The Building Control Team

Meet the team
Ian Pyne

Ian Pyne
BSc(Hons) C Eng MICE MaPS

Engineering Consultant

Ian joined Ashford Borough Council in 1979 as a civil/structural engineer in a design capacity with a team of Architects and Engineers, but assisted Building Control in their checking of Part A (Structure). He is now based in Building Control full time but also acts as a consultant for various other departments within the council to achieve engineering excellence and project safety. Ian trained and initially worked with a London consultancy and subsequently in the West Country.

Telephone: 01233 330272
Email: ian.pyne@ashford.gov.uk

Area surveyors

Stephen Watts, Senior Building Control Surveyor

Stephen Watts
Senior Building Control Surveyor

Stephen joined the team in Ashford in July 2017, Previously he gained 12 years' experience at Maidstone Borough Council Building Control involved in several large regeneration schemes and spent 2 years in a private Architectural Practice. Stephen studied BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying at the University of Greenwich and also has a BA in Architecture from the University of Portsmouth.

Telephone: 01233 330689

Mobile: 07880 472 908
Email: stephen.watts@ashford.gov.uk

Glyn Davies, Building Control Surveyor

Glyn Davies
Building Control Surveyor

Glyn joined Ashford Borough Council Building Control in 2003. He worked at National House Building Council (NHBC) for five years and prior to that at Maidstone Borough Council Building Control and private sector housing. Glyn has a Diploma in Building Control and National Core Curriculum in Fire Studies.

Telephone: 01233 330258
Mobile: 07836 628217
Email: glyn.davies@ashford.gov.uk

Colin Button

Colin Button
Building Control Surveyor

Colin joined Ashford Borough Council Building Control in 1974 as a Trainee Building Control Surveyor and is now an area surveyor. He has a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and assists with small domestic partner authority applications.

Telephone: 01233 330507
Mobile: 07836 608620
Email: colin.button@ashford.gov.uk

Lee Craker

Lee Craker
Building Control Assistant Surveyor

Lee joined the Ashford Borough Building Control team in 2016 employed as an Assistant Surveyor. He has acquired 16 years building and groundwork experience including some site management whilst working for a construction company.

He achieved his Ordinary National Certificate (ONC) followed by his Higher National Certificate (HNC) in building studies.

Telephone: 01233 330742
Mobile: 07500 997667
Email: lee.craker@ashford.gov.uk


Administration

  • Shelley Garfield, Building Control Administration Officer
  • Nicholas James, Building Control Technician

Telephone: 01233 330282

Email: building.control@ashford.gov.uk