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Building Consultancy

A full service Building Consultancy offering – designed to meet your needs

Our Building Consultancy professionals provide services across the whole of Scotland.   No matter the project, our specialist team will ensure your project is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest professional standards.

Building SurveysSpecialist inspections of all types of commercial property, providing advice to potential purchasers, investors or occupiers.

Condition Surveys – Recording detailed conditions of property for a variety of reasons, including protecting assets from adjoining developments and recording condition at lease commencement.

Refurbishment and AlterationsPreparation of feasibility studies, liaison with Statutory Authorities, designing and specifying works to completion, all specifically tailored to client’s individual needs.

Project Management - Management of projects, from new build to refurbishment, across all sectors, from inception through to completion.

Project Monitoring - Working with developers, lending intermediaries and end user clients, to oversee large development sites, including commentary on contract, specification, programme, site works and the like.  This service ensures developments are progressed on programme and within budget.

Contract Administration - Procuring contracts, advising on relevant clauses and overseeing site works to completion.  Work includes chairing and minuting pre-start and progress meetings, together with valuing and certifying work on site and certifying upon completion.

Reinstatement Cost AssessmentsDetailed valuation of properties for insurance purposes.

Architectural ServicesUtilising up-to-date CAD software, producing plans/sections/elevations for design and statutory requirements, external work and space planning.  This compliments our alterations/refurbishment services.

Dilapidations (Landlord & Tenant) – working with occupiers and landlords on dilapidation liability, whether during the lease tenure or at termination.  Our service includes specific lease advice/review, site survey and strategic advice on financial settlements or indeed procuring refurbishment works.

Planned Maintenance Inspections - Appraisal of the condition and maintenance needs of premises. Using this information, a model is developed (typically over a 5 to 15 year period) to prioritise repairs and provide budget costs for undertaking the work.

Defect AnalysisInspect and advise on cause and repair methods of building defects, commonly water ingress or cracking.

Employers Agent - Acting on behalf of the client as the contract administrator for design and build contracts and other tasks prior to the award of a contract, such as co-ordinating the tender process, novation of consultants, collating contract documents for execution, implementing change control procedures etc..

Principal Designer- Institute of Construction Safety accredited personnel will perform Principal Designer duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Case Studies

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FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett Whilst on survey one of our #BuildingSurveyors saw some roofing felt on a not so flat roof. Begs the question what… https://t.co/E9Y07jRVvk 3 days ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett See today's @pressjournal for details of some of the properties we are currently marketing. For more info or to vie… https://t.co/ZsL29KI7Hi 3 days ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett A slightly different desk today for @RichardNobleFGB, helping out at The 123rd Amateur at Royal Aberdeen & Murcar L… https://t.co/GxTVZgBRXo 6 days ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett "To date I've donated in excess of 70 pints of blood." We think that's pretty amazing, @GraemeWattFGB !!… https://t.co/1RhARNVq39 1 week ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett We're supporting @givebloodscot #missingtype campaign. Blood stocks are generally lower over the summer months. P… https://t.co/tLYOgCLYKe 1 week ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett We still have cakes left from our charity coffee morning in support of #LandAid. If you're in the area, please fee… https://t.co/XxfJAeHxfl 1 week ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett All set for our office coffee & cakes in support of @RICSScotland #pledge150 https://t.co/d30eBLOv2S 1 week ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett @AypGroup @MHAberdeen @maggiesaberdeen @AYPBall Fantastic news!! We were delighted to support the event. 1 week ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett RT @AypGroup: The recent annual AYP Ball successfully raised £1,500 which has been split evenly between nominated charities, @MHAberdeen an… 1 week ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett Great coverage by @KeithFindlay1 in today's @pressjournal regarding the next phase in the development of the city's… https://t.co/KqfUNpAM0O 1 week ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett RT @RichardNobleFGB: That’s our new IIP Silver accreditation plaque in place. Huge thanks to the FGB team! https://t.co/zzNmvZsivn 2 weeks ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett Dundee waterfront dominated by the impressive V&A. Not long until the historic opening!! #DundeeWaterfronthttps://t.co/TqxOpZtrS9 2 weeks ago