Planned Maintenance Surveys

Most properties should be subjected to regular survey and inspection, with the aim of producing planned maintenance programmes, ranging from 5 to 50 years.

We would generally recommend that maintenance surveys are carried out every 4 or 5 years with regular inspections during the intervening period.  Whereas condition surveys may focus on the repair or damage already caused by neglect and time, a planned maintenance programme will focus on the areas that will require small repair works, thereby preventing larger problems requiring more expensive remedial action in the future.

Such plans are also aimed at guiding and planning for future expenditure and, in many cases, determining the level of funding required throughout the life of the plan.  For many of our clients, our plans are reviewed at the half-year point of an annual cycle to ensure that planned expenditure is in line with the budget allocated at the beginning of the year.

At the end of each financial year our maintenance plans are reviewed and updated, taking into account the inflation forecast over the life of the plan.

We work closely with most of our clients in relation to such plans so that they fully understand the implications in terms of cost and future maintenance requirements.