RAAC survey commercial building

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) is a construction material that was widely used in properties during the late 1950s to 1990s. Most frequently used in schools and public sector buildings, RAAC was a common building material, and its presence may therefore be found more widely in commercial properties of all types.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of incidents in recent years where the structural integrity of RAAC has failed, resulting in collapse.

Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors specialises in providing comprehensive RAAC inspections in commercial properties.

What are RAAC Inspections?

RAAC inspections are thorough examinations of a commercial property’s structures to assess for the presence of RAAC. These inspections aim to identify any potential issues or damage that could compromise the safety and functionality of the building.

RAAC survey commercial building

Why Are RAAC Inspections Important?

Inspections for RAAC in commercial properties are crucial for several reasons:

Safety: Inspections help identify any potential safety hazards, such as structural weaknesses, ensuring the building’s occupants are protected.

Maintenance Planning: Where RAAC is identified, works to replace the materials in the affected areas, or to reinforce the structure concerned, are advised. Any previously planned building or maintenance works would need to be carefully planned to manage any risk associated with RAAC.

Property Value: Investing in an RAAC inspection can help maintain / enhance the market value of commercial properties.

How Lea Hough Can Help

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) inspections are essential for commercial properties to ensure safety and structural integrity. Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors specialise in conducting comprehensive RAAC inspections and providing expert advice and recommendations. With our extensive knowledge and practical experience, we can help property owners and landlords identify and manage the removal of RAAC in their buildings.

Contact us today to schedule an RAAC inspection and ensure the long-term viability of your commercial property.

Key Contact:
Paul Dignan
Partner - Chartered Building Surveyor
01254 260196
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