Welcome to Gemstock - Chartered Surveyors

Gemstock Chartered Surveyors specialise in building surveying, dilapidations and related lease advice, and party walls, serving commercial and residential clients. Our services also include planning applications, building surveys, schedules of work and contract administration.


Gemstock - Chartered Surveyors 18 Kingfisher Way, Plymouth, PL9 7RU

About us

Gemstock's aim is to provide professional, clear, concise, timely, practical and helpful advice. Our services are geared towards meeting our clients’ objectives.

Gemstock Chartered Surveyors are an RICS regulated, independent commercially focused property practice, based in Plymouth covering the south and west of England, headed by experienced Chartered Surveyor, Richard Wood BSc (Hons) MRICS.

Richard’s previous roles have included commercial building surveying and property consultancy for Xerox and related companies, stints in firms covering residential and commercial property; and prior to Gemstock 7 years in the specialist dilapidations and lease advisory team at Deloitte LLP which took over Drivers Jonas in 2010.

Services & Staff

Type of surveyor

  • Chartered Surveyor


  • Building surveying
  • Dilapidations
  • Party walls
  • Access for Disabled People
  • Boundary issues
  • Building maintenance
  • Commercial property
  • Condition surveys
  • Construction
  • Contract administration
  • Defects
  • Industrial property
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Lease renewal
  • Planning applications
  • Repair & restoration
  • Residential property
  • Residential surveys
  • Retail property

Business type

Private Practice

Partners and Directors

  • Mr R P Wood BSc MRICS


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RICS Regulated
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Firms that are Regulated by RICS commit to the highest professional and ethical standards. In the rare cases where disciplinary action has been taken against a firm, records are published online.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact RICS Regulation at regulation@rics.org. Alternatively, if you wish to make a complaint, please contact complaints@rics.org.