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Estimating Construction Costs: Why Use a Quantity Surveyor?

Estimating construction costs early – while you’re still developing and making amends to your designs – is crucial. Afterall, if you are organising a building project, it’s important that you make sure that you and your architect design something you can actually afford to build! In this blog, we explain why getting a professional RICS…

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Prevent Building Problems – Hire an Independent Project Management Co.

Want to prevent building problems? How you choose to organise and oversee your construction project will have a huge impact on its outcome. In this blog we share the sad story of a recent client of ours who came to us looking for help after they experienced serious problems with their newly renovated home. This…

How to Renovate a Grade 2 Listed Building

How to Renovate a Grade 2 Listed Building

Planning a Victorian or Edwardian house renovation? Renovating listed buildings is a fascinating process and highly rewarding – but can also be stressful and complex. In this blog, one of our architectural practice clients, Allister Godfrey from the award-winning Chartered Architects based in Wantage, Oxfordshire shares his expertise and outlines some of the pitfalls to…

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Permitted Development Changes September 2020 – Good or Bad News?

Permitted Development Changes in England The Prime Minister has both announced – and hinted at – some major changes to Permitted Development rights for England as part of his Build, Build, Build campaign. From September this year we are to understand that homeowners living in the majority of post-war homes (whether they are detached, semi-detached…

Estimating Build Costs CLPM

Estimating Build Costs: How to Make Sure Your Designs are Affordable

Planning a major building project? Estimating build costs early – while you’re still in the design stage – is critical to make sure your plans remain affordable. In this blog we explain how getting a professional to estimate your construction costs at this early stage will help you to keep your project on track. The…

Impact of Covid-19 on Residential Building Contracts

Impact of Covid-19 on Residential Building Contracts

What is the impact of Covid-19 on residential building contracts? In this blog CLPM’s Quantity Surveying team explore how Covid-19 is impacting construction works in the residential building market, and how we are advising and supporting our clients through this difficult time.  Covid-19’s impact on Contract Administration The role of the Contract Administrator has always…