Young Surveyor the Year 2021

This Friday, the 19th of November, the winners of RICS Young Surveyor of the Year award will be announced. Earlier this year, Senior Building Surveyor Christian Watkins impressed the panel after showing his dedication towards fire safety in building surveying, leading him to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. This Friday the winners will be… Continue reading Young Surveyor the Year 2021

New starter – Giorgio Guglia

We are delighted to see our Birmingham office growing with the appointment of Giorgio Guglia. Giorgio has joined our Birmingham team as an assistant building surveyor. Learn more about him below: What attracted you to Trident? Trident is a well-known and established building consultancy, a leader in the UK and I am proud to be… Continue reading New starter – Giorgio Guglia

Halloween Horrors

With a heritage property, you might be likely to encounter a few ghosts or ghouls but what might give you the biggest fright is the unseen critters lurking in the shadows… The deathwatch beetle Deathwatch beetles tend to infest old timber, especially if it suffers from fungal decay. The female lays between 40-80 eggs and,… Continue reading Halloween Horrors

Drainage issues in industrial properties

“Out of sight, out of mind” can sometimes be the case for drainage systems in all property sectors, but often in industrial settings. The extra features of a warehouse or unit such as bespoke roofs can create problems for the whole building. Sometimes poorly designed re-roofing projects can lead to new problems being created in… Continue reading Drainage issues in industrial properties

Welcome back, Sam!

We are delighted to have Sam Hinkes back with us, after time off travelling and learning more about the surveying field. We’re thrilled to have you back in the London City team as a principal building surveyor. Learn more about Sam below: What attracted you to Trident? As a returner, I knew what I was… Continue reading Welcome back, Sam!

Rising insurance costs as the cladding crisis continues

Insurers are being urged to pause the increase on premiums on properties that are in the midst of a fire management crisis, as leaseholders are being bankrupted or being put in grave danger with spikes of 1200% to their home insurance.A spokeswoman from the Association of British Insurers has stated that the increases “reflect current… Continue reading Rising insurance costs as the cladding crisis continues

New starter – Elliot Watson

We’re so excited to see our Leeds office go from strength to strength, with the appointment of Elliot Watson as an apprentice building surveyor. Elliot has joined us alongside studying for his BSc Building Surveying at Leeds Beckett University. Learn more about Elliot below: What attracted you to Trident? With a small office, I knew… Continue reading New starter – Elliot Watson

Tender inflation and supplies shortages

It is difficult to escape the news stories of the supply shortages across the country, with the military being called to ease the demand for lorry drivers being the latest chapter in this particular situation. But it doesn’t stop there. In all honesty, we are entering a challenging period where we see uncertainty in labour… Continue reading Tender inflation and supplies shortages

Christian reaches RICS Young Surveyor finals

We are thrilled to announce that Christian Watkins has been shortlisted for the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year. The Leeds senior building surveyor impressed the panel with his incredible work ethic and passion for fire safety within surveying, setting an example for the company and the industry. Christian has been with us for four… Continue reading Christian reaches RICS Young Surveyor finals

In focus: Pyrite and Mica

In Ireland, there is a serious problem regarding the materials used on residential and commercial buildings. Having worked on a project dealing with this, our assistant building surveyor Christopher Williams was perfect to help us understand more about this issue… Pyrite Pyrite, also known as Iron Sulphate (FeS¬2), is a naturally occurring mineral that is… Continue reading In focus: Pyrite and Mica