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 looked after our property assets in South Wales for many years. Their knowledge of the South Wales market coupled with enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile has ensured we keep ahead of the market.

James Rodge, Rockspring
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