Our sympathetic approach and technical knowledge of current fabric treatment methods allows us to provide our clients with the expert advice required when dealing with the sensitive nature of historic buildings.
We liaise closely with English Heritage and Conservation Officers to understand their expectations and provide the best possible solution to meet these whilst fulfilling our client’s brief.
Our expertise ranges from replacing or enhancing key building elements, through to extensive refurbishment of graded properties.
At Martin Arnold we specialise in Neighbourly Matters, a term used to describe common issues that can arise between neighbouring property owners.
We are experienced Party Wall Surveyors in the residential and commercial sectors, with extensive experience in both development and refurbishment projects. When carrying out notifiable construction work we integrate our technical knowledge and experience to safeguard the interests of property owners.
Matters of access to neighbouring land can fall outside of the Act and require negotiations between property owners to agree rights of over sail for cranes, scaffolding or simply access to place hoarding on adjoining land. We use our experience and specialist knowledge to advise on and agree licences for this work between adjoining owners.
Early and accurate advice is crucial to ensure risks are considered and mitigated before works commence. We can provide a Neighbourly Matters Assessment which reports and comments on proposals in respect of which Notices are required under the Party Wall Act, along with advice on other common issues such as those which may require a licence to be agreed. As part of the assessment we identify relevant adjoining properties / owners that may be affected, obtain Land Registry searches, confirm what information may be required to facilitate the agreement and identify any issues that might need to be included and managed throughout the work.
Tom Hopkins BSc (Hons) MFPWS MRICS, an Associate at Martin Arnold is an accredited member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS) and a member of the Pyramus and Thisbe Club (P&T), would be more than happy to provide any further advice on these matters. Further information can be found in our Party Wall Factsheet.
We have an established team of surveyors with extensive experience in dilapidations. Our professional team provides bespoke strategic dilapidations advice and effective negotiation services to corporate clients, either as tenants or landlords. Acting for both parties has allowed our team to acquire a detailed knowledge of our client’s requirements. It also allows us to develop thorough and flexible dilapidation strategies guaranteeing the best professional advice.
This allows our clients to plan and budget in advance, whereby significant issues can be identified and addressed as early as possible to reduce overall exposure to cost and liability.
Our in-house expertise in building surveying, project management, architectural, quantity surveying and contract administration means that the process to undertake works, can be dealt with effectively and efficiently.
We place great importance on the principals of sustainability within construction and the built environment. We are fully committed to driving the agenda of sustainability for both new and existing stock and endorse these values in the way we work as well as the projects we are commissioned on.
Our projects regularly involve advising on all forms of renewable energy technologies, ensuring that the potential cost benefits passed to the end users are sustainable when measured against the practicalities of the product’s maintenance.
We are also experts in energy performance, providing bespoke advice on topics such as 'green' innovations to all of our clients.
We regularly act as expert witness to provide evidence on property and construction related matters at either tribunal or judicial proceedings.