Stephen Chappell

Steve Chappell

Steve Chappell



BSc Degree in Building Surveying – 27 June 1978
Professional Associate of the RICS – Register No. 0058743 – 16 June 1981
Fellow of the RICS – Register No. 0058743 – 6 January 1993

Career History

Steve worked for Cleveland County Council Architects Department in the land and building surveying section prior to undertaking a degree in Building Surveying at Thames Polytechnic, Hammersmith. Upon leaving college he joined Peter W Fall in Newcastle, later known as Peter Fall Cowie, working through the Newcastle office until 1989 before relocating to Middlesbrough to development and manage a new branch office. Steve became an equity partner in the firm in 1994 and since 2000 has developed and managed the Teesside office following the merger of the Middlesbrough, Darlington and Leeds offices into a single site.
Steve is now a partner in UKBS member firm CSN Consulting LLP responsible for delivery of property consulting services throughout North East England.


Steve has been responsible for undertaking and overseeing the full range of building surveying services for private residential and commercial clients together with Royal Mail, British Telecom, The Employment Service, Cleveland Cables, Housing Associations, Schools, Teesside University, Salvation Army, Dixons Stores Group, Lloyds Pharmacy, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Barclays Bank, Northern Rock, Caterpillar and individual projects for large National based companies.
These roles have involved the following principle areas of work:-
• Repair/Refurbishment Projects
• Planned Maintenance Surveys and Programming
• Schedules of Dilapidations & Negotiations/Settlements
• Schedules of Condition
• Pre-acquisition Surveys
• Project Monitoring as Clients Representative
During his term in the Teesside area Steve has been heavily involved in residential surveys, specific defect inspections and analysis, insurance claims and negotiations with adjusters. Since 1981 Steve has regularly prepared expert evidence reports upon construction disputes, conducted meetings of experts, attendance at court including the provision of oral evidence. More recent work of this type has entailed the preparation of over 100 reports for Trading Standards Departments and Police Authorities for criminal proceedings against rouge traders and cowboy builders. This included a brief appearance on BBC Watchdog in 2006.

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