Commercial Properties Damaged by Fire
Reinstatement of a fire damaged commercial building requires for there to be very good understanding of structural and building techniques.
It is essential that an open mind approach is adopted as, on many occasions, following severe damage to an older building reinstatement or replacement with modern materials can be significantly quicker and more economic.
A key driver is the continuity of the occupiers business or lease and there has to be close liaison with all interested parties from the outset.
The pictures opposite are of a fire damaged block of flats. The seat of the fire was at second floor level. The fire spread into the roof construction causing extensive structural damage to the roof and at second floor level.
We arranged for immediate protections and making safe to prevent deterioration of the undamaged areas and to allow tenants to recover their contents.
A detailed scope of works document including drawings and structural calculations were prepared and competitive quotations obtained.
The works were completed in very quick time and within the tender price resulting in a very pleased landlord and insurer.
The key to the reinstatement of this property was a very thorough schedule of works.