CKD Galbraith’s Building Surveying team co-ordinated the entire project – managing every aspect including the initial insurance assessment and negotiation, the development appraisal, the intricate architectural design and the on-site contractors.
The project began as an insurance claim following a fire which destroyed the original cottage. Thankfully, the property had recently been accurately assessed for insurance purposes allowing a smooth negotiation and settlement with the Loss Adjuster. A development appraisal was subsequently completed and the estate took the decision to utilise the insurance sum to provide a new asset in the form of two semi-detached dwellings for rental purposes.
CKD Galbraith consulted the local authorities to obtain the necessary consents (Planning and Building Warrant) prior to tendering the works, appointing a contractor and managing the construction works through to completion. Upon completion, the new cottages underwent thorough air tightness and sound performance tests, which is not only requirement of the current Building Regulations, it also ensures the properties actually meet the performance and efficiency standards once constructed. Both properties feature Mitsubishi air source heat pumps which are estimated to save tenants hundreds per year with annual heating bills not expected to exceed £600.