Sovereign is a leading registered provider of social housing, with 58,000 homes focused in a core area covering Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, the West of England and the Isle of Wight.
Ridge was initially appointed in 2005 to deliver stock condition surveys. Since that time, Sovereign has also employed a range of other Ridge consultancy services via a framework agreement.
Ridge carried out stock condition surveys to over 10,000 homes and continues to undertake annual inspections to maintain the quality of the data held in the database, Keystone.
Ridge provides specialist building surveying, fire safety and structural engineering in the review and assessment of high-rise residential buildings, in support of MHCLG requirements and advice notes.
Additional services we deliver to Sovereign include:
Due diligence and validation surveys of acquired stock
Survey and data management process review workshops
Fire safety advice and undertaking fire risk assessments
Surveys for development potential
RdSAP calculations to dwellings
Provision of Energy Performance Certificates
Health & Safety Rating System assessments
Provision of 30-year expenditure plans for business planning and works programming
Green Deal and Warmer Homes surveys
Asset management strategy development and support
Compliance checks, audits and support
Decent Homes assessments
Specialist building surveys and advice
Specialist mechanical and electrical engineering surveys and advice
Refurbishment and improvement work, including design, procurement and delivery
Working closely with the client, Ridge has developed the survey and data collection methodology. For example, we undertook an expansion of the survey from design to cover innovative sustainable elements, such as rainwater harvesting and air source heat pumps.