We are a compact team of professionals with a proven track record born of a diverse market experience in acquisitions, planning, design & development.

A team with specialist knowledge and years of experience working with our pool of national & international consultants that has successfully taken on complex and demanding opportunities that other companies would not contemplate.

We are adept at tackling challenging planning and design issues and providing unique solutions to unusual problems.




Aivars Kaupuzs
Managing Director

Aivars has an MBA and been in real estate investment and development since 2004, acquiring, developing and disposing of properties across many real estate sectors.  He has been managing projects in several EU locations including the United Kingdom.

Ian Layford
Investment Director

Investment Director at Domus UK Limited, Ian has worked in property for over 30 years, first as a Chartered Surveyor in private practice, ultimately heading up the national valuation team for a top ten property consultancy before making the transition to development in 2007. In development, Ian worked initially for a niche company specialising in PBSA properties before joining Domus in 2015.

Ian has extensive experience in site acquisition, planning, construction and disposal of substantial projects in a variety of property sectors throughout the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe and has recently successfully completed projects for Domus in Liverpool, Plymouth and Belfast.

Ian holds an MBA (Construction & Real Estate) with distinction from Reading University, a BSc (Hons) degree in Estate Management and an RICS Diploma in Project Management.

Matt Etheridge
Development Consultant

Development Director, with over 20 years’ experience in development and planning.  Matt commenced his career with a national house builder at grass roots and worked his way up, before moving onto an acquisition and planning team with a national top FTSE 100 developer and beyond.

Matt is experienced with a vast array of acquisition and disposals, from high rise to low rise, from standard to bespoke and from urban regeneration to small infill sites.

His experience covers the whole of the UK but specialises in the south east and Home Counties.  In addition, Matt has experience of working on property deals in Northern and Southern Europe.

Andy Cox
Commercial Director

Andy has worked in the industry for 20 years, 4 of which were working in Australia and 11 of which has been at Domus. Andy oversees the sale of units and managers the sale and acquisition of land and property.  In addition, Andy project manages small works and maintenance teams.

Prior to joining Domus Andy was a former soldier in the British Army, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, where he learnt at first hand the benefits of working professionally as a team under pressure, and how to effectively manage people.  Andy is a family man with two children, and is a keen sportsman, and when not playing sports can be found standing in Stamford Bridge, supporting his long-term love of Chelsea Football Club.

Lyn Lloyd
Account Manager

Lyn’s career path started in accounting, choosing to use her unique blended personable skill set with an analytical approach to problem solving.  She never looked back, and has now worked in accounting for 35 years, 20 of which within the construction/property development sector.  Lyn takes a strategic role within the business, looking after not only the organisations finances, but also the day-to-day management of the office, including the complex needs of the staff too.

Lyn is married with two boys and a dog.  On her days off Lyn enjoys travelling and spending time outside exploring wildlife and tending to her garden.

Antony Doggwiler
Chief Finance Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer of Domus for the past five years, Antony brings over 35 years of construction and property experience to the business.

Prior to joining NCH in 2013, he worked with a variety of international and UK companies, and now applies the necessary commercial finance credibility to the appraisal of investment opportunities and the securing of funding requirements.

What our clients say about us.

  • “It has been a pleasure working with Ian and his team at Domus. They take a refreshingly positive, proactive and progressive approach to development with clear ideas for maximising the development potential of their sites, always informed by the best possible professional advice. They make important decisions with clarity and alacrity to support the timely and effective delivery of projects with positive outcomes. Ian is highly supportive of the project team and drives the expected quality, efficiency and, ultimately, success of projects.”

    Seth Williams
    Planning Director, Tetra Tech
  • “We always enjoy working with the team at Domus and have acted for them on a variety of projects throughout the UK since 2010. They are an ambitious, forward looking company that makes decisions quickly and is prepared to consider ‘frontier’ opportunities in locations and markets others will not. Always professional, they manage projects and professional teams efficiently and with a common sense approach, yet maintaining a sense of humour throughout.”

    Philip Trueman
    Managing Director Hester, Architects