RTP in July

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We are well into summer now, with the schools having finally finished and Cornwall as busy as ever, welcoming all the holidaying visitors to the county. In Falmouth, we are also gearing up for Falmouth Week which starts on the 7th August, and brings much excitement and bustle into the town. We have been just as busy inside the office, as the town is outside. Here is a glimpse of what some of our team have been up to this month.

Nathan Dean recently completed a pre purchase survey in Polruan, for which a boat was the preferred method of transport to reach his destination. We really love it when we are invited to work on unusual projects, especially those in challenging, special or historic corners of Cornwall. Nathan also ventured to Newquay for several pre-purchase surveys and defects inspections. He quickly found that lots of other people are also venturing in that direction too, but they had beaches and ice creams in mind rather than bricks and mortar!

Sue Wilton has been working on continued CDM (Health and Safety Planning) services across several sectors during July. These ranged from the production of Pre-construction information for a new holiday home for a local business client, several domestic projects and a school recreational facility, to the review of contractors’ Construction Phase Plans for school and commercial refurbishment projects, and the development of Health and Safety Files for a Grade I Listed building. As well as this technical activity, Sue spent time in the classroom on the other side of the desk for a change, as she attended an interesting APS registered course on the new CDM Regulations.

Andrew Miller spent July working on an interesting range of projects which included an extension to a commercial building, alterations and refurbishment to a residential property, structural repairs, remedial works and finalising the contract matters for a substantial phase of re-decorations.

Alistair Strachan worked on several schedules of works and contract documents for projects that include an extension to a residential property in Falmouth, as well as a warehouse extension in Redruth. In addition, he has been completing an end of defect inspection and report on a Falmouth property that has recently had refurbishment works to a porch and front elevation, as well as working with Camel Glass to renew a window at an apartment complex in St Ives, to ensure this beautiful view remains uninterrupted.


Grenville Tresidder has been attending to a new build residential property in Coverack, as well as carrying out regular inspections of a loft conversion project in Penryn, which has required the extending of the ridge and new flat roof to the rear to form two additional bedrooms and a bathroom. As well as this, he has been attending to a variety of instructions, including submitting a Planning Application for the demolition of an existing dated kitchen following by the construction of a single storey modernised kitchen /breakfast room extension, preparing Building Regulations for a single storey extension to a bungalow in Mabe following successfully gained Planning Permission, preparing for the extension and conversion of a garage to form a self-contained ancillary accommodation in Falmouth, also following successfully achieved Planning Permission. Lastly, he has been working on plans for a single storey extension and associated works for a property just outside of Cornwall, over in Plymouth.

It’s been another busy month here at RTP, which is just the way we like it. If you have a project like any of the above, or something else entirely, for which you require help or advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the team on 01326 318599. We are always happy to help.