The Practice specialises in this area of work and offers comprehensive services which range from inception to include full architectural services using Computer Aided Design (CAD), through to the final account process for contract projects and thereafter to future planned maintenance, fire risk evaluation, energy conservation, Cost in Use and Life Cycle Analysis.
Our involvement has generally been for traditional new build projects although this does extend to Design and Build projects.
In recent years we have been involved in the Design to include full Architectural Services using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and ensuring Certification of New Build Developments to the Code for Sustainable Homes.
In addition we provide Inspection and Certification of New Build Domestic Structures.
We are also experienced in applying for and pursuing grants available for such works.
Professional advice would include the feasibility of adaptations, recommending methods of achieving requirements of disabled/special needs, developing designs, preparing specifications of work and detailed drawings, instructing and monitoring contractors carrying out of the works.
The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 (click here to view the text of the Party Wall etc Act 1996) regulates the relationship between neighbouring owners in respect of specified types of construction work on or adjacent to the boundary between adjoining properties. The Act places obligations on owners and despite its title is not solely concerned with Party Walls, hence “etc” in the title.
The works may often involve a Party Wall however, in many cases they will not. The obligations placed on owners by the Act include giving neighbours a certain statutory notice of certain works proposed to be carried out.
We can provide both practical and legal advice in dealing with property and construction related disputes.
The Expert Witness service is available to clients or their legal advisers who require an experienced expert to provide a qualified opinion and an objective view together with detailed and accurate supporting documentation.
We act as experts in the country or high court as part of the client's litigation team. We act as independent experts in accordance with the guidance issued by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The definition of building surveys has often been confusing for clients. In order to clarify the definitions under this heading we have attached useful information from The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which can be assessed by clicking the image.
We can provide accurate measured surveys of any type of building or structure both above and below ground including tunnels and culverts.
We use the latest computer technology for carrying out surveys which includes laser measuring devices linked directly into computer software applications which formulate and produce the survey/drawing using bluetooth technology as it is being measured.
This can include for a single garage up to a block of flats or large multi storey building or underground tunnel.
We can prepare Schedules of Condition and Photograph Schedules on absolutely any building and will provide detailed written Schedules backed up with digital photographs which can be provided by email, compact disc, memory stick, paper reports or a combination of all four.
When undertaking a dilapidation survey on behalf of Landlords we will:
We provide the service of, and act as CDM Coordinators in accordance with the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM Regs).
Kellys have been involved in major repair schemes and schemes of refurbishment including complete elements of replacement or repair. Such elements include roof coverings, windows, external painting, external cladding, cavity wall insulation, damp proof course injection and replastering, kitchen and bathroom replacement, replacement of services to include electrical power and lighting and fire alarm systems.
We specialise in providing this service to clients which includes assessing insurance policy documents and advising the client of any potential claim. Liaising with the client's insurance company/loss adjuster in agreeing the extent of works required. Preparing Specifications of Work to include drawings as required, obtaining tenders, monitoring the work on site.