With over forty years 'hands on' construction site management, contracts management and surveying experience behind us, we are able to offer:
Key-stage build-quality and compliance site inspections, technical representation...
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'New-build' Snagging, de-snagging, handover and 'End of Defects' Inspections.
Building Condition Surveys for Home Buyers and for all those involved in property upkeep.
Stock condition surveys and planned maintenance scheduling for Trust Organisations.
For many years Ian Gibb has both Site and Contracts managed many 'new-build' construction projects, including the management of numerous restoration and term maintenance projects on many historic properties including Hampton Court Palace (eight years) along with undertaking all associated survey requirements.
Ian undertook His first ever property Condition Survey way back in 1974 on Osterley Park Mansion for the V&A Museum prior to managing the restoration and upgrade works to the house and converting the Stables into tapestry repair workshops.
Today - Site Inspection Services concentrate their efforts solely on undertaking reliable and accurate Building Condition Surveys for Home-buyer's, trust organisations, and a number of surveying practices directly here and across the channel.
It is very important to distinguish between what is generally referred to as patent and /or latent defects...
A patent defect being one that is detectable either at or before apparent ‘practical completion’ or during any contractual and agreed defects liability periods.In the past, the courts have held that patent defects must be apparent on inspection but need not necessarily have been seen by the people carrying out the inspection.
“I discovered this company whilst searching the internet for surveyors to carry out a survey on a 2 bedroom maisonette at short notice.
I was very impressed with the speed and quality of the report I received and highly recommend their services and rate them as exceptional as they most certainly deserve it. A pleasure to do business with a professional company, well done.”
Contractually, agreed Defects liability periods can, and over the years have most certainly proved to be of great benefit to both the contractor and the employer/ client, with a sum of money set aside (retained) until the End of Defects Liability Period.
For the contractor, itis likely to be much more economical and efficient for it to carry out any required remedial works itself rather than paying the costs of another contractor ‘hired-in’ by the employer / client with possible ‘loss’ of any contractually agreed DLP / EOD’s retention payments.
“I contacted an internet site which gave my information to surveyors in my area with a view of surveying a property I was interested in buying.
“Thank you so much for your thorough inspection!
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