Building Surveying for refurbishment and development

Building Surveying for commercial, health, education, leisure and community building projects

Whether you are working on the design and development of a new building or the restoration and maintenance of an existing one, the MacConvilles team can guide you through every stage of the process.

Our experienced and knowledgeable RICS Chartered Building Surveyors understand how a building works, why it fails and how this impacts on your use and enjoyment of it. Working across every phase of a building’s life cycle, we provide advice about defects and add value to your project with creative solutions that seek opportunities to reduce costs and mitigate risk.

We have extensive experience in the health and education sectors, supporting our clients to develop their growing estates. Regardless of a building’s use, when it comes to remodelling and refurbishing, our design team understands your individual needs. As diligent problem solvers, we guarantee your project has a bespoke solution.

As experts in material performance, we continually invest in our team and technology to deliver the specialist skills and services our clients need. From planned maintenance surveys to repair and renovation, whatever the expertise you require, we’ve got it covered.

Building Surveying services


Our RICS Chartered Building Surveyors can support you in the design, construction and management of your project. With decades of experience, we’ve supported clients across the widest range of sectors, including residential, commercial, health, education, conservation, ecclesiastical and industrial schemes.

Building Surveying is at the core of our business and our talented team is brimming with experience and creativity to deliver industry-leading solutions.

Our trusted expertise expands into complex loss claims — identifying the defects, the cause, liability and suitable means of repair. Our specialists can also aid the resolution of disputes — from the analysis of defects caused by workmanship and product failures to refurbishment defects caused by construction and design deficiencies. We can also review building survey reports for their adequacy and advice.

  • Acquisition/building surveys
  • Repair & Refurbishment
  • Space planning and design
  • Stock condition surveys
  • Planned maintenance surveys
  • Schedules of condition
  • Dilapidations
  • Defect investigation & diagnosis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Asset management & maintenance planning
Legal / Compliance Services

Our team can assist you with a wide range of legal and compliance services. We can act as expert witnesses, covering negotiation of issues, compliance and court evidence for both arbitration and adjudication. Our experts also offer advice on Party Walls, as well as defect analysis and condition reports for listed buildings and buildings of historical significance. If you need advice to ensure you meet planning, building and safety regulations, our team has the experience and knowledge to give you the confidence you are compliant with the conditions.

  • Expert witness
  • Party wall services
  • Listed building consents
  • Building control application
  • Fire Safety advice
Property maintenance advice

When it comes to property maintenance it is important to consider it as more than simply repairing the building. Our surveyors understand how their influence can help to lengthen the lifespan of the structure and prevent issues in the future. Where possible, we seek opportunities for maintenance to be turned into improvement for you to realise value from every investment.

  • Life cycle costings
  • Defect investigation & diagnosis
  • Repair and renovation/ remodelling and conversion
  • Schedules of condition

For many years our surveyors have worked for leading building insurers, providing an advisory role on building defects and failures and managing the repairs required by insurers.

  • Insurance reinstatement cost assessment
  • Insurance works

Every design decision is a fine balance between form and function. At MacConvilles, our inventive team creates designs that also consider budget, quality, programming and sustainability. By taking the time to listen to your objectives and aspirations we’re able to devise schemes that turn buildings into inspiring spaces that last.

  • Space planning
  • Design / AutoCAD / Revit
  • Design services

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