RICS Chartered Surveyors, Durham

Ashdan Consulting, as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is distinguished from other consulting firms by our team’s wealth of experience across the whole construction process.

Right from the procurement of new projects themselves, to the projects’ design, planning, implementation, and ongoing management, Ashdan’s expert surveyors boast over 50 years of collective experience in construction. 

Throughout the years, our team has tapped into all sectors throughout Britain to develop and hone our expertise. So, every move we make is informed by years of previous success, where we position our clients and their interests at the heart of everything we do.

We collaborate closely with you to understand the most efficient and cost-effective path forward for the construction plan. We will support and guide you at every step of the way. Conducting stringent due diligence for our cases is one of our fortes and this helps us have a deep understanding of the potential routes forward for your project.

Once we have this understanding, a dedicated account manager will be assigned to work with you to inform you throughout the process. Our working relationships are characterised by accountability and transparency to ensure that you know exactly what we are doing on your behalf. 

As an RICS approved surveyor company that is founded and run as a family, our services are provided with integrity and strong ethics, and we place great value on the professional relationships we form throughout our work.

Ashdan’s services can be accessed through three overarching offerings: our Project; Commercial; and Expert Services. 

As commercial chartered surveyors, we can manage your project right from the procurement stage, to surveying, and then controlling the costs throughout the process.

If you are in the position of investing in a scaled project, it is vital that you have peace of mind that the stakeholders involved in the process are specialists at what they do, and are trusted to execute it well, at a fair price that reflects their skillset. By using Ashdan Consulting, you can trust that we will produce a project procurement strategy for you that reflects all of this. 

Our experts utilise their network of connections across the industry to identify contractors and specialists that they know are matched with the needs of your project. Once sourced, our management and processes help to create an execution plan that sets your project up for success from the start. 

Our core service focuses on managing financial and quantum elements of your construction project as Chartered Quantity Surveyors in Durham.

Throughout the whole process, from start to finish, we leverage our expertise to create efficiencies for you, and write interim and final reports to ensure the monetary risks involved in the building are mitigated and accounted for. Through our skilful cost control management  and quantity surveying, Ashdan Consulting will keep you on the best path. 

We have your back throughout the entire journey in our role as Project Managers, assisting with design management issues, and fund monitoring.

Many other consultants do not actually offer this, but Ashdan can help you with the design of the project itself, managing the design process so as to deliver results driven by our experience and recommendations. These take into account the specific requirements that you ask of us. As expert surveyors, we ensure that all of this is carried out within the initial budget.

When considering the legal dynamics that form the foundation of the whole construction process, it is essential that you bring in experts for contractual advice, bid management, and to act as an expert witness. The fundamental agreements that are made between everyone involved in the process predicates the eventual success of your project.

If there are any contractual disputes that arise, and need to be resolved between stakeholders, Ashdan’s advisors can lead you on the best course of action to protect your investment and ensure you receive the services promised to you from the deals signed. 

If you need help with the writing, coordinating, and managing bids and tender submissions our consulting firm uniquely provides this as a service. Our excellent track record of delivering for clients and securing them fruitful bids speaks for itself. If you want your project to be set up for success, we will do that for you.

If you are looking to find a local RICS surveyor in Durham, Ashdan Consulting is the trusted choice for you. We have consulted on projects valued at up to £50 Million in recent times, and  deliver exceptional results that focus on minimising risks and costs for our clients, and maximising the quality of the final results.

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Proud members
of RICS.

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We are proud to be an RICS Registered Firm. This accreditation by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors  is earned through the proven experience and expertise of senior staff, and provides our clients with the comfort of the backing of the worlds premier property organisation.

Chartered Surveyors play a central role within construction projects, so it is vital that you appoint fully qualified and experienced surveyors who will work thoroughly and professionally in your best interests. Our commitment to you is that we will deliver that service effectively, efficiently and without compromise.

As an RICS Registered Firm, we take great pride in the way we tailor our services to you and the specific needs of your project; something which is emphasised within the testimonials from our many satisfied clients.

This attention to the bespoke needs of each of our clients was one of the Prestige Awards judges’ key reasons for awarding us North of England ‘Chartered Surveyors of the Year 2021/22’.

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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.

Our Clients

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