What is happening to construction costs?

What is happening to construction costs? We have been working with Davide di Martino from Unagru Architects https://www.unagru.com recently on a project in Richmond. The project is to demolish a bungalow and replace it with a two-storey house. During this time construction costs have seen a big change. We first met our clients in October…

Prices keep rising…! Are you renovating or making changes to your home on a budget?

Are you renovating a house on a budget? Home improvements are a wise financial investment, but with fast rising prices and current market conditions, it is now even more crucial for you to stay in control of your home renovation costs. The team at CLPM help architects, homeowners and property developer keep a tight control…

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House Extension Costs – 5 Steps to Set Your Construction Budget

Want to understand more about house extension costs and how to budget for your construction works? In this blog James Bryden, our MD outlines what costs you should allow for when budgeting for your renovation or home extension building project. Always Set a Realistic Construction Budget Here at CLPM we meet a lot of clients…

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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…

How to Get the lowest Builders' Quotes

Home Extension Advice : Part 2 : Tender – How to Get the Lowest Builders’ Quotes

Searching for home extension advice? Want to know how to get the lowest builders’ quotes? In this blog, the second in our series outlining how best to organise your building project, we’ll pass on experience when it comes to finding and selecting the best builders and then getting the most competitive quotes from them. Although…