Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin is the principal of abp Chartered Architects ( abp architects ), South London architects. Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin qualified as an architect in 1987, and has a vast experience in the design and construction on various building types and has worked for notable practices such as RHWL, The Property Services Agency and WS Atkins.
Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin has run his own architectural business since 1991, and has worked in the educational, commercial and residential sectors. He also has experience in theatre projects. ecological and green design projects. Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin is also an experienced party wall surveyor and is a member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club. Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin has also given talks (Continual Professional Development events) to other RIBA architects about the Party Wall legislation.
Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin’s other interests and activities include web design, making home movies and is a member of the internet based chess team “The Black Stallion International Chess Team”. Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin was also a Croydon school governor for over 12 years and is still involved with independent school appeal panels for the London Borough of Croydon. Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin has also been an active member of the architectural advisory design panel (TAP), for the London Borough of Bromley planning department for a number of years. Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin was for four years chairperson of the Croydon, Sutton & Bromley Branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin works closely with his wife Maria Humphrey-Gaskin as a well organised husband and wife team. Maria Humphrey-Gaskin is also architecturally trained and apart from taking part in the running of the practice as the Practice Manager, she also deals with the measured survey work, and initial design stages of various projects. Maria Humphrey-Gaskin (nee Stylianou) also speaks fluent Greek.
Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin is an experienced architect & party wall surveyor - Providing inspired designs in all building types - Getting it built !!!
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THE PARTY WALL etc ACT 1996 (the Act) and what you need to know
The Party Wall etc Act was introduced in 1996 and its purpose is to resolve disputes between neighbours. It also ensures building owners use a party wall surveyor or party wall surveyors to determine how and when the work is carried out.
“..This is a legal procedure that has been introduced and needs to be followed when building work involves a party wall or party fence wall or excavations close to neighbouring buildings. It is principally a dispute resolution process for building works..”