing on how planning applications are now considered by Local Planning...
Government fails to properly define "Sustainable Development"  
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The recently published National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) doesn't do a particulalry good job of defining sustainable development in an English Planning specific context. What the NPPF does do however is refer directly to the 1987 Brundtland...
Selecting a builder for a domestic project    
Thursday, February 16, 2012
It seems that every time you go to a party or switch channels on television, all you hear are horror stories about cowboy builders, runaway budgets and mind boggling overruns.  So what on earth can YOU do to avoid your project turning into a...
Will there be such a thing as 'an Architect' in 2025?    
Sunday, January 29, 2012
RIBA's thoughts on the future for Architectural Professionals The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) isn't too sure. In 2011, its think tank, Building Futures, published a report – The Future for Architects?  It made for some...
Planning to develop one or more "extra care" units? Now you can save a fortune...     
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Planning to create one or more "extra care units", or perhaps you're looking for new options for improving a residential care business? If you are looking for an opportunity for additional income streams for your care establishment - HMRC have...
VIDEO - Mary Portas - Retail Master-class     
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
  After long fighting the independent retailers' corner, Mary Portas has lent her expertise to a series of master classes designed to benefit them directly. Developed in conjunction with Skillsmart Retail and delivered exclusively through the...