Company News & Blog

4th October 2015
Published by: Scotland on Sunday

Property firm Hardies builds on success

Surveying and property consultancy Hardies is targeting a doubling of turnover from its Aberdeen and Glasgow operations after revealing a combined £1 million from the two offices in the current year.  The Edinburgh-head-quartered firm, which operates from 14 locations, is now two years into a five year masterplan to push further west and north.  Since setting up shop in Glasgow at Hillington Innovation Centre, the office there has expanded to employ ten people.  Turnover of about £450,000 is projected to “easily double” next year.  The Aberdeen of Read more
25th September 2015

Hardies Sponsorship Scheme

Two Newbattle pupils, who secured life-changing opportunities with the property and construction consultant, Hardies, could now help build two new primary schools in Midlothian. Kirsten O’Connor and Laura Falconer, who are being supported by the firm while they study at Napier University to be a building surveyor and a quantity surveyor respectively, could gain vital work experience on the new Gorebridge North and Bilston primary schools. Managing partner Derek Ferrier said: “We originally had one place on our student sponsorship and employment scheme. However, we couldn’t Read more
24th September 2015
Published by: The Press and Journal

Council Survey Contract Boost for Consultants

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants said it was on track to achieve £1 million turnover between its Aberdeen and Glasgow offices in 2015-16, and it expects them to double this in the following year:  The company, which opened its Granite City branch in 2012, is two years into a five-year “masterplan” to develop new markets.  Its offices in Spademill Lane, Aberdeen, has been bolstered by the firm’s recent appointment to deliver building survey services for Aberdeenshire Council.  The framework contract is expected to see turnover from Hardie Read more
23rd September 2015
Published by: Duloch & Dalgety Bay Discovery

Ask the Surveyor Questions

QUESTION:  I’ve never had to obtain a Home Report before.  I’m thinking about marketing my property and feel quite nervous about the whole thing.  My friend tells me that Home Reports have stopped anyway.  Is that correct? ANSWER:  I think your friend is confused with Home Information Packs (or HIPs) which were abolished by the former coalition national Government in England and Wales some time ago.  These HIPs provided considerably less information than our own Home Reports which were introduced in Scotland on 1 December 2008 under Part 3 of The Hous Read more
18th September 2015
Published by: Project Scotland

Consultant urges caution over managing costs

Len Bunton, the specialist consultant who heads up Hardies Property & Construction Consultants’ dispute resolution service, has spoken of the need to manage costs effectively as the construction sector experiences what he sees as a massive upturn in business.  He said, “The construction industry in Scotland is almost flat out at the moment, coping with tendering and construction opportunities, coming forward from many new and exciting public and private sector projects. We are going to see many new projects going onto site shortly.”  Whilst this is good news f Read more
26th August 2015
Published by: Scotland B2B

BIM technology set to “revolutionise” construction industry

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is set to transform the construction industry, according to Fife-based Hardies Property & Construction Consultants. The technology, which involves generating and managing digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of buildings, is part of an industry-wide digital revolution, says managing partner Derek Ferrier. And, according to Ferrier, Hardies is an early-adopter of the software. “We are now ready to embrace this new technology,” says Ferrier. “It has come at the perfect time for us as we have undertak Read more