The significance of significance

Unlike some surveys, conservation compels the surveyor to take a holistic view of the property – understanding its construction, the materials used, why they’ve been used and when to use them for repairs or renewals. It is based on principles rather than exact science – one size does very much not fit all. All Listed… Continue reading The significance of significance

Downsizing in 2021

Despite larger agency firms trying to talk up the market, the reality is very different. Research would suggest that, on average, London office occupiers are looking to lose 30% of their current space. In truth, it will take time to settle but there is no doubt the pandemic has accelerated the move towards flexible working.… Continue reading Downsizing in 2021

Trident responds to government’s cladding funding

The government are under fire this morning for promising £3.5bn extra funding for cladding removal almost 4 years after the Grenfell tragedy. People are saying it’s “too little too late”. Our executive director and Fire Consultancy champion Matt Clare is calling for clarification on multiple-storey buildings that fall short of the requirements. “It’s good news… Continue reading Trident responds to government’s cladding funding

The hidden costs of COVID-19

Having spoken with our regular contractors, it seems that whilst there is a pressure to price competitively, any significant project cost increases are yet to be passed on to customers, but they may still come! All contractors must consider compliance with COVID-19 guidance set by organisations like the Construction Leadership Council in their Site Operating… Continue reading The hidden costs of COVID-19

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