For those projects which are still in the early stages we offer a free online
Construction Cost Calculator which provides a Professional Preliminary Estimate , which can be used to match your design and specifications to your budget or it can be used to provide a quick less accurate Ball Park Estimation.
For those projects that are ready to go we provide a full building estimation and cost analysis service for new construction and renovation projects across the UK.
We work with our clients on a personal basis as already mentioned when you become our client you will always work directly with one of our experienced qualified surveyors; we never delegate projects to an inexperienced junior surveyor.
To illustrate what we offer and how we work with you here is a comprehensive programme of our services available to you from Day 1.
Consider it a menu as it is unlikely you will need all of these services.
Send sketches or any drawings client has any information on the project.
Send through the planning permission, or application if not yet approved.
Liaise with Client and other consultants to determine Clients initial requirements and subsequent development of the full brief.
Advise on feasibility of procurement options.
Establish Client's order of priorities for quality, time and cost.
Prepare initial budget estimate from feasibility proposals.
Prepare overall project cost calculation and cash flow projections.
Prepare and develop preliminary cost plan.
Advise on cost of design team's proposals, including effects of site usage, shape of buildings, alternative forms of design and construction as design develops.
Monitor cost implications during detailed developed and technical design stages.
Maintain and develop cost plan, and prepare periodic reports and updated cash flow forecasts.
Advise on insurance responsibilities and liaise with Client's insurance adviser.
Advise on warranties.
Advise on bonds for performance and other purposes.
Advise on use and/or amendment of standard forms of contract or contribute to drafting of particular requirements in association with Clients legal advisers.
Extra over cost of Schedule of Works for preparing tender Bills of Quantities.
Prepare first stage tender documentation including Schedule of Rates in conjunction with the Client members of the design team.
Attend interviews with tenderers
Arrange delivery of documents to selected tenderers.
Check tender submissions for accuracy, level of pricing, policy, etc.
Advise on errors and qualifications and, if necessary, negotiate thereon.
Advise on submission of programme of work and method statement.
Prepare second stage tender documentation and negotiate contract sum.
Review financial budget in view of tenders received and prepare a revised cash flow.
Prepare report on tenders with appropriate recommendations.
Advise on letters of intent and issue in conjunction with Client's advisers.
Draw up forms of contract, obtain contract drawings from members of design team and prepare and deliver to both parties contract copies of all documents.
Attend site meetings.
Value designers draft instructions for varying to the project before issue.
Prepare periodic cost reports in agreed format at specified intervals including any allocations of cost/ or copies as requested by third parties.