Consultant architect services
If you are a private individual or a company who has problems associated with your building or your building project then you might like the use of our consultant architect service. I will provide you with troubleshooting and due diligence advice which is also imparted to contractors and consultants on live projects where a second opinion or an impartial opinion is needed to resolve and/or move forward the difficulties that can sometimes arise. I have also been appointed to carry out monitoring and coordination on building works.
Can I provide architect services to you?
If you are a contractor, subcontractor, private residential client, commercial building owner, consultant, leaseholders or development companies then I have worked for all of these parties. I have also provided preliminary advice to professional indemnity insurers where claims have been intimated against architects so can also help you in this arena as well.
Confident in my ability to serve you
I have previously dealt with water ingress problems from roofs, windows, cladding and tanking; soundproofing and roofing; payment and/or non payment issues; delay and extension of time; workmanship and defects; design issues; performance of consultants; scope of cover under a professional indemnity insurance policy; contract administration during building works; professional fees and terms of appointment.
Get in touch
If you think I can help you with independent architectural advice please don't hesitate to contact me. take a look at how I've helped in the list below.
Where I have been involved and how it has helped
Bespoke kitchen contractor:
Sub-contract work on private house in London undervalued by architect who was also employer. Advice given regarding undervaluation and delay costs of £18,000. Action being considered against main contractor and professional complaint against architect.
Design and build contractor:
Cladding on refurbished office building in Dorset suffering from water ingress. Advice and report given regarding cause of leaks and potential liabilities of novated architect and cladding subcontractor.
Advice given to clients’ architect and project manager on issues arising on £20M industrial building refurbishment in Gloucestershire relating to contract particulars, valuations and defective works. Obtained QC’s opinion on critical issues.
Fire damage repairs carried out 7 years ago have failed causing house in Wiltshire to be uninhabitable. Advice and report given regarding poor performance of contractor and surveyor and legal issues to be overcome if claim is pursued. Counsel’s advice obtained.
Advice given regarding conduct of architect on works to his own house in Bristol and the reasonableness or otherwise of the position taken on valuations and defects. Worked closely with contractor’s solicitor and a negotiated settlement was achieved.
Provided assistance to contractor on a major redevelopment of a Georgian manor house in Somerset. Architect was applying unreasonable conditions to completion. Met with architect on site over several months and negotiated certification of Practical Completion.
Leaseholders of residential apartment building:
Ongoing inspections and liason of new build works carried out by freeholders on existing apartment building where normal procedures had not been followed.
Ongoing advice regarding industrial refurbishment project in the South West that had been contaminated by asbestos-cement dust. Investigations revealed many defects. Liaised with architect and contractor regarding rectification.
Works carried out by architect on new private house project in Gloucestershire were below standard. Met with architect who resigned. Arranged for new architects to be employed and house was satisfactorily completed.
Professional indemnity insurers:
Opinion given regarding the likely scope of professional indemnity insurance cover applicable to a design and build contractor and how it is likely to differ from the cover provided for an architect. Claim against contractor settled by negotiation after contractor’s demise.