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Welcome to Michael Idowu Associates

 

We are a private practice firm of Chartered Building Surveyors based in Bromsgrove, West Midlands, serving Clients nationwide. We provide a diverse range of building surveying / project management services.

 

What do we do as Building Surveyors / Project Managers?


building-workWe provide professional advice on all aspects of property and construction. We work on site with new buildings and are concerned with the aftercare and performance of existing buildings. This is a very wide field and may include advising on various aspects of buildings at different stages, including:

  •     Design;
  •     Maintenance;
  •     Repair;
  •     Dilapidations;
  •     Refurbishment;
  •     Restoration;
  •     Sustainability.
  •     Acquisition

The nature of our work may range from the design of large, multimillion-pound structures to modest adaptations and repairs, and sometimes includes working with buildings of architectural or historic importance.
We may be called upon to give evidence in court in cases where building regulations have been breached and as expert witnesses on building defects and dilapidations.

We work in many areas of property and construction so the work is diverse and rarely routine. Tasks typically involve:

  •     ensuring projects are completed on budget and on time;
  •     advising clients on schemes and projects and determining requirements;
  •     preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works;
  •     preparing documents for tender and advising on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes;
  •     determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects, including proposals for repair;
  •     advising on management and supervision of maintenance of buildings;
  •     dealing with planning applications and advising on property legislation and building regulations;
  •     assessing and designing buildings to meet the needs of people with disabilities;
  •     advising on construction design and management regulations;
  •     negotiating dilapidations (when there is a legal liability for a property's state of disrepair);
  •      carrying out feasibility studies;
  •      advising on the health and safety aspects of buildings;
  •      advising on boundary and rights of light disputes and party wall procedures;
  •      preparing insurance assessments and claims.

For reconciliation purposes all our guidance are to be undertaken by Chartered Building Surveyors, who are also full members of Chartered Institute of Builders, Corporate Building Engineers and who also, hold professional accreditation in the areas of Party Wall Surveying. This proves the highest level of superiority and client service.
We believe ourselves to be effective leaders, leadership never goes out of fashion, and the reality of leadership cannot change. We believe the fate of our business is determined in large measure by the actions and inactions, for good or ill. We inspire our clients to realise their personal and collective potential, and are often the deciding factor between a company being good at what it does and achieving greatness.