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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 […]

Listed Buildings – what does being listed mean?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Building Surveying, We Are GLM

Listed Buildings – what does being listed mean?

Many buildings are of architectural or historical interest but, when Historic Environment Scotland consider a building for listing, this interest must be ‘special’. Therefore, a listed building is a building that has been designated as having special architectural or historic interest. Listed buildings cover a wealth of buildings such as castles, towers, palaces, churches, chapels […]

GLM IS RECRUITING A SCHOOL LEAVER TO SUPPORT OUR GROWING TEAM AS AN OFFICE ASSISTANT

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Recruitment

GLM IS RECRUITING A SCHOOL LEAVER TO SUPPORT OUR  GROWING TEAM AS AN OFFICE ASSISTANT

  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. We are recruiting an individual to take […]

GLM is recruiting a competent and motivated Architectural Technician in search of a varied and interesting career with an award winning architectural/building surveying team.

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Recruitment

GLM is recruiting a competent and motivated Architectural Technician in search of a varied and interesting career with an award winning architectural/building surveying team.

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 […]

GLM IS RECRUITING A PROACTIVE AND AMBITIOUS INDIVIDUAL FOR OFFICE AND FINANCE ASSISTANT ROLE

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Recruitment

GLM IS RECRUITING A PROACTIVE AND AMBITIOUS INDIVIDUAL  FOR OFFICE AND FINANCE ASSISTANT ROLE

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. We are recruiting an individual to take on […]

Listed Buildings – Owning a Listed Building

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Building Surveying, We Are GLM

Listed Buildings – Owning a Listed Building

Having the opportunity of owning a listed building is, undoubtedly, a very rewarding experience, as they are special and usually have plenty of stories to tell. However, it may also be a challenge, primarily if it is not understood what makes them special. In Edinburgh, there are over 4,500 listed buildings, many of which, are […]

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 1999 – 113 George Street

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

Celebrating 20 years at GLM : 1999 – 113 George Street

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!  Tucked in a back corner […]

Fire Suppression in Historic Buildings

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Building Surveying, Remarkable Properties

Fire Suppression in Historic Buildings

For many years fire suppression systems have been distrusted. There is an assumed connection or association between sprinklers, the principal form of fire suppression used today, and fire alarms. People perhaps presume that if one sprinkler in a building goes off, they all go off. But in reality sprinklers and alarms perform quite different roles. […]

Property Development – How Do I Complete my Residential Development?

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Architecture, Residential, We Are GLM

Property Development – How Do I Complete my Residential Development?

Last week we discussed procurement strategies, but what happens next? How do you complete your residential development? Once you have selected a Contractor to carry out the construction works for your development, a Building Contract needs to be draw up between you the Developer, acting as Employer, and the Contractor. The Building Contract requires a […]