News

Five Year Anniversary

16 November 2018 -  Its been a busy November so far and as such we almost missed that Ashlar Consulting Limited has reached the five years trading milestone. Paul Reaney and William Mair would like to thank all of our clients and colleagues for their help and support to date.  Since we started our practice we have acted for 290 individual clients, carried out 381 instructions, 86 of these have related to Dilapidations and 101 have related to energy consultancy.

Hopefully, the next five years will be just as much fun and we look forward to working with you all in the future.  To discuss how we could assist you in any way contact either Paul Reaney or William Mair.

Church Decoration Complete

11 October 2018 -  Our Church internal decoration project in Dalmuir is now complete.  The church was last decorated some 20 years ago and is now looking spruced up for the future. 

Inspection at Height Made Easy

7 August 2018 - Made good use of our pole camera to help diagnose a persistent water ingress issue into an ecclesiastical building.  A remedial works specification has now been prepared and works should get underway shortly.  If we can help you or your clients with a high level inspection please get in touch.

Dry Rot - Tough to Beat

21 June 2018 -Lets be honest as Building Surveyor's we see a lot of timber decay.  Our old adversary Dry Rot should never be underestimated and it will always find a way to flourish.  Here we see a fruiting body on a Treated timber, not something you see every day!

Bring Your Child to Work Day

3 May 2018 - We were pleased to welcome Iain Reaney for a days work experience toady.  This was part of the Hermitage Academy S1 Bring Your Child to Work Day.  Iain visited site and picked up Building Surveying very quickly!

MEES Or Not To MEES

MEES – a new acronym for Landlords to be concerned about (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards). Fortunately, the scheme applies to England and Wales only, and is not applicable in Scotland. In England and Wales it is now no longer permissible to let properties with an F & G Energy Performance Certificate rating, without carrying out improvements to the energy efficiency of the property. In Scotland we have the Non Domestic equivalent in the shape of the Section 63 Regulations, which at this time, only apply to properties in excess of 1,000sqm (10,750sqft). 

If you have any questions regarding energy efficiency, please contact William Mair.