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1st Edition

Specifying Minor Works

Edited By

Patrick Reddin

ISBN 9780415583510
Published February 28, 2014 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

Efficient maintenance of a property requires a reliable assessment for defects or inadequacies and a systematic method for dealing with them. This book provides the information you’ll need for both.

Throughout the specification process, all manner of issues face the surveyor, property manager or building engineer, from describing common defects to addressing energy efficiency and carbon emissions. In addition to these tasks the book also deals with:

  • Prioritising works
  • The practicalities of specification
  • Building control

Helping you navigate bureaucracy as well as tackling the practical challenges safely and effectively, this is a crucial guide for building engineers, surveyors, contractors and property managers.

Table of Contents

1. Statutory Control  2. Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas  3. Sustainability  4. Neighbour Issues  5a. Foundations, Walls, Floors  5b. Roofs  5c. Drainage  6. Pre-Contract  7. Specification  8. Post-Contract

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Patrick Reddin is Executive Director of ABE Enterprises and is a director of Reddin & Company Limited, Chartered Building Surveyors and Corporate Building Engineers, London. He is a Past President of the ABE.


"It is well thought out and clearly following a process to a logical conclusion; giving clear, concise and easily accessible information, reminding of varied statutory agencies which can be overlooked..."Georgina Carlin, Building Engineer