Out and About in March

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Spring has officially arrived in Cornwall, with daffodils gracing many of the wonderful green spaces the county has to offer. The better weather has also brought new opportunities, challenges and instructions for the team.

March was a busy time for Sue Wilton, with the new CDM Regulations due to be published on 6th April. Sue has been busy getting documents prepared in readiness for the changeover and helping clients and designers get up to speed with the new tasks and roles. Whilst this activity has been going on, existing projects have been continuing under the 2007 Regulations, with Sue having useful support from Harriet and Alistair in the CDM Co-ordinator role for both public and private sector projects. Should you require any advice or assistance with CDM Regulation and these changes, please do contact Sue on swilton@rtpsurveyors.co.uk

Andrew Miller has been keeping in with the ‘spring clean’ theme, with a busy month of decoration and maintenance projects. These works have included some substantial buildings, such as large apartment blocks, with some stunning sea views!

Andrew hasn’t been able to keep all the wonderful locations to himself, as Alistair Strachan has been assisting with managing repairs and redecoration also on apartment complexes both in St Ives and here on the Falmouth sea front. He has also been monitoring demolition works of a fire damaged property in Penelewey, as well as drawing up some plans for an exciting barn conversion in Cury.

John Darbyshire has received a flurry of new home survey instructions for people looking to purchase new property now that 2015 is in full swing and warming up. He also has inspected a large new-build block of apartments in Newquay to report on the current condition, identify any defects and develop a programme of planned maintenance going forwards, on behalf of the management company, which is sure to keep him further occupied through the Spring.

He has also enjoyed spending some time on specifying and managing works to replace a roof on a building in central Newquay. The main aim of the project was to complete the essential works with minimal disturbance to the residential tenants and retail outlet within the building. Fortunately the weather was kind and this was successfully achieved.

To sum up RTP’s activities in March, Richard Thomas says:

‘The month of March has shown a significant increase in the number of building surveys carried out by this company. Over the past month there has been a total of 35 full building surveys instructed, along with a notable uplift in the volumes of valuations and other forms of inspections. An increase has also been noted in respect of architectural and planning and development work. This indicates a buoyancy within the market which has not been seen for a few months.’

After all the chocolatey Easter treats that were on offer in the office, it is a good job it looks like the busy trend we have experienced so far in 2015 is set to continue.