Building Failure

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Building Surveying, Education

Building Failure

Questions are being asked about why so many of the high-rise tower blocks in England, reclad over the past couple of decades, have been found to be defective and yet, so far, none have been found in Scotland.  Could this be because we have a different and, dare I say better, set of Building Regulations […]

Historic Assets – a Business Briefing

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Building Surveying, Education

Historic Assets – a Business Briefing

Listed buildings may present challenges for owners but there is still scope for improving their commercial potential The commercial potential of historic buildings is becoming increasingly appreciated.  In the digital era, “authenticity” is a more and more valuable commodity.  Visitors are more likely to visit somewhere that can be thought of as a “destination” and […]

How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Education, Interior Design

How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?

Step back in time to 2010 an idea, a design movement was born. Exposed raw materials along with raw, exposed filament bulbs, began to represent far more than a fad or bulb bandwagon, but rather it was group of people who striped everything back to true authenticity a protest and rejection of a plastic society […]

Where Roofs Fail

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Building Surveying, Education

Where Roofs Fail

It’s obvious really: roofs fail at junctions and intersections.

Is there anything between ruinous neglect and ruinous expenditure?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Building Surveying, Education

Is there anything between ruinous neglect and ruinous expenditure?

In January 2016 the seven common owners of a B Listed tenement in a conservation area were offered a grant of up to £150,000 towards the cost of a common repair scheme estimated to cost £300K.  The grant offer was couched in much more complex terms but the bottom line was that the cost to […]

Leigh Brown achieves Level 3 SVQ in Business Administration

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Education, We Are GLM

Leigh Brown achieves Level 3 SVQ in Business Administration

GLM are proud to announce that Leigh Brown, our office administrator, has today passed her level 3 SVQ in Business Administration. Through completing her SVQ Leigh has gained invaluable skills which she brings to her role at GLM.

Abernethy Trust receives planning consent for 44 bed extension in Cairngorm National Park

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Architecture, Education, We Are GLM

Abernethy Trust receives planning consent for 44 bed extension in Cairngorm National Park

GLM are pleased to announce that The Courtyard Project at the Abernethy Trust centre in Nethybridge has today received planning consent for an extension to the existing accommodation. The extension will see a new 44 bed accommodation block designed by the GLM Architecture and Interior Design team being constructed on the site.

GLM Hosts Final Seminar in Grand Designs Series

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Education

GLM Hosts Final Seminar in Grand Designs Series

The final instalment of our highly successful seminar series, Grand Designs not Grand Disasters: Learn the Secrets to Successful Building Projects, went out with a bang at RICS headquarters on Friday, 15 April.

GLM Announces Date for Next Grand Designs Seminar

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Education, Press

GLM Announces Date for Next Grand Designs Seminar

Part 3 of our highly successful Grand Designs seminar series is taking place on Friday, 15 April, at RICS Headquarters. This free event will tackle the key issues surrounding the planning and execution of small to medium sized building projects.

Flooding: We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Education

Flooding: We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

I’ve been banging on about climate change for years. I’ve even given a couple of talks to RICS conferences drawing attention to the connection between climate change and flooding, particularly as it affects surveyors and the land and buildings we advise on. Now flooding, flood damage and leaky buildings are subjects that are right up at the top of the agenda.