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Celebrating 40 Years of Lift Consultancy Services

The Dunbar Boardman name has had Lift Consultancy, Façade Access Consultancy and the management of Building Maintenance Units at the heart of their business since 1981, when Dunbar Boardman opened their first office in London with only two employees. Dunbar Boardman was acquired by TÜV SÜD in September of 2015, and is now a well-integrated, fundamental part of the TÜV SÜD Real Estate business. The 76 strong team is the largest independent firm of consultants in the UK and is celebrating its 40th year of operation.

TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman is committed to the observance of national and international standards (BS, EN) and are members of the BSI & CTBUH and have Safe Contractor registration. TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman’s dedicated teams of engineers are experienced in dealing with the challenges of all types and sizes of project from large scale and high-rise to single lifts.

“40 years is an important landmark for TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman. Since the acquisition by TÜV SÜD in 2015 we have continued to see rapid growth of the business and now serve over 11,000 lifting units in the UK. We are continuing to drive innovation in the industry with the launch of our Smart Lifts services, and LBM our digital Lift Management tool.”

Paul Hastings
Managing Director - TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman

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TÜV SÜD UK Launches Building Advisory Service Division

TÜV SÜD launches new Building Advisory Service, which provides advanced data management and analytics for owners of high-rise residential buildings in the UK.

The property sector is under pressure to meet increasingly stringent safety, quality and sustainability regulations throughout a building’s lifetime. This includes the UK’s Draft Building Safety Bill, which introduces significant regulatory reforms of safety requirements for buildings, building products and fire systems.

TÜV SÜD’s new Building Advisory Service will reduce risk for building owners, duty holders and occupiers by delivering data analytics and management support across a building’s entire lifecycle.

More on the Building Advisory Service


Smart Façade Inspection

Using the latest drone technology, TÜV SÜD verifies the building’s structural integrity, ensuring the safety of its occupants and people within its vicinity and reduces risk for building owners.

We provide expert technical support throughout the life cycle of the built asset, to improve safety, quality and sustainability through effective data collection, management and analytics.

Creating the golden thread of information in compliance with the Building Safety Bill.

More on the Building Advisory Service smart façade inspection service


Victoria Centre Social Housing Lifts – Nottingham

Nottingham City Homes appointed TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman, to carry out technical surveys of all six lifts serving their high-rise tower block located above the Victoria Shopping Centre in Nottingham.

A full bespoke technical specification was developed by TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman, aimed at overcoming the longstanding static balancing issues across the lifts, increasing the landing door widths at all levels and allowing for improvements to the overall equality act compliance to the existing passenger lifts installed.

Read the full case study


Smart lifts: digital transformation of the lift industry

TÜV SÜD's Smart Lifts is an independent predictive maintenance service that leverages on TÜV SÜD's lift domain and digital expertise and Bosch. IO's lift sensors and IoT platform to support your lift operation and maintenance.

Predictive maintenance anticipates the failure point of lift components enabling you to replace these components before they fail, minimising downtime and maximise the lifetime of the lift components. The smart lifts predictive maintenance service can be used with lifts of any age, brand and model, including existing lift in service making it a flexible solution for your business.

Find out more about lift predictive maintenance with our upcoming webinar


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