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Privacy Notice

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in We Are GLM

Privacy Notice

We ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information about how and why GLM collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint. GLM is committed to ensuring […]

The Life of a Building Surveyor – Part 2

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Building Surveying

The Life of a Building Surveyor – Part 2

In the first blog of this series I talked about getting out of the city and seeing the far ends of the country whilst working as a building surveyor. Whilst Scotland has some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world it also has some very complex and intricate man-made structures which are equally […]

Cash for Conservation – a building surveyor’s perspective

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Building Surveying

Cash for Conservation – a building surveyor’s perspective

The Common Owners of heritage buildings often find the prospect of major repairs daunting.  GLM’s experience and tailor-made “Shared Repairs” service supports them all the way. During my time at GLM I have been involved in a number of shared repair projects as well as projects involving listed buildings. When the two come together it […]

Reflections on my journey to become an Architect

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Architecture

Reflections on my journey to become an Architect

On my first day of studying Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, one of the lecturers pulled out a card from his wallet and held it up to the room full of nervous students and asked us, “Does anyone know what this is?” The card was yellow with three letters on it, ‘ARB’. No one […]

The Life of a Building Surveyor – Part 1

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Building Surveying

The Life of a Building Surveyor – Part 1

If I asked you which profession allows you to spend a high percentage of your working life outdoors and gives you the opportunity to see the far corners of the country, how long would it take you to suggest building surveying? There is a common misconception that building surveyors spend their lives scrambling around roofs […]

Neil McAllister reflects on his 10 years at GLM

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in Architecture

Neil McAllister reflects on his 10 years at GLM

Ten years ago, the world was a different place.  Gordon Brown was Prime Minister, George W. Bush was the American President and some things were the same – Vladimir Putin was the Russian President.  The world was at the peak of a huge financial boom and people were spending like crazy. I started at GLM […]

Who Carries the Can?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Architecture

Who Carries the Can?

We often have clients who want to handle their project without our assistance when it comes to the site phase. Whilst we are happy to tailor our service to suit the client’s requirements, it is important to clarify who is responsible for the quality of the project should the Architect be left out of the […]

We’ve Moved

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in We Are GLM

We’ve Moved

A Word from David Gibbon   58 North Castle Street has been the happy home of GLM since 2005  when we moved from our previous offices in Thistle Street Lane and previous to that we were in Moray Place for about 4 years from 1985. We will be sad to leave North Castle Street with […]

Building Maintenance : Slatework

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Building Surveying

Building Maintenance : Slatework

Slatework generally lasts somewhere between about 75 and 150 years before it becomes inevitable that it should be replaced.  It may or may not be possible to reuse a proportion of the slates depending on their condition.  Two things generally fail: the nails or the slates. Image : Scotch Slatework that is some years old […]

Building Projects – Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Press

Building Projects – Frequently Asked Questions

Its Friday and time for some answers to those key questions about your building projects – here David answers some of the ones we get asked regularly : What consents are required to carry out a building project? Almost any new building and most alterations to existing buildings requires Planning Permission and, in Scotland, a […]