Building and Surveying Solutions Ltd

Building and Surveying Solutions Ltd. are a small independent practice providing Building Surveying, Architectural Design, and Project Management consultancy services, to a wide range of private and public sector clients.

We are a small firm that can provide the range and quality of service you would expect from the national consultancies, but on a more practical and personal level, and for less cost.

Clients can become frustrated by technical and professional advice provided in isolation to the realities of their own business objectives.

We aim to be different, by putting ourselves in your shoes, and harnessing our skills and industry knowledge, to offer a more responsive approach, resulting in the right advice first time.

A simple concept, executed well!

Explore our range of services by clicking below or review a range of our sectors and case studies.

Building Surveying Services
Building Surveying Services
Landlord and Tenant Services
Landlord and Tenant Services
Architectural Services including Building Warrant and Planning Applications
Architectural Services including Building Warrant and Planning Applications
Project Management and Cost Control
Project Management and Cost Control
Statutory Regulations and Compliance
Statutory Regulations and Compliance
Damage Reinstatement and Repair works
Damage Reinstatement and Repair works

What our clients say.....

  • Having worked with Donessa on several projects ranging in size and scope, the levels of professionalism, customer care and attention to detail continued to bring the projects in on time and within budget.

    Production & Engineering Ops Manager, Bridon International Ltd
  • I engaged Building and Surveying Solutions to investigate an issue reported in a property I was letting an was provided with a prompt and thorough survey, assessment and set of recommendations.

    BSS managed a delicate situation with professionalism, empathy and tact. As a construction industry professional I would not hesitate to engage them again or to recommend their services

    Graham Thomson BEng Hons MIStructE, Chartered Structural Engineer
  • It was a pleasure to work with Donessa. She is very organised and has a great eye for detail. Ongoing meetings with her and the contractor made it easy for us to keep an overview of the project, and no problems occurred. Even our last-minute-ideas were able to be done to a great standard. We are very satisfied with the outcome.

    Rhea Arndt, Assistant Project Manager, Enercon
    Full building consultancy services for design, cost management, and contract administration of commercial office project works, within operational buildings.
  • Donessa has worked with the College on our student reconfiguration project at Glasgow Clyde College over the summer of 2014. The project came together late because of an internal restructuring exercise so there were challenges before it even started. Donessa’s work to specify, tender and then assist in the management of the works has been first class with her technical knowledge and ideas being invaluable when challenges arose.

    I would have no hesitation in working with Donessa again.

    Alan McGhee, Head of Estates, Facilities and Energy, Glasgow Clyde College
    Full building consultancy services for design, cost management, and contract administration of large scale project works, through various campuses, within operational buildings.
  • Donessa worked for us on a project transforming a derelict building, in the West End of Glasgow, restoring it to its former glory. We now occupy the building as our new business headquarters for Sim & Son Funeral Directors. Donessa supported us wholeheartedly, and worked tirelessly to achieve our vision.

    The building is outstanding inside and out. We constantly receive very positive feedback from our customers on the transformation. Donessa pulled off an amazing job. She worked relentlessly with the builders, to a tight schedule, whilst maintaining the highest of standards, and completed this within budget.

    She kept us informed at every opportunity, liaised with all third parties, and was resilient throughout. She is very personable and her support and professionalism was second to none. We would strongly recommend Donessa’s services.

    Sim and Son Ltd Funeral Directors, Glasgow
  • Hayfield Services, being a charity supporting and caring for deaf adults with additional complex and challenging disabilities, had additional concerns with works in our building.

    Donessa managed the project from start to finish with efficiency and ensuring the contractor and ourselves were fully advised and informed. She kept the contractor to strict time scales to limit disruption and fully comprehended the additional health and safety issues.

    Hayfield felt they received a high quality service. Donessa is well organised, efficient with an approachable manner, and good attention to details. She kept us informed every step of the way and took the ‘pain’ out of having the project work done, and everything went to plan because of her capability.

    Judy Byrne
    Full building consultancy services for design, cost management, and contract administration of minor internal alterations and external repairs within operational building
  • Donessa Shearer's building survey report was clear and accessible. It made it easy to understand what was wrong with the building and the degree of significance to attach to defect. It highlighted the issues which required further consideration. There was no hiding behind technical language or caveats. Donessa's advice is practical and pragmatic.

    Donessa also prepared a feasibility report for a building project which was well set out and comprehensive. She highlighted areas where we would need further advice and risks.

    In addition Donessa gave us comprehensive advice about the project and how to manage it, which was invaluable. She pointed out how our approach could save money on the project.

    Overall Donessa is wise, knowledgeable and an excellent adviser.

    Eleanor Dowling, Townhouse, Newton Place, Glasgow
  • Donessa had previously carried out Stock Condition Surveys alongside other projects for the Association and was recently awarded the contract to manage our planned maintenance contract to the replace kitchens and boilers within a large number of our properties. We are currently midway through this piece of work and Donessa has shown how diligent, well organised and easy to work with she is.

    Recently the Association has called on Donessa’s expertise at short notice and she pulled out all the stops to be able to assist us for which we are very grateful.

    Working with Donessa has been a very positive experience for the Association and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others. It is very evident when dealing with Donessa that she knows her trade well and the work she has carried out for us has been to a very high standard. Donessa’s assistance has been invaluable and we look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.

    Catrina Miller, Arklet Housing Association
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