Fairfield Road, London, E3

Services / Projects

Defects Analysis & Contract Administration - Main Roof and Balcony Overlay & Associated Works


Following APA initially being instructed to complete a defects diagnosis inspection, we were subsequently instructed as Contract Administrators to undertake the main and secondary flat roof and balcony overlay works to this five-storey residential block containing a total of 72 flats.  The works involved the strip up and retaining of the existing promenade tiles serving both the main flat roofs and front and rear balconies, further core testing to confirm the integrity of the insulation and overlaying the existing single ply membrane with a cold-liquid-applied waterproofing system to provide a 20-year materials and workmanship warranty upon completion of the works.  The retained promenade tiles were cleaned and re-laid on a new drainage membrane and pedestals, along with installation of new drainage stones to the perimeter.


What led you to this career?
My passion for building started whilst assisting my father on building sites during the school holidays.  I began my professional career as an Architectural Technician predominantly assisting in the conversion of many barns and churches.  This subsequently developed into a professional Building Surveying career within various organisations, leading teams in delivering quality services to clients in varied areas such as the financial, social housing and private high-end residential sectors.
What energises you about working at APA?
Managing my own company allows all sorts of freedoms and opportunities to streamline my expertise and knowledge.   Creating a hardworking but more importantly supportive environment for others to develop and prosper.  I’m able to change and adapt as necessary and this keeps me enthused about the continued development and growth of APA.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
Away from the office, I can often be found either training for, or participating in events such as triathlons and cycling events around Europe, or a leisurely hike in the hills.  I also enjoy a strange gig or ten, art events and a lovely meal in a fine restaurant.