About Us

Gardner Paul Associates was set up in 2014 by Adrian Gardner.

Adrian is a chartered Building Surveyor, with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Prior to establishing the practice, Adrian has previously worked for some of the UK’s leading national Property advisors and the UK largest National Park Authority.

Our broad range of experience give us extensive knowledge of all types of commercial and residential construction, meaning we are ideally placed to provide clear, concise and relevant reports to our clients.

Based in Penarth on the outskirts of Cardiff, Gardner Paul Associates provide a UK wide service to our clients.

Our aim is to provide impartial, professional and up to date analysis, expertise and comment, through our in-depth knowledge and experience. All this allows our clients to make informed decisions.


What is Building Surveying?

Building surveyors offer professional advice on all factors affecting existing buildings such as building defects, alterations, renovations and extensions. They work mostly on site to monitor the performance of structures and devise ways to improve them or correct flaws in their design.

Building surveying is one of the widest areas of surveying practice. It has a varied workload and can include everything from the conservation and restoration of historic buildings to contemporary new developments.

Why use a Chartered Building Surveyor?


Hi, I'm Adrian Gardner.

"After studying Building Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University, I qualified as a Building Surveyor in 2001 and gained my RICS chartered status in 2004.

Staying in Sheffield for the next 10 years, I enjoyed the Peak District and its opportunities for running, cycling and climbing, before relocating back home to South Wales

I established Gardner Paul Associates in 2014 after taking some time out to help raise my young family. I now combine my love of the outdoors with family life and enjoy exploring the Vale of Glamorgan and South Wales on two wheels.

At Gardner Paul Associates, we pride ourselves on being a friendly and approachable company with a high degree of professionalism.

If you are unsure of your requirements, then give us a call. In the unlikely event that we can't help, we usually know someone who can!"