ACT is pleased to recommend A Muir Surveying to village halls and other community buildings looking for professional building surveys.
When planning building improvements, better energy efficiency and maintenance at your hall, getting the right professional advice at the outset is invaluable.
There are various types of building survey available and most halls benefit from a combined Building Condition Survey and Energy Audit ‘Greening Report’ - helping the committee to make informed decisions for the future and providing evidence of this to grant funders and others.
This combined survey provides an overview of the current condition and what remedial works may be required in the future. Budget costs can be provided along with outline specifications. It may also include thermal improvements such as roof/wall insulation or draft-proofing, and recommends sustainable materials where appropriate. The report continues with recommendations for heating/hot water/ventilation including possible low or zero carbon alternatives. Finally, retrofit renewables will be included to give the option for on-site power generation and further reduction of carbon footprint and utility cost. An EPC (energy performance certificate) or DEC (display energy certificate) can also be produced, as well as modelling potential impacts of suggested improvements.
Alasdair has been involved with the survey of community buildings in Cumbria since 2009 with training provided by the Building Research Establishment and CAfS and membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).
Many halls ACT has supported to access grant funds for refurbishment, have used these reports in their funding applications. And whilst we need to say that Alasdair is married to ACT’s Fran Richardson, it’s the positive feedback about his work from both hall committees and funders, which has led us to choose him as a Preferred Provider.
Contact Alasdair for a quote and to discuss your needs. When you get in touch, make sure to reference ACT.