Project Reflections : The New Club, Edinburgh

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Building Surveying, Project Management

Project Reflections : The New Club, Edinburgh

In my last blog I reflected on the restoration of Netherby Hall Stables – a unique project including the full restoration of a stable block to bring it back to its former glory and create holiday accommodation. Today’s blog is a different project, different scale, different nature but another truly unique building requiring many of […]

Historic Buildings Dance : A Building Surveyor’s Analogy

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 in Building Surveying

Historic Buildings Dance : A Building Surveyor’s Analogy

I am a fan of analogies. I use them all the time. I see them as very handy to illustrate lots of situations when speaking to work colleagues, clients and contractors. As English is my second language, they help me to easily communicate technical information in a more friendly way. Here is one of my […]

Building Surveys

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in Building Surveying

Building Surveys

What is it? The term “survey” meaning an inspection of a building followed by a report is peculiar to Britain and countries that have been connected with Britain.  To Americans “surveying” more usually calls to mind the process of measurement and mapping. One of GLM’s specialism is “building surveying” and this too can give rise […]

Project Reflections : Netherby Hall Stables

Posted by on Sep 3, 2020 in Building Surveying

Project Reflections : Netherby Hall Stables

Four years, thirty plus progress meetings and four variations to listed building consent later, the restoration works of the Victorian Stables at Netherby Hall are finally complete. They say all projects are unique and in many ways they are, but I’m not sure I will ever have the privilege of overseeing a special project like […]

GLM promotes two of its rising stars

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Architecture, Building Surveying

GLM promotes two of its rising stars

GLM are delighted to announce the promotion of two of its rising stars.  David Ralph has been promoted to the position of Senior Architect and Neil Dickson has been promoted to the position of Senior Chartered Building Surveyor.  Both David and Neil trained and qualified with the firm and are the very definition of The […]

RICS welcomes new members to the Profession

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019 in Building Surveying

RICS welcomes new members to the Profession

Its always a special time celebrating success and recent celebrations for the building surveying profession here in Edinburgh included the RICS Scotland annual New Members Reception for recently qualified building surveyors in Scotland. Neil Dickson is the latest GLM team member to be welcomed as a member to RICS. Here’s what he had to say : […]

Dilpaidations and Disputes – How a Surveyor can Help

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Building Surveying

Dilpaidations and Disputes – How a Surveyor can Help

Dilapidations and disputes over repair obligations are often one of the most problematic areas with regard to leasehold premises. Landlords will usually pass responsibility for maintaining and repairing premises on to their tenant. When negotiating a lease a well advised tenant will look to reduce this liability especially where the property is already in a […]

The Profession of a Building Surveyor

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Building Surveying

The Profession of a Building Surveyor

I have always been aware of how fortunate I am having the privilege of doing what I love to do. I am passionate about buildings, in particular, historic buildings in all their varied forms as well as about construction techniques and materials. I also have a strong interest in architecture and design. Building Surveying comprises […]

It isn’t just Plastic – Concrete is Killing the Planet too

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Building Surveying

It isn’t just Plastic – Concrete is Killing the Planet too

The planet is warming at a frightening rate and we are still releasing greenhouse gases as if there were no consequences.  As this article makes clear, a massive and little appreciated source of CO2 is cement.  Governments have made a commitment to stop it.  How is that to be achieved? Every time a concrete building is […]

Energy Efficient Scotland

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018 in Building Surveying

Energy Efficient Scotland

Back in May this year, the Scottish Government launched the Route Map and consultation on Energy Efficient Scotland (EES). The consultation proposed a range of measures which are designed to improve energy efficiency in Scotland’s building stock and to meet the Scottish Government’s key policy aims of eradicating fuel poverty and meeting decarbonisation targets. So, […]