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Wot a lot of rot

We know our clients want a pre-acquisition building survey to give a clean bill of health on the building they hope to buy but as surveyors there is nothing more pleasing than finding a juicy problem. And they don’t come any juicier than a good ‘fruiting body’. Last month whilst surveying a period property our […]

Marlborough School looks forward to new term

The former St Peter’s School Marlborough has been empty and unused for some years; it is now in a sad and dilapidated state. Despite this our clients aim to acquire the Grade II Listed building and to put it into good and substantial repair ready for use as a boutique hotel and restaurant. We have […]

Fire brigade to the rescue

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue used the tower crane over our Limborough Road site in Wantage last week to practice the rescue of a stranded worker. The ‘worker’ was in fact a volunteer fireman who pretended to collapse whilst working on the jib. The rescuers were the retained firemen from Wantage and they received guidance from […]

Curtain Closes on Collapsed Window Opening

A window replacement project in Pangbourne came to an abrupt stop when the installer realised that removing the mullions from the original frame was a mistake, they were supporting the gabled roof above! The building owner arranged for temporary props and then asked us to investigate, and to come up with an appropriate remedy. The […]

Wantage Mixed Use Scheme reaches skywards

The tower crane over our Limborough Road site has recently become a unique and prominent feature of the Wantage skyline. The scheme is a multi-storey mixed use development providing ground floor parking and retail space with offices and fourteen two-bedroom apartments on the floors above. We are acting as Employer’s Agent and QS for Kings […]