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.
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.
Andrew had a calm, fair and common sense approach to our party wall negotiations with helpful suggestions and utmost professionalism.Mr & Mrs Burne, Stroud, Gloucestershire Services provided: Party wall dispute resolution (Agreed Surveyor)
After three years of a complex boundary dispute and alleged party wall issues, we had almost decided to abandon our extension. Andrew McAllister was recommended by our Architect. Not only did he discover there was no party wall issue, his investigation revealed a covenant giving us more land and entitlement. His expert knowledge and practical approach swiftly brought clarity to the situation, lifted our spirits, and provided a most rewarding outcome. We will be forever grateful to Andrew for removing the obstacles we thought immovable. Andrew is the ultimate professional and sincerely cares about his clients. We highly recommend his services.Mr & Mrs Curtis, Chalford, Gloucestershire Services provided: Boundary dispute resolution & advice on party wall matters
Andrew provided the crucial CDM Co-ordination service, for what was a complicated project, with absolute professionalism, practicality and efficiency. ProjectLink would happily work with McAllister Associates on future projectsTony Portlock, ProjectLink Design & Construction Ltd., Bristol Project: Seafood processing facility, Fleetwood, Lancashire Services provided: CDM Co-ordinator
Andrew designed a "raise the roof" extension to our 1870's home giving us a magnificent enormous bedroom and state of the art bathroom. We had previously employed an Architect who failed to gain Planning Permission and another who hadn't seen the potential of the project. Andrew did both with remarkable ease, modesty and accuracy. The design is totally sympathetic, the Planning department were impressed and builders worked with the specification happily.Mr & Mrs Brierley, Bishopston, Bristol Services provided: Architectural design, planning and building regulations applications
Andrew is an extremely gifted, thorough and responsive Surveyor who we have and will continue to recommend with great confidence.
I used McAllister Associates as Party Wall surveyors. They were knowledgeable about the Party Wall Act and worked in an efficient and focused way to negotiate a settlement of the dispute. Following this experience I have advised other clients to appoint them to deal with Party Wall issues.Jerry Evans, Architect at Southpoint, Bristol Services provided: Party wall dispute resolution (Building Owner's Surveyor)
Andrew worked closely with specialist contractors on design alternatives, continuously aware of budgetary constraints, thereby facilitating his negotiations with the local conservation officer regarding listed building consent requirements. All achieved with calm professionalism that guaranteed there was no stress on the client. Most grateful for that.Mr Windo, on behalf of JT Baylis Farming, North Stoke, Bath Project: Refurbishment of Grade II listed farmhouse Services provided: Architectural design, planning and listed building applications, Contract Administrator and CDM Co-ordinator
Many thanks for your generous and prompt assistance.Mrs Simpson, Clifton, Bristol Services provided: Party wall advice
A very acrimonious situation was improved immeasurably by appointing Andrew McAllister as the party wall surveyor in relation to a very ambitious development adjacent to my property. Andrew remained calm, was always professional, easy to contact and managed to achieve a very amicable result in difficult circumstances. I’ve been recommending his skills to others in my street, as garden after garden comes up for redevelopment!Tessa Fitzjohn, Windmill Hill, Bristol Services provided: Party wall dispute resolution (Agreed Surveyor)
We have called upon the services of McAllister Associates on a number of occasions in the past few years and in each instance we have found the advice and support given to be professional, imaginative and practical. In each instance the outcome has surpassed our expectations and we have always been impressed and grateful for the level of aftercare and support provided.Mr & Mrs Santamaria, Bishopston, Bristol Services provided: Architectural design, planning & building regulations applications, party wall advice.
McAllister Associates helped me out with a boundary/party wall issue. I received lots of conflicting information on this subject since I began my investigations so it was great to get concise clarification and informed advice as to how to proceed. Prompt and professional - I won't hesitate to use or recommend them in the future.Mr Crump, Redland, Bristol Services provided: Boundary & party wall advice
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Registered Office: 27 Claremont Avenue, Bristol, BS7 8JD
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Feel free to get in touch on 0117 944 4419, 020 7637 9664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about our services