Over the last two years, Dabinett has completed pre-planned maintenance programmes on approximately fifty school buildings nationwide. Additionally, our surveyors have prepared maintenance plans for numerous care homes on behalf of Bolton Council. We work closely with independent mechanical and electrical engineers on our supply chain to ensure all building services and structural elements are incorporated, to enable our clients to generate accurate expenditure forecasts. PPMs can be tailored to suit specific client requirements with programmes typically ranging from five to twenty-five years.
Upon instruction to complete a pre-planned maintenance programme, Dabinett will first inspect all relevant documentation provided by the client. This includes any asbestos reports, health and safety files, service records, design and access statements, fire risk assessments etc. Once this desktop exercise is completed, we will then arrange an inspection of the subject property. Where required we will organise a mobile elevating working platform (MEWP) to facilitate a detailed inspection of high-level areas including roof coverings, parapets, chimneys, and external elevations.
With regards to the inspection of mechanical, electrical and other service installations, we provide the option of making a general comment on these items from a building surveyor’s perspective, or alternatively, appointing an independent mechanical and electrical engineer to carry out a more detailed inspection.
All scheduled items on our pre-planned maintenance plans are cross-referenced with annotated photographs appended to the main document. Budget costs are also attributed to each item and we currently subscribe to the Building Cost Information Centre (BCIS) Online Rates Database.
Recent experience includes preparing pre-planned maintenance programmes on behalf of numerous schools ahead of academy conversion. The PPMs clearly outlined long term repair liabilities with associated budgets costs.
Further pre-planned maintenance surveys were completed to ten care homes in Bolton for budgetary purposes.