Putting the spotlight on a diverse portfolio of construction projects

Date 1st July, 2020
fire cottage2

Chartered Building Surveyor James Barron is putting the spotlight on a number of his key projects this month to illustrate the scope and diversity of his company’s professional services.

As the construction industry continues to gather pace, post Covid 19 lockdown, James is showcasing the diversity of his contract work through three schemes Barron Surveying Services Ltd is currently involved with.

‘Surveying and project management requirements can be challenging enough under normal circumstances, but emerging from the current health emergency means a wealth of new, and very important, factors must also be considered, said James.

“Our Adapt and Protect protocols are very much to the fore right now, as the continuing health and safety of everyone associated with our active schemes remains of paramount concern.”

 The restoration of a Grade ll listed cottage in the South Hams, damaged by fire, has been a key element of Barron’s project management services.

James has been overseeing and coordinating contractors tasked with transforming the building to its former glory, using a number of traditional building methods to ensure the project conforms to listed building requirements.

This has included installation of a new thatched roof, as well as earth cob walls and lime render work at the site, which is now nearing completion.

James’ expertise had also been called upon for the redevelopment of council offices in Newquay for mixed use office functions alongside depot space.

He has overseen the installation of structural steel supports, required for both floor and roof loads, and the zoning of heating and electrical systems for better efficiency.

Flexibility and adaptability were important in the project too, particularly in the last minute change of plan to convert one office into a CCTV suite.

Finally, a guest house conversion to residential letting accommodation on Plymouth Hoe has required James’ planning knowledge and the steps required to comply with statutory consent.

In common with a number of schemes James has been working on recently, one particular focus of the conversion project has been to ensure work is properly phased to meet Covid 19 working practices and travel restrictions.


For more information on James’ services visit  www.barronsurveying.co.uk