Preliminary cost advice

Preliminary cost advice for those contemplating a building project.

Very few clients are happy to press on ignorant of the likely build cost and those that do often regret it.

As Chartered Quantity Surveyors we are very experienced in giving clients preliminary cost advice. That advice is best given at an early stage in the project planning and design process. Carefully considered advice might show the inadequacy of initial budget predictions; it may also lead to the consideration of an alternative design before fees are expended on a more detailed design, planning and building regulation applications, and the preparation of tender documentation.

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Featured Projects

  • Employers Agent

    Windsor – eleven superior apartments

    Our client acquired this site with the benefit of planning consent and a contractor who had started preliminary works. We suggested negotiating with the contractor on the basis of a design and build contract.
  • Employers Agent

    Wantage – Mixed Use Development

    Our client for this project owns the nearby shopping precinct and had looked at various options to develop the vacant site. Financial viability and local authority pressure eventually culminated in planning consent for a mixed use, shop, office and residential scheme.
  • Employers Agent

    Kingsclere – Tyre Depot

    Our client owned and operated their business from this site, part of which was sold for residential development. To free up the residential site the redevelopment scheme including building a new depot in a corner of the site. We suggested tendering on the basis of a design and build contract.
  • Employers Agent

    Amesbury – School Extension

    Our client for this project was a consortium consisting of a major house builder and local authority. The house builder agreed to finance an eight classroom extension to a local school as part of a ‘planning gain’ agreement. Planning consent had already been obtained so we suggested tendering on the basis of a design and build contract.
  • Employers Agent

    Slough – nine house residential development

    Our client acquired this site with the benefit of planning consent and wanted to build out the scheme as quickly as possible. We suggested tendering on the basis of a design and build contract.