Lapider are a team of impartial Building Surveyors who are committed to making the survey process as useful, straightforward and stress free as possible. Headed by Mike Newton (MRICS) who is a Chartered Building Surveyor, Lapider is a RICS regulated firm.

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
Their name promises the consistent delivery of standards and Lapider upholds these standards in the quality and ethics of the services we provide.

With offices in Penarth near Cardiff, Lapider covers Wales and the South West delivering expertise to commercial and residential clients alike.

Meet the Team

Mike Newton


Michael Newton is a Director of Lapider, a Chartered Building Surveyor, Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) since 1992 and has a Master’s in Business Administration M.B.A. Having undertaken Expert Witness Training, Michael achieved the Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Training (APAEWE). Michael has worked for both the public and private sectors in South Wales over the last 40 years and has gained diverse construction experience.

Adrian Gardner

Senior Surveyor

Adrian is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) since 2004. Prior to joining Lapider, Adrian ran his own Building Surveying Practice and has worked for some of the UK’s leading National Property Advisors and National Park Authorities.

Scott Jones

Architectural Technologist

Scott joined Lapider in 2007 as an Architectural Technologist and produces CAD technical drawings. Prior to joining Lapider, Scott worked for several large architectural practices across Wales and the South West.

Marianne Halstead

Business Manager

Marianne joined Lapider in 2017 as Business Manager and is responsible for the management of the business, strategy and finance. Marianne has over 20 years of experience in management and finance within the Financial Services sector.

Join the Team

We are often on the look out for friendly new faces to join us. If you think you have the skills and expertise to join our team in providing the best service they can, take a look at our current vacancies.