Rhys has more than 35 years' experience in construction consultancy and is an experienced Building Surveyor/Structural Engineer as well as a Party Wall Surveyor. He is experienced in structural design using various materials and is also a specialist in the assessment and remediation of structural damage. He has detailed knowledge of Building Movement/Subsidence, including Coal Mining Subsidence with more than 25 years' experience in surveying domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.
Rhys has broad experience of determination of Boundary Disputes, provides Technical Expert Witness representation at Court and Arbitration hearings, including the preparation of detailed technical reports (to CPR Part 35 where necessary) and can offer assistance in Planning and Execution of Site Investigation Works.
Rhys is a Corporate Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), an Incorporated Engineer and an Associate Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) as well as a Corporate Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS).
He has served the CABE (formerly the ABE) for over 11 years both regionally and nationally, culminating in a term of office as international President of the ABE in 2008-09.
Rhys is a regular speaker/presenter at seminars on the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and was the Author of the ABE publication: "The Party Wall etc Act 1996 – an Explanatory Leaflet" (2003).
Rhys has more recently been co-author of the textbook "Specifying Minor Works" (Spon, 2012) contributing chapters on "Neighbour Issues", including the Party Wall Act and Boundary Disputes.
Rhys was a founder member of the Board of the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Body of the Construction Industry Council, is currently a member of the Sheffield city Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Property and Construction sub-group, and is a Reader for the Queen's Anniversary Prize ~Awards for Education.
Rhys has been proud to have been invited each year since 2009 to Chair the panel of judges for the LABC South Yorkshire & Humber Building Excellence Awards.
Rhys is married to Anne and together they have two grown up children, Amy and David.
What one of our clients had to say about Rhys: -
"Had a visit from Rhys Taylor today and we would just like to say thank you for all your help, advise and expertise.
We would not hesitate to recommend You and the company without total confidence."
Michael & Kelly