Our building consultancy professionals were instructed to undertake a review of our client's property portfolio through the implementation of a planned preventative maintenance programme on a nationwide level ranging from the north of Scotland down to the south west of England and into Ireland.
Utilising three of our regional surveying teams, we inspected 175 sites, some of which consisted of several properties, and issued all reports within a four-month timescale.
Our inspections recorded the condition of the building fabric including roofs, walls, windows and doors; internal areas including floors, walls, ceilings, doors, joinery, decorations and M&E installations; external areas including footpaths, car parks, soft and hard landscaping, boundaries and street furniture. We also carried out measured surveys on properties where no drawings were available and produced AutoCAD plans and elevations of those particular properties.
Data was captured via a mobile phone application which we developed in conjunction with our client's requirements. The data was then uploaded onto a dashboard, which we also developed, enabling our client to determine short, medium and long-term maintenance costs and identifying urgent work where applicable. The dashboard also provided advice on day one dilapidation liability costs.