Glass Buildings


Sphion can assist in refurbishment projects within the commercial, residential, industrial and retail sectors. 


We think outside the box when it comes to refurbishments whether this is for a new bar/restaurant, home renovation, office or warehouse improvements, or a new roofing project.

We tailor your project to suit the needs of your requirements. Upon appointment we will arrange a site visit to obtain a detailed client's brief. We will advise whether planning or building regulation approval will be required and act accordingly and submit applications on your behalf.

A full measured survey will be required to obtain an accurate existing plan and develop a proposed plan to your building needs - we can even show these proposed plans in 3D!


We can undertake pre and post contract management duties of the project in line with the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015 (CDM).


Sphion Ltd can act as Principal Designer to mitigate any potential risk prior to any construction works.

To maintain value for money and to stay in line with the client budget, it is recommended that the project is sent out to tender using a procurement method to suit your needs: this can include a full detailed design with a detailed specification, including a schedule of works, itemising every element, making this competitive, or listing a full set of client requirements where contractors are competing for the works and giving you cost certainty throughout the duration of the project.

Scope of Services

Sphion's appointment would provide the following professional discipline services:

  • Client design meeting.

  • Produce design programme outlining each design stage and show and anticipated construction start date.

  • Produce detailed Schedule of Works for tender.

  • Produce Preliminary document for tender.

  • Produce Preambles document for tender (workmanship standards and quality control).

  • Compile all drawings from sub consultants, making changes to construction drawings (Sphion's proposed plan) correlating to schedule of works.

  • Send detailed specification out to tender to 4-5 main contractors and meet with contractors on site to run through works.

  • Tender analysis & report


Sphion Ltd  can undertake on site contract administration including issuing of JCT contracts.


Scope of Contract Administration Services

Sphion Ltd will appoint a Building Surveyor including Lead Consultant, Design and Project Management Services.

The Building Surveyor appointment would be provided in accordance with RICS Conditions of Engagement for building surveying services, building works stages E to H.

Working alongside a Project Building Surveyor and Lead Consultant we would be responsible for the co-ordination and management of the Design Team, and thereby the appointment extends to include the provision of specific Project Management Services.


This will include but will not be limited to the following duties:

  • Appoint an asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey, including site visit.

  • Production of tender documents including a JCT contract.

  • Attending pre start and progress meetings.

  • Contract administration duties for the contract period including issuing instructions, payment certificates and minutes.

  • Quality monitoring of the works – one site inspection per week during the course of an anticipated 10-week construction programme.

  • Compile information for CDM 2015 Health and Safety file ready for contractor to issue on completion.

  • Sign off inspections.

  • Agreeing of final account.

  • Defects liability period inspections.


We offer the full design package outsourcing specialist services from an established, trusted team to deliver projects on time, to budget and of a superior quality. The management team is experienced and well versed in managing every aspect of construction, from basement excavations, energy efficiency improvements to your building fabric, refurbishing your office to new re-roofing works.

Get in touch with us to see how Sphion Ltd can help you today on 01253 366100