Building surveying is at the very core of our business; it links and overlaps with the quantity surveying and architecture so that we can give a complete service to our clients.

We are Chartered Building Surveyors, regulated by the RICS. Our team includes building surveyors, building technicians, asbestos surveyors and party wall surveyors.

As building surveyors we undertake building surveys, defects inspections (including subsidence, damp, decay, flat roofs, pitched roofs and thatch); we also undertake cavity wall inspections, asbestos surveys, maintenance and repair inspections we prepare schedules of condition and dilapidation, insurance reinstatement assessments carry out measured land and building surveys; and, act in boundary disputes and party wall matters.

Quantity surveying should not be confused simply with estimating; in so many building projects it is one of the key functions in achieving success. It is not unusual for projects to be lead and coordinated by one of our quantity surveyors.

Before a line is drawn our quantity surveyors can lead a feasibility study, give preliminary cost advice, advise on procurement and contractor selection; and, determine the cost-in-use of competing designs. Whilst on the 'drawing board" our quantity surveyors can often suggest more cost effective solutions, review budgets and obtain prices from specialist manufacturers and suppliers. When the scheme is "off the board" our quantity surveyors can prepare tender documents, negotiate tenders, value the work in progress, audit accounts and contracts to satisfy your internal audit requirements; and, assess the replacement cost for insurance purposes. And, if it all goes wrong and a dispute arises then our quantity surveyors can give guidance on how to secure a settlement through alternative dispute resolution procedures including mediation, adjudication, arbitration or litigation.

We are Chartered Quantity Surveyors, regulated by the RICS. Our team includes quantity surveyors, estimators and technicians.

The word architect derives from the Latin architectus and the Greek arkhitekton (arkhi-, chief tekton, builder); and whilst today we do not see the architect is the chief builder we do see him as the leader of the building team.

Architects are trained in the planning, design and oversight of building projects. They are responsible for creating a design that meets the client's brief and provides a facility suitable for the intended use. To achieve this we work with our client's to fully understand their requirements, we get into the very nuances of the project. We believe that a well prepared brief should produce more than building that meets the client's requirement; it should be the spark that ignites the design.

Our architectural team includes a registered architect, building surveyors and architectural technicians; we use the latest CAD programs but have not forgotten how to hand sketch or colour wash a presentation drawing.

We are experienced in new building as well as the alteration, extension and refurbishment of existing buildings including barn conversions. We have experience in schools, libraries, offices, shops, factories, housing, agricultural and leisure buildings. We prepare and submit planning, building regulation and Listed building applications; we prepare tender documents; and, we oversee and administer building contracts.

Tel: 01635 872000

Mursell & Company (Newbury) Limited
Bank House, 13 - 15 High Street, Thatcham, RG19 3JG