Type: Conversion of existing building into 4 houses, 2No new build hoses and associated ground works. ( Building works only, client managed all other works.)
Duration: 11 months
Problems/obstacles/solutions: When excavating for ground works the back elevation of the existing building was found to have insufficient foundations . This was resolved by propping the existing roof structure, pulling down the rear elevation in its entirety new foundations and rebuilding. After a costing exercise this was found to be a cheaper and safer option to underpinning.
Specification: Standard building specification inspected Premier building insurance .