David Gill CSTDB
Director. Helifix System Approved Engineer, Wall Tie Corrosion Surveyor, Damp & Timber Surveyor
David first worked for Brick-Tie back in the early 1990’s. As a young man he joined us straight from school as a trainee wall tie technician. He spent his first years learning the basics about remedial wall tie work and structural repairs, before adding chemical damp courses installation and dry rot & woodworm treatment to his skill set.
Later and through until 2018 he worked for himself, as a successful builder and roofer, working in and around West Yorkshire. When Brick-Tie made a call for new recruits to train in our surveying department, David applied and was welcomed back with open arms.
Six years on he’s made his mark, completed his Helifix Engineer’s course, Property Care Association damp and timber surveyors course (CSTDB qualified), IOSH Managing Safely, and a recent Mental Health first aid course too. Our founder, Bryan Hindle says that David is his best student ever, he’s become a real expert in structural repair.
This training, combined with his vast experience of working on traditional buildings, mean that his technical knowledge is top notch; in fact many of our structural engineers and building surveyor contacts call David, for advice on the feasibility, and potential cost of repairs they are considering. He’s always happy to help!
Our residential customers tell us that David patiently explains exactly what is wrong with their building and how it can be fixed. He does this in understandable, jargon-free language. He’s down to earth and practical, despite having a head full of technical details.
With the above in his favour, David was recently welcomed to the board of Directors. His expertise, fair-minded attitude, empathy with customers and employees, capped by hard work and enthusiasm, makes him the ideal person to strengthen our leadership team.
David has two children and 3 step children, so he’s a busy man 24/7 (perhaps that’s why he is so patient )! He also enjoys cinema and walking in the countryside, when he gets the chance.