PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Our specialist team of Chartered Building Surveyors have the skills, expertise and experience to advise on and manage all aspects of property and construction.

We provide commercial and residential property owners, as well as occupiers, developers and investors with a comprehensive range of services. These range from undertaking initial professional survey works to identify defects or desirable alterations, to implementing a planned maintenance programme, managing conversion and building works and advising on historic building and conservation issues. At the other end of the ownership spectrum, we advise landlords and tenants on dilapidations matters to help protect their positions.

Whether it’s implementing the work ourselves, or managing the contractor tender processes and subsequently supervising the on-site construction works to completion, our team has the proven track record which underpins the fact that clients’ objectives and plans are always realised.

Feasibility Studies

Any land or property may be faced with an opportunity for development, whether this is a new construction, refurbishment, alteration or demolition. In this instance before any capital expenditure is made, it may be beneficial to ensure that the project is viable from several perspectives.

This is where a Feasibility Study will provide the appropriate information. A Feasibility Study will review the Project holistically, reviewing the potential risks of a scheme, legislative implications and restraints, location factors, economic factors, procurement options, legal implications, etc. It will also include global guidance on the best method and route to achieving the desired Project.

The report will review alternative uses of the proposed development. Hollybrook Estates have extensive experience across the sectors, and have experience operating on behalf of various stakeholders and users of developments. This knowledge places us in a prime position for providing you with relevant and up to date methods for how to optimise the value of a development

Dilapidations

Hollybrook Estates Surveyors have a wealth of practical experience and knowledge of the dilapidations field. We undertake dilapidations survey and contract negotiation on behalf of a wide range of client within a wide range of differing property types.

Acquisition Surveys

When considering the acquisition of commercial premises whether by purchase or lease, a detailed understanding of the existing condition of the property, its suitability for a particular use and any associated future liabilities is essential.

Developed for the purpose of enabling you to make informed decisions about proposed premises and their investment potential, our pre-acquisition survey includes detailed analysis of the building structure, condition and defects identified, future maintenance requirements and will also comment on the legislative compliance issues that affect users, owners and occupiers.

Hollybrook Estates carry out pre-acquisition surveys for premises of all types and adapt the report to suit your requirements. Where required we can also provide specific follow up reports and manage specialist inspection and testing by structural, electrical and mechanical engineers, lift consultants, environmental surveyors, asbestos sampling etc.

Planned Maintenance

We are able to prepare detailed Condition Surveys for a variety of property types. Recent commissions have included Local Authority Leisure Centres and historic Oxford College buildings. The survey information and fully costed reports are tailored to our clients requirements and are issued as live documents to enable our clients to edit and update their annual budgets.

Defect analysis

Defect diagnosis involves the analysis of a buildings construction to understand causes of failure or reduction in performance to enable formulation of appropriate repair measures.

As Building Surveyors the understanding of building defects is at the core of our skill base.

Typical defects requiring diagnosis would relate to:-

  • Structural movement
  • Water ingress
  • Appearance of dampness
  • Dependent upon the visual evidence recorded, further investigation may be required involving opening up of building elements, laboratory analysis or a period of monitoring.

Following diagnosis, we can prepare detailed specifications of repair and co-ordinate the repair works as part of a Project Management role.

Repairs

We specialise in the diagnosis and repair of all types of property defect ranging from individual one-off cases to estate-wide planned maintenance.

Through a detailed understanding of all forms of construction, both historic and modern, we are able to quickly identify the cause of a defect and arrange and manage the process of repair.

We also regularly assess and accurately forecast the need for future repair and maintenance and are experienced in the preparation of planned maintenance strategies and budgets.