David Orr

Meet Your Surveyor

David Orr - Wise Property Care Surveyor

David Orr is one of our most senior surveyors. A former company director within another property related company and qualified mechanical engineer, David has a wealth of construction and property related experience.  From damp proofing, to dry rot to structural repairs, David’s wealth of knowledge is second to none.

David Orr's specialties include: damp proofing, wood boring insects, fungal decay and property maintenance advice.

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Say 'Hello' to David. You can call him on 07714 678 666 or email him at david.orr@wisepropertycare.com.

You can also connected with David online via Linked In at: www.linkedin.com/in/davidorr.

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Tell us about yourself?

Born in Paisley I’ve lived in East Kilbride for the best part of my life and I have been working in property preservation for 20 years now. Before I broke into this industry, I began my career as a mechanical engineer working in the oil industry inspecting steel structures. This allowed me to travel and work abroad, spending three and a half years in the Middle East.  I then decided I wanted to set myself some new career goals.  I made the unusual but smooth transition into the building preservation industry and I have never looked back.  I have now been working for Wise Property Care for 10 years.

What are your new responsibilities?

I survey, develop and maintain relationships with clients throughout the South Side of Glasgow. I carry out surveys and submit a detailed report on the suggested remedial work that needs to be undertaken.

What qualification do you have?

  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • C.S.R.T - Certified Surveyor of Remedial Treatment

When it comes to property, what is the next big thing?

Without a doubt it will be the consequences of the Home Report.  Problems will have to be identified before the house goes on the market. A full health check will mean houses will be sold true to value and the buyer will get better value for money, socially for an older building. With our help and guidance, the responsibility will be on the seller to ensure their house is in good condition and that no hidden problems become apparent when the keys are exchanged.

What one thing above all sells a house?

No one thing will sell a house as different people look for different things but I feel it is very important for it to be looked after.

The home has to have been kept in top condition and all problems dealt with head on and resolved. The foundations of a house are the bricks and mortar. Fabulous features may be eye catching, but they do not hold a property together. If you can guarantee that your home has been well maintained it will not be on the market for very long.

What are your past times and interests?

I enjoy playing golf on a Sunday morning. In the past I’ve played squash, football and handball however injury has hampered this recently.

What has been the biggest challenge of your career?

Moving from engineering to the preservation market.

If money was no object where would you live?

My heart is in Scotland, so I would still want to stay close to my roots. Perhaps somewhere along the Ayrshire Coast, looking out towards Arran or Ailsa Craig. I would also have a great choice of golf courses to choose from. A second home in either Spain or Florida would be fantastic, allowing me to golf all year round!!!