Chartered Architect

Expert Witness


James Groux has over 38 years experience in the Industry. In that time he has developed skills in a number of areas and has acted as an expert witness in some of these. In particular James has become very specialised in understanding the spacial needs of physically impaired people and he has his own skillful approach to space planning to ensure that the best use of all areas of a persons home is explored and the benefits realised.

In addition to his work in the field of property adaptation and space planning James has a wealth of experience in technical building issues.

Having been an architect for 38 years has given James an excellent foundation of knowledge.

In addition he has also been a Building Contractor and Project Manager for the past 13 years and has developed an understanding of building techniques and potential risks that matches anyone in the industry. This makes him a valuable asset in cases of building failures.

James charges £125 per hour, but his rates for report writing are negotiable based on the area of work involved

The Building Design Workshop


Welcome to my website.

I am a Chartered Architect and have obtained professional qualifications in line with the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) requirements.

I gained my Diploma in Architecture in July 1977, my professional practice qualification in November 1978 and entry to the RIBA in April 1979.

Further qualifications have been gained as follows;

  • Quality Management Consultant under ISO 9000 in 1991
  • Planning Supervisor under Construction Design and Management Regulations ( CDM ) in 1994
  • Registered with UK Register of Expert Witnesses since 1990
  • Founder member of Society of Expert Witnesses
  • Founder member of Expert Witness Institute
  • Member of Centre for Accessible Environments ( CAE ) since 1983
  • Affiliate of the Institute of Environmental Management 1999