Our work with developers
We work with developers of all types and sizes. Whether you are a novice looking for advice on taking your first steps into the world of property development, or an established company managing a number of different sites, we can help.
The most common area that we help is cost consultancy, whether at purchase stage to give an accurate picture of the feasibility of a particular plot or building, through to a more detailed cost estimate once plans have been approved. Our help doesn’t end there however. Once the project is underway we can also provide both contract administration and project management services. This can be for the entire duration of the project or just during those times when you need extra capacity. As the project moves along we can help manage your relationships with your sub contractors and your supply chain and ensure that you get accurate pricing from reliable contractors.
As your company grows we can provide other services that enable you to do move forward with ease. These include recruitment, helping you find the right staff, whether employed directly or indirectly, to give you the skills and expertise to ensure that you can comfortably deal with the increased demands that your growth will inevitably bring. We can also help with the administrative aspects of the business that will change as you move forward, such as ensuring that your health and safety policies are still appropriate for the size and types of projects that you are working on, or similarly your insurances cover the increased value and scope of your works.
Our estimating services are here to price your tenders when you are too busy. Are you looking for professional, accurate and affordable estimating services but finding it hard to find a reliable estimator? We can help you price more tenders, and win more work, allowing you to concentrate on the other aspects of your business.
Estimating and costing is our main area of work, we transform plans into numbers. We take the details from the plans and specifications and merge them into our schedules, from here we then measure all work items to provide a fully detailed tender showing quantities, unit rates, sub totals and the all important total. We go further and can prepare breakdowns for materials, labour, subcontract costs, plant etc so you know what allowances have been made. The schedules can be used to buy materials and even help with stage payments. We break everything down to the smallest detail to ensure all items get allowed for within your tender. We price all building works in all sectors, project values ranging from a few hundred pounds to millions of pounds.
We offer a comprehensive contract administration service. This can be for the entire duration of the project or just during those times when you need extra capacity. As the project moves along we can help manage your relationships with your sub contractors and your supply chain and ensure that you get accurate pricing from reliable contractors.
Other areas of this service include compiling accurate scopes of work to issue to sub-contractors for pricing, liaison with sub-contractors regarding on site progress and quality and negotiations with sub-contractors to ensure any variations are captured and priced accordingly.
We offer a comprehensive project management service. This can be for the entire duration of the project or just during those times when you need extra capacity.
This includes production and continuous monitoring of a construction programme utilising professional software. This is essential to track site progress and ensure all sub-contractors are aware of the key dates.
We also review project documentation requirements to produce an Information Release Schedule detailing what information is required at each stage of the project. This will ensure that all consultants are aware of the timelines and therefore will issue the correct information at the correct time.
We can also provide a design review to identify long lead time items (production of the project Procurement Schedule to ensure all key items are ordered at the right time), Early issues with design or site co-ordination and Value Engineering options.
Other areas of assistance include managing the documentation process ensuring all information is up to date and all sub-contractors have been issued the latest amendments and checking all drawing revisions to ensure all changes have been incorporated. Managing the professional team (architect, structural engineer, services consultants) by chairing pre-construction and site meetings, issuing formal meeting minutes and coordinating design changes.