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Contract administration – Reinstatement following a fire - London

Contract administration – Reinstatement following a fire - London

A fire originating in the bedroom of this first floor flat in the heart of the docklands spread throughout the property causing damage to the roof structure, internal partitions and joinery with smoke damage contaminating the remaining area. Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors was instructed following its long-term housing association client’s agreement with the loss adjustor appointed on behalf of the insurers.

Schedule of Condition before Construction - Vauxhall, London

Schedule of Condition before Construction - Vauxhall, London

Before commencement of construction of a 50 storey residential complex, the contractor required a Schedule of Condition of the surrounding area to provide protection against spurious claims.  We surveyed the adjacent building elevations and joinery, walls, fences, pavements, road surfaces, ironworks and street furniture to produce a record Schedule of Condition document for safekeeping.

Closing Order Averted - Victorian Terraced Building, London

Closing Order Averted - Victorian Terraced Building, London

Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors was asked to help clients to avoid a Local Authority Closing Order.   A central London Victorian terraced building, converted into flats many years ago, had fallen into serious disrepair externally and the original stone staircase internally had part collapsed.   The Local Authority served a Dangerous Structures Notice and subsequently initiated proceedings to obtain a Closing Order.   The landlord was also pursuing possession of the building under Section 146 of the Law of Property Act 1925.

Planned Maintenance Programme for 400 Flats - Docklands

Planned Maintenance Programme for 400 Flats - Docklands

This prestigious property in Docklands is a modern apartment complex with in excess of 400 flats.  It has brickwork elevations, flat roofs and powder coated aluminium windows, doors and trims.  The internal common parts are extensive but are similarly unfussy.  As would be expected in such a building there is a substantial amount of M&E. It could be assumed that there is little to be done to maintain such a building.