As Chartered Building Surveyors, iCON Building Consultancy provide an integrated range of building surveying services relating to all types of commercial buildings. We also have significant experience carrying out inspections on both commercial and industrial properties to assist in the settlement of insurance claims.
A full building survey can be carried out on any type of property, but it is particularly recommended on older properties, properties of non-traditional construction, poorly maintained properties or those that have been subject to significant alterations, or for commercial premises where long leases are being taken on.
We provide a complete range of surveys to fulfil your requirements and/or those of a specific project. We offer full building surveys with detailed and/or summary reports. Whatever type of report you instruct, all accessible parts of the property will be thoroughly inspected and reported on.
We are a totally independent firm with no links or affiliations to mortgage providers, banks, estate agencies or commercial agents. This allows us to provide genuinely impartial advice with our only focus being your interests.
We ensure you have the opportunity to speak to a surveyor to discuss your specific requirements and budget in full before instructing any survey. Please contact us for more information.
Dilapidations, or the "exit costs" to the tenant of putting a property back into repair at the termination of a tenancy / lease, are a critical issue for both landlords and tenants of commercial property.
Dilapidations are a growing area of dispute between landlords and tenants as the lifespan of leases tends to becomes shorter. Cases occur where one or both parties have entered into a lease for a commercial property without any sufficient regard for its condition at the commencement of the tenancy or with a lack of strategy to maintain the building, in accordance with the repairing provisions in the lease, during the period of occupation.
iCON Building Consultancy has the required expertise to achieve positive outcomes for both tenants and landlords across the full range of property types and sectors.
We provide accurate and timely advice to ensure dilapidations claims are quickly and fairly settled, at minimum cost to the clients we represent.
We have extensive experience of managing projects of all sizes, and in respect of all types of building work, whether designed by ourselves or others.
This service can be provided for new build or refurbishment projects, and we have managed projects related to all major sectors with values ranging from under £50,000 to £10 million.
We will provide initial advice regarding the suitability of design to meet your needs, issues around planning approval, likely costs, competent and trustworthy contractors and overall time scales. From the start we will work with you to identify objectives and evaluate options, and throughout the project we supervise quality, progress and costs in order to deliver a successful project.
At iCON Building Consultancy we provide a full architectural design service, tailored to meet each client's individual requirements, on any type of new-build or refurbishment scheme. We work with the client at every stage of the design process in order to ensure that their specific requirements are met or exceeded.
Our work ranges across many sectors including high end private residences, education facilities, offices, retail and commercial buildings, and we are skilled in managing the whole process of design and construction, from the early conversations through design development to construction on site.
We use the most appropriate tools and technology to visualise your project, ensuring that you are a fully integrated part of that process, and we have a reputation for delivering outstanding designs with an emphasis on practicality and quality.
Beyond the architectural design process we are able to offer full Project Management or Contract Administration services, to ensure successful project delivery. This complete service is what allows us to provide schemes from inception to completion.
Our approach to cost management is based on the use of modern, sophisticated tools and techniques, combined with excellent training and using RICS qualified personnel, enabling us to provide high levels of client service.
We are specialists at the quantification and costing of building and civil engineering schemes providing both pre and post contract services. We provide proactive advice to our clients and their design team to ensure the scheme is designed and built reflecting a client's budget and delivering real value.
From the outset of the scheme we can advise on setting cost benchmarks using our experience, historical cost data and extensive knowledge across different market sectors and building types, and advise on the best strategy to offset inevitably conflicting priorities, which is key to the success of our projects.
Our objective is to bring an innovative approach to cost management and instil a cost discipline within the design team. This integrated process demands best value for clients and leads to final design solutions which meet cost targets. We can take an active role as controllers of cost at every stage of the scheme to ensure that financial implications are considered alongside design considerations.
Party Wall Surveying
ICON Building Consultancy advise and act on the need for Party Wall Notices, Party Wall Agreements or Party Wall Awards. We have a detailed knowledge of how a development project may impact on an adjoining and adjacent property and possess the experience to mitigate or eliminate these effects.
As Chartered Surveyors we are able to act for the building owner, adjoining owner, or in the capacity of third surveyor under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.
In these roles we bring our extensive knowledge and experience to any project. Our goal is for party wall considerations to be treated as an essential and intrinsic part of a project's design development – not an afterthought or an extra.
Our approach is to be proactive throughout the process, to assist the building owner and/or the adjoining owner to understand their rights and responsibilities under the Act and to fully participate in the process to minimise the time needed in reaching a fair and equitable award.
We offer the full range of professional building consultancy services, including the following: