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McAllister Associates is an independent practice of Chartered Building Surveyors providing a range of building and construction related consultancy services to commercial, industrial and private clients.

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Andrew McAllister

Over the years we have developed close relationships with clients and other construction professionals and we pride ourselves on giving a responsive, diligent and personal service.

What we provide

Party Wall Matters

We advise Clients of the application of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 to their project including drawing up and serving notices to adjoining owners. In the event of a dispute arising, we can act in a statutory capacity as Party Wall Surveyor for either the building owner or the adjoining owner and we will liaise with the other Party Wall Surveyor(s) to agree and serve a Party Wall Award under Section 10 of the Act.

CDM Co-ordination

We advise Clients on the application of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 to their projects and of their statutory duties where there project is notifiable. We perform all the statutory functions of the CDM Co-ordinator and offer additional services to Clients in order to assist them in meeting their own statutory obligations.

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We act for both landlords and tenants in claims for damages in relations to leasehold property and prepare and seek negotiated settlements in accordance with the RICS Guidance and the Dilapidations Protocol. We also act for prospective tenants by preparing Schedules of Conditions before they sign their leases thus reducing their risk exposure.

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Commercial Building Surveys

The acquisition of commercial premises is one of the most important decisions an organisation makes. Our building surveys and technical due diligence allow you to make an informed decision and may perhaps influence your negotiation of the price, taking into taking account of defects identified in the survey or shortcomings in compliance.

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Statutory Applications

We undertake a variety of commercial and residential applications including Planning, Listed Building, Conservation Area and Building Regulations. We can arrange topographical and measured building surveys and engage other specialists such as structural engineers, planning consultants and environmental consultants, as required.

Civil & Commercial Mediation

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Parties reach an agreement that meets the needs of both parties with the help of a neutral facilitator. The courts often require those in dispute to try mediation before their case goes before a judge and it is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to more lengthy, costly, and adversarial approaches to dispute resolution.

Measured Surveys

Clients require plans of existing buildings for a multitude of uses including portfolio management, estate management and maintenance management purposes by the building owner or manager. Using the latest digital laser measuring equipment and Computer Aided Design technology, we produce plans, elevations & sections of existing buildings.

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Contract Administration

We can prepare tender documentation and oversee the tendering process. As Contract Administrators our duties include issuing all the necessary contract instructions/variations, appraisal of contractor’s valuations, approval of payments, and certification under the specific contract. We will also chair regular progress meetings and advise on programming issues.

Why McAllister Associates?

  • Independent, professional & impartial
  • Over 30 years experience in the building design and property sectors
  • Established in 1995
  • Hundreds of satisfied clients
  • Chartered Building Surveyors
  • Regulated by RICS
  • Qualified in Dispute Resolution – Certified Commercial Mediators
  • Professional Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Members of The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • Fellow of The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FFPWS)
  • Registered Member of The Association for Project Safety (RMaPS)

Contact us

27 Claremont Avenue
Tel: 0117 944 4419
Tel: 0203 651 8605

Registered in England & Wales No. 4963853
Registered Office: 27 Claremont Avenue, Bristol, BS7 8JD
VAT No. 970 7794 72
Regulated by RICS

Feel free to get in touch on 0117 944 4419, 020 7637 9664 or email if you have any queries about our services