Hinton Hill Hampshire
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The National Trust
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@ Matthew Reading
Matthew Reading
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Matthew is a Chartered Building Surveyor in the Chapel Place office. Matthew has undertaken various Building Surveying services to a diverse portfolio of clients, including Royal Mail, Salvation Army, Winchester Working Men’s Housing Society, Aurora Fashions and Network Rail.

His primary skills cover: Schedules of Work, Schedules of Condition, Party Wall matters, Planned Maintenance Repair and Refurbishment Contracts of various properties, Schedules of Dilapidations, Insurance Valuations , Fire Insurance Valuations, Contract Administration, Defect Diagnosis and Prognosis, Statutory Consents, Budget Costs and Pre-acquisition survey.

Career Highlights:

  • Shortlisted for Young Surveyor of the year in 2016.
  • Leading on Party Wall matters for whole Thameslink project over 5 year period.
  • Defending dilapidations claim on behalf of Tenant, resulting in a reduction of the Landlord’s claim from £4.9m to £1.45m
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Our professionals were appointed by The National Trust to assist them in the repair and refurbishment of their let estate. Four and five Hinton Hill are two examples of many properties within a national programme. The properties are a pair of semi-detached 16th Century, Grade II Listed timber framed thatched cottages.

Our professionals used Parity Software to analyse the cost benefit of various combinations of improvements, to meet Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) regulations. The practicalities of working within the historic fabric also needed to be considered. Number four Hinton Hill had no heating other than a dual fuel burner. New electric heating on a dual tariff meter, secondary glazing, loft insulation and low energy lighting was included within the refurbishment to improve the EPC rating from a G to an E.

Our professionals obtained listed building consent and wrote a detailed specification of works to comply with this, using traditional methods and materials. We managed the procurement process and undertook the principle designer and contract administration roles.