development and
construction consultancy

About us

We are pleased to be able to provide a specialised and high quality service through a professional and enthusiastic team.

As Development and Construction Consultants, Silver's expertise covers a far reaching list of services that enables us to uniquely add value to each project undertaken for our clients.

We always strive to better understand our clients’ goals for every project so that we can continue to strengthen our relationships, and provide a professional and well managed service that exceeds expectations. Whilst fulfilling our goal to deliver only highly successful projects for our clients, we continue to enhance our reputation for excellence.

History

History of Silver DCC

Silver have a long history of providing clients with cost effective solutions which help to deliver profitable schemes.

Established in 1945, in its infancy the practice specialised in Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying services which included the refurbishment of bomb damaged properties, conversion and party wall matters.

By the mid 1970’s the practice had acquired a wide client base which included a number of Registered Providers, banks and private companies with significant property portfolios.

The practice expanded its scope of services by the mid 1980’s from predominantly building surveying matters to a wider range of construction consultancy services.

We have developed organically into a multi-disciplinary practice with Employer’s Agent and Project Management accounting for the majority of our turnover. With established Aftercare Management and Site Inspection teams and a leading provider of Construction Consultancy Services, we have a strong culture for developing commercially sound solutions for our Clients.

Our core values and principles

Silver DCC - Our Core Values and Principles
  • We endeavour to develop long term relationships with our clients, building mutual trust in our associations to ensure a service with ‘peace of mind’.
  • We attach the same kudos to the success and profitability for each project undertaken for our clients as we would for our own.
  • Silver’s ethos: “We can succeed by working as a team”: We adopt this approach to every project so that everyone on the team shares in its success and achievement, thanks to their contribution.
  • We appreciate that our staff members form the cornerstone of our Practice: They are fundamental to our long term prosperity as we continue to grow our business.
  • The Service team for each project undertaken is led by one of our Leadership team. Their role remains ‘hands on’ throughout, providing  support and experience to our Service team and clients alike.

Social and corporate responsibility

Silver DCC - Social and Corporate Responsibility

Silver observe and adhere to Social and Corporate Responsibility in everything we do:  our projects, processes and procedures.  We aim to commit to the following social and corporate responsibilities:

  • The sustainable management of social, environmental and economic resources to ensure current needs are met without compromising the needs of future generations.  We see this commitment as extending from the responsible operation of our office activities to identifying, evaluating and promoting sustainable opportunities in our role as a consultant.
  • We recognise our employees are our most important resource. We are committed to the training and development of our entire workforce and fully advocate and support their continued professional development, gaining the necessary skills to reach their full potential. 
  • We recognise that all people deserve to be treated as individuals; fairly, considerately and with respect.
  • To be a good employer in all matters relating to health and safety of our employees. We believe that accidents are not just a matter of chance but result from a failure to manage hazards and risks at work.  We consider successful management of health and safety to be vital to the efficient operation of our company and recognise and accept our statutory obligations under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and other relevant legislation.

Memberships and associations

Silver DCC - Memberships and Associations

We are proud to be members and associates of the following organisations:

  • RICS
    RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
  • RICS
    RIBA (Membership)
  • RICS
    CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers)
  • RICS
    BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method)
  • RICS
    CfSH  Code for Sustainable Housing
  • Corporate Member of The Association of Project Safety
    Corporate Member of The Association of Project Safety
  • CIOB
    CIOB (Chartered Institute of Builders)
  • ICWCI
    ICWCI (The Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate of Great Britain Inc)
  • CIARB
    CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
  • Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors
    Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors
  • Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors
    UK Green Building Council
  • The Housing Forum
    Members of The Housing
    Forum
  • Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors
    Investors in People
  • Construction Line
    ConstructionLine (UK Register of Pre-Qualified Construction Services)
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