Our Services: Condition Surveys

Carrying out a condition survey or planned preventive maintenance (PPM) survey of an existing estate on a regular basis can literally save thousands of pounds. It allows problems to be proactively identified by providing an assessment of the condition of the buildings (roof, window, floors etc.) and the mechanical and electrical equipment (boiler, electrics, etc.).

Each defect is given a priority rating ranging from A through to D, alongside the cost to rectify the issue to aid budgeting of any required works. The PPM survey includes an extensive schedule of photographs visually explaining the defects.

Synergy’s Surveyors utilise Smart Mobile Reporting Technology which allows our teams to efficiently and accurately collect data on even the biggest on-site project.

An intuitive PPM programme is developed which considers the timing of projects to achieve economies of scale. An example is a window replacement programme, which could be coordinated with external repairs so that scaffolding need only be required once.

For our school clients a PPM can be a standalone exercise or it is increasingly used as an integral part of a strategic Masterplan to ensure that planned repair and maintenance takes into account any future development plans. For the Voluntary Aided and Academy school sectors, these robust documents often provide overwhelming evidence to support capital-funding applications e.g. Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) and the Local Authority Co-ordinated Voluntary Aided Programme (LCVAP).

Our clients requesting this service extend across our entire sector range including the education, commercial, ecclesiastical and heritage sectors.