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Clyde & Dartmouth - ACM & Shiplap Cladding Replacement Works

Client: London & Quadrant Housing Association (L&Q)

Capital were commissioned by London & Quadrant to manage the delivery of an ACM & Timber Shiplap cladding replacement scheme to 2.No blocks of flats in Forest Hill, South East London. 

Capital acted as Building Surveyors, Architects, Employers Agent, Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors for the project and were responsible for managing the initial investigation works and option appraisal, formulating and agreeing the design solution with the D&B contractor, appointing third party consultants for independent sign off (i.e. Façade Consultants, Fire Engineers and Approved Inspectors), developing and formulating the employers requirements and contract documents, managing the mini tendering process, agreeing the costings, managing the site sign off and handover procedures and administrating the contract. 

The scheme came about as a result of the existing cladding panels failing the BRE test for combustibility.  London & Quadrant therefore decided to replace the existing combustible panels with panels of limited combustible / A2 panels.  The design solution and sign off process were the major considerations, however through a process of detailed opening up and investigations, significant consideration in terms of the design solutions, third party input in respect of design and sign off, rigorous site monitoring and close financial control, we were able to develop a fast track and technical solution that considered all eventualities and met all the clients requirements.

The project was procured under a two-stage design and build design process where the contractor was fully engaged from the start and worked closely with the design team to develop and agree the most appropriate and cost-effective design solution. 


  • Contract Administration
  • Employers Agent / Project Management
  • Architecture
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Planning Approval

Facts & Figures

  • Value: £750k
  • Dates: June 2018 – March 2019
  • Contracts: JCT Design & Build Contract

Capitals hands on approach and technical understanding of the design issues and solutions were critical to the success of this project

Marius Mihaila – Project Surveyor L&Q

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