Building Consultancy

Clients benefit from our complete building surveying and design service for existing building assets from the management of refurbishment, extensions, spatial planning and alterations, through to the programming of planned maintenance works.

Coomber Associates extensive knowledge comes to the fore with respect to residential, education, healthcare, commercial and industrial buildings.

Our building surveying and design knowledge can be tailored to suit the requirements of every client, including:

  • RICS Building surveys

    • Condition Survey​

    • HomeBuyer Survey

    • Building Survey

  • Defect analysis

  • Schedules of condition

  • Contract administration

  • Access consultancy services

  • Feasibility studies

  • Measured surveys

  • Design of extensions, alterations and refurbishments

  • Building regulations applications

  • Planning applications

  • Listed building applications

  • Party wall surveyor services

  • Maintenance programming

  • Planned and reactive maintenance programmes

  • Quality monitoring

  • Restoration / refurbishment following fire and flood

  • Asset management services

 
 
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Design & Planning

Design and planning permission are core areas detailed knowledge of materials, techniques and construction processes are brought together.  

Our experience across a range of sectors means we have been closely involved with a varied portfolio of projects and clients. 

Where planning permission is likely to be contentious but achievable, we are able to utilise specialist planning consultants who's ability to make strong cases, address local plans and work around issues  during the application process. 

  • Residential architectural 

  • Commercial architectural

  • Educational architectural

  • Sketch designs

  • Detailed design

  • 2D autoCAD 2018

  • 3D archiCAD 2018

  • Building regulations

  • Design & access statements

  • Pre-application

  • Outline application

  • Conservation Area application

  • Listed Buildings application

  • Full Householder application

  • Building Regulation drawings & application

 

Project Management

As Project Managers we can act as a specialist advisors, representing you the client.

Clients' needs for Project Managers vary considerably therefore Coomber Associates aim is to tailor the service provided to our clients’ demands. 

 

We will develop the service to be delivered through close consultation with clients so a scope of services can be produced.

Coomber Associates have the ability to run projects from concept to completion and will act as the catalyst for excellent project delivery. There are a variety of ways of procuring projects under diverse forms of contract and Coomber Associates have the ability to recommend and advise under each form.

  • Development of a client brief

  • Design team selection and appointment

  • Project coordination

  • Risk management

  • Procurement strategy

  • Programme management

  • Management of design and tendering

  • Management of the construction process

  • Management of fit-out, hand-over and commissioning

  • Act as link between client and contractor

  • Promote teamwork

 

Health & Safety

Health & safety has become a critical aspect of successful construction projects over the last decade. The duties placed on the various 'Duty Holders' under CDM 2015 has resulted in all persons taking some form of responsibility during the course of a project.

We are Members of The Association of Project Safety, the leading body for construction only oversight. 

We provide a consultancy services to ensure you comply with the necessary Regulations, meeting your Statutory Obligations whatever the type of project.

  • CDM

    • Preparation of Pre-construction Phase Information​

    • Preparation of Construction Phase Plan

    • Preparation of Health & Safety File

    • Principal Designer​

    • Principal Contractor

  • On site inspections

  • Attending project meetings

  • Risk assessments

  • Method statements

  • Design advice

  • Mitigating risk

Capital Funding

We have worked for Academy Trusts, VA & VC, Local Authority and Independant Schools.

We have secured in excess of £6m of funding for Academy Schools through the CIF bidding systems, with many bids undertaken free of charge if funding is not successful.  

We are also able to secure Salix Funding for efficiency and PV generation projects and work with any type of school for these projects. 

As well as sourcing funding, we undertake 5 - 10 year maintenance plans with costs to allow school to effectively manage their estates responsibly and financially. Through this planning, there are no hidden costs that constrained budgets have to react to.

  • Condition Improvement Fund Bids (CIF)

    • Roof replacemnt​

    • Boiler replacement

    • Toilet refurbishment

    • Asbestos removal

    • Block replacement / Expansion

    • Regulatory compliance: Fire risk assessments, 

  • Expert witness reports

  • Classroom refurbishment

  • Project management 

  • Energy efficiency and Salix bids

  • Maintenance planning

  • New Academy due diligence surveys

 
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