William J Marshall & Partners


The many architectural matters on which we have advised include:-

  • development control compliance - Town and Country Planning consents, listed building consent, conservation areas, enforcement action
  • regulatory control compliance - Building Regulations, fire safety, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, asbestos
  • design duties - adequacy of design work, design checking, compliance with standards and codes of practice, specification, risk analysis, sub-contractor design
  • management duties - co-ordination, tendering, procurement advice, contract administration, instructions, certificates, fees
  • health and safety - assessment, investigation, accidents
  • building design - form, function, space utilisation, conservation, maintenance, energy efficiency, thermal performance, U values, acoustic details
  • fire - means of escape, fire spread, passive protection, compartmentation, fire stopping, seals, barriers, protected shaft, explosion, Building Regulations, insurance requirements, event reconstruction and modelling
  • flooding - local policy, Environment Agency, flood plain, climate change, resistant design
  • windows & glazing - toughened, laminated, double glazing, nickel sulphide inclusions
  • facades, cladding & curtain walling - water ingress, seals, tolerances, weathering, insulation
  • render - durability, cracking, weathering, joints, seals
  • waterproofing - basements, envelopes, roofs, terraces, podia, piazza, swimming pools, leaks, tanking
  • roofing - traditional, flat, asphalt, felt, corrugated sheeting, wind resistance, leakage, failure, condensation/moisture
  • floor screeds - floating, bonded, crazing, cracking, curling, leaching
  • floor finishes - timber, stone, ceramic, mosaic, resin
  • ceilings - suspended, mass barrier, collapse, vapour resistant
  • workmanship - specification, construction defects, setting out, tolerances
  • remedial works - remedial options, repair/refurbishment
  • investigation - schedule of condition, surveying, monitoring, special load testing, materials testing