Lead pipework repair

You see some funny things when you visit a residential property which has been let for a number of years. In one such property recently, I came across an incoming water mains which had been repaired w...

Case study: Building survey on Heathrow House

Keyance appointed McCarthy Partnership Ltd to undertake a due diligence building survey of the third floor Heathrow House. The building was originally designed for a single occupier and has been exten...

Case Study: Fire damage reinstatement

As part of our disaster recovery services, and combining that with our contract administration expertise, McCarthy Partnership assisted Chestertons following a fire in one of their properties. We unde...

Case Study: St Pancras Apartments

McCarthy Partnership have been retained to act as Landlord Surveyor and advise on Leaseholders Licence applications. St Pancras Apartments were converted in circa 2005 and form part of the upper floor...

Is your flat door a fire door?

Fire doors have two important functions in a fire – when closed they form a barrier to stop the spread of fire and when opened they provide a means of escape. Older panel doors, especially if le...

Brick is beautiful

Brickwork forms an integral part of hard landscaping features throughout the public realm on both commercial and residential sites. We owe a lot to the skill of bricklayers in creating beautiful brick...

Fire safety legislation explained

McCarthy Partnership, working with a managing agent, has been instructed to upgrade a number of common parts to meet the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Until recently fire safety was cove...

Thames riverbank refurbishment

One of the latest McCarthy Partnership projects involved the unique nature of undertaking the removal of vegetation from the riverbank wall along the Thames in order to assess the condition of the st...

Why is asbestos dangerous?

The dangers of asbestos are well known, or at least I thought they were until a colleague was recently told to drill through an asbestos wall by another contractor. Having worked in the building trade...