Increasing demand for building surveys

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With an increased demand for our building surveys and specialist damp investigations Edwards Hart have again expanded. Trevor Francis, Chartered Building Surveyor has joined our team thus increasing capacity to meet this demand and at the same time we see our London based client list also expanding. The lead on building surveys at Edwards Hart… Read more »

Course on Understanding Dampness in Buildings

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Our first 2015 course on dampness in buildings takes in Manchester on the 28th of January. This will include many of our case studies where we have trouble-shooted problems for clients with complicated dampness problems. This includes a property which has had two chemical damp proof course in 15 years, but still has damp, problems… Read more »

BIM for Existing Buildings

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Building Information Modelling has great potential for use with existing buildings in many different ways but is being overshadowed by its use in new construction. Read about BIM’s potential in the latest article published by the RICS written by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards and John Counsell of Cardiff Metropolitan University. Read more about EBIM.  

John Edwards joins the Green Construction Panel

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Edwards Hart Director John Edwards has joined the panel of UK green construction experts to take forward the agenda on existing buildings. The panel advises the Construction Industry Council Executive Board on issues relating to sustainability, carbon reduction and all other green construction issues. It will also identify and promote green construction policy and activities… Read more »

Retrofit Guidance Tool taking centre stage

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The Green Wheel retrofit guidance tool is taking centre stage in sustainability training developed by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards for the RICS and being delivered across the UK during November and December 2014. The tool has been developed by the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance and takes a risk assessment approach to energy efficiency retrofit.

Free Energy Efficiency Retrofit Seminar

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The event looks at the moisture threat when retrofitting and refurbishing buildings with a focus on the need for porous materials that allow buildings to breath. Edwards Hart Director John Edwards and Nigel Jervis of Ty Mawr lime will present the latest research and approaches to retrofitting including technicalities and practicalities with a range of… Read more »

Blackpool insulation guidance launched today

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Blackpool Council has developed a contractors’ code of conduct and guidance for solid wall insulation (SWI) developed by a team led by Edwards Hart Senior Associate Nick Heath, with input by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards and other experts from the STBA. The code and guidance will ensure quality of work and help preserve the… Read more »

NATO Fortress Cardiff Castle

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Castles were built to keep people out, but Cardiff Castles defences are not good enough for NATO heads of state when they have their working dinner this evening. USA President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron are amongst world leaders protected by a ring of steel fencing. Cardiff Castle’s £15 million conservation and… Read more »

Private rented sector homes at risk from energy efficiency measures

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The UK Governments consultation on the regulation of Energy Efficiency in the Private Rental Sector closes today at 11.45 pm and whilst imposing energy efficiency works to such buildings may seem very sensible there are many issues and potential problems. Gaps between predicted and actual energy savings, risk of accelerated deterioration of building fabric and… Read more »

New standards for older buildings – RICS seminar series

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Training will be delivered in England, Scotland and Wales by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards in new standards for inspection, conversion and maintenance of older buildings. This training course was developed by John Edwards for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to upskill surveyors and others in the construction and property industry.  The seminar series… Read more »