A complete turnkey offering allowing us to provide all key deliverables in line with government legislations.
Our recently formed Facades Division was established to meet our clients demands for a turnkey solution for remedial works to existing building envelopes due to recent changes in legislation.
At GPF Lewis we have a very successful history of carrying out façade installations as part of wider project schemes where we have extended buildings either out, or in many instances up by way of adding additional floors. Lately however, with the introduction of the Building Safety Fund (BSF), we have seen an increase in demand for full façade replacements and have formed our dedicated division to facilitate this need.
Whilst we already possess the skill sets internally to carry out these works, we have strengthened our offer by successfully establishing several key partnerships to ensure that we can confidently offer a full range of deliverables that are necessary to provide a ‘one-stop’ service. This approach allows us to manage the process for our clients and provide comfort through all stages of the project lifecycle.
Firstly, an independent Chartered Surveyor will carry out a survey of each building to establish if the façade construction complies with the latest regulations. These surveys can be carried out nationally at a fixed cost and to date we have successfully completed over 400 surveys on a range of property portfolios. Should a particular building not comply, our partnering architectural practice will design a cost-effective solution that meets the updated regulations while also dealing with any planning matters that may arise.
Once a compliant redesign has been agreed, firm costs will be provided for the removal and re-instatement works. The partnership arrangements we have formed with specialist cladding and render contractors ensures we are able to provide our clients with competitive prices from the relevant experts.
When a firm cost has been established, we can then assist clients in applying for funding under the Building Safety Fund (BSF) which the government has introduced to address the numerous buildings with non-compliant material in their facades. Finally, and upon completion, our fire consultants will review and approve the design and installation with a view to issuing the all-important EWS1 certificate which confirms that the building is fully compliant.
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