Maintaining your existing buildings and ensuring they meet statutory regulations is an essential function. Barker can help and advise on all aspects from surveys and inspections to the design and management of maintenance works on education estates.
Please view our individual services below or contact us to discuss your requirements.
We have many years of experience in various forms of large-scale surveys and are skilled in presenting survey data in a variety of ways to suit client needs. We produce and manage building condition information for around 500,000 sqm of building stock annually.
The scope of such surveys can be set on a bespoke basis. Information can be summarised and presented in many ways dependent on the needs of the individual client.
Barker is also at the forefront of providing cloud-based condition survey information, offering increased levels of detail, interrogation and reporting options. This can also align and integrate with other client ICT systems.
Barker can offer a fully integrated building condition advice service. This may take the form of a high-level asset management plan, lifecycle planning or a shorter term planned maintenance service.
These services typically flow from the collection of condition data using a variety of techniques, and use this to plan ongoing expenditure to improve, maintain and manage the good condition of your building stock.
Asset management planning information can be organised and presented in various ways to suit the individual client’s requirements.
Due to our broad base of in-house services, we are able to organise and manage building and maintenance works to put the recommendations of the asset management plan into practice.
Rebuilding cost assessments are often required for insurance and other purposes. We have access to up-to-date pricing information and formally qualified quantity surveyors to provide a diligent service and accurate cost advice.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) states that if you are an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you are responsible for fire safety and are known as the ‘responsible person’.
Barker has NEBOSH trained fire-risk assessors capable of undertaking fire-risk assessments of a range of commercial, educational, residential and industrial buildings to ensure you meet the requirements of this order.
The Equality Act 2010 sets out requirements for employers and building users with the aim of protecting individuals with a disability from unfair treatment, whilst promoting a fairer and more equal society.
We are able to undertake access audits on a wide range of buildings to ensure that they are accessible and appropriate to all user needs.
A depreciated replacement cost valuation is often required for accounting purposes. It is a method of valuation which provides the current cost of replacing an asset with its modern equivalent, but deducts value due to factors such as physical deterioration and obsolescence.
Barker has the required relevant expertise in assessing building costs and asset lifecycles to provide this service across a variety of sectors.