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 Expert  728693

Expert in Building Surveying, Planning, Project Management, Party Wall, Condition Schedules

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Building Surveying

Expert has over 20 years experience in the survey and inspection of a range of commercial and residential property. Having a good understanding of both modern and traditional construction he is able to produce practical and informative reports regarding the impications of any defects observed advising on such issues from thatch and cob to modern concrete construction and glass curtain walling.

Each survey is accompanied by a detailed photographic schedule.

The reports can be tailored to suit the client's individual requirements with a reduced scope of Building Survey known as a Report on Condition where an abbreviated version focusing on the main structure and fabric is provided. Budget costings for remedial work along with insurance reinstatement valuations and market appraisals can be incorporated as required.

Where a survey is required for a commercial building on the basis of a new lease the report can be produced in a Schedule of Condition format for appending to the lease accompanied by an extensive schedule of photographs.

Expert also has considerable experience in the preparation and negotiation of Schedules of Dilapidations on commercial buildings that detail the breaches of the tenants repairing covenants which are generally priced in order to demonstrate the landlord's claim for.loss.

Reports can also be produced for specific defects to give advice on cracking and movement or condensation and dampness for example. These can prove useful where a lender requires additional information to process a mortgage offer.

Party Wall Surveying

Since the Act came into force across the country in 1996 Expert has acted a Party Wall surveyor for both the Building and Adjoining Owner serving Notices, agreeing the Award and preparing the requisite Schedule of Condition.This has often required subsequent negotiation with the other party to resolve boundary issues and instances of damage caused by the building contractor.


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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   RICS Building Surveying (Distance Learning)   Building Surveying   College of Estate Management, Reading  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to


Expert's Firm


Chartered Building Surveyors




Responsible for setting up the Practice and employing one qualified surveyor, one archtectural technician, survey graduates and two support staff.

1999 to 2004


Palmer Snell Surveyors


Building Surveying


Senior Building Surveyor


He ran the Taunton survey office carrying out building surveys and mortgage valuations and other professional work

1998 to 1999


Stride Treglown, Bristol


Building Surveying


Senior Surveyor


General Building Surveying Duties

1992 to 1997


Bailey Partnership


Building Surveying


Senior Surveyor


He ran the Bristol office for 3 years carryring out a wide range of professional building surveying work.

1980 to 1992


Davis Blackburn/Brittain Hadley


Building Surveying




Training, drawing work and general surveying duties.

Career Accomplishments:

Having qualified as an Associate member in 1992 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors in 2001.



Professional Appointments

Having worked as a surveyor since 1988 Expert set up his own practice - Expert's Firm in 2004 and remains the sole Director.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2009 to 2010   South West One   Building Surveying   He was instructed to project manage specialist consultants and undertake a full Condition Survey of a local school pending its status as an Academy.
2010 to   South West One   Building Surveying   He undertook the preparation of a detailed schedule of condition of the above school prior to the new lease.
2008 to 2010   South West One   Building Surveying   General building surveys, schedules of condition and contract administration of building projects.

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Making use of his considerable building and contractural knowledge Expert has prepared a number of expert witness reports for building disputes and other associated expert matters. He understands his duty to the courts and the CPR rules.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Local knowledge is helpful in understanding property values, planning limitations on development and the restraints and implications posed by Heritage Buildings. A good relationship with the Local Conservation Officer and Building Control staff assists with project development.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert is a member of the Pyramis and Thisbe Club and Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors as well as the RICS Dilapidations Forum and regularly attends meetings and CPD events.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Having worked and lived in the same area for some 30 years he has extensive local knowledge of vernacular architecture and building techniques and good relationships with a number of local contractors, residential and commercial agents, planning officers, structural engineers, solicitors and other professional associates.

Other Skills and Services

He has a good understanding of the various legislation that relates to buildings such as the Disability Discrimination Act regarding accessibity issues, Regualtory Reform Fire Safety act regarding fire precautions and means of escape, Oil Storage Regulations, Construction Design Management regulations regarding safe site practices and also a good understanding of building costs for budget estimating purposes with a keen eye for design and practical application of building methods for longevity, ease of maintenance and sustainability.


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