Support for Architects and Designers

construction cost consultancy for architects and their clients

CLPM can provide your practice with construction cost consultancy services. We can also offer you and your client’s project energy efficiency audits and give independent advice on sustainable design, heating systems and renewables.

We can support you with both residential and commercial projects. We work closely with a number of architectural practices, and value these long-term relationships, but we are also happy to work with you ad-hoc or on single projects. We understand your pressures and can help you manage workload peaks and enable you to support projects which are logistically difficult for your team to project manage onsite.

We work with both very small and large practices across the South of England. Whilst these may differ in size, they all share the same desire to offer their clients additional construction-related services, over and above exceptional design.

We can offer you, as our architectural partners, the ability to cherry-pick the services you need, on a client by client basis. This gives you the ability to meet your client’s needs without reducing your design capacity. It also means you can avoid the ongoing cost of employing additional personnel, or having to turn away business because of geography or workload pressures.

Construction Cost Consultancy

Our construction cost consultancy services include budgeting, estimating, cost engineering, tender organisation, drawing up contracts and cost reporting. We are competitively priced, give free quotations and work on a fixed fee basis.

Contract Administration and Construction Management Services

If you are looking for a flexible, bespoke approach with full or partial project or construction management services support, we can help. Our contract administration services are available for your clients should your workload or the project location mean your practice needs additional resource. We offer a variety of service levels, with varying onsite visit frequencies to meet the needs and budget of each client.  Alternatively we can give construction management services support via a trade-by-trade approach. In the latter case, typically your client will employ the tradesmen directly and we will provide control to keep the project on track. We have found that this allows some projects that would otherwise be over-budget to proceed where they otherwise wouldn’t. Naturally we remain independent of all tradesmen providing protection to your client in terms of time, cost and quality.

Energy Consultancy, including Heating System Advice

We can work directly with your client or in collaboration with your architect/design team. We advise on a wide range of technical aspects relating to sustainability and can offer support on building sustainability into new builds, listed buildings, renovations, extensions as well as commercial properties.

We can carry out an energy audit and model the performance of the building and help your client achieve their targets. We can advise on choosing the most appropriate building materials such as structurally insulated panels, insulated concrete form-work, thin joint masonry, timber frames, natural materials and insulation. We can carry out analysis of heat gains/losses, as well as scoping and assessing the feasibility of renewable technologies such as solar thermal panels, PV arrays, air, ground and water source heat pumps, and biomass boilers. We can offer bespoke heating system advice for your clients, and also have expertise in water usage and collection or waste filtration methods. This includes rainwater harvesting, reed beds, sewage treatment plants and compost toilets.

You can read about some of our previous projects here.

Our experienced, independent experts have over 50 years’ combined experience in the sustainability and heating industry and you and your clients can be sure to receive a sound proposal that is bespoke, detailed and accurately costed.

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE TESTIMONIAL

CLPM acts as the interface between ourselves as project architects, the contractor and the client. They have been involved in projects at an early stage where they have helped to refine the budget and assist in identifying the most efficient ways of procuring a project. On other projects they have taken on a more traditional project management role. We run parallel in terms of our responsibilities but because CLPM are able to take on the financial issues and get more involved on site, it takes the load off our shoulders. CLPM have an empathy with design-related issues and are team players. They have worked closely alongside us and we do not feel that, as a result, we have lost any control over the design and detailing of the buildings. We’re definitely batting on the same side.” The Anderson Orr Partnership, Oxfordshire.

Get in touch

At CLPM we always aim to deliver a bespoke service, tailored to your architectural practice’s needs. You decide how you would like us help you and we will tailor our advice and support to you and your client’s needs. If you’d like to find out how we can help you and get a quotation for any of our services, we’d welcome the opportunity to have a chat.

Call 01923 896550, complete a contact form or email info@cl-pm.com to find out more.

CLPM Project Managers cover London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, and West Sussex. Energy Consultancy and Cost Advice services available across the UK.