Instagram Takeover 2021 – Antonio Cabello

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Building Surveying

Instagram Takeover 2021 – Antonio Cabello

After a varied and inspiring week from Neil, Week 6 is taken over by Associate Director and Conservation Accredited Chartered Building Surveyor – Antonio Cabello. Antonio’s experience and methodical approach bring an assurance of quality to our most complex projects. With a strongly professional ethos he can be relied on to keep a firm grip […]

Instagram Takeover 2021 – Aythan Lewes

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Building Surveying

Instagram Takeover 2021 – Aythan Lewes

Aythan Lewes, Commercial Director and Building Surveyor at GLM, takes the reigns for week 4 of the Instagram Takeover. Aythan joined GLM as a graduate with a brief break to work in Ireland and returned to GLM in 2018. Aythan brings a rare combination of professional expertise and business acumen all delivered with an infectious […]

Instagram Takeover 2021 – Neil Dickson

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Building Surveying

Instagram Takeover 2021 – Neil Dickson

For the second week of the 2021 Takeover we head from Architect to Surveyor as Neil Dickson takes over. Neil is a Senior Building Surveyor on the GLM team and with experience from New Zealand to Scotland will share his unique perspective on his World of the Future this week! Connect with Neil on LinkedIn […]

Project Reflections : Westfield House

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Building Surveying

Project Reflections : Westfield House

My latest project reflection takes us south of the border to the Northumberland town of Ashington to link up with a familiar client and contractor. Having previously worked with William Purves at their HQ in Edinburgh amongst other commissions, GLM were appointed to help realise the vision for the Ashington site. Upon the retirement of […]

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 : […]