Covid-19 Update

As Covid-19 Coronavirus continues to impact people and organisations globally, we want to update you on the steps that we at the GDS are taking to ensure business continuity for our clients.

Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our employees, clients, contractors and suppliers, while ensuring that our business operations and service levels remain consistent without interruption.

To this end, we have implemented the following sensible preventive measures, and continue to adapt and update  them as required:

  • Where possible we encourage online meetings, but now where required we are attending sites again following Government guidelines on working safely during Covid-19.
  • Whilst we have moved all staff as practically and effectively possible to home working, our Surveyors and Administrative Team and are determined to provide an uninterrupted service to our clients.
  • Our office has been adapted in line with current recommendations to maintain a safe place to work for our team.

To effectively meet the challenges posed by this virus however, we must all work together. I would be grateful if you could help us in the following ways:

  • If you are aware of an infection in your immediate area, and we are due to visit you in the coming days, please help us contain the virus by informing us prior to the visit. In these circumstances we may have to make alternative arrangements.
  • We would ask all contractors and suppliers to submit their invoices by email, as the email account will be monitored daily. We cannot guarantee such regular monitoring of the postal service.
  • We would also request all clients not to pay by cheque, but wherever possible, to utilise on-line banking.

Thank you for your support. We will continue to monitor the position and provide you with further communications as and when necessary. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss further. We wish you all the very best, and trust any potential disruption is minimal and short-lived.

Core Disciplines

Our core disciplines are Building Surveying and Project Management. We can offer our clients a wide range of services from defects analysis and reports to high value design and contract administration.

Covid-19 Update


Our experience in surveying enables GDS to provide a superior, high quality and responsive service to our clients. Our excellent customer service and the trust we establish with our clients are the reasons we are rewarded with high levels of repeat business.

Team Ethos

GDS understand that the way to establish a strong and stable team ethos is hands-on management. The directors work alongside surveyors on projects to impart experience in order to achieve the best results for our clients.


GDS are aware of the potential environmental impact of the practice. We implement measures to monitor and reduce negative impacts and produce positive environmental impacts where possible. We adopt a pragmatic approach and impart our understanding of environmental requirements into an inclusive design with consideration to both fabric and user behaviour.


Customer Service is paramount. Our aim is to be responsive, reliable and professional providing a tailored service to achieve our client’s goals in the most efficient way in order to create lasting relationships.