David Woodall Senior Building Control Surveyor

BSc (Hons), MCABE

David is based in Dorset on the South Coast. He has over thirteen years Building Control experience having worked first for Bath & North East Somerset Council and then moving into the private building control sector for the last five years. David graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class Honours Degree in Building Control Engineering and was also awarded the CABE prize for the top overall grade. He is a Chartered Building Engineer and deals with all types of projects for the Company.

During his building control career David has worked on a large variety of projects, both commercial and domestic which includes schools, universities, nursing homes, hotels and offices. He has also had regular involvement in work on historic properties with an understanding of the sensitive nature this work requires. .

Outside of the office David has lectured on the Building Regulations and provided one to one studio tutorials for 4th year architectural students at the University of Bath and at the City of Bath College.

David provides project management services for clients nationwide and carries out site inspection work mainly in Bath, Bristol, Somerset and Dorset.

Over 13 years' Building Control experience working on a large variety of both commercial and domestic projects.

CASE STUDY
Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens, parkland and much more.  It had been the house of the Gibbs family for over 150 years. As the house was inherited by each generation of the Gibbs family, they stamped their own identity on the house and estate with different developments. The 14th June 2002 marked a new beginning for the house and estate when the National Trust announced their new acquisition.  The house was in need of extensive renovation and The National Trust set about re-roofing, re-wiring and re-plumbing the main house and generally improving access for visitor experience. 

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CASE STUDY
Island Pavilion, Wormsley Estate

As the name suggests, the Island Pavilion is located on an island within the magnificent Wormsley Estate. The jewel-like building, clad with glass and metal, sits serenely in the historic landscape.  The private dining facilities within are used during the summer opera season for Garsington Opera who have a magnificent performance pavilion on the Wormsley Estate. To the design of architects Robin Snell and Partners, the attention to detail in all aspects of design and construction makes this building a modern addition to the estate. The Pavilion is designed to fit seamlessly with the topography of the island and take maximum advantage of the panoramic views across the lake.

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CASE STUDY
Carlton Club, London

Following a fire risk assessment on the club, Oculus was brought in to find suitable solutions for fire safety works required in the significant findings of the report. With the club being a listed building any works would need to have minimal impact on the historic fabric and disruption to the guest accommodation in the Club kept to a minimum. 

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