Following the uncertainty due to COVID 19, Meridian would like to advise about our current working practices.

Since the start of the lockdown earlier this year, Meridian made a number of measures to ensure that we are Covid Secure. All staff were quickly re-deployed as home workers whilst also maintaining our service delivery based on current good practice, Government guidelines and our own risk assessments.

Although a number of staff have been furloughed during the process, Meridian’s service has not been disrupted. 

Its business as usual for Meridian whilst ensuring that both our staff and clients remain safe in these uncertain times.

Congratulations to a number of our employees who have recently been successful in gaining their professional qualifications as part of Meridian’s in house training program.

Ryan Roberts, one of our Midland surveyors, has recently qualified from the University of Wolverhampton with a First Class Honours degree in Building Surveying, and in doing so was also awarded the CBRE award for the student who demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the built environment sector throughout their degree. Ryan has been with Meridian for two years now and well on his way to achieving full membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Rebecca Jones who was our first trainee surveyor to join Meridian some five years ago, and based out of our Stafford Office,  has recently gained full corporate membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) following on from her first class honours degree in Building Surveying from Birmingham University.

Andrew Cronan who works in our Northern area team has been successful at the first attempt in becoming a full corporate member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) after a very successful three years working for Meridian.

 

 

The government has published a “clarified version” of Approved Document B – the part of the Building Regulations that relates to fire safety.

The new version has been simplified in a bid to make it easier for building owners to follow and understand the requirements to avoid any misinterpretations.

Among the changes in the revised Approved Document B is updated guidance for external walls to ensure that building owners understand the current requirements for buildings over 18m including the guidance relating to fire spread over the external walls which were updated in December 2018.

The main change in the new document  brings together guidance for flats and houses under the same volume and comes into force on August 30 2019 subject to the transitional provisions for existing submitted schemes.