In 2019, Adrian has completed 57 years in the construction and decorating industries with the last ten years in semi-retirement and only in Courts as an expert and in French structural surveys.
Because of the demand for his professional advice both in the UK and in France, Adrian now accepts instructions for French structural surveys and the most appropriate cases for expert witness in the UK but no longer for Architecture, Project Management or Interior Design.
Adrian acts as a single joint expert when required and has been trained in this capacity by Bond Solon of London.
This ensures that he can continue to make best use of his wide range of technical expertise in both the fields of construction and decoration and his many years of experience in the industry, but it also allows him enough time to enjoy his semi-retirement.
Adrian still attends professional courses in order to keep abreast of current methods, techniques and styles and keeps an up to date mini library of English and French construction norms and regulations. However, these days he also makes considerable use of the internet.
Adrian Barrett has completed several hundred architectural projects successfully, since he established his practice in 1977 after having achieved some 15 years in contracting, construction and small works management in the UK.
He has designed and project managed all of them and, in France, each time, has found and employed the necessary local French artisans in most Departments of the Country.