smt associates


Building Pathology


"There is no-one I have worked with in Cornwall who knows so much about the use of lime, sands, and other traditional materials for use in repair and conservation of old buildings"A.P. English Heritage

"Stephen takes a very methodical approach to conservation repair and deals with each challenge in a careful sequence of stages"

"Stephen is now probably the top expert in Cornwall on the analysis of damp problems in historic buildings" E.B. Conservation Officer

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Project Management

At SMT Associates we are constantly looking to take the pressure off our clients by offering a comprehensive project management service. Having gained much experience from working on projects of all sizes we consider no task to be too small or too large. We have worked on many diverse schemes ranging from extensions of existing residential dwellings right up to major conservation projects of historic buildings that last over a period of several years, Please contact us to find out more about our affordable yet fully comprehensive project management service.

Award Winning Service

SMT Associates were originally employed by the Local Authority to seek the development potential of a series of redundant barns and farm buildings. After discussions with the Planning Authority, policy at that time ruled out conversion to residential accommodation, however subsequent discussions realised the potential for diversification into the ‘Affordable Housing’ market. We prepared full reports to justify the proposal and demonstrated compliance with local planning policies. Following lengthy and delicate discussions the final decision was made by the Planning Committee who unanimously approved the plans.

SMT Associates were then instructed to project manage the conversion scheme as lead consultant on behalf of our client. This included obtaining Building Regulation Approval, specification of the works and associated drawings, managing the design process, liaising with structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, preparing contract documents and tendering, advising on appointment of contractors, site supervision and financial control. As the client’s only professional agent, SMT Associates were responsible for leading and guiding the multi-disciplinary design team including Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Consultants to ensure that tight deadlines were met.

With four weeks to final completion, it was announced that HRH The Duke of Cornwall would be formally opening the site on 13 June 2006. The scheme also won an award for design from Carrick District Council.

Trevorva01The barns were in need of a major overhaul   Trevorva02Yet retaining the character was a major consideration
tre02 More of the outbuildings prior to work commencing   tre03Affordable housing with character
Trevorva05The interiors were refurbished to a high specification   Trevorva06Commemorating the opening of the project