About Ovolo

At Ovolo Building Consultancy, we aim to provide a highly professional, top-quality, yet personal service.
We offer technical building consultancy & surveying services to residential & commercial clients throughout the UK.

Ovolo was formed by Matthew Wood, who has a passion for all aspects of technical professional building.

Since our inception, we have worked for more than 200 public and private sector organisations including legal, social housing, healthcare, education and private clients.

Our mission is to be your trusted expert consultant for your professional building requirements.

Our Senior Team

Matthew Wood

Matthew is a Chartered Building Surveyor and founder of Ovolo Building Consultancy.  He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business and leads on all expert witness instructions.

Matthew has the following qualifications and professional memberships:

  • Diploma in Construction
  • Degree in Building Surveying
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • Expert Witness Institute (MEWI)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
  • British Damage Management Association (Claims Practitioner)
  • Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate
  • National Register of University Certificated Expert Witnesses

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys martial arts, football and golf, but most of his time is spent restoring his house.  Luckily, he trained as a joiner!

James O’Hearne

James is our Senior Chartered Surveyor and has a wealth of experience in both commercial and residential property.  He works extensively with our legal clients, providing expert witness reports on a range of building-related matters.

James has the following qualifications and professional memberships:

  • HNC in Building Studies
  • Degree in Estate Management
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Diploma in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment

James is a keen golfer and cricketer and is also restoring an original VW Beetle.

Angela O’Hearne

Angela is the Business Manager here at Ovolo and is a fantastic addition to our team. She is first call for arranging inspections & meetings, ensuring our timescales are met for reports & various documentation.

Prior to joining Ovolo, Angela was an Operations Director for a long-standing property management software company. She is used to dealing with property issues and customers from various sectors around the UK and Europe.

When not based at mission control Angela enjoys photography, playing tennis & golf badly, and is a member of a ladies’ pop choir.

Although we are only a small practice at present, we have a larger vision, and believe we can offer a service to rival that of larger practices.

We can see the bigger picture and have problem solving & analytic abilities not often found elsewhere in this sector.

Our Grade II* Wakefield Office

Ovolo Coverage

(most services)

Why should you use us?

Investment in Technology

We have invested heavily in technology to get better results and create time savings – which are passed on to the client.

Personal and Professional

Highly experienced and qualified staff provide a personal, quality and professional service

Fast to respond

The ability to react quickly, particularly in an emergency, and provide information promptly.

Services for all

We offer a range of  Building Consultancy services to many different clients – both commercial and residential.

Meaningful Relationships

We form effective and meaningful relationships at the outset with all stakeholders.

Pride and Passion

Perhaps most importantly, we have pride and passion in what we do.

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