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We’re Recruiting : Position – Architectural Technologist

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Recruitment

We’re Recruiting : Position – Architectural Technologist

GLM is an award winning practice of building surveyors, architects and project managers and is one of Scotland’s leading design and project management consultancies.  We specialise in the refurbishment of historic buildings and in the planning and development of destinations in the tourism, hotel and leisure sectors. GLM specialise in a number of key sectors […]

Listed Buildings – Caring For Your Listed Building

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Building Surveying

Listed Buildings – Caring For Your Listed Building

As discussed in my previous post, an owner of a listed building will sometimes have to deal with lots of challenges to fulfil your duty of care to a built heritage asset. The best way to achieve this is through an appropriate maintenance strategy. Your maintenance strategy should include a series of regular checks to […]

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2007 – Nile Grove

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Architecture

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2007 – Nile Grove

“I need to have moved in by this time next year.” So were the final instructions from our Client who had just bought a large Victorian Villa in Morningside that had recently closed its doors as a care home. No pressure there then! This slant on the brief really dictated how the project was set […]

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2006 – Garden Cottage

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 2006 – Garden Cottage

David Johnson first joined GLM back in 1997 and now heads up the architecture team. In the run up to the 20 year anniversary of David being at GLM he will share with us some of his favourite projects through the years and the odd photo along the way too!  As an architect, you know […]

Project Update : New Build Chapel on the West Coast

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

Project Update : New Build Chapel on the West Coast

Work is continuing well on site. All the stones for the apse vault have now been cut and are ready to erect. This took a bit longer than planned with several meetings at the stone yard as we tried to twist our brains around how to cut the complex shapes. The trickiest are where an […]

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2004 – Morridgehall Cottage

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2004 – Morridgehall Cottage

David Johnson first joined GLM back in 1997 and now heads up the architecture team. In the run up to the 20 year anniversary of David being at GLM he will share with us some of his favourite projects through the years and the odd photo along the way too!  Our project at Morridgehall for […]

Listed Buildings – Buying a Listed Building

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Building Surveying

Listed Buildings – Buying a Listed Building

Buying a property is one of the most important decisions we make during our life and it may result stressful and challenging at the best of times, even more when your dreamed property comes with the responsibility of owning a piece of history. When we are planning to acquire a house or a flat, within […]

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 […]

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2001 – Culachy Garden Cottage

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Architecture, We Are GLM

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT GLM : 2001 – Culachy Garden Cottage

David Johnson first joined GLM back in 1997 and now heads up the architecture team. In the run up to the 20 year anniversary of David being at GLM he will share with us some of his favourite projects through the years and the odd photo along the way too!  Whilst I enjoy the convenience […]

A Brief History of Fire

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Architecture, Building Surveying, Residential

A Brief History of Fire

What the Public Inquiry will conclude following the dreadful fire catastrophe at Grenfell Tower remains to be seen but it may be helpful to set it in a historical context. The superstitious premodern view of fire, along with plague, was that it was a visitation from God on sinful humanity.  It appeared to strike cities […]