Commercial development of any kind can be difficult process, so ensure you hit the ground running with Grays Surveying Services Ltd.
We provide a range of services from design and management to defects inspections, and we will be with you during every step of the process to ensure you get the outcome you desire.
We offer a range of design services that are customisable to meet your exact requirements, offering a precise drawing service for plans, elevations, sections, and drawing details as well as site and block plans.
We will use the drawings to prepare proposals which reflect your design requirements and submit them to the local authority for planning approval and/or building regulation consent. As part of our service, we strive to ensure your project reaches its maximum potential by maintaining a close working relationship and being easily contactable to discuss any issues.
We also offer structural inspections and design by independent qualified structural engineers.
We utilise years of experience to ensure your projects are completed on time and to the quality you expect as well as resolving any problems quickly and effectively.
Our project management service includes:
Routine Inspections on Site to Inspect Progress and Resolve Any Issues
Site Meetings and Client Update Meetings
Liaise with the Local Authorities and Other Statutory Bodies
Liaise with Specialists e.g. Engineers, Asbestos Surveyors Etc
Snagging Inspections and Sign off
We will act as an agent on behalf of an employer to undertake the day to day administration of the contract, and to ensure the contractor is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract.
We have experience when dealing with JCT contracts, and provide the following services:
Periodic Site Inspections
Site Meetings and Client Review Meetings
Contract Valuation for Interim Payments
Snagging Inspections and Completion Documentation
End of Defects Inspections and Sign off
Final Account and H&S File
If you or a neighbour wish to undertake alteration works that may affect a dividing wall or floor in joint ownership, create an extension where the foundations may effect the neighbouring properties foundations, or any other works which fall on the boundary of your property. We will act in our capacity as administrators and consultants to ensure that all parties involved comply with the Party Wall Act 1996.
A person wishing to undertake works to a shared wall or boundary is known as a building owner and the neighbour is known as the adjoining owner. We act as a party wall surveyor for either a building owner or an adjoining owner to ensure compliance with the Party Wall Act and to resolve any disputes.
We believe that the key to safeguarding a building and its residents is to ensure that building works, either existing or on-going, are subject to a strict approval process and closely monitored from start through to completion. In the past we have helped to develop and enforce this by close liaison with the management board and property managers.
This continued liaison and close working relationship has allowed us to create precedents thereby ensuring the protection of the building and its residents for years to come.
The most effective way to control construction works within a building is through a licence agreement. We have years of experience preparing and administering Licence applications and preparing the Licence document, which allows us to undertake the following tasks:
Landlord and Property Management Services
Liaising directly with the business owners to ensure that their proposals adhere to the buildings own regulations and restrictions
Ensure that all additional permissions have been obtained by the business owner
Advice the landlords accordingly and obtain approval
Prepare the licence document
Ensure the contractor has sufficient insurance in place and has provided all required documentation to include risk assessments and contact details
Monitor the construction works through to completion
Sign off the works and obtain all necessary service certification
Ensuring building works comply with the local authority
Ensuring continual development of the licence document to reflect changes in the buildings/landlord’s requirements and current legislation
Provide a close working relationship with board members, house managers, and property managers to develop and enforce rules and regulations within the building
Defects Inspection and Diagnosis
Identifying defects within your property followed by preparation of a report detailing the cause and remedial action required.
Planning Approval & Building Regulation Consent
Liaison with the Local Authority to obtain the necessary statutory approvals for your project. Please refer to 'Residential Services' for further details.