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   email: drhill@thewif.org.uk

 

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                          Huddersfield - Dewsbury - Kirklees - Leeds - Bradford                                   

                   

REFERENCES & TESTIMONIALS & PROFESSIONAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

          Although the 'Practice' has had many references over the last 25-years,

          some of the most recently received are as follows,

      

      
     We got in touch with Dr David Hill after consulting a number 
     of other structural engineers.  We have found Dr Hill to be a 
     blessing is disguise as without his knowledge and experience we
     would have struggled to get our project completed at the Mosque.  
     Dr Hill's design for the Mosque extension has received much      
     Praise from within the community and he will definitely be our 
     first point of call for any future works.  He is extremely 
     friendly and approachable and it has been a pleasure working 
     with him.
     Abdul Ali, Mosque Noor, Huddersfield - 18 August 2012
           
 
          I had a loft conversion done which needed structural alterations. Dr Hill made a    
          site visit and discussed all aspects of the alteration with me.
          He provided a report on the alterations needed with relevant calculations 
          for building control at a very reasonable price. I would be more than happy to use
          his services again.
          Kind regards
          Santokh Singh - 17 August 2012

 

              David
              
Received with thanks.  I will read through and call if I have any queries. Many thanks for your

              promptness.
              Kind regards

             JAMES TAYLOR BSc (Hons) MRICS

           (16 November 2010)

 

          ĎSuperb service and would not hesitate to refer to our clients/associates,

           best Azizí

        Mr. Azy Patel

     Professional Financial Adviser and Huddersfield Property Developer
     (25 October 2010)
 
 
           'I cannot thank you enough for taking your time to help us at a 
            professional level with this matter.  Your report confirms our 
            own and the residents' of Elm Street worse fears about this site 
            and its potential development.í
            Mrs. Helen France
            Chair of SCAG
            Skelmanthorpe
           (22 October 2010)
 
              

    The National Media Museum is part of the NMSI Museums Group - National Museum of

    Science and Industry. The Museum opened in 1983 and exists to ĎEngage, inspire and

    educate by promoting an understanding and appreciation of photography,  film,    

    television, radio and the web; using our collection and knowledge to deliver a cultural  

    programme  accessibly and authoritatively over seven floors of a city  centre building in

    Bradford attracting over 70,000 visitors annually. Dr David  Hillís practice has

    undertaken  consultative work for the National   Media Museum over the past year; the

    Museum has been highly satisfied with both the engineering advice received, along with

    the professional and  enthusiastic manner in which all   work was conducted by Dr David

    Hill. During  the time  spent at the National Media Museum, Dr David Hill was considered

    respectful and reliable to both the Museum and its employees at all times. The National

    Media Museum would highly recommend Dr David Hill to other prospective clients for

    both his extensive experience and construction knowledge together with a client based

    service that is exceptional.    

           

           Mrs. Michelle Llewellyn         

            for Mr. Gavin Patterson, Estates Manager         

            National Media Museum          

            Bradford(July 2009)

 

 

Some Further References Received in Early 2010 and Recent Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

         David was initially approached to provide structural advice for the

                     development and expansion of the Masjid Basement at 62 Halifax Old Road,

                     his role has developed as the project has progressed and he has become 

                     an trusted consultant/advisor to the Masjid, he is very approachable, ready to

                     offer and accept advice and always does more than required in order to meet

                     agreed deadlines for the ongoing development work at the masjid, the

                     amounts charged for the work undertaken are reasonable and competitive.

 

                                                                                                                 Imran Khan

                                                                                                                 Technical Liaison Representative

                                                                                                                 Jamia Salafia Masjid Ė Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith

                                                                                                                 August 2012

 

 

 

 

  • Regarding your services, you did an excellent job you left no stone unturned so to speak, very thorough and very professional and the report you provided was very clear and precise right down to the last detail.

    The last report provided for this property had obviously overlooked numerous details.

    I thank you David and I will definitely be recommending your services to others.

    Kind Regards,

    Carol McNeil

    Castleford, West Yorkshire

    (24th November 2009)

     

    I asked for a survey to be carried out on my home when some thin hair line cracks appeared on the wall at the top of the stairs. Dr Hill came out within two days to look at the problem. He inspected both the outside and internal walls in the areas where the cracks are showing. He reassured me that some of the movement had taken place many years ago and that the recent cracks were minimal in risk. We agreed a plan of action in monitoring the gaps and when I am ready to sell my property he will undertake a full survey to identify any possible repairs to be carried out.I found Dr Hill very professional, focused and pragmatic in his discussion with me about the problem. He emailed me a report within the timescale agreed which outlined the reasons for the problem, my future actions and what his involvement would be when I am ready to sell my property. Alyson Harding - Homeowner Milnsbridge, Huddersfield = 23.11.2009

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    • Dr David Hill was contracted by us when Kirklees Building Control informed us that calculations must be completed before the building work commenced.  Davidís scope of work was to calculate the sizes for land retaining walls, pad-stones, piers and a steel section beam for our two storey garage.

      Due to the short timescales, the calculations were urgent.  Davidís response and execution to our requirements was excellent and the calculations were completed in a matter of days and were submitted to KMC within a week.  The calculations were quickly approved and the building work started on-time.

      David is an extremely experienced structural consultant and we would recommend him for any structural engineering scope of work.

       

      Best Regards

      Jonathan & Diane Walker

      120 Botany Lane, Lepton

       (23rd November 2009)

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    • Dr David Hill provided us with a statistical statement and evidence which enabled us to continue with our building works after some initial problem with the local authority and their assumptions that the foundations of our works would not be sufficient to continue the build.  It was David's swift and accurate information that he provided which proved to the LA that some further minor changes to the foundation would be sufficient which they eventually accepted.
      Thanks to
      Dr David Hills
      prompt and professional action we were able to continue with the building of our extension without much delay.
      Lynne and Philip Clark

      Holmfirth

      (21 November 2009) 

     

    Dear David

     
    I apologise for my late response to your request for a reference. I havenít had much 
    experience in giving references, so I thought that if I sent to you in a form of letter then 
    you could make it look more professional.
    Firstly we were very glad of your help in way that you were honest with us, and appreciated 
    the advice you gave us, we felt that you were very considerate, and made us feel at ease at 
    a what was a very difficult time for us.
    Your inspection of the faults made by the builder was extremely thorough to the point that 
    you picked up on things that we hadn't noticed ourselves due to lack of knowledge of 
    building regulations.
    The report for the court was a most detailed and professional representation of your 
    inspection, and left nothing to contradiction.
     
    We both thank you for your help, understanding, and kindness, it is indeed good to know 
    that in this day and age that someone would offer the support that you gave us when we 
    honestly felt all was lost because our age and health was against us.
     
    Many Thanks
    Mr& Mrs S Higgins

    Huddersfield

    (November 2009)

     

    • I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the service provided during the survey and the subsequent report for the property.

      The advice I was given was excellent which I took on and I am very pleased since all aspects of the survey were explained to me prior and all the advice and explanations you gave along the way.

      Thank you for going beyond what was required and especially your honesty throughout.

       

      Thank you so much for your high standard of the report and of course

      I would definitely use your services again and will recommend you to my friends.

      You did a great job at a great value for money.   What a pleasure it was to deal with someone who is extremely knowledgeable in this field.

      I appreciated you calling me again to make sure that I was completely happy with the report. It really does make a difference. 

      At a personal level I am also an inquisitive person and so apart from your professionalism you also demonstrated understanding and patience in explaining to me all aspects of the survey.

       

      I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you for your services, and am happy to be a telephone-reference in addition to a written reference, if the opportunity arises to share my satisfaction with any of your prospective customers.

       

      Yours sincerely

      Matt Wade

      Halifax, West Yorkshire

      (November 2009)

     

    • Dr Hill provided structural advice and calculations for the strengthening of 2 timber beams supporting the first floor of a mid terrace property in order to allow the removal of a load bearing wall and stone staircase.
      Dr Hill undertook a visit to the property and after an initial inspection provided some good sound advice and explained the workings of th problem. He took away some initial calculations which had been undertakn by ourselves, checked them and imput them into a format that could be easily checked by Building Control. The next day we received these calcs along with a explanation of how to impliment the solution on site (the proverbial "idiots guide").
      During the process we found Dr Hill to be friendly proffesional and proactive with his advice. If and when the time comes to undertake further works to the house we will be contacting Dr Hill again.

              Richard and Sally Lewis
              Kirkburton, Huddersfield

              (November 2009)

     

    • I would like to commend Dr David Hill on the fast efficient service that he provided to me recently when, during a property purchase, I was faced with a surveyor's report that advised I consult a structural engineer. Dr Hill responded to my email query, by phone, the same evening and was able to inspect the property the following day, ringing me afterwards to provide an immediate verbal report, followed up by his written report, sent to me by email, the day afterwards.I had been worried about the possible "turn round" time of consulting a structural engineer but Dr Hill's speed of response assuaged any concerns.I found his verbal and written reporting to be thorough, methodical and helpful, combining both detailed technical findings with an interpretation of the situation from his own experience. This was ideal for a non-technical specialist such as myself.I would not hesitate in using Dr Hill's services again or in recommending them to others.

              Dr David England

              Harrogate

              North Yorkshire

              (October 2009)

     

    • To Whom It May Concern:

    Dr David Hill advised us over a boundary dispute during August 2009.

    Although the issue with our neighbours hasnít yet fully been resolved, Dr Hillís help has been invaluable.

    We were particularly impressed by his ability to quickly grasp the context of the problem and he always gave a deadline when we should expect a reply and this was always met.

    I would definitely recommend Dr Hill.

     

    Guy Vinehill-Cliffe

    Halifax, West Yorkshire

      (October 2009)

     

    • On behalf of the Ghosiyah Association I would like to thank Dr David Hill for works undertaken on our current project. Dr Hill's help has been invaluable on this project and quite frankly this project would have been a struggle in his absence. The project itself involved the building of a new Masjid and Education Centre within Keighley, the centre ultimately will become a learning centre for the local community in Keighley. With a limited budget and under experienced construction team, the project has posed many challenges from the outset, including structural design work, modifying plans to meet a change of circumstances and also consultancy for our construction team. Dr Hill has been extremely helpful, courteous and honest. He has been available to the Association and the construction team both over the phone in a consultancy capacity and also on-site in a more hands-on role.

      Dr Hill, clearly possesses excellent knowledge and skills in structural engineering, project management and also inventory planning. The project is still ongoing, however, with Dr Hills help we have successfully managed to complete the challenging aspects of the work and the Association is now extremely pleased with the progress. Furthermore, with Dr Hill's help we have now successfully submitted further plans to the local council for an extension to the existing site, and the Association can now meet the changing needs of the community.  Dr Hill has proven to be reliable, honest, punctual and excellent with both his oral and written communication. Both myself and the Association would have no hesitation in using Dr Hillís services again and would be more than happy to recommend Dr Hillís services to others.

              Qadir Hussain BSc (Hons)

              Ghosiyah Association Advisor

              Keighley, West Yorkshire

              September 2009) 

     

    • Re: Professional Opinion - Party Wall etc Act 1996      Professional Advice - in respect of foundations to Proposed Detached Garage at 60 Park Road Bingley BD16 4LTI recently required the services of and independent Consulting Engineer to carry out a survey and prepare a report in respect of the above. Dr David Hill - Consulting Engineer.  MSc(Eng), MBA, PhD, DSc(Hon), was recommended to me by numerous professional companies within the building industry. On contacting Dr Hill, I found him to be prompt in dealing with my request and the manner in which he carried out the  survey was highly professional. His report fully explored the legal aspect of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and both his advice and recommendations with regard to responsible building methods in respect of the foundations to the proposed garage were well received. In conclusion I would highly recommend Dr Hill to those requiring the services of  a Consulting Engineer.

              Neville P Smith

              Bingley, West Yorkshire

              (August 2009)

     

    • Dr David Hill has helped me on many projects in the past, I've always found   him courteous, reliable and honest. He also has vast knowledge in the construction trade and certainly knows his profession. The last project we worked on was a conversion of a property into apartments and David's valuable knowledge was very useful. I would certainly use David in the future and highly recommend his services.
      Mrs. Naidah Yazdani
      Managing Director
      NY Properties
      Bingley
      (July 2009)
       

     

    • It was a pleasure to do business with you, you are a very very pleasant man with a professional manner, helpful and courteous. I found your service efficient and valuable as I secured a mortgage with your report. I   would not hesitate to use your services again if the need arose and I would  also recommend you to anybody who had need of your help 

      Mrs. Alison Chapman

      Halifax (July 2009) 

     

    • Thank you for the very thorough job you did for my new company, Greenberg Ltd.    We needed to be as efficient as possible, with regards to both time  and cost, in the relocation of the two overhead travelling cranes from Leeds to Rotherham. You   helped us achieve both, and the installation is now progressing well. We appreciated your promptness and excellent communication as well as the quality of the advice  and final report (and structural calculations). Should we need similar work doing in future we will of course be in touch.

              Mr. John Askew

              Managing Director

              Greenberg Glass Group

              Leeds (July 2009)

     

    • We have used Dr David Hill on many occasions and have always been completely satisfied with the professional and prompt service that we have received. Our requirements are usually in a domestic environment and David   is courteous and   reassuring to our clients. His plans and advice is always excellent. I have no hesitation  in recommending Dr David Hill and his company.

      Mr. Tony Renolds

      Managing Director

      Hillcrest Kitchens Manufacturers Limited
      HebdenBridge
      West Yorkshire (July 2009)  

     

    • I have utilised the services of Dr Hill many times over the past six years and I have always found him to be very knowledgeable in the field of structural engineering and generally in relation to buildings.  The information provided has always been presented in  a useful manner and easily used by the contractors. Dr Hill is a very pleasant and easy to get-on with type of person and is always willing to put himself out to visit the site in order to see any problems at hand without any delay. This subsequently helps to render any dangerous situations safe as soon as possible. In general the provision of structural calculations and reports are provided within a good time considering the complexity of some of the work produced.

              Mr.A. J. Marsh, MCIOB

              Estates Surveyor

              KIRKLEESCOLLEGE(incorporating DEWSBURYCOLLEGE AND HUDDERSFIELD

              TECHNICAL COLLEGE (MERGER 01.08.08)
              (July 2009)
     

    • On behalf of the Board and myself I would like to place on record the thanks  and

              appreciation for the diligent and efficient manner in which you have  carried out

              your  duties in respect of this contract. George and I who were entrusted with the

              completion of this project have been relieved in both  senses of the word in what

              for us was a daunting task, particularly in approaching neighbours, reference

              the Party Wall Act and remaining within our tight budget. In short we have been

              delighted with your services.

              Mr. David Taylor

              Chairman

              Swinton Masonic Hall Company

              Swinton, nr. Rotherham

              South Yorkshire (July 2009)  

     

    • Any possible structural problems that we may or have come across on
      building projects, we do not hesitate to call Dr Hill as we always get a
      prompt and extremely efficent service from him, and he has always found a
      solution to any problem for us that we have come across either with
      foundations right the way through to roof structures.
      It is obvious the respect he holds both with the planning department and
      Building Control as when we pass the engineers calculations/details to
      either department and they check them and they realise that Dr Hill has
      done them I will always receive a comment on how highly they value his
      work.
      We as a company hold Dr Hill with very high regard and can recommend him
      very highly to anyone from architects to builders to even the general
      public as his wide range of knowledge within the building industry is
      second to none.
      Mr. Martin Mellor
      DIRECTOR
      REVIVAL DEVELOPMENTS (UK) LTD (July 2009)

     

    • Dr Hill provided a fast and indispensable structural survey of a property that we 

              purchased. His advice was of great assistance in determining the work necessary 
              and gave us confidence to proceed with the sale.

              We would  certainly use his services again".
    Dr Karen Carter
              Luddenden, Halifax (July 2009)
     
    • I confirm that I am most happy to use your professional services again as the 
              need arises.

              Mr. Steven J. Massie BSc(Hons) FBEng

              Senior Partner

              SJM Surveyors

              Oswestry

              Shropshire (July 2009)

     

    • On behalf of St John the Divine Church Rastrick I would like to thank you for the

              work you carried out as a Consultant Engineer and the advise you gave  me on 

              the structural work required for the alterations to the Community Hall toilets. I 

              have no hesitation in recommending your professional services again.

              Mr. Robert Beaumont

              Church Representative/Warden

              Brighouse (July 2009) 

     

    • I have used Dr David Hill's services for the past two years. I have found Dr Hill to

              be very prompt and approachable, offering advice and solutions in problem

              areas. 

              He has always provided very detailed breakdowns of calculations.  I would 

              recommend Dr David Hill to any of my colleagues and I will certainly continue to

              use him in the future.

              Mr. J Michael Earnshaw

              JME Engineering
              Mechanical Design & Contract Engineers

              Huddersfield (July 2009)

     

    • I used David Hill consultants for a structural survey on a property I was purchasing,

              I found the service very efficient and professional and would not hesitate on

              using his services again.  The fee was also very reasonable in comparison other 

              consultants.

              Ms. Sakina Fotheringham

              Bradford (July 2009)

     

    • Novas Ltd and Rhodar Ltd
      Over the course of the last few years you have taken on frequent works for 
      the above named companies which form part of the Lexia Solutions Group. 
      We have always found your services to be of the highest professional 
      quality and have no reservations in recommending you to anyone considering 
      appointing you. Your service offers excellent value for money which is 
      delivered promptly. Your reports are thorough and clear with concise 
      instructions which have all the necessary attention to detail required. On 
      behalf of Lexia Solutions I can confirm that we are willing to utilise your 
      services across the rest of the group whenever the need arises in the future.

      Mrs. Vivienne McKiernon
      Group Fimnancial Controller
      Lexia Solutions Group
      Leeds (July 2009)

     

    • I have dealt with you on a number of occasions now at my home and also 
      with the group of companies for which I work. I have been extremely 
      impressed by your professional manner and the huge expanse of knowledge 
      that you have for your particular area of expertise.  
      One thing I found particularly helpful, being a single parent who initially 
      had no knowledge of building regulations, is your ability to explain things 
      in a simple yet concise way in order that I could understand what was
      required to obtain the necessary permission from the local council.
      I am more than happy to recommend you to anyone who is considering 
      using you as you provide an excellent, prompt, value for money service 
      of the highest quality.
      Mrs. Viv. McKiernon
      Leeds (July 2009)

     

    • Dr David Hill was referred to me by my architect regarding the strengthening 

    of an existing roof for a possible full width dormer extension, prior to the

    submission of the final plans to the local authority for Building Regulations

    approval. Dr Hillís response to my request was immediate, appointments

    were adhered to, his manner was courteous and his solution to the problem

    was discussed with me on site, committed to paper, in great detail, within

    48 hours and subsequently received the authorityís approval without query.

    I understand from other parties within the construction industry that Dr Hillís

    experience and wealth of knowledge is held in high regard.

    I would, therefore, have no hesitation in using Dr Hillís services again and am

    confident in recommending him as a Chartered Building and Engineering

    Consultant to any party requesting a valued opinion.

    ANNE C ASTROOP (Mrs)

    New Mill, Huddersfield

              (July 2009)

     

    • I opted to use David Hill simply because he came up with a good quote and he lives locally in Huddersfield. He carried out the survey the same week and provided me with an excellent written report and verbal feedback on what I wanted to know before I purchased the house which I am now going ahead with. I would not hesitate in recommending him to others. Overall, I am very pleased with the serviceÖ

      Mike Gouldsborough

      Brighouse, West Yorkshire

      (July 2009)

     

     

     

     

     

     A Few 'Hard Copy' Examples of References

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    Office Contact - 01484.461193                          

     

    Direct Contact - 07880661574          

                 

    Office: 48 Market Street, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, HD3 4HY            

    http://www.problem-free-building-adviser.org.uk                         

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    Client Projects & Professional Works have included:

     

     

    1. House Extensions

    2. New Homes

    3. Industrial Portal  

        Frame Buildings

    4. Internal Structural

        alterations

    5. Cellar and basement

        constructions

    6. Commercial

        buildings

    7. Structural Reports

    8. Structural Integrity

        Reports

    9. Building Reports for

        Financial institutions,

        educational Institutions,

        mortgages and

        insurance claims

    10. Dormer Windows

    11. Loft Conversions -

          traditional  

    12. Loft Conversions - 

          Modern Trussed roofs 

          through substitution  c

          construction without 

          removing your roof

    13. Strengthening of

          Buildings

    14. Planning & Building

          Control Submissions -

          Planning Appeals

    15. Party Wall Surveying

    16. Project management

          services

    17. Architectural designs

          and drawings

    18. Foundations and

          ground beams

    19. Churches and

          Mosques

    20. Numerous other

          Services -

          see products and side

          table to click

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Direct Telephone Contact No.s

    Main Number: 01484 537181

    Mobile: 07880661574

     

     

     

    Email

    drhill@thewif.org.uk

     

     

     

    Professional Indemnity Insurance

    This practice has at all times in force PII for the constant peace-of-mind of its clients and where there have been no claims against the practice for negligence or in Tort throughtout the 23-years that the practice has been in existence 

     

     

    Past & Present Clients

     

    Over the last twenty-three years this 'Practice' has undertaken an array of differing types of projects and professional advisory services for its many clients. These clients have ranged from domestic to industrial and commercial clients.

     

    These clients are too numerous to list but some of these have been and presently are,

     

    • National Media Museum, Bradford - part of HM Government's network of national museums throughout the United Kingdom
    • Cameron Limited, Leeds - part of one of the largest engineering groups in the world
    • Kirklees College, Huddersfield and Dewsbury - a higher education establishment with over 30,000 part-time and full-time students undertaking advanced course in many professions and academic fields
    • Ben Shaws Group, Huddersfield - part of Britvic Plc
    • Brook Tool Engineering Plc, Sheffield, Deby and Biggleswade
    • Greenberg Group, Leeds & Rotherham - Glass Merchants and distributors
    • Cone Valley High School - largest comprehensive school in the Kirklees area
    • Atlas Building and Roofing Limited, Huddersfield
    • Over 1,000 residential, industrial and commercial clients during a 25-year period

     

     

    Typical Examples and Extracts of previous references

     

    'For a number of years, we as a college have used Dr. David Hill on numerous schemes and call upon his experience and expertise on a regular basis...Due to the nature of our business, discretion, experience and professionalism are all major criteria when appointing consultants. Dr David Hill achieved all these criteria, along with having a sense of rationale'

    Mr. I D Richardson

    Estates Manager

    Kirklees College

    (Huddersfield Technical College and Dewsbury College)

    (2006)

     

    'I have personally used Dr David Hill's services for the last 4 years, the projects that he has worked on have ranged from 6 - 18 million...I have no hesitation in recommending him and hold a high opinion of his experience and expertise in his professional field'

    Mr Scott McDonald

            Construction Director

    Clayton Homes

    (2006)

     

    'Mr. Hill was responsible for the total project from planning stage through to final completion...It was a complex project...The project was completed on time and within the budget and satisfied all objectives set'

    Mr. IHF Gibbs

    Managing Director

    Ben Shaws Group/Britvic Plc

    (1997)

     

    'Dr David Hill has recently worked for us on a major £20,000,000 development project. He came highly recommended and has completed this difficult task with integrity and the uppermost professionalism. I have no hesitation in recommending him...We were not disappointed

     

    Mr. Joeseph Cookson

    Group Managing Director

    Lanson Homes

      (2004)