When buying a residential or commercial property you are likely to need advice and insight into the condition of the property. Barker's Birmingham building surveyors team provide professional building surveying services including commercial property surveys and residential house surveys. Our expertise also covers expert witness work, neighbourly issues, party wall advice, and dilapidations.
Our team provide Building surveying services across all main sectors including education, commercial, residential, and ecclesiastical and can easily apply their knowledge of the different disciplines to meet clients’ specific needs.
Whether you are buying a single property or a portfolio of properties, our Birmingham based building surveyors can offer various buying-process services. These include mortgage valuations, homebuyer reports and full building surveys.
If you are acquiring freehold or leasehold property, dealing with property lettings, or leases at the end of their term, our commercial building surveyors can provide professional advice. This includes advising on statute, case law, and limitation and liabilities enforced by a lease. Our team can help speed up what can be a confusing process, and reduce any risk involved.
Additionally, we offer pre-acquisition consultancy to protect both landlords and tenants from any unexpected liabilities. We also provide schedules of condition, schedules of dilapidations, and licenses to alter to our commercial clients.
For education clients, we provide a comprehensive estates management solution from condition surveys through to redevelopment of school sites, as well as support with funding applications such as the Condition Improvement Fund.
We use the latest technology that allows us to capture, analyse, and report data at a higher speed. This includes offering drone surveys and other specialist techniques for more in-depth inspections. We also use an electronic data collection software and customised templates that result in a greater level of accuracy.
Whatever the requirements, clients continue to trust our team of Birmingham based building surveyors to provide thorough, professional, and reliable services.
Stuart joined Barker in 1996 and has been Managing Partner since 2007. He is responsible for leading the management team to ensure the efficient operation and growth of the practice.
An education specialist, Stuart helps identify needs, secure funding and deliver construction projects for schools, academies, further and higher education establishments. He also specialises in providing strategic advice to Multi Academy Trusts on estates and facilities management. His expertise in this area was recognised when Barker Associates won the Premises and Facilities Management award for Partners in Consultancy in 2015.
Robert joined Barker in 2002 and is a partner heading up our projects and conservation teams. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he is responsible for design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial, ecclesiastical and private clients.
An education specialist, he provides the following services: estate planning, planned maintenance programmes, feasibility studies, project management of new build and refurbishment schemes, condition surveys, and funding applications.
As a certified historic buildings professional he provides conservation consultancy for private and municipal clients, advises on conservation strategies and designs, specifies and implements works on listed and historic buildings.
Robert also has experience in management of insurance-backed reinstatement works and disaster recovery. He is a health and safety advisor and principal designer under the CDM Regulations.
James joined Barker in 2004 and is a chartered surveyor in the projects team. James specialises in design, project management and contract administration of refurbishment and new-build schemes for public sector, education, commercial and private clients. James has specific expertise in securing funding and the delivery of education projects, he also has NEBOSH training as a Fire Risk Assessor.
Dan is an engineer and construction manager and heads up our Birmingham Office. He spent the eight years prior to joining Barker Associates managing the Building Schools for the Future (BSF), Additional Pupil Places (APP) and Special School Additional Places (SSAP) capital delivery programmes for Birmingham City Council and has and in-depth knowledge of estate planning in the education sector. He is knowledgeable on funding streams and bid management and has built and managed multi-disciplinary consultancy teams for large scale programmes. An accomplished project and programme manager, he has overseen complex construction projects across multiple sectors on both client and contractor sides.
Emily provides vital administrative support and diary management to our team based in Birmingham. As the first port of call for clients, she deals with incoming telephone enquiries and visitors.
Giorgio joined Barker in 2020. He is a building surveyor in our projects team based in Birmingham. Giorgio specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new-build construction projects to education, commercial sectors and private clients.
James joined Barker in 2019. He is a Chartered building surveyor in the projects team. James specialises in the education sector assisting schools and Multi Academy Trust clients with compliance, Condition Improvement Funding and School Condition Allocation advice, applications and project management of new and refurbishment projects.
James joined Barker Associates in 2007 and is a chartered surveyor in the projects team. James specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new build projects. Other specialisms include specific training in fire risk surveying and educational funding bid writing.
Jordan is a building surveyor in our projects team based in Birmingham. With over 5 years of experience across commercial, educational and healthcare sectors, Jordan’s expertise ranges from condition surveys, contract administration, reinstatement and project management of new build, office fit-outs and refurbishment projects.
Mitchell is a Building Surveyor in the projects team. He specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new-build construction projects to education, commercial sectors and private clients. Barker Associates is supporting his training towards chartered status.
Nathan is a trainee surveyor in the building surveying projects team. He assists with condition surveys, professional services, project specifications and production of design information. He has a keen eye for detail and supports the wider team on a multitude of commissions within the educational, public sector and residential sector. Nathan is pursuing his RICS Building Surveying Degree at Anglia Ruskin University on a part time basis.
Neil joined Barker Associates in 2017 and is a Senior Surveyor in the projects team. With over 25 years of experience in Building Surveying, Neil specialises in design, project management and contract administration for refurbishment and new build schemes for public sector, education, commercial and private clients.
Scott joined Barker in 2015 and is a building surveyor in the projects team. He provides technical assistance to senior members of staff delivering construction projects and professional surveying work. Scott recently completed his Building Surveying Degree with First Class Honours. Barker will be supporting his training towards RICS chartered status.
Thomas is a Trainee Building Surveyor in the projects team. He provides technical assistance to senior members of staff delivering projects and professional surveying work. Thomas is currently studying building surveying at Anglia Ruskin University and Barker Associates support training towards his degree qualification.
Thomas joined Barker Associates in 2014 from a large housing association, with long experience in the field of social housing. Tom has expertise in contract administration and, acting within the survey team, conducts condition surveys across all building types and also specialises in defects analysis reports.
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