From the Ground Up: 4 stages of assessment in a Building Project (For Build Assure)
ONE: The first part of the process starts with laying foundations. This stage involves physically being on site to assess the depth, width and various construction types of foundations, where we would usually capture calculations (for example, density and concrete checks) around the process to pass back to the FMB, in the form of both photographic imagery as well as reporting.
TWO: Typically called the ‘Plate Height’ phase, this phase includes anything constructed between the foundations and the roof line. This could be quite complex part of the build, and usually involves several variations on structural constructs, which includes things like timber frame systems, traditional build methods, lintels, drainage, internal structure and more.
THREE: The third stage of the process assesses the erection of the roof, to assess the ability for the property to now be watertight. Growing trends in construction innovation mean that we are often assessing a variety of types of roofs, which could include anything from green roofing solutions, to flat roofs, cut roofs and more, not only looking at the construction in isolation, but also the fixings to the type of roof substrate (slate, tile etc).
FOUR: The fourth stage is the completion and handover stage, when the whole fabrication project comes together, fully-decorated. This means that we inspect all final paperwork, gas safe certificates, finishings, appliances, bathrooms etc; any aspects required for a new customer to move in safely. All information is then captured and provided back to the FMB via a report.