Architectural design

PSG offers a multi-disciplinary design service, professionally managing your whole construction project from conception to completion and beyond, with all the necessary procurement processes and statutory approvals taken care of.  Our in-house architectural technologists work closely with clients to ensure a design solution that meets their specific aspirations and budget, using our team of specialist engineers and premises specialists.

The team has extensive experience in the public sector, and in recent years has successfully delivered refurbishment and new build projects in a range of sectors, including education, health care, leisure and housing

Using the latest 3D design tools and specification software we’re fully BIM-enabled, allowing for greater collaboration with the client and contractor through the construction project.

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Building services engineering

PSG has an experienced team of electrical and mechanical engineers specialising in building services design, project management and maintenance.

Using our approved list of local contactors across all sectors, we can support you at each stage of your project, from conception and detailed design, right through to managing the installation, commissioning and post-completion support and maintenance.

Using the latest specialist hardware and software, including 3D modelling and thermal imaging, we design building services to the latest regulations and legislation, and to BIM standards. This ensures that the client’s requirements are fully realised, while also reducing energy and CO₂ usage, which in turn reduces running costs for the building occupiers.

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Building surveying

We’re able to undertake projects and support in all property sectors, from residential to commercial, with a bespoke service tailored to suit your project requirements.

Using our in-house expertise and specialist software, we’re able to provide you with a range of services including:

  • Measured surveys in 2D and 3D
  • Structural surveys
  • Condition surveys
  • Dilapidation schedules
  • Quinquennial inspections
  • Feasibility studies
  • Risk management plans
  • Fire safety and risk assessments
  • Asset and facilities management
  • Energy assessment and monitoring
  • Party wall and boundary disputes
  • Defects and diagnosis reports
  • Assessments in compliance with the Equality Act 2010

We can undertake these services to facilitate property acquisition, portfolio management or as an aid to plan maintenance schedules.

Our team members hail from a diverse range of career backgrounds, so we’ll be able to assist with almost any project you have in mind, perhaps relating to one of the following:

  • Civil engineering
  • Conservation
  • Contract administration
  • Playground inspections
  • Planning permission
  • Building regulation approval

Our aim is to maximise the value of your assets, and we’re able to provide a dedicated surveyor to help achieve this and ensure continuity for clients.

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Clerk of works service

PSG offer a Clerk of Works service to ensure high quality workmanship is maintained throughout the life of the project, including defects/liability periods, to comply with clients’ requirements.  In most cases Architects, Technologists and Engineers prepare the specifications and our Clerk of Works ensure that the correct materials are used and that the client is receiving excellent quality as well as value for money.

Clerk of Works liaise closely with contractors but maintain independence, working in the best interests of our employer and/or client.

Our Clerk of Works can provide all aspects of construction advice due to their vast experience of working on all types of construction sites such as new build, refurbishment, restoration, minor alterations, problem solving and investigations.

Our Clerk of Works are fully engaged in continuous professional development to enable them to keep abreast of developments in areas such as new materials, practices, law, regulations and health and safety legislation.

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Planned preventative maintenance

Statutory compliance and standard maintenance checks are often forgotten aspects of any premises. PSG offers a comprehensive structured support service for the procurement, delivery and monitoring of a full range of planned preventative maintenance, ensuring that equipment is safe and compliant, through our associations and partnerships with skilled, accredited contractors.

Our well-designed planned preventive maintenance scheme will improve system reliability, decrease cost of replacement, result in decreased system downtime, and allow for better spares inventory management.

Take a look at the attached list of contracts we currently have on offer. Please note that this list isn’t exhaustive, and can be added to at any time to meet clients’ requirements.

A statutory test or inspection is one required by law. It isn’t negotiable and must be complied with. Failure to comply will result in a large fine, and possibly a custodial sentence, for the person or persons responsible for the failure. We’ve put together a useful guide to statutory inspections, which you can find below.

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Reactive maintenance

Our experienced surveying and admin team provides a helpline service to resolve your repairs and breakdowns, using our fully evaluated and competent list of approved contractors. This enables buildings to continue to operate safely, effectively and with minimum disruption.

We also offer an out of hours’ service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to give you peace of mind, knowing that in an emergency we’ll be able to get things back on track.

At the heart of everything we do is the realisation that we make a positive difference, ensuring a safe and modern environment in which to work and study.

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Technology forge cloud

The Technology Forge (ISO 27001-2013 accredited) is the leading property and asset management software supplier to the public sector within the UK, managing over £42 billion of public sector assets for local authorities, central government, housing associations, the NHS, police and fire authorities and schools, as well as a variety of private sector organisations.

Using Technology Forge, we can run a helpdesk, maintain up-to-date property and asset information, process invoices, manage budgets, conduct surveys and manage your planned maintenance programme.

We adopted the 'TF cloud' in April 2016, allowing us to offer a user-friendly customer portal, through which users can log help calls directly. You can also download an app to your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to inform us of issues on the spot. You can even send us photos through the portal to show us exactly what the problem is. Log on to the portal and start logging those help calls.

If you don’t know your log in details, contact us:

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Education

We're a dedicated, experienced, locally based team of professionals with vast experience and knowledge of working with schools. We pride ourselves in creating, managing and maintaining inspirational, safe and modern learning environments. 

We're able to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ service, from inception to completion, of both new build and refurbishment projects, as well as planned and reactive maintenance for all aspects of your schools portfolio. By using the latest technologies and continually investing in our staff, we're able to provide our customers with a high quality and trusted service.

Core features of our service include:

  • A dedicated building, electrical and mechanical surveyor
  • Planned and reactive maintenance for your school
  • Provision of emergency out of hours service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Visit the Inspire to Learn website for further information on our full range of education services.

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Land surveying

We have a small team of experienced Land Surveyors suitably equipped to map and model our clients requirements; mainly in the Property, Education, Highway and Drainage environments. We specialise in 3D point cloud data capture, measured building and topographical surveys, plan/profile/elevation and cross sectional drawing production, drainage & underground utility investigations, boundary disputes, levelling and setting out services.

We are able to export and present the information we gather in a variety of file formats including, but not limited to: DWG, DXF, RVT, RCP, PTS, PDF, e57, GENIO, TXT, CSV, XYZ, XLS or the good old fashioned paper deliverable in any size up to A0.

We are really excited to announce that we have purchased a FARO Focus S 150 Digital Laser Scanner combined with their highly advanced FARO SCENE & PointSense software.   Investment in this new technology will enhance the surveying services the group has to offer, enabling us to capture vast amounts of data quickly and efficiently in any environment with extreme accuracy and precision.  Being able to gather up to 1 million points per second, alongside HDR quality photography, the possibility of creating a 3D virtual world for our clients assets is now a reality.

We take great pride in establishing and maintaining a healthy partnership with all our clients both old and new, therefore we provide a free no obligation informal advice service and quotation for all projects. Please contact us to discuss your survey requirements and the potential solutions tailored to your needs.

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CIF Bids

The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual bidding opportunity for academies and sixth-form colleges to apply for capital funding.

The core priority of CIF funding is to address significant condition need, keeping buildings safe and in good working order.

CIF also supports a small amount of expansion projects for those rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding. This includes expanding their existing facilities or floor space. This is to increase the number of admissions in the main year of entry or address overcrowding.

PSG can support the application process on a ‘no-win-no-fee’ basis for schools agreeing to award the professional services contracts to PSG once funding has been awarded.

Using the funding you have been awarded, we can provide you with an award winning multi-disciplinary design service which can ensure that you maximise the potential of your existing buildings.  Using the latest state-of-the-art software, incorporating Building Information Modelling (BIM), we deliver sustainable and cost effective building projects. 

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