We are able to provide specific and detailed advice on demonstrating compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act and Approved Document M of the Building Regulations. Our surveyors undertake Access Audits, prepare Access Statements and work to various access-related best value performance indicators. Given our skills background we are well positioned to translate and subsequently implement both physical alterations and management procedures into practical solutions.
HAMSON Partnership has provided consultancy for some of the countries most prestigious historic buildings. Working with English Heritage, Local Authority Conservation Teams and other stakeholders our Surveyors have the experience to interpret and apply the core principles of conservation in the delivery of all of our building surveying services.
Building and Inclusive Design
Building pathology remains a core skill for all our Building Surveyors and contributes to the majority of our services. We have qualified and experienced surveyors and service engineers who are regularly providing professional advice and reports on condition, disrepair and inherent defects associated with structure, fabric and building services installations.
Condition Surveys & Quinquennial Inspections
We have considerable experience in undertaking, administering and/or project managing condition surveys of both small and large estates to support a range of corporate objectives including master planning, planned maintenance strategies, asset management plans and regulatory returns. Together with our complementary disciplines we are also able to integrate fire, safety and environmental components within the survey process to enable clients to demonstrate due diligence and further promote best value from the survey process. We also undertake quinquennial inspections for ecclesiastical buildings.
We are able to provide dilapidation advice for both landlords and tenants ensuring the effective application of the Civil Procedures Rules and relevant pre-action protocols. Our building surveyors prepare terminal and interim schedules together with repair notices and statements of claim while also undertaking the negotiation and/or defence of served dilapidations. We are also able to provide strategic advice on potential lease liabilities, responsibilities and costs.
Life Cycle Replacement & Capital Works
HAMSON Partnership undertake a considerable volume of minor and major building surveying projects encompassing life cycle replacements, refurbishments and capital works enabling our Clients to maintain, adapt and exploit their assets to support dynamic business aims. Projects cover a broad spectrum of design aims in diverse and often sensitive environments from railways and museums through to social housing, education and healthcare.
The Party Wall etc Act places particular duties and responsibilities on building and adjoining owners. HAMSON Partnership are able to act on behalf of either party to ensure that statutory responsibilities are effectively discharged and that our Clients interest are not prejudiced while facilitating the aspirations of the project.
Reactive and Planned Maintenance Strategies
Refurbishment and New Build
- Appointment of design consultants
- Preparation of design, performance brief and concept desig
- Evaluation with the design consultants of the functional content of the scheme
- Co-ordinate planning application and requirements
- Programming and time planning
- Project control procedures
- Employer representative
- Commissioning organisation
Cost Management/Quantity Surveying
- Initial budget estimating and viability/feasibility studies
- Strategic and detailed cost planning
- Forecasting and cash flow projections
- Pro-active cost control and cost advising activities
- Costing of specialist engineering services
Effective asset management is the foundation and catalyst for optimising the utilisation of corporate assets in terms of service benefits and financial return. It is a corporate activity that translates aims and objectives into defined and measurable asset business plans, establishing evidence based connection between effective property management and service delivery. HAMSON Partnership has the key skills and personnel to assist Clients with both the development and delivery of their Asset Management Plans at all levels.
Expert witness and legal advice
Our surveyors have acted on behalf of both insurers and the insured in the establishment, preparation, negotiation and settlement of insurance claims for a variety of perils. We are also able to provide expert witness services together with alternative dispute resolution procedures.
HAMSON Partnership Limited
T: 01444 453364
F: 01444 456144
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