The client was having particular problems with their insurer undertaking and admitting that works were required. 20mm cracking was evident even after the insurer had completed minor works.
Croft Structural Engineers were initially employed to complete a survey to provide independent advice. Armed with our report, the client approached the insurers again and this time negotiated a second repair claim on the building.
Croft Structural Engineers were commissioned by the insurer to undertake the second phase of works. We were appointed to undertake the specification for the project and run the contract.
Unlike other firms Croft Structural Engineers believe that a written specification is difficult to read and therefore leads to mistakes. We produced drawings showing the repairs required. This simplified the work on site and significantly reduced the margin for errors.
A written scope of works was also produced to complement the drawings. This allowed contractors to price the works on a level playing field.
From Croft Structural Engineer’s extensive list of contractors, 5 were selected to tender for the works, one of which was commissioned.
Croft Structural Engineers produced contract documents which were produced under the JCT contract.
Croft Structural Engineers completed weekly site visits to inspect the works and to value the progress. From these inspections formal valuations were issued.
Contract Value: £42,000
Type: Insurance Claim
Client: Private Landlord