Peridot Building Survey Design and Conservation

 Peridot CIF project management planning advice building surveys condition surveys maintenance plans building design partner

What is Peridot?

Peridot is an exciting new building survey and design company set up in September 2016 by James Hetherington and Mike Geary formerly of the Diocese of Truro Enterprises Ltd (DoTE).  James and Mike are looking forward to the opportunity to develop the business to suit the needs of existing and new clients. 

Who are Peridot?

James is a Chartered Building Surveyor with nearly 30 years experience in private and public sectors. Since moving to Cornwall 8 years ago James has worked with a broad range of clients on a wide variety of building types from tin mines, lighthouses and churches to schools, barns and cottages. Since joining the Diocese in 2013 James has built up relationships with church and community schools focussing particularly on helping clients develop coherent maintenance and improvement strategies against a changing funding landscape. James is also a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and the Diocesan Advisory Committee and can advise schools and PCCs with historic buildings on how to maintain and alter these without harming their special interest.

Mike is a Chartered Architectural Technologist with extensive experience in the education field over the last 10 years along with individual residential projects. Mike has worked in architectural practices across the UK as part of multi-disciplinary teams in providing public and private sector initiatives including community, commercial, industrial and residential projects incorporating housing associations, large scale house builders and private clients. Mike is experienced in delivering a practical and economic building design solution from feasibility right through to completion on site including all relevant planning & building regulation approvals.

What makes Peridot special?

Customers of DoTE will be aware our service was distinctive because of the expertise that comes from specialising in education over many years. Through this focus on our clients, listening to their needs and adding our expertise to theirs we have been able to help schools realise a complete range of building projects from access improvements for individual students to wholesale refurbishment of school buildings and new builds.  Through Peridot we intend to maintain and develop this approach helping our clients deliver their services in the best environment possible. 

What do we offer?

Our services include:

  • Planning advice and pre-application scheme drawings
  • Full design and supervision from inception to completion of works on site including administration of works under contract
  • Project management
  • Support in developing capital bids for Condition Improvement or LCVAP funding
  • Building surveys including Quinquennial surveys of churches or education buildings
  • Maintenance plans
  • Defect inspections
  • Over the phone advice
  • Acting as Principal Designers under CDM 2015

All projects are priced on a case by case basis. Initial consultations are free.

We have professional indemnity insurance of £1 million. 

Contact details:

James on 07484 704381; email: 

Mike on 07535 470637; email:

T. 01726 212892 E.