Transform Housing & Support
ghd partnership Ltd has been commissioned by Transform Housing & Support, based in Surrey, to provide architectural services for three properties.
The first project is for the overhauling/re-roofing of a large listed property in Farnham. ghd carried out a measured survey of the existing roof but access to the roof proved difficult due to the proximity of the building to the road. ghd decided to commission a drone survey to capture the condition and shape of the roof from above. This was a new form of technology to use for ghd but it proved extremely useful throughout the design period. ghd obtained statutory consents (planning and building regulation approval) and undertook a tender process and worked closely with the client to appoint a contractor. The project is now on site and ghd is contract managing the project to ensure that the works are completed to specification and within the agreed timescale.
The second project is for the overhauling / replacement of timber windows to a partially listed property in Staines. ghd carried out a condition survey of the windows to ascertain the scope of works, prepared AutoCAD drawings and a specification of works and now the works have been sent out to tender to timber window specialists within the area. Listed building consent was not required as the windows will be restored back to their original condition and not replaced. ghd will work closely with the client to appoint a suitable contractor and the project will be contract managed by ghd to ensure that the works are completed to specification and within the agreed timescale.
The third project is for the design and construction of a new roof to a property in Surrey (not owned by Transform Housing but managed by them) which ghd has only just been informed that their fee proposal was successful. More news to follow regarding this exciting project shortly.
ghd is delighted to be able to offer their services to new clients and hope that this is the start of a new and good working relationship with Transform Housing & Support.