Enhanced Services: Expedite Safety Offers Expert Party Wall Advice and Awards, Ensuring Comprehensive Protection for You and Your Neighbours During Construction Projects


Terry Smedley, Director of Expedite Safety, has recently completed his Party Wall Surveyor training and has achieved certification with the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (MFPWS).  This exciting new service aims to streamline the often-complex world of party walls.

Embarking on construction works that involve shared property boundaries requires careful consideration and adherence to the Party Wall Act 1996. At Expedite Safety, we specialise in providing expert Party Wall advice and crafting comprehensive Party Wall Awards to safeguard your interests and maintain amicable relationships with your neighbours.

The Party Wall Act 1996 encompasses three main categories of work: modifications to a shared (party) wall, the construction of new walls on the boundary, and excavation works in proximity to neighbouring properties. Our team of appointed Party Wall Surveyors, or the Agreed Party Wall Surveyor, meticulously prepares the essential legal document known as the Party Wall Award, ensuring a fair and robust outcome that aligns with statutory requirements.

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Why Choose Expedite Safety?

Expedite Safety distinguishes itself by offering a professional and responsive service, guiding clients seamlessly through the Party Wall process. Our commitment to excellence is underscored by our in-depth understanding of the Party Wall Act 1996, reinforced by our membership in the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (MFPWS). As part of the Expedite group of companies, we bring a wealth of expertise to every Party Wall-related project.


When Do You Need a Party Wall Surveyor?

Understanding when to involve a Party Wall Surveyor is crucial. If you plan to undertake any building work near or on your shared property boundary, or ‘Party Wall’, in England and Wales, the Party Wall Act mandates that you inform your neighbours. Party Walls, whether forming part of a building or not, require notification. This includes structures like garden walls (excluding wooden fences) and walls on one owner’s land used by other owners to separate their buildings.

Examples of work that necessitate notification and potential surveyor involvement include building a new wall, cutting into a party wall, altering the height or depth of a party wall, removing features from a party wall, or rebuilding a party wall.



The Party Wall Surveyor Appointment Process:

In cases where an agreement cannot be reached or additional protection is sought, the appointment of a Party Wall Surveyor becomes imperative. This can be a joint decision with your neighbour or individual appointments. The appointed surveyors collaboratively determine the terms of a ‘Party Wall Award,’ specifying the nature, timing, and financing of the work, including the surveyors’ fees.

It’s important to note that Party Wall agreements differ from planning permission or building regulations approval, emphasising the need for specialised expertise in navigating this legal landscape.

Choose Expedite Safety for a seamless Party Wall process that prioritises your interests and ensures compliance with statutory requirements.

For enquiries please contact Terry directly – Terry.smedley@expediteps.com














Expedite Takes Double Honours at Exeter Property Awards: Interior Designer and Transformation Awards for Hotel Indigo Exeter

In a stunning triumph at this year’s Exeter Property Awards, Expedite clinched not one but two prestigious accolades for their exceptional work over the past year. The Interior Designer Award and the Transformation Award were both bestowed upon Expedite, solidifying their reputation as industry leaders in creating spaces that seamlessly blend aesthetics and functionality.

The first feather in Expedite’s cap was the coveted Interior Designer Award, a testament to their exemplary work on various projects across the South-West. Notably, their transformative touch on Boutique Student Living caught the eye of the judges, who said that Expedite Interiors is “Making waves in Exeter with new interiors’ offer. Most notably completed a 78-bed accommodation for Boutique Student Living. Strong eye for commercial design.”.


Sophie Weeks, the Director of Interior Design at Expedite, expressed her delight at the recognition, stating, “We are thrilled to receive the Interior Designer Award. It’s a testament to the hard work and creative collaboration that defines our team. Boutique Student Living was a particularly exciting project for us, and we’re honoured to see it resonate with the judges and the community.”

Adding to the triumph, Expedite also clinched the Transformation Award for their work on Hotel Indigo Exeter. The project, led by Mike Lister, an accomplished lead architect, showcased a commitment to revitalising spaces while preserving the unique charm of the city. The Judges said “Pivotal in the superb rejuvenation of a former high store into the utterly breath-taking Hotel Indigo – a real asset to the city. Complex, vital regeneration.”

Mike Lister shared his thoughts on the accolade, saying, “Transforming a space requires a keen understanding of its history, purpose, and the people who will interact with it. Hotel Indigo Exeter posed a unique challenge, and receiving the Transformation Award is a recognition of the team’s ability to reimagine and elevate the existing structure into something extraordinary.”

The Exeter Property Awards serve as a platform to recognise excellence in the property and design industry, showcasing the innovative and impactful contributions. With these two prestigious awards in tow, Expedite continues to solidify its position as a trailblazer in the world of interior design and architectural transformation.


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