Services to Existing Building

Services to Existing Building

In addition to working with new buildings, CLF also provides services for existing buildings.  Be it a restoration, renovation facade or repair program, we are well equipped to carryout assessment of existing facades/building envelopes of all types, systems and materials and recommend solutions that are well informed, practical and balanced between the potential benefit of cost and the anticipated lifespan of the existing façade/building. 

CLF has also extensive experience in failure investigation of façades and building envelopes of various types (glazed curtain wall systems, structural glass, metal and stone cladding, standing seam roofs…etc.).  The key to being able to put together a well-informed recommendation for remedial measures to address failure problems permanently, is the ability to discern the actual root causes of the failure. We use various and carefully studied investigation techniques and instruments depending upon the type of failure and/or the type of building to ensure that all possible failure contributing factors/routes have been adequately studied. 

Our list of services for existing buildings are summarized in bullet points below:

  • Defect surveys.
  • Due diligence process on facades/envelopes for existing properties on behalf of prospective building buyers.
  • Failure investigations. 
  • Recommendations for remedial work options including design of proposed solution when required.
  • Assisting in the assessment of cost implication of remedial options.
  • Tendering and contract administration for remedial works.