Speeds Surveyors provides building design and building chartered surveying services throughout the South Hams.
SPEEDs provides building design and building surveying services to private owners, Charities, purchasers and businesses in Devon and Cornwall.
For information about specific services we can provide please feel free to send a message or call to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, go direct to our website.
What can we do for you?
SPEEDs Chartered Surveyors have extensive knowledge of building development and construction, and the skills required of well-established Chartered Surveyors. Speeds also specialise in a number of areas to assist our diverse range of clients in property matters relating to both domestic and commericial and listed / un-listed.
We succeed by understanding how we can provide your project with added-value. There are usually many options suitable for your property: in development and purchasing, compliance with development legislation, or related to works on your existing building - we can help - please contact us to discuss you particular needs.
Guy Speed BSc (Hons) MRICS is a Chartered Building Surveyor with twenty years' experience.
“I started my career in Oxford working on refurbishment projects for schools and university colleges. In 1998 I returned to Devon, my home county, and took on a more varied work load including residential purchaser surveys together with further refurbishment and new build projects. My current work has swung back more towards building projects though surveys and other professional work form an integral part.”
The building survey (or structural survey) typically undertaken for a property purchaser is a comprehensive report prepared following a detailed inspection of the property. The report aims to provide sound advice on the condition and maintenance of both residential and commercial property.
From receiving your instruction the inspection can be undertaken within two days, with the report sent out within five working days of the inspection. Please call for a fee quotation which can be provided instantly.
The inspection and report can be tailored to your requirements and can include comment on the viability of any intended alterations or extension.
Schedules of Condition / Dilapidation
Acting for either landlord or tenant schedules can be prepared, served, and negotiated. If required repair works can be tendered and carried out to meet the repairing covenants.
SPEEDs can provide long term advice on future maintenance requirements and potential costs. Typically undertaken for commercial or charity owned property. If immediate repairs are identified these can be incorporated in a schedule of repairs for which prices can be obtained and the works overseen.
Party Walls and Boundary Disputes
Acting for residential and commercial clients as party wall surveyor. Preparation of boundary reports and advice.
Preparation of reports into defective works, building disputes and building defects.
An insurance valuation can be added to a building survey report or a separate report can be provided for larger and commercial property.
Building Design Consultancy
SPEEDs can provide you with a full design and contract administration service for both residential and commercial property. Recent projects have included new build, refurbishment and extension and conversion. This has mostly been through provision of a full service from start to completion though specific stages can be undertaken separately.
Please click on the PROJECTS tag to see some examples.
Typically a building project will entail the following stages:
- Feasibility and preparation of existing plans
- Draft plans
- Preparation of drawing for submitting with the Planning Application
- Preparation of drawing for a Building Regulations Application
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- Advising on procurement methods and building contractors
- Contract administration and project monitoring
- CDM advice
SPEEDs have extensive experience in advising on the maintenance, repair and improvement to listed and historic property. Some of our past and present project can be viewed here.
Listed buildings require careful attention to detail in both repair and the design of alterations and extensions so as not to detract from the original building.
SPEEDs can provide advice on all aspects of work on listed property including appropriate repair schedules and preparation of drawing and details for listed building consent applications.
For more details about us and any specific questions you may have, call us direct, send us a message or go to our website. Or phone either our Totnes or Plymouth office.