Building Consultancy

Informed building surveying advice

  • Building Surveying Cooke & Arkwright
  • Building Surveying Cooke & Arkwright
  • Building Surveying Cooke & Arkwright

With a comprehensive knowledge of buildings and a professional, proactive, personal approach, Cooke & Arkwright's Building Surveyors are best placed to protect and enhance the value of your commercial, industrial or residential property assets.

We have a dedicated team of Chartered Building Surveyors whose experience and expertise cover every aspect of building consultancy, from urban to rural and including the office, retail, industrial and residential sectors. With our detailed knowledge of the property market in Wales and across the UK, we also have the ability to draw on the expertise of the wider Cooke & Arkwright team. This allows us to offer more rounded, informed and insightful building surveying advice, resulting in the most cost effective and beneficial solutions for our clients.

Why choose Cooke & Arkwright Building Surveyors

  • From a strong regional base in Wales, our Building Surveyors work throughout the UK to achieve intelligent, responsive and cost effective solutions, delivering the tangible benefits you're looking for
  • No matter how big or small the project, all our clients benefit from the same Director-led, proactive approach that's tailored to meet your particular building surveying needs
  • The ability to harness other skills and expertise from across our business, including our agency , professional and asset management specialists, enables us to provide you with the best all-round solution.

How we can help you

Our building surveying services include:

  • Assisting with every stage of refurbishment, fitting out and alteration/conversion works
  • Preparing schedules of dilapidation for building owners or tenants
  • Preparing schedules of condition for buyers or tenants
  • Carrying out full building surveys
  • Providing expert repair and maintenance advice
  • Providing specialist building defect advice
  • Advising on the legal requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • Licence for Alterations
  • Carrying out fire insurance valuations
  • Acting as expert witnesses
  • Providing investors and funders with development monitoring services
  • Ensuring compliance with the Party Wall Act
  • Ensuring the smooth running of your project through efficient management.

Examples of our work

Some of our recent project include:

  • Refurbishing a historic farmhouse in Brecon and project managing the conversion of barns into a bunkhouse
  • Carrying out surveys of the National Museums of Wales to prepare 10 year maintenance plans
  • Designing and specifying extensions to a vehicle maintenance depot for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
  • Acting as repair and maintenance advisors for Castle Court, Cardiff, a residential apartment block of 148 flats.

Please call us today to discuss how our building surveying team can help you to effectively manage your property and your risk.

I have worked with Jeremy Symons over the past three years successfully leasing and buying property in support of my business. I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge of the market and expertise. Our relationship over this time has resulted in acquiring 20,000 sq ft at Capital Business Park in Cardiff, leasing 11,000 sq ft at Southpoint, and subsequently leasing an initial 42,000 sq ft at Parc Bedwas, followed by a succession of expansions of a further 11,000 and then 47,000 sq ft, enabling us to centralise all of our operations at Parc Bedwas in a single 100,000 sq ft facility. The acquisitions were completed at the perfect time for tenant purposes and the rent fixed throughout the term at very economical rates. A job well done.

Bob James, Aerfin