Describing a day in the life of Olympic Construction is quite a challenge, as we offer such a range of services that no two days are the same. As Chartered Building Engineers and Certified surveyors specialising in dampness, waterproofing, timber and structural stabilisation defects in buildings, we are approached by both, private and professional clients, to provide advice and undertake inspections across the North West and East Cheshire.
Olympic Construction is an RICS Registered company and a long term member of the Property Care Association (PCA) so have a full understanding of the information in Homebuyers reports and can undertake the inspections requested by lenders and provided the written reports and specifications required.
We are also members of the SPAB ‘ Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ so can inspect and advise on defects and repairs on listed buildings.
As members of RPSA ‘Residential Property Surveyors Association’, we can provide an independent detailed inspection of your property. Reporting defects within our comprehensive areas of expertise, using the latest inspection equipment and testing facilities to provide you with an accurate and informative report.
Olympic Construction has the experience, knowledge and testing equipment to establish the reason for the imbalance. Which includes gathering information form the occupants, thermography surveys to identify defects in the insulation or cold bridging, testing of the installed ventilation equipment, or long term monitoring with data logging. So providing the correct information without destroying your home, or emptying your bank account by installing a system which will not address the issues, such as installing a damp proof course, which can make the situation worse.
Wet and Dry rot
It is a fact, converting a basement/ cellar requires building regulations, and in some cases planning permission due to the change of use. This requires a correctly designed waterproofing system which conforms to the British Standard BS:8102.
The adopted waterproofing qualification benchmark of the National House Building Council (NHBC) is the CSSW qualification, ‘Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing'. This is a nationally recognised qualification, obtained following training and examinations through the Property Care Association, who provide the required training to both members and none members.
Unfortunately, some contractors and manufacturers will state other forms of approval schemes and accreditations, which have no training, examination or recognition or endorsement by a registered body such as CITB- TrustMark and ABBE (Awarding Body for Build Environment)
A basement conversion is an extension of your home, which is likely the most expensive investment you will ever make, why take the chance of instructing an unqualified contractor to undertake the works to this area.
The Structural stabilisation of a property or structure above ground level can vary from the installation of remedial wall ties, to a full structural stabilisation specification to a church tower or tunnel, Thorhelical remedial structural stabilisations systems are installed by our trained and experienced team, including design and installation. The Thorhelical systems saves clients’ money by not having to take down and rebuild walls and also saves the historical fabric of the structures in listed building.