Chartered Quantity Surveyors & Construction Contract Consultants



We, at D F Lynch, are Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers providing bespoke consultancy solutions across a variety of sectors and to a breadth of clients throughout the UK.

Formed out of an understanding that relationships with our Clients must be at the very centre of everything we do, we provide a range of services through our highly skilled team who pride themselves on having both a strong commercial acumen with a warm, affable manner in equal measure.

Working from offices in the heart of the Cotswolds but on projects nationally, we are not your typical ‘old institution’ consultancy fronted by partners but resourced by back-room juniors. We are young and dynamic and what you see is what you get. We strive to always provide that extra level of service to enhance relationships which we feel many of our larger competitors take for granted.

What We Do








Project Management

Our Project Managers work tirelessly to understand your goals and objectives recognising that each Client has different drivers for their project. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service with a very commercial focus which stems from the core values of our business.

Why D F Lynch?

  • An innovative, adaptable and bespoke approach tailored to your particular needs and objectives
  • Highly skilled Project Management Consultants delivering projects with a value in excess of £5million annually



Contract & Dispute Solutions

When disagreements occur you need the very best advice in order to overcome what is often a difficult and daunting situation. At D F Lynch we pride ourselves on providing expert advice whilst always maintaining a strong focus on commercialism. We recognise that a sensible, pragmatic approach is key to successfully overcoming issues and this is always at the forefront of any advice we give.

We are firmly of the opinion that prevention is better than cure and we work with many clients from the outset of a project to assist them in understanding their contractual obligations.

Why D F Lynch?

  • Commercial and cost effective approach
  • Highly experienced Expert Witness & Dispute Resolution Consultants regularly working with leading law firms
  • Bespoke training and advice helping you to minimise the risk of disputes by increasing knowledge of contractual obligations
  • Successful management of claims and problem accounts

Cost Consultancy

We understand that in today’s market place cost is an extremely important factor in deciding whether to commit to a project.

Our highly skilled and experienced Cost Management team work closely with our diverse client base to ensure that budgets are accurately set at the outset and then to carefully consider the impact of any design choices on the overall cost of the scheme. Once the design is finalised we assist with procurement and selection of suitable Contractors and work with you to ensure a robust Contract is in place for the Works.

During construction, we will monitor costs in relation to progress to make sure you are paying nothing other than the right amount at any given point. Our core and overriding objective is to make every effort to ensure that you are commercially protected at all times.

Why D F Lynch?

We want to be sure that every decision you make is as well informed as possible and that throughout the project life cycle you are fully aware of the likely final costs to avoid any unwanted surprises which can make for extremely difficult conversations when reporting back to your colleagues.


Employer’s Agent & Contract Administrator

We act as both Contract Administrator on traditional projects and Employer’s Agent on design and build projects. Our driven consultants will ensure that the contract is administered fairly and that all parties are fulfilling their obligations.

We will also implement procedures in relation to change management and chair regular progress meetings. We welcome involvement of our Clients in the project however we recognise many prefer to leave it to us, allowing them to focus on what is important – their business.

Why D F Lynch?

As a firm regulated by the RICS we have a duty to ensure that all parties are treated fairly, relieving you of any concerns in relation to the proper administration of the Contract

Our People

Dan Ryde – Founder

Dan has spent many years working as QS consultant for a broad range of clients across a variety of sectors. His recent clients include Blackberry, La Prairie Skincare, CBRE, The Crown Estate, Balfour Beatty and ISG to name a few.

He is passionate about delivering exceptional service to you, our Clients, and set up D F Lynch believing that services could be better delivered by a team of young, dynamic and passionate individuals.

That ethos is very much at the core of our business today.

And our name…? Dan’s Grandfather, D F Lynch, was a local builder with an extremely strong work ethic and a primary focus on delivering an exceptional service always. Dan holds his Grandfather responsible for his inspiration to deliver a better level of service through D F Lynch today.



Hugh Prissick MRICS – Consultant

Hugh is a Chartered Building Surveyor and a hugely experienced Project Manager responsible for the successful delivery of a large number of projects throughout the UK.

He is the Project Management lead within D F Lynch and whilst his skillset is invaluable across a breadth of sectors, he is typically involved on fast paced, demanding schemes where he has an ability to add real value.

His recent clients include Booking.com, Netflix and Unruly Media to name but a few.




Unit 2 The Estate Yard,
GL56 9QF


T: 01608 692130
M: 07947 873067

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