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project management & quantity surveying services understand the importance of managing our clients projects properly. To allow us to do so correctly, we need to record progress and performance against our clients expectations. For the most part our clients expectations are set out within the tendering documents, however this may not always be the case. Projects can evolve as factors like complexity and compliance are examined in further detail.


The main source of information required to protect a client’s interests is shown below, but it is through effective Project Management that this information is used to deliver success.


CDM Information – Pre Construction File ( only required if the project is notifiable under CDM Regulations). Further guidance on this issue can be sought from the HSE via their website.


Planning & Construction drawings & details – For further details visit our architectural design section of this website.




Construction Programme


Site Handover Plan


Detailed Build Estimate


Design & Construction Meeting Dates including Contractor Payment Review – The frequency of these meetings will be agreed with a client upon our appointment.



So what inspections are required?



First Fix, Second Fix and Final Fix Quality Inspections


• Health & Safety Inspections






site inspections can monitor your project contractually as well as administratively; but on site the quality of workmanship must be assessed at all times. There are two types of monitoring on any project. These are Local Authority statutory inspections and site inspections carried out by the clients representative.


Statutory Inspections are carried out by your Local Authority building control officers as part of your Building Regulations submission or regularisation visits. These monitor compliance with Building Regulations and are carried out in regular intervals agreed with the contractor and the Local Authority building control officer. These inspections are mandatory, and are paid for by yourself to your Local Authority prior to the project starting. These inspections are purely for compliance with Building Regulations standards and do not assist the client in reviewing the decorative finish to a project. This is where the clients representative should take over. Buildservices will also review the building works, but will assist the client and contractor on delivering an acceptable decorative finish on completion.


The site inspections undertaken by Buildservices are :


First Fix Inspections - The first fix stage of any build normally starts after the area being constructed is made watertight. Once this build milestone has been achieved by the contractor you will see your internal trades begin i.e. carpenter installing stud walling, electrician running cables through, plumber installing copper piping etc. Buildservices monitor this stage with the contractor to ensure compliance with statutory governance and best working practice. The damage that can occur due to a leaking pipe or short circuiting wiring can be considerable and may not become apparent for some time after the build is complete. We will inspect all first fix works and action remedial works with your contractor if requested.


Second Fix Inspections - The second fix stage is where items like kitchen or bathroom furniture is installed and connected.  Buildservices will work closely with the contractor to oversee that this phase of the work is carried out correctly, and in accordance with manufacturer guidelines. If left unchecked unnecessary damage may occur to expensive items through poor workmanship or a poor protection policy. Again, we will oversee all remedials with your contractor to ensure that workmanship is of the highest standard.


Final Fix Inspection - This phase of the inspections is to monitor the finish of the decoration, installed appliances, fixtures and fittings and assess them against acceptable building tolerances. This inspection should be carried out once the build is complete and the area has been thoroughly cleaned. This inspection can be carried out with the client present, or solely by Buildservices. All statutory documentation relating to the build will be inspected by us i.e. Local Authority Building Control sign off, gas safe certification, NICEIC certification , operation and maintenance literature. Once all remedial works have been completed to the satisfaction of Buildservices, then practical completion will be awarded to the contractor and the clients defects liability period will commence.


The aim of these inspections is to ensure the highest standards of workmanship are achieved, and ultimately that the client is delighted with the finish of the project.


The aim of these inspections is to ensure the highest standards of workmanship are achieved, and ultimately that the client is delighted with the finish of the project.


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