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Murray Birrell News

The Lockdown Legacy of Office vs Remote Working

Here at Murray Birrell we had previously remained focussed on an office-centric policy, with limited remote working. The lockdown threw us in to a steep learning curve of using video-call and meeting technology, and also the etiquette of how to behave in virtual meetings .

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Jolly Good Fellows!

Directors Keith Murray and Stuart Birrell and Associate Director Peter Wade celebrate 25 years as Fellows of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors!

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Filming a BBC Drama at Rainham Hall, a National Trust Property in East London

Murray Birrell has been associated with Rainham Hall since 2017, so it was fantastic to see the splendid 18th century Grade II listed house feature on the BBC's 2019 version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

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Peter Wade appointed on RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 judging panel

Peter Wade FRICS, our Certified Historic Building Professional, appointed for a fourth term on the prestigious RICS Awards 2020 judging panel.

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LANDLORD’S CONSENT FOR TENANTS' ALTERATIONS

After nearly thirty years’ experience involved in the field of tenants’ alterations and the Licence to Alter work, Murray Birrell is perfectly positioned to assist clients in the process of dealing with Landlord’s consent for tenant’s alterations on residential buildings.

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Smash and Grab

So-called ‘smash and grab' adjudications have been the subject of much debate in the construction industry in recent years. Associate Director and Head of Construction, Sam Field MRICS, gives his views on how to navigate the ambiguity of ‘smash and grab’.

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Murray Birrell are delighted to be appointed by Managing Agents Smith Waters again

Clearly favoured by Smith Waters who once referred to Murray Birrell as ‘the best surveyors you’ve never heard of!’ – an excellent testimonial for quality services and repeat business being delivered ‘under the radar’.

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Silver Anniversary: Congratulations to Practice Administrator Cathy Toogood – 25 years with Murray Birrell!

"Sharing the same work ethic and personal values, in a blink of an eye we seem to have reached this milestone happily together and are still excited about the future for the company.”

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WORK EXPERIENCE TESTIMONIAL: ALICIA GARBETT

"Unlike previous placements, Murray Birrell treated me like I was a member of the team, sharing ideas with what I can take back to university and getting me involved in the work that surrounds the day-to-day running of the office."

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Associate Director Peter Wade FRICS appointed RICS Conservation Accreditation Assessor

Peter was in the first group to be become accredited as a Certified Historic Building Professional in 1992. There are still only 120 and the RICS wants to drive up the number.

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Time For A Rope Trick When Scaffolding Isn't The Solution

Traditional scaffolding is not always appropriate on a building project. Where we find that the most common access methods on an external repair and redecoration project inappropriate or impractical, we use abseiling specialists.

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Interview with Stuart Birrell for PartyWallPro.com

Stuart Birrell, co-founder and a director of Murray Birrell, and Chairman of the London Branch of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club, talks about party wall fees, good practice, training for party wall surveyors and much more.

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New Building Services and New Clients at Murray Birrell

We're very pleased it's been good growth in two services areas in particular: we now provide a Principal Designer Service and we're more frequently engaged to provide Terminal Schedules of Dilapidations.

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Hanging Around To Tackle "Regent Street Disease"

Murray Birrell has specified and acted as contract administrator on a complex façade repair scheme to a multi-storey building in London's West End.

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Ironman Jack helps to raise record £231,572 for homeless charity

Record amount of money was raised for Crisis at JLL Property Triathlon. We're very proud our own “Ironman Jack” Donovan was among more than 3,750 competitors in this year's 13th annual JLL Property Triathlon and Property Swim on Friday 28 June 2019.

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Becoming a Chartered Surveyor at 44

Our team member, Sam Field, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor back in December 2018. He agreed to “go public” on what the process involved and what it means to him to reach this career milestone. We hope it’s an inspiration to others working in our industry who have not achieved Chartered status.

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Maintaining Historic Buildings by our Conservation Surveyor

Murray Birrell is ideally placed to offer expertise on working with historic buildings.

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Murray Birrell now offers Principal Designer Service

For many years Murray Birrell has carried out an in-house Principal Designer Service on projects where we have operated as the main designer.

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How Murray Birrell has helped house and rehabilitate Armed Services veterans

How Murray Birrell has helped house and rehabilitate Armed Services veterans.

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MURRAY BIRRELL CELEBRATED 25 YEARS

To mark their 25th Anniversary, Murray Birrell celebrates in true style at The Ritz.

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