Building Fabric Consultancy

For the developer and builder, the demonstration of compliance with construction regulations and guidance is of paramount importance. Building fabric performance, in terms of product selection, detailed design and installation, has great bearing on a building’s ultimate performance with regards to insulation, weatherproofing, noise transmission and fire resistance.

RSK’s building sciences team provides advice, testing and validation services for a building’s external envelope and fabric performance. We aim to help our clients gain regulatory compliance for their projects by applying our extensive experience of a vast array of building types, identifying and resolving potential defects at the earliest possible stage.

Bespoke solutions

Our team provides innovative solutions to construction challenges, helping our clients to meet specific requirements, and delivers bespoke services tailored to each project. Working collaboratively with clients from appointment to project completion and beyond, we identify and resolve defects that can arise during construction, post-completion and occupation stages. Our consultants and testers have a great depth of knowledge and experience in building design and delivery.

Overcoming complex challenges

Many challenges face the developer and building contractor. These include commercial pressures, time constraints and difficulties brought about through complex and demanding building designs and specifications. Failure to achieve specified performance criteria and meet regulatory requirements can cause delays and additional costs. By identifying issues early, such problems may be mitigated. To this end, we take a proactive approach, assisting in the coordination of designs and specifications to avoid site issues, and working with the site team to manage the quality of installation, subsequently reducing the risk of non-compliant work.

Wealth of knowledge

Thanks to our wealth of knowledge and expertise, we can offer a wide range of services, including thermographic surveys and fire risk assessments. We offer consultancy services for cladding, roofing, building envelope airtightness, fabric acoustic performance and passive fire protection. Our experienced team has a deep understanding of design and consultancy and can provide our clients with expert advice and accredited testing for building envelopes and fabric. We also provide litigation and expert witness works, fire strategy reviews and consultancy, and building envelope dilapidation surveys, condition reports and defect investigations.

The wider RSK group offers further services to support the construction sector, from pre-planning support through design to delivery and handover.

Saving time and money

We save our clients the hassle of delays, disruptions and additional costs by providing comprehensive building fabric consultancy, testing and validation services. Through early involvement, and the application of a wealth of knowledge and experience, we greatly reduce the likelihood that a project will fail to comply with fabric regulations.

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Our Expertise

  • UKAS Accredited testing

    Our skilful team of testers has the expertise to undertake accredited tests for building envelope airtightness and building fabric acoustic testing. RSK Environment Ltd is a UKAS-accredited testing laboratory, No. 2546, certified to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for performing building air leakage and acoustics sound insulation tests.

👏 Grace Kassimoto is the only acoustic specialist from and working in East Africa.

💚 In our latest #ADayInTheLife, she discusses how she is leading the way for women in a traditionally male-dominated industry and what she enjoys most about her role.

Read her story in our bio!

#Acoustics #Environment #WomenInStem #Engineering #Leadership #Africa

📢 We are proud to sponsor the #GreenEnergyAwards 2022, an event organized by Scottish Renewables

🏆 This ceremony aims to recognise the inspirational organisations, people and projects going above and beyond to make a real difference to the health, wealth, and wellbeing of Scotland

We can't wait to see you there!

📅 1st December 2022
📍 Edinburgh

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📸 #selfiesonsite 🤳

Tom Peart, Principal Surveyor at @centara_ltd, out on-site in Rotherham.

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🐟 Concern was recently raised in France with regards to the health of marine ecosystems.

📌Join RSK France's webinar, in collaboration with law firm Franklin and TechWorks Marine, to discuss the sustainable support of renewable energy in the marine environment.

Register now in our bio!

#RenewableEnergy #Environment #Marine #Nature #Compliance #Energy #GreenEnergy

📢 November is a month dedicated to men’s health.

🌍 On November 19th, we celebrated #InternationalMensDay, a global holiday that highlights the positive value men bring to the world.

🤝 This year, men around RSK are taking part in #Movember, an initiative that involves growing a moustache during November to raise awareness of men’s health issues.

💚 We want to thank Greg Cole, James May, Jiano Pulickal, Matthew Bayliff, Maxwell Robinson, Sam Oakley, Tom Llewellyn, Tom Semmens and Yusuf Aoulad-Ali for participating in this great initiative!

#Wellbeing #MensHealth #MentalHealth #WorkCulture #Culture

😮 “The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. Building with Nature can help clients understand how they can utilise best-practice green infrastructure solutions to deliver developments that are better for both people and nature.”

👏 In the November edition of our #employeespotlight, we spoke with Joanne Mayneord, Senior Landscape Architect at @stephensonhalliday, who has recently been certified by Building with Nature as an Approved Assessor.

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#Environment #Nature #Sustainability #Landscape #Planning #Environmental