Reading Surveys

The Brief

To undertake internal and external building surveys at 70 properties in Reading.  Surveys were carried out to ensure that no damage occurred to the properties prior to the commencement of external drilling works, which were needed to determine the location of redundant Victorian chalk mines.  An additional survey was necessary to identify whether any damage had occurred to the property during drilling and, if so, to instruct necessary works to achieve a satisfactory reinstatement.

Site Description

The site is in a predominantly residential area with a variety of new build and Victorian terraced houses and flats, some of which are listed.

Task and Outcome

  • Liaised with the tenant and managed the relationship regarding the works to be undertaken

  • Undertook a full condition survey prior to commencement of the drilling work and liaised with the tenant to ensure their acceptance of the survey findings

  • Following completion of the works a further survey was undertaken to ensure that the drilling works had not affected the condition of the property

  • Necessary repairs and access reinstatement works were identified and the project followed through to ensure these were undertaken to a satisfactory standard

 

Project Details

Name

Reading Surveys

Department

Building Consultancy

Client

Transport For London