Building Surveying

We carry out clear and thorough building analysis, assessments, advice and reporting in a range of surveying services and sectors.

Our teams varied experience makes sure you get the right person for the project, enabling smooth delivery whether for 35,000 residential units, a warehouse, a tourist attraction or tower block fire risk assessments.

Our team is on hand to make the journey easier for our clients.  

35,000

STOCK CONDITION SURVEYS FOR HOME GROUP

1,200

STOCK APPRAISALS ON FOUR ESTATES FOR ONE HOUSING GROUP

100’s

RESIDENTIAL CONSULTATIONS

If you would like any Building Consultancy advice please contact buildingsurveying@hunters.co.uk, contact details can also be found at the bottom of this page.

Services

Contract Administration

We provide advice on procurement, prepare the contracts, and closely monitor performance to ensure compliance and fulfilment of the conditions. Our reputation is founded on our consistency and reliability in this sector.

Refurbishment, Conversions & Repairs

We are leaders in residential refurbishment schemes for both social and private housing clients. We work to tight programmes in occupied properties delivering improved homes for tenants and landlords. We are working on an extensive range of residential tower block refurbishments and retrofits.

Options Appraisal

We administer costed options for clients to fully compare the pros and cons of different potential build eg sale, refurbishment, demolition and redevelopment. As a multi-disciplinary practice we offer design solutions and scheme costings which encompass value for money, sustainability issues, risks, planning considerations, legislation forming part of our feasibility reports.

Property Portfolio Assessment

With strong links to potential partners and a practical approach to portfolio assessment, we can help you deliver your strategic development plans. Property is one of the most valuable assets for many of our clients and we can help you plan and manage that asset effectively.

Condition Surveys

Our team has delivered a range of national surveys for clients in different sectors and with a mix of types of buildings. This enables us to deliver multi-sector and single-sector projects on a local or national level for you.

Dilapidations & Defects Diagnosis

We can implement a detailed pictorial survey for you and investigate any dilapidations or defects in the building fabric and mechanical and electrical services. We use the information to clearly assess the importance of work on each property; this makes it easier for you to establish clear priorities of work.

Party Wall Matters

We act as party wall surveyors including for commercial clients, health sector clients and Local Authorities. This often leads to the role of technical advisor for clients to advise them whether the Act is applicable to any projects to ensure sufficient time is allocated to properly deal with matters in the prescribed way.

Fire Risk Assessments

Fire can destroy people’s lives as well as buildings, and a simple fire assessment survey can help prevent this from happening. We provide detailed on-site surveys to current portfolios or those that may have already been damaged by fire.

Clerk of Works

Representing the interests of our clients, we ensure that work carried out and the quality of materials fit the client’s brief to the highest standards. With a history of delivering excellence in design and build, our team helps the process run smoothly.

Demolition Advice

We provide advice that enables the appropriate measures and controls to be put in place before demolition of any building and have a reputation for working with contractors to carry out works successfully.

Expert Witness

We have fully trained expert witnesses working with lawyers to provide their expertise and specialist building consultancy knowledge in legal proceedings.

Fire Reinstatement Valuations

We undertake valuations on properties damaged by fire in domestic and commercial buildings for insurance purposes. We provide accurate and up-to-date pricing strategies to enable budgets to be managed more accurately.

Neighbourly Matters

Often issues relate to access, boundaries, environment and party wall matters. We have the experience and understanding to deal with adjoining owners to ensure a satisfactory outcome is achieved on behalf of both parties.

Access Agreements, Scaffold & Crane Licenses

Access issues for contractors over neighbouring land can create significant problems and cause expensive delays. We can facilitate and negotiate access on behalf of building owners.

Asbestos Management

We offer asbestos management through our partnering consultants including management, refurbishment and demolition surveys together with general advice.