Buying A House?

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Buying A House One of my guilty pleasures is watching Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location. We all have this idea in our head of our “ideal” home. So when we are looking at buying a house we are mentally running through this checklist in our heads. What Happens When You’ve Found Your “Nearly” Ideal House? […]

Raising Money for Action Medical Research

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On 18 September 2019 our Managing Director, John Staves is heading to the Battlefields of France cycling 326 miles in 4 days helping to raise money in aid of Action Medical Research. The team will be riding through the leafy lanes of southeast England before crossing the Channel and riding through northern France, tracing some […]

I Do More Than Design Beams!

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I Do More Than Design Beams! In July’s edition of Construction and Civil Engineering Magazine, catch up with our very own Managing Director, John Staves talking about what is a Structural Engineer and why are they so undervalued? Structural Engineers help create record-breaking structures, beautiful structures, useful structures and sometimes just cool structures – anything […]

Structural Engineering – Spotlight on Becoming A Chartered Engineer

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Today I’m talking to Andrew Wiggett, one of our latest Structural Engineers to pass his Chartered exams. Why Did You Choose To Study Structural Engineering? When I was a school I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I choose the A levels that were interesting and “do-able” – Maths, further maths and physics […]

Extension Planning

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Extension Planning? Catch up with this article by our very own Managing Director, John Staves in the Refurbishment and Renovation News. Extension Planning Property extensions are one of the most common structural improvements undertaken by homeowners, increasing floor space and adding value. To put it into perspective, in 2018, insurer Hiscox identified a significant increase […]

Becoming A Chartered Structural Engineer

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Why Did You Choose To Go Into Engineering? When I left school, wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I did a one year course in public services to improve my English. Then I wanted to do something more practical, so I completed a two year BTEC in Manufacturing Engineering, obtaining three Distinctions. It […]

Planning An Extension

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A Clear Project Plan The decision to extend your property should not be taken lightly.  Especially if you are altering your home.  It will be inconvenient, messy and disruptive to normal family life.  And that is if the project is well executed.  A clear project plan is essential. It is important that you get your […]

3 Reasons Why a Surveyor Shouldn’t Try to Be A Structural Engineer

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3 Reasons Why a Surveyor Shouldn’t try to Be A Structural Engineer; 1.   It’s Unprofessional 2.    It’s Costly 3.    It’s Dangerous Today I’m talking to Debbie, a homeowner, who recently completed a self build project in Wokingham. Debbie, can you give me a brief overview of what happened to you and your family. Planning […]

ISO 9001 Audit Passed Again!

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We are proud to announce that we have recently passed our ISO 9001:2015 certification following a thorough auditing process from ACS Registrars for the 12th year running. ISO certification is a tried and tested framework for taking a systematic approach to managing an organisation’s processes. For Michael Aubrey Partnership, this means our quality and management […]

Our Planning Guarantee

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Today I am talking to Jamie Redman, Architectural Manager, about our “Planning Guarantee”. No One Can Guarantee Planning – Isn’t It Just A Gimmick?
“The reason that we are offering this guarantee is that we are confident that the advice that we give will result in a successful Planning approval. It’s because we have an outstanding record, built up over 20yrs + that we know what should go through planning so feel confident to be able to offer you this Guarantee.”

Telecoms Site Management Associate – Sarah Millar

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Sarah joins Michael Aubrey Partnership after a long career working in various business sectors including retailing, technology, financial services, automotive manufacturing and accountancy practice. The extensive knowledge and experience she brings (including in compliance, business transformation and project development/management) provide her with a good foundation for her new role within Michael Aubrey Partnership from which […]

Signs Of Subsidence – What Are They?

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Today I’m talking to John Staves, Chartered Structural Engineer about the increasing number of insurance claims for subsidence. 2018 saw a dramatic rise in the cases of subsidence as the UK experienced recording breaking dry weather. John, What Has Been Your Experience of Subsidence? Since mid 2018 enquiries in our office relating to “cracks in […]

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