Midlands Building Consultancy
Midlands Party Wall & Structural Calculations Specialists
Professional and accurate advice from Midlands Building Consultancy
Here at Midlands Building Consultancy we offer a high-quality building consultancy service, incorporating many disciplines within the built environment covering architectural drafting services/structural calculations, Party wall services and more, Please look at our services section below for more information of the many services that we offer.
We ensure that full client care is of paramount importance from the offset in these often-stressful times – maintaining impartiality with integrity/ honesty and a reasonable and fair pricing structure are our goals and core values regarding party wall matters and boundary disputes.
We are always available to give free and impartial advice with respect to any proposed building works that are in progress, or that are being proposed, that either you or your neighbour may be considering. We always keep our clients up to date and informed, so they know and understand the process completely. Being qualified building professional’s, we put the customer first and always operate in a professional and timely manner.
We serve Staffordshire and the West Midlands including Cannock, Lichfield, Rugeley, Burntwood, Burton and Birmingham, however we have carried out work all over the UK.
Our in-house engineer will design any required steelwork/masonry and timber that is required within your project and also provide any supporting calculations and sizes for Building Regulations approval.
Under the current legislation, party wall matters cannot be resolved if there is a ongoing boundary dispute. This is a common mistake made by building owners/adjoining owners and even on occasions members of the legal profession.
Planning & Building Regulations Drawing
At Midlands Building Consultancy, we offer a full drafting & design service, taking care of all your planning and building regulations including extension plans and Architectural drafting services.
Building Condition & Home Buyer Reports
We can provide condition reports on properties that you are considering purchasing, including highlighting any defects that require urgent attention or any issues where further investigation is necessary.
SAP Calculation EPC Energy Performance Certificate
As an accredited energy assessor, we can accurately calculate and produce a sustainable design to ensure compliance with The Building Regulations 2010 at an affordable cost using the latest building design software.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations cover the legal requirements of the management of health, safety and welfare when carrying out construction projects.
Fire Risk & Fire Safety Assessments
Fire Risk Assessments Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is a requirement that all commercial premises and communal areas of residential premises have a Fire Risk Assessment carried out.
Our Accreditations – We are fully Qualified
We are a Full Member of Prestigious Professional Affiliations and I am duty bound to act impartially with a Strict Code of Conduct to follow and adhere to.
What our customers say
We instructed Mr Hawking to deal with our Party Wall matters where our neighbours caused £25,000 worth of damage to our property.The neighbour denied causing damage and continued to carry out his works which caused further damage.
Mark applied to the courts for an ex-parté injunction to prevent any further damage from occurring to our property.Costs were ordered in our favour, including all costs to rectify damage. We were awarded in excess of £25,000 and we are obviously very pleased with the outcome that Mark obtained for us.
Mr & Mrs Blyth
We were due to have a loft conversion installed and our neighbour was doing anything he could to frustrate the works, so Mark, having served notices, and them not responding, exercised his rights under 1.4b of legislation, to appoint a surveyor in their absence.
When the time came to erect the scaffolding, our neighbour refused access, therefore Mark contacted Leicester constabulary for potential breach of the peace due to the neighbour not letting us implement scaffold access rights, to which they assisted as we had party wall in place. Our builder continued work without any further delays.
The neighbour refused us scaffold access rights when we needed to do work on our property, so Mr Hawkins advised not to use neighbouring access rights act but advised us to implement the Party Wall act under section 8.1 of the legislation which gives legal right for erection of scaffold for a limited period.
Scaffold licences were given, giving our neighbour 14 days’ notice of intention. Further to this, the award did not get appealed and were able to continue works without incurring any more delays.