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Residential Development, the Old Vicarage, Bristol


Neighbourly Matters consultancy advice for two separate 3-storey residential developments

Party Wall Surveying

Neighbourly Matters




Dan Tapscott

Dan Tapscott

The project

The project comprised two separate 3-storey residential developments, including a subterraneous parking area within a tight site in Bristol. Being neighboured by a listed building made for careful consideration.

Rapleys was instructed at an early stage to provide Neighbourly Matters consultancy advice. This led to our appointment as Party Wall Surveyors on the project.

Our solution

We reviewed the proposals and informed the client where notification would be required and advised on the necessary statutory timescales to observe and likely costs. We subsequently served notices, undertook photographic schedules of condition, drafted, negotiated and published the party wall awards arising.

The challenges from this appointment were found to be contacting neighbouring properties and their owners in order to gain access for undertaking schedules of condition. We were able to gain access and undertake photography and create a report to present to the relevant parties.

The wider Building Consultancy Group at Rapleys were also well placed to provide Principle Designer services on this project, ensuring all necessary health & safety documentation relating to the CDM Regulations were in place prior to commencement.

Our expertise, awareness and positive relationships with the Adjoining Owners and representatives led to the successful agreement of the Awards enabling the contractor to commence on site without impacting upon the contract programme.

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Partner & Head of Neighbourly Matters – Building Consultancy

Dan Tapscott

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