A fundamental part of any building project is the ‘budget’. We feel strongly that without good cost control, especially at the early stage of a project, the Client’s expectations can easily be undermined as the project progresses.
Unlike many other Architects, we offer specialist cost management services, undertaken by our Chartered Quantity Surveyor, to help ensure the project budget is properly controlled.
We regularly prepare Cost Plans at the feasibility stage of a project – this provides a good indication of the overall budget requirements and allows us to progress or modify the design accordingly. The cost management process then continues throughout the design and tender stages.
Following receipt of tenders from alternative contractors, we analyse the figures, negotiate any anomalies that may be apparent and prepare a Tender Report with our recommendations.
Once the project starts on site we undertake monthly valuations, including retention sums, and agree the final cost certificate on completion.
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For a free initial discussion about your project, please contact us – we would be delighted to hear from you.