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Why choose Hourican & Associates?

We are specialist regulated Party Wall surveyors and will always ensure our clients' interests are protected during building works.

Accredited

Hourican & Associates specialise in all Party Wall matters in London and are fully qualified members of the FPWS, Pyramus & Thisbe Club and regulated by RIC's, CIOB & CABE.

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Thorough

We pay attention to the detail & are experts in all Party Wall matters, we ensure the protection supplied by the Party Wall Act is in place & accurately applied to your project.

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Professional

We draw upon a wealth of experience and professional qualifications to ensure that we can assist our clients in the most cost and time effective way possible.

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Experienced

We are specialist Party Wall surveyors with a wealth of experience working in London on projects of all sizes, always ensuring our clients are fully protected by the Party Wall Act.

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We are the Party Wall Experts

Hourican & Associates are a leading chartered building consultancy in London we specialise in all Party Wall matters.

Party wall surveying

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 covers three distinct types of work; alterations to party structures (usually walls but may also be floors), the construction of new walls at the boundary and excavation close to neighbouring properties.

These are some typical examples of work that is likely to be covered by the Act:

  • Cutting beams into a party wall as part of a loft conversion
  • Removing chimney breasts that are attached to a party wall
  • Excavating for the foundations to a new extension within 3m of a neighbouring or shared structure
  • Underpinning a party wall to facilitate a basement extension

Where work falls within the scope of the Act it is necessary for a building owner to serve notice and obtain the affected adjoining owner’s consent; if that consent is not forthcoming the parties are deemed to be ‘in dispute’ under the Act and surveyors must be appointed so that the dispute can be resolved by way of a Party Wall Agreement (technically called an ‘Award’).

If the two appointed surveyors fail to agree upon any of the issues in dispute, they can make a referral to a previously selected Third Surveyor.

Meet the team

Our expert Party Wall surveyors are qualified & completely understand buildings and building processes, we are ready to help you ensure that your building and interests are fully protected during building works.

Richard
Hourican

Richard<br/>Hourican

Company Director

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Richard
Littleproud

Richard<br/>Littleproud

Surveyor

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Laura
Quigley

Laura<br/>Quigley

Office Manager

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Sinead
Gorman

Sinead<br/>Gorman

Accounts Manager

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Projects we have been appointed on

We've worked on thousands of building projects requiring compliance with the Party Wall Act, here are some of the projects our Party Wall Surveyors have been involved in across London.
Contact us today for free advice on how the Party Wall Act applies to your project & get a free quotation.
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