Welcome

This site is designed to provide information about who we are and what we do.

As Chartered Building Surveyors we can provide a variety of property related services, including building inspections, dilapidations, health & safety, architectural and construction related advice.

The What’s New section highlights current issues and provides commentary on news worthy matters.

Under Clients you can view examples of organisations that we have worked with and at Links you can view professional bodies of which we are members.

Bruce Shaw have the necessary skills to advise on historic structures as well as contemporary buildings.

Covid-19 Update - Dec 2020

Following the Scottish Government’s implementation of Tier 4 on the Scottish Mainland from 12.01am on Saturday 26th December, we wanted to update you on what this means for you and our business.

After careful review of the published guidelines, we are able to confirm the following:

Bruce Shaw will remain open for business throughout mainland Scotland.

When visiting occupied premises, we will continue to comply strictly with social distancing guidance, will wear masks and will sanitise our hands before we enter the property. The inspection of unoccupied property will be approached in a manner appropriate to the circumstances.

Wherever possible, we will seek detailed written instruction, outlining as much as possible of the client’s concerns before our arrival, thereby limiting the need for lengthy verbal discussion during our visit.

Surveys are generally undertaken unaccompanied and will, where possible, be carried out minimising contact with items such as door and window handles, unless these are the subjects under investigation. We will also, willingly wipe clean all surfaces impacted during our survey.

We have enhanced our digital offering, to include on-line video survey consultation and remote diagnostic assistance. As the name it suggests, this will necessitate the client being able to operate a smart phone or iPad, set to Facetime or any other appropriate medium. This useful option can provide clients with ready, but remote, access to our “property doctor” services. Whilst there is no substitute for physically seeing and touching the building and interrogating the issues at first hand, we firmly believe that an initial appraisal and appropriate and timely advice could be invaluable to those who have perhaps been shielding, or others who live so remotely that access to professional services presents its own challenges.

The physical and mental safety and wellbeing of everyone impacted by our business is of paramount importance to us. Bruce Shaw will, as a result, continue monitoring Scottish Government advice on health, travel and work restrictions and we will adjust our processes further, if necessary.

How we conduct some areas of our business may have changed significantly throughout this Pandemic, but our ability to deliver a first-class professional service has not.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us on 01383 824450. You can also email us through our ‘contacts’ page which can be found here.

We look forward to your continued support
Thank you

Bruce Shaw Property Consultants Ltd.
01383 824450