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Conservation Accredited!

Posted on October 1, 2019 by Forde George

FG are pleased to announce that David George is now an Accredited Conservation Surveyor through both IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation) and The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).  David is one of only 26 Accredited Chartered Building Surveyors as recognised by the RICS practicing in the South West of the UK.

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Conservation and Repairs to Grade I Listed Ugbrooke Park

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Forde George

Ugbrooke Park, the Grade I Listed Robert Adam Home of the Clifford family has seen the completion of extensive repair following significant weather damage in early 2018. A number of the principal rooms required specialist plaster conservation repair, detailed decoration analysis and replication and new fabrics and wall hangings. David George (Accredited Conservation surveyor) has provided technical advice to the Estate for a number of years and acted as Contract Administrator. “thanks have to be given to the collective hard work of the principal contractor ‘Corbel’ and specialist conservator Janie Lightfoot as well of course from Alexander Clifford who ensured that Estate’s busy corporate and social calendar was not compromised”

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Axminster Heritage Centre – phase IIIA completed

Posted on June 9, 2017 by Forde George

The penultimate phase of the Axminster Heritage Centre – celebrating the town heritage and most importantly the world famous Carpets) has been successfully completed.

Acting as lead designer and contract administrator, the works included refurbishment of the GD II Listed original buildings and walled gardens and construction of sympathetic ancillary structures.  These now compliment the previous phases enlarging the current exhibition space and tourist information centre which are now open to the general public.

The final phase IIIB is currently in the design stage.

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New Facility for National Charity

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Forde George

Acting as Designer and Project Coordinator, Forde George Chartered building Surveyors are delighted to have successfully completed a project featured in an earlier ‘News’ at Nethercott Farm, for Farms For City Children.

The project provides commercial quality food technology accommodation to visiting children.  The listed building has been carefully renovated and repaired, including new clay tiled roofing, timber frame and stone work as well as the incorporation of the commercial quality interior.

 

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3D Modelling … It’s not just for Architects!

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Forde George

Whilst many believe that conceptual design, 3D modelling and visualisations can only be obtained from the employment of an Architect, this could not be further from the truth.

Here at Forde George we are increasingly being asked to lend our expertise, not just for the purposes of condition surveys, but also for the creation of concept designs. Using the latest in BIM programming, our in-house CAD team are often requested to create 3D visualisations and ‘walk-through’ videos of such concept designs, allowing our clients to gain a more realistic feel of how their property could look.

Below are a few visuals from a first draft concept proposal for one of our clients in Exeter, including a screen shot of the model in progress (Image 4).  More detailed designs and models can include elements such as: landscaping (topography) to show how the building sits in the surrounding land, imagery to indicate how a building would look in its street scene, and high level rendering to show how the materials and colour choices of a structure

For further information on our design services, please contact the office on 01392 495604, or email us on enquiries@fordegeorge.com

 

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New Members of the Forde George Team!

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Forde George

  • We would like to offer the warmest of welcomes to our two new team members here at Forde George!

    Adam Williams – Graduate Surveyor

    Adam joined us from the University of Plymouth in August after studying Building Surveying and the Environment BSc(Hons), graduating in June 2016. From North Devon, Adam also brings a varied range of experience from his time as an Junior Architectural Technician in an Architectural Practice prior to University; he is knowledgeable with both CAD and BIM, as well as having a keen sense regarding sustainability matters.

    Emma Indge – Administration

    Emma is joining the team to take on the role of administration and general support for the surveyors. Emma brings with her a wealth of experience and will inevitably be a huge asset to the Forde George team.

    Welcome to both Adam and Emma!

                                                                         Welcome to both Adam and Emma!

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    Ugbrooke House Update

    Posted on September 19, 2016 by Forde George

    Following our long and fruitful relationship with the Clifford Estate, we are pleased to confirm that Forde George have been instructed to carry out a Full Building Survey of Ugbrooke House in order to produce a planned maintenance schedule, alongside some internal renovation work, for this fantastic Grade I Listed Country House in Chudleigh, Devon.

     

    Front Elevation of Ugbrooke House.

                                                                             Front Elevation of Ugbrooke House.

     

    A view from the Courtyard at Ugbrooke House,

                                                                       A view from the Courtyard at Ugbrooke House.

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    Alterations and Refurbishment at Nethercott House

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    Farms for City Children, a Devon based charity who offer urban children the opportunity to live and work on a real farm in the heart of the countryside for week long excursions, enlisted the help of Forde George with regards to their 19th Century, Grade II listed country house and associated outbuildings – Nethercott House. With the ever increasing interest and growth in the charity, the need to renovate the internal facilities to allow for the number of children was evident, therefore the client engaged Forde George to manage the overhaul of the plumbing and bathroom facilities within the Main House.

    Following on from this, Farms for City Children expressed their desire to create a Food Preparation and Production Room inside of a Grade II Listed Stable/Coach House adjacent to the Main House; the purpose of the room was to create a space where the children could produce their own cheese, juices, jams and such like to further indulge in the agricultural lifestyle of rural Devon. The Stable/Coach House itself has been, over the years, converted into a store area and small office internally, whilst the external structure of the building has began to show signs of its age. Forde George were instructed to manage the essential repairs to the building, whilst also creating the proposed plans and applying for Listed Building Consent to create the Production Room. The project is currently on-going, with the production room anticipated to be in full use by the Summer of 2017.

     

    David, and Catherine of Farms for City Children, discussing the proposals for the Stable/Coach House

                                    David, along with Dean and Catherine of Farms for City Children, discussing the proposals for the Stable/Coach House renovation.

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