Failure to detect faults or neglecting to maintain a building during occupation can prove very costly and damaging, can be in breach of the lease, and/or affect any claim against insurance.

Flooding, dampness, subsidence, structural damage or decay plus the presence of dangerous substances are typical problems.

My step-by-step method, checking condition, anticipating problems and advising on planned maintenance techniques; will minimise, potential risks associated with such issues.

Dealing with, (as appropriate):


Signs and cost of poor design and neglect

Life Cycle Costing and predicting running costs

Whole Life Costing

Part L Regulations (conservation of fuel and power) 

Dealing with ‘DDA’, ‘asbestos’, ‘fire’, and ‘health & safety’

Lease commitments, service charge issues and dilapidations

Fabric maintenance: external structure and cladding

Building services installations

Environmental issues

Service charges

Structural audits and Structural and Condition Surveys

Obsolescence and depreciation

Planned and preventative maintenance


LEGISLATION (not exhaustive)

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998

The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999

The Water Byelaws 2000 (Scotland) and COSHH Regulations 2002

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

CIBSE Lighting Guide 3: 2001

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

EC Regulation 2037/2000 – Substances that deplete the ozone layer

Building Certification, the Part L Regulations and the Carbon Reduction Commitment

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Equality Act 2010

Health and Safety Audits

Asbestos Management

David Wren