Professional property and construction consultants
Castons specialises in quantity surveying. As part of our comprehensive services, we provide reliable advice on all aspects of your building projects, dealing with everything from site inspections and building condition reports to risk management plans and cost management solutions. We also provide any specs and drawings you might need for minor works, in addition to dealing with any compliance and due diligence issues. We work with clients in both the private and public sectors, collaborating closely with clients such as the NHS to assist with any building issues. We currently partner with NHS Improvement (NHSEI) to conduct RAAC panel surveys.
As part of our project management services, we create detailed project briefs for our clients to help them achieve their property goals. We also provide a realistic budget and optimum team structure to ensure success. We provide the data and analysis you need to make important decisions and can also act as employer’s agents or contract administrators, should you wish. We advise on all aspects of your building project, from suitable forms of contract and procurement strategies to consultant appointments and briefings. We bring everyone involved in the project together to optimise cost, value, quality and time.
Health and Safety
Castons provides a range of specialist health and safety services, including conducting fire risk assessments and display screen assessments. We help to ensure health and safety compliance, no matter what regulations you need to follow, specialising specifically in compliance with the CDM 2015. In addition to the above, we also deliver dedicated fire safety and first aid training courses. We can help you to attain NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) and CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) accreditation and can also provide training for HM Forces.
Castons provides a range of professional consultancy services. This includes acting as principal designer and contractor for your project, to ensure compliance with CDM 2015 regulations . Put simply, we’ll make sure that you meet all your legal obligations, draw up a reliable health and safety plan and coordinate your contractors to ensure successful completion. We also provide reliable fund management advice for lenders. This includes advising them on any potential risks involved in their investment and managing the release of funds to prevent irresponsible spending.
Industries we work with
Castons has facilitated a number of high-value healthcare projects across the UK. We manage the construction of everything from entire hospitals to specific departments, wards and treatment centres. In addition, we have helped clients to obtain the specialist healthcare equipment that they need, for example the linear accelerators at Cambridge University Hospitals.Learn More >
Castons works with a range of commercial sectors, from offices and financial organisations to schools, leisure centres and hotels. We have helped hundreds of clients to plan, manage and budget their commercial construction projects, with a portfolio of successful case studies to boast as a result.Learn More >
In addition to facilitating commercial construction projects, Castons works with independent developers and property construction companies to complete a range of residential projects. This includes new-build houses, apartments and residential garages, in addition to property conversions – for instance, converting an old barn or commercial building for residential use.Learn More >
Castons has provided quantity surveying and project management services for a number of schools across the UK. These essential projects range in value from just over a million pounds to an impressive twenty-million-pound project for Essex County Council, proving that Castons has the ability to effectively monitor costs and budget.Learn More >
Industry and infrastructure
The building and construction projects we advise on vary vastly in nature. Our team has the knowledge and skills needed to expertly move from office and warehousing projects to large-scale site appraisals and road and transport infrastructure. We’ve even worked on a combustion test rig. We’re up to date with all areas of industry and construction.Learn More >
Leisure centres, swimming pools and ice rinks are just some of the buildings we have advised on. We work with local councils and independent leisure providers alike to bring these projects into fruition, advising our clients on all matters from budget and contracts to materials and time planning along the way.Learn More >
Our many projects in the leisure industry are supported by our experience facilitating hotel projects. For instance, we guided TA Hotel Collection Limited as they created the New Spa at The Swan in Lavenham. Our rigorous project management and risk assessment services ensure these endeavours are a success, in terms of both cost and quality.Learn More >
Social and charitable
Our portfolio of projects is just as diverse as our experience. Castons has worked on a great many social and charitable buildings over the years. This includes town halls, churches, museums, archives, libraries, arts centres, care homes, hospices and council buildings. We oversee all aspects of these projects, from planning and cost management to contracts and appointments.Learn More >
Research and technology
Castons has helped its clients to complete many research and technology projects, including research centres, research parks, veterinary parks and education centres attached to university hospitals. We also facilitated a twenty-two-million-pound laboratory project for Hewlett-Packard in Bristol.Learn More >
The team at Castons is incredibly well qualified. We have a number of RICS certified members and one fellow in our ranks, with degrees and professional accreditations aplenty. However, we’re much more than a series of letters. Each of our partners, associates and senior associates bring their own unique industry knowledge to the table, providing us with invaluable insight that sets us apart from other chartered survey companies.
We’re all friendly and approachable, too. We want you to be able to come to us with all your building and construction questions and will do our best to explain things to you as clearly as possible. We take care of the planning and formalities, so you don’t have to.
Extremely happy with the service we received from Castons. They provided one of the most detailed reports we’ve ever seen and walked us through it all to help us make the best possible decision. All the terminology was new to me, but they really took the time to explain, and they did all our planning too, which made things so much easier. Will definitely be working with them again in the future!
Amazing service from start to finish! They were always available to answer questions and really took their time when doing the survey to capture every detail. The report we received was really detailed, which made us feel much more confident moving forward with the project, both in terms of the time and money we would have to spend.