Monthly Archives - December 2014

West Hall dementia care

Planned Maintenance & Building Survey

Our client instructed us to prepare a Planned Maintenance (PM) Schedule and Building Survey for a new three storey care home building in Portsmouth. The PM was required for budgeting purposes over a 10-year period and included for the upkeep of many elements of the building fabric and services and significant cyclical repairs.

As this was a new building we were able to utilise relevant operations and maintenance manuals to identify the manufacturers of the specific elements and obtain accurate technical advice on their relative life-cycle maintenance needs. This information assisted us in meeting our client’s one-week deadline and the programme has now been fully implemented.

large office block surveyed ready for demolition

Pre-Aquisition Survey

Our client asked us to assess and report on the condition of a large blocks of residential flats in the north of England. In all we inspected over 120 flats and our reports highlighted each property’s condition. This instruction formed part of an overall feasibility study for the redevelopment of the buildings and the repair works highlighted in our reports were prioritised to enable our client to finalise the overall budget for the project.

Within two weeks of instruction we had inspected and issued reports on all of the properties.