Base Building consultancy were contacted by Rendall & Rittner to prepare a specification of works relating to the External Repairs and Decorations required to Macaulay Court in Clapham.
Macaulay Court comprises of a purpose built private residential block of 29 flats constructed in the 1920’s. The block extends over five storeys and is concrete framed with a mixture of rendered finishes to the upper floors and exposed brickwork walls to the lower floors.
Base Building Consultancy carried out a detailed survey of the premises identifying any problems or defects throughout the estate. The Client wished to address several issues with the building namely poor and defective pointing and rendered finishes throughout the external elevations, failed double glazed units and rebuilding of the parapets where water ingress was occurring to the top floor flats.
A detailed Specification for the External Repairs and Decorations was prepared with general works including local repairs to brickwork, joinery, glazing, roof coverings, gutters, lead flashing’s, decorations and external landscaping works.
The Specification was tendered and a suitable contractor was selected and appointed on behalf of the board. The works were monitored on site to ensure the contractor was complying with the specification. Monthly progress meetings were held with the contractor, and monthly valuations and payment certificates were arranged and issued to the contractor and the managing agent for payment.
A snagging list was prepared and a final end of defects was carried out 6 months after the completion date. Base Building Consultancy also provided the CDM Co-ordination for the project.
Base Building Consultancy has vast experience in preparing specifications of work for external repairs and decorations projects on both residential and commercial properties. We understand that to successfully undertake works of this nature, clear lines of communication are essential, and to achieve this one of Base Building Consultancy’s Directors always leads the design and supervision team.