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Testimonial – Advance Building Solutions
"I would not hesitate to recommend Bob to clients, friends and family"

Dear Bob, 

Testimonial – Advance Building Solutions, 74 Gaunts Way, Letchworth, SG6 4PL 

I approached Bob when a sale that was about to exchange was close to collapse due to a problem with internal alterations. The buyers’ solicitor had advised their client not to exchange without the building regulations certificate present, which the vendor could not provide.

I explained to Bob what had happened – a builder had essentially removed most of an internal wall in the kitchen to create a bigger room. The wall in question was load bearing and although the builder had installed a Rolled Steel Joint (RSJ) it was not clear whether it had been completed safely and with Building Regulations in mind.

At very short notice, Bob came to inspect the wall and explained that the only way to determine if things had been completed satisfactorily, was to expose the steel beam. His sigh gave the game away quite quickly and he advised our client that unfortunately in his professional opinion, the steel was a fair way short of what was required. With that in mind and to give our vendor peace of mind he came back an hour or so later to install acrow props to ensure the wall was supported safely.

In order to obtain a regularisation certificate, the vendor needed a Structural Engineer to provide drawings and calculations to determine what length of steel was required. Bob very quickly introduced a firm who was able to attend on the same day (not something I or the vendor would have been able to arrange) and three days later we had the drawings and calculations Building Control needed.

Bob had already ordered the appropriate steel and booked in the remedial works to remove the existing one and install the new one the following working day and completed the work with photos etc. for Building Control sign off.

Without Bob’s years of experience and expertise together with his business contacts this would not have been possible and, the sale would have been lost. I would not hesitate to recommend Bob to clients, friends and family

Thank you again, Bob!

Andrew Wilson