Other Building Surveying Services
Maintenance & Repair – Preserving Assets
A property needs to be maintained to retain its value. If your property has specific repair issues, we will inspect the property, draw up specifications enabling us to get detailed prices from builders/contractors and organise the works. We will liaise with contractors, answer queries as the work progresses, inspect the works and sign off on completion. We can also give Party Wall advice.
We also provide a Planned Maintenance service in which we will carry out an initial survey prioritising repairs year by year. We will provide budget costings for each repair item and agree with you a yearly expenditure programme. We will then obtain prices from contractors, organise the works, answer any queries, and inspect and sign off the works on completion.
Whether you want to alter, convert, repair or maintain a historic property, our team has long experience in the care and conservation of Listed and Heritage Buildings.
We give advice on renovation and restoration of traditional buildings and will make Listed Building and Conservation Area applications on your behalf, and guide your project through the whole process, from inception to completion.
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire safety law changed in October 2006 with the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The requirement for businesses to have fire certificates has been abolished and any previously held are no longer valid. Instead the law emphasises on preventing fires and reducing risk, and makes it your responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who uses your premises and in the immediate vicinity.
In England and Wales, the duties are imposed on the Responsible Person, who, in a workplace, is the employer, but, in premises that are not a workplace, is the person having control of the premises. The duty can also be imposed on other persons having control of the premises, such as managing agents.
We can carry out a fire risk assessment on your premises and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 are intended to integrate health and safety into the management of construction projects.
With the exception of projects for domestic clients, the Regulations require projects to be notified to the Health and Safety Executive where construction work is expected to last more than 30 working days; or involve more than 500 person days, for example 50 people working over 10 days.
For notifiable projects, clients must appoint a competent CDM Co-ordinator who provides clients with a key project advisor in respect of construction health and safety risk management matters. Their main purpose is to help clients to carry out their duties; to co-ordinate health and safety aspects of the design work and to prepare the health and safety file.
This forms the basis for managing health and safety on site and will be developed by the Principal Contractor whose role is to manage the site health and safety during the Works. Joplings will take on the role of CDM Co-ordinator, guiding the client through their duties and co-ordinating the management of health and safety from the initial stages to the completion of the project. It should be emphasised that the client has statutory duties in respect of health and safety and that failure to comply with these carries severe penalties including criminal action.
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