FRC provides a range of survey types to suit clients’ needs. We have developed individual services tailored to different building requirements, such as height and materials, to ensure our clients can easily navigate compliance within their buildings.

We partner with some of the best names in the built environment and adjacent sectors, including The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) – now part of The Property Institute – AXA, Nationwide, The Bletchley Group , Intelliclad and Blake Morgan.




Abbreviated site inspections

Introducing our new innovative survey which provides an economic solution to an industry wide problem.

  • Have you instructed a Fire Risk Assessment undertaken which has identified risks with the external wall?
  • Are you unsure if a full Fire Risk Appraisal of the External Wall (FRAEW), as specified by PAS 9980, is required, which may incur additional costs that you are not prepared for?
  • Would you like reassurance from a qualified and experienced façade specialist whether an FRAEW required – whilst eliminating the financial risk of unnecessary costs?

Is your answer yes to any of the above? We can undertake an inspection to identify the materials of the external wall in order to advise if a full Fire Risk Appraisal of the External Wall (FRAEW), as specified by PAS 9980, is required.

Fire risk assessments

Through our alliance with Cardinus, we offer all types of fire risk assessments (1–4), as well as any necessary follow-up assessments. A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement. If you are responsible for a building or premises that is not a single private dwelling (a private home), you need to make sure a suitably competent person completes a fire risk assessment.

Peer review

Our in-house experts can carry out a peer review of relevant reports, EWS1 forms and more, providing increased clarity, assurance or recommendations when discrepancies or differences of opinion are discovered. Peer reviews are required by the new £4.5bn Building Safety Fund and the Mid-Rise Scheme.

Legal notice review

Our team is suitably qualified to review and thoroughly examine any enforcement and prohibition notices related to fire and building safety. We will carefully analyse each notice’s language, requirements, and implications to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the issues.

We will present a final report with a detailed breakdown of each item in the notice, including explanations, interpretations, and recommendations where applicable. The report will be structured clearly and concisely, making it easy for clients to understand and act accordingly.

Height verification report

Now required as part of the application to the Building Safety Fund and for the Developer Pledge, our height verification reports can be obtained even on the most complex of elevations.

Compartmentation surveys

If you are responsible for a building in which compartmentation may exist, a compartmentation survey report will describe what needs to be checked to ensure your building is safe. It also includes measures to rectify any defects. We can provide these surveys for only the communal areas or also include the individual dwellings.

Fire door inspections

If you are responsible for the fire safety of a building, you must ensure vital lifesaving products are installed, inspected and maintained. Fire doors are an integral part of a building’s fire safety. They will provide more time to escape in the event of a fire. Therefore, the doors should be regularly inspected to ensure they are performing correctly.

In-build and new-build surveys, including internal compartmentation

These surveys are designed to ensure the work that is undertaken follows the approved design and specification. The reports are to clarify compliance with DLUHC guidance, while also satisfying lender requirements and building regulations. We will make regular visits to the site to gather the evidence required first-hand and to liaise directly with contractors on-site. We will document all work throughout the construction phase with detailed written and photographic reports, including recommendations made and evidence of their fulfilment.

Building condition survey

This survey is designed to be undertaken on a building in operational use to identify instances of the building’s dilapidation and defects that are requiring remedial attention. The brief includes, but is not necessarily limited to, a visual survey of the property in operational use and the identification of any building defects, dilapidations or areas requiring redecoration following PAS 8673:2022. Our report will cover additional factors such as detailing areas of security concern and likely locations for crime or anti-social behaviour for management by the client with the local authorities. This report will cover the external condition of the building only and no internal areas will be surveyed or commented on.

Structural building condition survey

This survey is designed to be undertaken on a building in operational use to identify the condition of the building’s primary structural elements to meet the requirements of the building’s safety case under the Building Safety Act 2022 for buildings above 18 m in height. The brief includes, but is not necessarily limited to, a visual survey of the property’s primary structure in its current state along with the identification of any structural defects, degradation or dilapidation of steel framing, following PAS 8673:2022, that should be further investigated as part of a specialised structural engineer’s report.

Building Regulation Compliance

A crucial element of any recourse claim, our expert team can conclude on the compliance of the external wall systems and attachments in relation to fire safety aspects of mandatory sections of the Building Regulations under the 1984 Building Act, within Approved Document B edition and volume from the building regulations at the time of construction.

Single sample testing

This survey includes a site visit to obtain a single sample of material. Once obtained, the sample will be sent to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to produce a report on the combustibility of the material, which can be used for building records or for insurance purposes.

Desktop report

We can undertake an operations and maintenance (O&M) manual and Google Earth review and enter a risk matrix to determine construction materials and potential risk on elements including calculated height and presence of any cladding.

Balcony surveys

A fire engineer will conduct a thorough survey to inspect and assess the fire safety risk of the building’s balconies and their materials following the guidance set out in PAS 9980:2022.

Window surveys

We are equipped to carry out testing and reporting on large-scale glazing and curtain-walling systems. We consider important factors such as air leakages, water ingress and acoustic issues that may affect your building. Thorough inspections of glazing panels and interfaces, as well as the structural integrity of your glass or curtain walling, are included.

Roof inspection

To get an unhindered, all-round view of any roof, we use drone technology to conduct roof surveys. Our consultants will check roof constructions for combustible materials and make the appropriate recommendations, following DLUHC (formerly MHCLG) Guidance, B4(2), stating: “The roof of the building shall adequately resist the spread of fire over the roof and from one building to another, having regard to the use and position of the building.”

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– David Flack, B-Hive Property Solutions/Vegner Group

“We’ve been working with FRC for over 4 years now and honestly not sure where we’d be without their support and knowledge. Their team of qualified professionals are always on hand and happy to provide advice to ensure our residents are safe and our clients comply with the ever-changing world of façade safety. Would highly recommend.”

B-Hive Property Solutions/Vegner Group

Get in touch

Send us an initial enquiry with a brief summary of your requirements and one of our team will be in touch within 48 hours.


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