Shaun joined us in 2015 and is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor, working across our residential surveys, commercial surveys, party wall, architectural and contract administration services. Shaun qualified with a degree in Building Surveying at London’s South Bank Polytechnic and became a Chartered Surveyor in 1993. Outside of work he spends most of his energy with his young family, but when he finds time, his interests include live music and playing bass guitar in a band.
The common stereotype is that architects ‘draw pretty pictures’ of buildings. That may be true – the presentation of information is important, but it only scratches the surface of our role.Our output includes both drawn and written information. The drawings are in reality diagrams that record a complex and many ... Read More >>
It used to be common for party wall awards to include an obligation for the building owner to ‘maintain or cause contractor(s) to maintain adequate insurance against such risks and provide evidence of this upon demand by the adjoining owner’s surveyor contractor’ and this was generally interpreted as the relatively ... Read More >>
I often tell adjoining owners that have suffered damage as a result of party wall work not to, under any circumstances, enter into discussions directly with their neighbours’ builder. By giving such advice, I’m not trying to make life difficult for building owners but rather making the point that under the Act it is the ... Read More >>