Building Surveying Services

Graham + Sibbald’s Building Surveying team are vastly experienced in projects of this nature and dedicated sufficient resource to the project to ensure successful delivery whilst at the same time engaging with all stakeholders, including the client and the occupants of the properties.  Furthermore, the added value of an in-house Architectural team ensured that we are well placed to assist the client across a number of services.


We worked in conjunction with the contractor, Everwarm’s Tenant Liaison Officer to discuss with the neighbouring private owners the proposed works and resultant impact on their property, to ensure access was obtained and the project could progress without delay.

With regard to the clients concerns about the safety of the new EWI system, we reviewed this with them at specification stage and presented an option to incorporate a mineral wool insulation board, which is non-combustible and is classified as a low-risk for fire spread.

Our Architectural Department were able to fast track Building Warrant Applications to ensure that the relevant consents were in-place prior to the works to the additional properties commencing, therefore allowing us to add these to the project without having the contractor to leave site and then return to undertake the works at a later date, as such saving the client money.

Key Challenges

The properties to be included within the scheme were generally located adjacent to privately owned houses, and due to the nature of the works access would be required to the neighbouring private gardens to erect scaffold.

The client was concerned about the safety of cladding to buildings in terms of potential fire risks. During the contract, the client requested that additional properties be added to the project.


Graham + Sibbald designed, procured and project managed the project from start to finish. We were responsible for contract management, quality control and financial management of the full project.

We also obtained 113nr Building Warrants for the works.

The project was successfully completed on-time and under budget.

Key Message

Graham + Sibbald, along with the main contractor Everwam were fully aware that the local residents will experience a level of disruption due to the nature of the works and we made ourselves available to meet with the parties out of hours, as many were at work during the day, and discuss any concerns they may have.

Communication was key in the successful delivery of this project and the close working relationship between the client, Graham + Sibbald and the contractor ensured a positive outcome for all parties.

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  • 7
    months to complete all surveys
  • 113nr
    building warrants obtained