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Meet our Building Surveying Team

19/02/24Meet our Building Surveying Team

Building Surveying for commercial, residential and agricultural properties is an important part of the services we provide to our customers from our offices in Shropshire, Staffordshire, North and South Wales. Let’s meet the team, who have over 50 years of experience between them!

Director Tom Mason has been part of the Forge Property team for over ten years, having joined on graduation from Harper Adams University, where he studied Rural Enterprise and Land Management. He is now one of Forge’s three directors. As well as being a Chartered Surveyor, Tom is also an RICS Registered Valuer. Tom is an APC Assessor too, which means he can provide structured support for anyone doing their Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

Ed Merriman, another of Forge’s directors, is also another Harper Adams alumnus, just like Tom, also having completed a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management. Ed joined Forge over two years ago and manages the South Wales office. A Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer, Ed is also a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

Cameron Harte is a Senior Chartered Surveyor and the most recent member of the Forge Building Surveying team. Born and brought up in Telford, Shropshire, Cameron specialises in valuations and surveys of every type of residential property. He studied Building Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University and achieved MRICS status in 2001.

Dave Bates, our Senior Building Surveyor, originally worked as a carpenter, before moving on to a site manager role. This led him to becoming a Building Surveyor and completing a RICS accredited degree in Building Surveying. He is also Forge’s skilled drone pilot, enabling us to carry out safer, quicker, highly accurate roof surveys by using our ‘eye in the sky’ remote-controlled drone.

Find out more about our Building Surveying team here.

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