Our Chartered Building Surveyors offer services in connection with commercial and residential property dealing with a wide range of matters including new build, alteration, refurbishment and repair.
Curchod & Co have a highly skilled team of professionals able to undertake bespoke projects with a complete range of services to suit the project’s complexity and requirements.
Construction projects can be highly complex or time-consuming and details can make or break a project. At Curchod & Co we have the resources necessary to pay close attention to every detail. We provide pre-planning, design, construction, engineering and management expertise to ensure a successful project regardless of the delivery method.
At Curchod & Co we understand the importance of projects being assessed and managed in a responsible and efficient way. Our Project Managers have extensive experience across a broad range of projects and as such draw on these proficiencies to create a solution unique to you. Whatever the size or scale of the requirement, from new build, alterations or extension to repair or refurbishment, Curchod & Co has the expertise to assist, provide comfort and value for money.
Curchod & Co manage your property construction project throughout design to completion and our Project Managers will oversee every aspect of your project, including:
We produce Construction Designs suited to new builds, extensions, repairs and refurbishments on all building types and sizes. At Curchod & Co we provide solutions to your design requirements from Local Authority Planning and Building Regulations submissions to advice on budgeting and tendering contractors.
Our design services include:
Our Feasibility Study provides professional advice on the viability and suitability on proposed scheme. We pride ourselves on thoroughness and undertake complete and comprehensive Feasibility Studies focused on also providing guidance on the raft of regulations and consents required.
The investigation also provides:
Our Chartered Building Surveyors are well versed with the procedures of the Party Wall etc Act 1996. We are frequently appointed as the Building Owner’s Surveyor, Adjoining Owner’s Surveyor, or as an Agreed Surveyor. As Party Wall Surveyors we work with all property owners and other professionals involved with the construction processes.
The Act affects owners, and their neighbours. It covers works to walls or structures separating buildings (including alteration, repair, raising, cutting into party walls perhaps for new beams or removal of chimney breasts), building a new boundary wall, or excavations close to a neighbour’s building (three and six metre rules apply). It applies to houses, flats, shops, offices and industrial units.
The Act provides a framework to minimise and resolve the differences that can arise between Building and Adjoining Owners. It is important to seek early advice to avoid costly delays to a project. The Act enables, rather than frustrates, building work, subject to safeguarding the rights of those depending on shared or nearby structures.
Our role as Party Wall Surveyors can involve:
Defect Reports are inspections and reports on a specific construction problem such as damp, structural movement or roofing etc. It is best to contact Curchod & Co immediately when you have any concerns about your property’s condition.
This service provides expert advice and investigation on:
Our Chartered Building Surveyors are pleased to offer services as expert witness. Any dispute is frustrating for the parties. Often early involvement can lead to some negotiation and settlement before litigation is too costly. Our remit can include building defects and workmanship, construction contract disputes, and some property valuation matters. Every dispute, or potential dispute, has unique circumstances and we are pleased to discuss whether this is a matter that fits within our experience and knowledge.
What we do at Curchod & Co:-
Act as an expert witness or single joint expert, usually on instructions of solicitors acting for a party, perhaps under a court direction
Act impartially, recognising the prime duty is to assist the court, or tribunal
Ensure compliance with Civil Procedure Rules, or other court and tribunal directions
Review evidence, documentation, including site investigations, to understand the issues
Provide reasoned professional opinion on matters within our knowledge and expertise
Offer advice and reports in anticipation of litigation to enable parties to understand the merits of any claim
Meet and hold without prejudice discussions with experts appointed by other parties to focus the areas in dispute, providing joint statements on matters agreed or not agreed
Assist the instructing parties and their solicitors to understand the range of opinion
Attend hearings to provide evidence where called to do so
Our qualified team of Management and Buildings Surveyors are experts in preparing and implementing planned schedules of maintenance to identify and prevent minor maintenance issues before they become major structural problems. Not only does this avoid unnecessary work but will help you to save money in the long term. From straightforward gutter cleaning or roof inspections to general building surveys and pest control, by keeping to a timetable of checks and remedies, your property will uphold its value to tenants.
We're an independent practice established in 1938 providing commercial property expertise to a broad range of institutional and private clients. With offices in Weybridge, Woking, Farnham and Camberley our highly skilled and driven team comprehensively cover commercial property agency, property management and building surveying services in Surrey, North Hampshire and the South-East region.Meet the team