Case Studies

Early detection of defects helps client avoid costly repair liability

Our client was in the process of acquiring a lease of two interconnected retail units within a small arcade in the centr ... view case study

High Wycombe - Conversion of Grade II Listed Building

This Grade II Listed timber frame building was being used as a retail unit with ancillary storage space above. Followin ... view case study

Development Advice & Monitoring

The Client owns this residential building with a basement office. The lease on the basement office expired and the unit ... view case study

Cowfold - Defect Analysis

The property was in a significant dilapidated condition and was converted during the early part of 2005 into an office c ... view case study

SHW provides new education facilities without disruption to students

We were instructed by the freeholder to provide contract administration services for an internal remodelling and refurbi ... view case study

Successful re-negotiation of lease terms following dilapidations assessment

SHW were instructed to study the lease documentation and advise the tenant of their end of term dilapidations liability ... view case study

20 year guarantee for roofing works at Grade II Listed Building

An initial detailed site inspection was undertaken to ensure that all existing building defects were identified on a pro ... view case study

Building Consultancy - Commercial

Building Surveying

Meet the team

SHW Building Surveying team provide valuable expertise to every aspect of property ownership and occupation. Our Building Surveyors provide a full range of technical and support services relating to the built environment to commercial public and private sector client base.

How we can help

Typical instructions include pre-acquisition survey advice; condition surveys; dilapidations liability advice; feasibility studies; defect analysis; development monitoring and expert witness reports. We regularly undertake appointments under Party Wall etc Act 1996.

Our team offer professional advice and guidance through scheduling remedial works to managing building and refurbishment projects incorporating design advice, contract administration and project management duties successfully.

What makes us different

With Building Consultancy teams located with 5 of our 8 regional offices enable great resource strength throughout the UK. The strength and depth of our teams ensures commercial focus, specialist and technical expertise to successfully deliver solutions to all clients requirements.


“A first class, seamless, service

SHW oversaw the development, construction and management of our Portfolio of twenty Dr’s Surgeries in South East England, from inception, for 10 years from 2001. The building and management teams worked together seamlessly ensuring that we delivered a quality product, which was maintained in first class order. Their first class performance was underlined when we sold the company and NO issues were found relating to the properties during a full formal due diligence."

Astranta Asset Management Limited


"We have worked with SHW over the past few years and confirm that we have always been pleased with the professional service provided in relation to our industrial investment portfolio. We are impressed with their meticulous approach to providing dilapidations advice both during and after lease expiry, in addition to successful and timely delivery of refurbishment projects, always accompanied with well documented, clear, cost analyses and a readiness to explain the rationale behind proposed courses of action."

Office Lets Ltd

Building maintenance and repairs ~ Commercial Building Surveys ~ Development Advice & Monitoring ~ Defect Analysis ~ Dilapidations ~ EPC’s ~ Feasibility Studies ~ Measured Surveys ~ Party Wall Advice ~ Planned Maintenance ~ Pre-acquisition Advice ~ Schedule of Condition

Typical services provided, please enquire for further details

Building Consultancy Brochure
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Contact our Specialists

For further information on Building Consultancy Property services.

Russell Markham
Russell Markham BSc (Hons) MRICS
Partner (Head of Building Consultancy Division) 
01273 876222
07740 449380