We’re Ashdan
Consulting.

A highly experienced firm of Chartered Surveyors in County Durham offering a wide range of surveying services to commercial and residential clients.

We provide a comprehensive service that is rooted in five decades of combined construction experience across all sectors. The tacit knowledge and skill we have gathered over time and practice makes us a trusted, professional hand to guide you through your construction journey. Whether it is a residential or commercial project, our consulting work is thorough and effective, gained through experience from countless successful projects over many years.

If you are undertaking a construction project, simply call or email us to see how we can help.

Our Team

John Johnson
Managing Director

A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, with over 35 years’ experience. John worked for major UK contractors in a variety of senior roles before establishing Ashdan Consulting in 2015.

Tanya Johnson
Director

Tanya ensures that all administrative activities are carried out efficiently and effectively to provide the necessary support for the business.

Rachel Johnson
Head of Operations

Responsible for all day-to-day operational activities, Rachel brings youth and enthusiasm to the business and is focused on providing first-class social media, marketing and support services to all Ashdan Consulting’s activities.

Martin Stout
Head of Business Development

Martin has extensive business development experience and contacts, building long lasting relationships with businesses and clients.

Tony Farnsworth
Design & Project Manager

An expert in design and project management, Tony works with designers and contractors to ensure projects are efficiently delivered during the construction process. His knowledge and experience ensure that design and construction solutions are efficient and comply with best practice.

Lee Clennell
Office Manager

Lee ensures the smooth operation of Ashdan Consulting’s office. This enables us to deliver the best value to our clients.

Our Clients

Case Studies

Whether you are undertaking a residential or commercial construction project, Ashdan has successfully managed the procurement and delivery of a multitude of projects for clients in all sectors. Take a closer took at some of our case studies.

We employed Ashdan Consulting as Project Manager, QS and Employers' Agent on our first major construction project.

John’s approach was extremely professional, and the level of service was truly above and beyond our expectations.

He looked after us incredibly well from pre-tender stage all the way to completion. I can honestly say, as I contemplate our next project, that Ashdan Consulting will be our first port of call.

The level of knowledge and experience that John and his team bring is invaluable.

Paul Gordon / Owner The Fish Tank

I couldn't be happier with the level of service provided by John and the team at Ashdan Consulting. Their extensive expertise and detailed construction knowledge was invaluable when helping me handle a dispute with my design and build contractor.

We couldn't have gotten through those stressful months without John's help and often moral support. My word of advice and guidance would be for anyone looking to embark on a build, get Ashdan Consulting to review your contract for works BEFORE the build commences, they will save you a fortune in the long run. First class service and can highly recommend. 

Private Client / Northumberland

We engaged Ashdan Consulting to advise us on a contractual issue on one of our projects and found this to be invaluable support. 

Their advice was clear, prompt and professional, and it provided us with an excellent basis on which to progress our claim for entitlement under the contract. 

They would certainly be my first choice to work with again, and I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone needing contractual advice or claims services.

Phil McGuire / Regional Director Vaughan Engineering Services Ltd.

Our first project with Ashdan Consulting at Catherine House was via a personal recommendation, which has proved to be absolutely correct.

Their attention to detail and the service they have provided us on what is a very tricky project has been fantastic, and I will certainly be working with them again on our next development.

Tom Heaney / Property Investor & Developer

We have used the services of Ashdan Consulting several times over the past two years, ranging from a bit of guidance over the phone to more in depth and complex issues we have faced in relation to contractual disputes.

Every time the service and advice we have received has been fantastic. This has resulted in saving us time and money, and more importantly has reduced stress!
I have no hesitation in recommending John and the team for any of the services they offer.

Joe Dixon / Managing Director JD Homes (NE) Ltd

I have known and worked with Ashdan Consulting for several years.

They have a proven track record in the construction industry, providing an excellent Commercial and Project Management service.

I continue to work with Ashdan to the present day and value their contribution to my business immensely.

Eddie Tribe / Managing Director Amsted Developments Ltd.

We approached Ashdan Consulting to support us in the Quantity Surveying role required to complete the Milburngate project in Durham. They were required to liaise between the Client, our Project Manager and the legal teams to develop the contractual requirements for the project going forward, as well as managing the cost negotiations for the ongoing works. The expertise provided by Ashdan enabled us to confidently undertake the works required by the Client to progress their development through a very difficult situation. They kept us fully informed at all times and coordinated all commercial communications with the Client. With Ashdan’s support we were able to fully recover the costs we incurred in completing the works.


At all times Ashdan acted professionally in the way they conducted their business and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Kevin Robson / Commercial Director, Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd