Building Surveying & Professional Services

GDS comprises an experienced team of professional Chartered Building Surveyors, who are governed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and operate in accordance with their governance. Our Building Surveyors offer an extensive and diverse scope of services.


GDS can provide Retrofit Assessments and undertake the role of Retrofit Designer and Coordinator in accordance with PAS2035 requirements offering a professional and experienced service to either small or large scale retrofit programmes.

Project Management, Employer’s Agent & Development Monitoring

Our employer’s agents are experienced Chartered Surveyors with excellent project management and organisational skills as well as detailed knowledge of construction technology and building contracts. We provide a service with an emphasis on build quality, consideration to whole life cost and future maintenance.

Insurance & Reinstatement

GDS provide technical consultancy services to a wide range of insurance companies, loss adjusters and policy holders for both residential and commercial properties.

Regeneration Schemes

We have been involved with urban estate regeneration schemes in several London Boroughs acting as lead consultant and building a team of professionals to design and deliver the client’s project goals by transforming estates and neighbourhoods.

Principal Designer

We provide Principal Designer services on construction projects as required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 including the management of other professionals and formation of multi-disciplined design teams. The methodology we apply is equally relevant to smaller projects.