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- Henley on Thames

Client - Residential Managers

Description - Fire damage refurbishment

Contract Value - £1.2 million

Project Duration - 12 months

The building was a converted cast iron framed brewery incorporating eleven luxury flats. A significant fire completely destroyed a first floor flat and caused extensive smoke  and heat damage to the upper and adjacent flats. Significant water damage due to extinguishment of the fire also occurred to the ground floor apartments.

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We were appointed to undertake extensive investigations to assess the extent of smoke and water damage to each of the flats. The building had only recently been converted from an office building into residential flats and careful analysis was required in terms of the structural integrity of the building and reinstatement to the pre-loss condition. Specialist material testing was organised to the internal cast iron columns to assess the damage from the significant heat generated by the fire incident.

We undertook project management of the repair works which included the following;

- Prepared a specification and schedule of works for each individual flat

- Obtained competitive tender estimates from experienced contractors

- Arranged for a formal contract under JCT with the building owners

- Contract administration duties for the duration of the works

- Liaison and provision of updates with each flat owner and the loss adjuster

The project was complex as the works were being completed as one overall contract but with the individual flat owners being provided with a separate programme of works. Each flat owner was provided with regular updates and a monthly meeting held with the client, contractor and flat owner representatives ensured that all contractual matters were recorded and distributed accordingly.

The works were completed within a 12 month period and to a very high standard of finish. Both the loss adjuster and the client were complimentary on the smooth handling and completed works to each flat.

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