Services - Cost Consultants
Our commitment to managing cost is a major factor in delivering the client's financial objectives on a project. From the earliest development appraisals and preconstruction risk assessments to final feasibilities and budgets we use a combination of traditional quantity surveying procedures together with knowledge and understanding of the present market to predict and manage costs.
We use our expertise to ensure that projects are designed and constructed to deliver cost certainty and value for money. Working with the client and designers to evaluate the potential benefits of changes, produce accurate cost reports, cash flows and cost & value appraisals at regular stages.
Taking a lead role in the procurement of buildings and civil engineering projects from initial design through to completion, we advise on contract form, tendering procedures, pre-contract negotiations and contractor appointment.
With contracts signed and construction in progress we carry out interim valuations, certification of payments, evaluate changes, negotiate and certify the contractor’s final account.
The purchaser of a building may be able to claim capital allowances on the cost of plant and machinery; a proportion of these costs can be deducted from the taxable profits.
We work with our clients to assess what qualifies as plant and machinery and calculate the value of the qualifying elements so that a capital allowances claim can be made.
Our knowledge of up to date construction costs and tender prices gives us a unique ability to produce and substantiate accurate insurance reinstatement values for every type of building.