Construction Cost Advice
Calculating Building Costs
You’ve set an initial budget for your building project. But have you got an accurate estimate for what it will actually cost to build? If your budget is tight, you need to check your designs are affordable.
Many architects calculate building costs by using a cost per square metre figure, but this is very inaccurate. Labour costs vary enormously across the UK. Material costs will be significantly higher for a high specification versus a more basic finish.
If you really want know how much your building project will cost you need to get professional construction cost advice.
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Detailed and accurate, our bespoke reports are compiled by our experienced Quantity Surveyors and will help you control your building costs. Call 01923 896550 to find out more.
CLPM can give you the peace of mind to know that your designs are affordable. We can prevent your building project overspending, right from the start.
Our experienced Quantity Surveyors will use your architectural plans to create a detailed, line by line estimate of how much your renovation, extension or new home will cost to build. You can use this report to set appropriate budgets for large value items, such as new kitchens or replacement windows. The report will also help you review your design or specifications if you need to cut costs. Later, your report can also be used to check builders’ quotations and negotiate a fair price.
Investing in a professional budget estimate from CLPM will mean you can make clear, planned decisions, and that you will spend your money most effectively.
Get the Best Quotes and Save Money on your Building Project
Carrying out a professional tender is the key to saving construction costs. The more robust the tender process, the more accurate the quotations. If every element of the build is detailed and quoted for at this stage, the tender returns will be competitive and you will get the best prices.
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We can help you get the best prices for your build.
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Why appoint CLPM to carry out the tender process for you?
- Our experienced Quantity Surveyors will prepare a detailed briefing document, with a line by line list for every element of your building works.
- We will work with you to compile a selection of appropriate, pre-vetted local construction companies to quote for your project.
- We will contact, meet with, brief and then chase the building contractors to ensure you get back a choice of competitive, quotations.
- We will use our technical expertise to answer and resolve any queries the builders may have.
- We will analyse the returns, help you decide who to appoint, and then prepare the building contracts.
What makes CLPM different?
We are 100% independent. We work only for you, to protect your best interests.
We work with the most reputable local builders, but we do not limit the roster. This means that prices stay 100% competitive.
Unlike many architects, we do not take introductory fees from builders, and we do not ask for commission meaning that there are no hidden costs.
If you instruct CLPM to tender for your build, you can be assured that you will always pay the lowest prices.
Want to find out more about our tendering services?
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CONTROLLING YOUR BUDGET
Successful projects need skillful cost control.
Have you got the time to invest in checking the accuracy and quality of the work and that the invoices reflect the work completed? Do you know the what might be a fair cost for any variations? Will you have time to keep track of all the changes and keep a tally of the money spent?
If keeping in control of your budget is a concern, then CLPM can help. We can help you keep control your finances, letting you you focus more of your time on the enjoyable elements of your building project, as well as your work and family commitments.
FREE, No Obligation Quotations for Cost Control and Reporting.
Once you’re ready to start building, our cost advice team will use the tender documentation to set a budget for you.
We’ll then prepare a formal contract to ensure that a legally binding agreement is in place to protect you financially.
Once building starts onsite, we can act as your Contract Administrator. Your project manager will check the work is correct and completed to the right quality, before recommending the invoices for your payment. We’ll check and challenge any variances, and make sure your best interests are being served. We’ll then produce regular cost reports to help you keep on track of what’s been spent and the anticipated final cost of your project.
Get in touch
At CLPM we put our clients at the centre of the process. You decide where and when you need the support – we tailor our services to you. If you’d like to keep control of your budget, we’d welcome the opportunity to talk about how we can help.