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Building Consultancy

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

Our Building Consultancy professionals are based in Aberdeen and 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 Industrial deals completed in November so far? 4 and counting!! 17 hours ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett Fantastic location for today’s Union Street Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme launch. https://t.co/xgjynSGotA 23 hours ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett Thank you to @BrodiesLLP for a highly informative seminar this morning. 23 hours ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett Wishing Greggs all the very best on their first day of trading at Westhill Shopping Centre. For details of the ret… https://t.co/LMb4c7TmFG 24 hours ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett RT @IoDAberdeen: Getting the low down on the ins and outs of #GDPR at @BurnessPaullLLP this morning #IOD #Aberdeen https://t.co/uuNJD5CTrL 24 hours ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett RT @AbdnInspired: Head into the city centre this weekend for all your local food and drink needs!🍴 as well as FINE Food and Drink Market wi… 2 days ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett Our valuation team have been busy this year carrying out commercial valuations throughout the whole of Scotland. H… https://t.co/Naq1urIAif 2 days ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett RT @ChrisYannaghas: At RICS seminar on service charges in commercial property; presented by Alistair Drummond of @DLA_Piper Scotland #Prope 3 days ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett RT @ChrisYannaghas: At one of our managed properties this morning ensuring site staff are trained up in use of H&S management system #Prope 3 days ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett RT @chambertalk: We want you to be part of reinventing the future of North-east Scotland. The Vanguard Legacy volunteers have brought fresh… 7 days ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett RT @AbdnInspired: Get your skates on and get down to the Aberdeen Christmas Village this weekend! Doesn't the ice rink look amazing! ❄️ @Ab 7 days ago
FG Burnett FG Burnett @FGBurnett RT @AbdnInspired: What a fantastic line-up for our FINE food and drink market! Get your hands on some 'fine' local produce 👌🏼 Held between… 1 week ago