Rod Appleyard is a Chartered Building Surveyor and trained in the compiling and delivery of expert witness reports/giving evidence. His area of expertise includes Fenestration and all facets of building envelope defects. He is knowledgeable of all facets of construction dispute and regularly works as an independent expert witness within a within a legal team.
Rod Appleyard has been fully trained in all aspects of expert witness instruction including the delivery of his expertise in a courtroom environment including that of a single joint expert instruction. He was awarded for Expert Witness Services in Fenestration & Building Surveying 2019 by the Federation of Forensic and Expert Witnesses.
His instructions have included construction and fenestration defects, contractual and specification matters and Adjudication or Arbitration of disputes between householders and their contractors or contractors / contractors.
He accepts instruction in relation to dispute surveys, expert witness reports and Safety and Arbitration surveys and is Expert in Building Envelope, Fenestration & Glass related personal injury, Double Glazing, Curtain Walling, PVC, Timber and Aluminium frames and Structures - Furniture Glass. Glazing, Stained & Coloured Glass, Rain Screen Cladding and other masonry envelopes, for both domestic and commercial clients along with personal Injury claims relating to glass.
Trained in the discipline of delivering expert witness reports in court, also a listed Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator.
Cardiff University accredited Expert Witness (Faculty of Law). MSc, BSc (Hons), Accredited Member of the London School of Mediation.
FRICS (Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), FCIArb (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), MCIOB (Member of the Chartered Institute of Building), FPD (Fellow of Prime Dispute), MBINDT (Member of the Institute of Non-Destructive Testing), MEWI (Member of the Expert Witness Institute), APIL.