Carried out on a 3 to 6 week basis, dependent on the stage of work, the aim of the visit is to identify issues at an early stage so that the site team (the site management and the trade supervisors) are aware of the problem and can attend to it immediately. Measures can then be put in place by the site team to prevent the item reoccurring.
At the start of the development the visits can be timed so that they capture the start of various stages of work to enable a benchmark to be set and for the trades to understand where the issues occur.
The visit is a spot check and as work is in progress the visit will highlight issues where there is a likelihood that they will be built in. If required a 'snagging' visit can be undertaken with a plot being set as the benchmark for work to be completed to. This can be carried out in conjunction with the site visit.
This is the general method of undertaking visits but it can be customised by yourselves where you wish certain areas to be concentrated on.
Towards the end of the development as work is being closed out, the emphasis is commenting on the fire safety aspects and can also be on the aesthetics if required. This can be ensuring the fire strategy provided by your fire specialist is being followed or highlighting where areas are not complying with the Approved Document B.
When visiting, it is often difficult for the site management to time the appointment at exactly the right time. A borescope is used to access areas where the problem is thought to
occur to prevent a more intrusive investigation being undertaken unless thought necessary and authorised by site management.
The visit would take 3 hours with the option to extend it further if pre-arranged. A draft report is provided within 6 hours with a full detailed report within 72 hours of completing the visit. Contact us for more details