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Munday + Cramer (also Munday and Cramer and M+C) are an architectural, surveying, facilities management and property management company.

The practice is located in South Woodham Ferrers, just outside of Chelmsford in Essex. The company has gained significant experience in both the commercial and private sector, and has delivered a range of services within the built environment over the past 30 years.

Munday + Cramer are already accredited by RICS, and are additionally working towards RIBA accreditation.  They offer a number services including:

  • Architectural Design and also technical drawing
  • Building Surveying
  • Facilities Management
  • Project Management
  • Property Management

Munday + Cramer have a wealth of experience in managing projects in a wide range of types of buildings. These include not only houses, flats en bloc, schools, medical practices and dental practices but also churches and offices, to name a few.

In particular, the practice has gained extensive experience in helping academies to apply for CIF (Condition Improvement Fund) money. Not only have they had a very high success rate in obtaining funding, but also have formed strategic partnerships with a number of local academies.

The company is also extremely active in the local community.  They are committed to providing employment opportunities to young people in the South Essex area. Current members of staff include not only fully qualified architects and surveyors, but also 2 apprentices who are gaining valuable hands on experience during their undergraduate courses.

Key Staff Members:

Lee Hatwell BSc (Hons.) MRICS

Director/Chartered Building Surveyor

Rob Barr MRICS

Director/Chartered Surveyor FM

Stuart Cudmore BSc MCIAT

Director/Chartered Achitectural Technologist

Philip Ruffle BSc BArch RIBA

Director/Chartered Architect

Lewis Barr BSc (Hons.)

Associate Director/Senior Building Surveyor

Barry Lawrence BSc (Hons.)

Associate Director/Building Surveyor

In the first place, prospective clients should contact the company on 01245 236200

Coronavirus Business Update


Further to the ongoing advice of the UK Government and Public Health England, our offices are closed. We understand that this is an unprecedented situation but want to reassure clients that we have a robust business continuity plan in place that will enable us to minimise the impact of our service to you and your business and will continue to communicate with you regarding any updates. Our people have the tools and technology they need to work remotely. Please continue to email or call your usual contacts, or to phone our offices on 01245 326 200. FM clients can still […]

M+C have implemented extensive business continuity processes in light of the current Covid-19 situation

The Intricacies Of Facilities Management


Facilities management (FM) is an essential, yet lesser-known facet of ‘facility’ operations that is prevalent across every sector throughout the world. It’s especially important within the commercial, educational and residential sectors. Traditionally, FM has been shunted down the list of a business’ priorities and building issues are dealt with as and when they arise usually by an office manager or administrator. However, it makes shrewd business sense, to outsource a business’ FM needs to an external, specialist company such as Munday + Cramer in order to make the crucial process a priority. This blog will go into a little more […]

The Intricacies Of Facilities Management

Why Environmental Design Matters Now More Than Ever In The New Decade


Environmentally speaking, we live in truly unprecedented times. The global climate crisis is accelerating at a previously unheard of rate. Climate activists such as Greta Thunberg have taken centre stage in recent months. In doing so, they’ve put the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons and ruffling the feathers of various world leaders as she’s done so. Her actions have even garnered the attention of such national treasures as David Attenborough, no less! Awareness is one thing; action is quite another. The upshot is that, as a society, we need to take greater collective responsibility in how we treat the planet. […]

Munday + Cramer's environmental design

New Chartered Building Surveyor Apprenticeship


Munday + Cramer have taken a bold step in their recruitment and development; offering the company’s first Degree Apprenticeship to a local Sixth Form student. Michael Smith; who studied at the William de Ferrers School, just a few hundred metres from M+C’s offices in South Woodham Ferrers has already joined the company. Joining the busy multi-disciplinary Building Surveying and Architectural Practice; Michael has already dived in at the deep end, supporting the building surveying team to deliver the busy summer workload. Michael’s range of experience will then quickly grow as the practice enters the annual CIF application period. Degree Apprenticeship […]

Michael Smith, Munday + Cramer's new Chartered Surveying Degree Apprentice attending his first site visit.

House Price Index – May 2017


For the second consecutive month, the annual house price growth in the UK remained at 3.8%, the same level reported in March. The Halifax House Price Index today identified a slowdown in the market; further confirmed by the first quarterly decline in over four years. In the three months to April, prices were 0.2% below those of the previous quarter. This is the first quarterly decline since November 2012. On a month-by-month basis, house prices fell by 0.1%, with the average cost of a property now £219,649. Supply The number of new properties coming on to the market continues to pose […]

House price decrease in Halifax House Price Index

UK Property and Housing Market Review


The UK property market has again today been given a clean bill of health, despite the doom-mongers. According to the Halifax House Price Index, prices have risen by 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Against the last quarter, they have risen 2.4%. Month-on-month, a slow-down has been seen of -0.9%. Today the price of the average UK house is £220,260. General consensus of the UK property market is one of underlying strength. The UK has undergone major upheaval in the past twelve months; Stamp Duty changes, Brexit, the global economy but growth is still on an upward curve. […]

UK Property Market Review

M+C’s charity sky dive for GOSH


In what seems to be fast becoming an annual event; Architectural Director Phil Ruffle is again tackling a challenge for charity. Following Phil’s [questionable] success with last year’s Movember attempt, he’s now volunteered for a tandem charity sky dive. One of M+C’s regular building contractor’s Davis Construction are organising the event, which will take place on Friday 30th September. Along with staff from a number of other local businesses, Phil will jump at 13,000 and place all his trust in his instructor to open the parachute at the right time! All of the funds raised will go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Children’s Charity […]

Charity Sky Dive