Jem Musselwhite has spent over four decades in the construction industry from his earliest days following in his father’s footsteps, working on building sites gaining a range of experience, being awarded technical and professional qualifications to the present day work as a Chartered Building Engineer and Surveyor..
Jem is a former Local Authority Building Control Officer who has an extensive knowledge of Planning and Building Regulation procedures and associated design.
Jem is now involved with Building Design Projects on a daily basis and takes great pleasure in guiding customers through the statutory system to help customers realise their aspirations for their homes, businesses and surroundings.
Jem’s experience and route to professional status is rather rare today in so much as he has worked at grass roots level in the construction industry on site in the early days followed by time spent working in Local Authorities throughout the central southern region as a Building Control Officer right at the heart of the statutory control of buildings.
With time after spent as a consultant through into private practice Jem’s career path has given him the best of both worlds as he is not only able to detail schemes to meet statutory Planning and Building Regulation compliance but also be able to appreciate the Builder’s perspective and associated Client relationship having been at the “sharp end” of the industry himself for many years on site.
Jem often uses the phrase that;
“anyone can draw pretty pictures but being able to draw pretty pictures someone can actually build is what really counts! “
Jem’s fees for professional services are recognised as being the most competitive in the area and after the first free visit to advise his prospective Client on the feasibility of a scheme Jem will submit a fixed price fee proposal for professional services full detailing involvement at each stage with a realistic cost defined against stages from concept to completion. Jem will also provide fully detailed costs for any Local Authority fees payable by his prospective Client and for any specialist external consultancy services which may be required to bring the scheme to fruition.
Peace of mind
Jem recognises a building project is likely to be one of the most expensive financial commitments a person will ever make and undertakes his professional duties with due diligence at all times. By charging realistic fees Jem lessens the impact somewhat but his input and knowledge has not only been proven to reduce associated building costs but also most importantly ensure this most valuable asset is built properly and with minimal inconvenience.
Contact Jem now to discuss any architectural design and building consultancy services you may need.