John Day  ONC, HND, BSc (Hons), MRICS, NEBOSH
Director, Building Consultancy

02920 346325

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About John

John Day is Director of Building Surveying experienced in all aspects of commercial Building Surveying matters including Pre-acquisition Building Condition Surveys, dilapidations, refurbishment and new build procurement, construction advice and project management.

John is the Director with responsibility for the Building Surveying department. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience in conducting surveys involving defects advice, building fabric condition and structural integrity, investment appraisal, schedules of condition, repair and maintenance, and schedules of dilapidations. He has also carried out numerous fire insurance valuations and refurbishment and fitting out works, and is an expert on the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. John has appeared as Expert Witness in building related disputes which require legal clarification and the submission of reports which comply with RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Notes. He is also able to provide project management and consultancy advice.

Areas of Expertise


  • Full ten year planned maintenance survey of four museums for National Museum Wales including Big Pit, Llanberis Slate Museum, Cardiff Museum and The Wool Museum
  • Pre-acquisition Building Condition of Llanbrynean Farm, a large Victorian Country House and barns and the procurement of a significant change of use to an educational bunk house and a large repair scheme
  • Pre-acquisition survey and subsequent design and procurement of two extensions to a former Synagogue, now used as a place of worship by a Christian Community Church.


  • ONC
  • HND
  • BSc (Hons)


John has a keen interest in vintage and modern motorbikes and regularly rides to the Isle of Man to watch the TT races; he has owned a large collection of vintage British bikes, off road bikes and currently a modern Triumph Bonneville.

Cooke & Arkwright have provided independent property consultancy services to the College for a number of years. This advice has included property valuations and negotiation around property acquisition and disposal, rent reviews and the preparation and negotiation of the College’s farm business tenancy agreement. The College has consistently received an excellent and professional service from Cooke & Arkwright and their valuable support to the College is recognised and appreciated.

Bob Bates, Director, Coleg Gwent
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