Specifications and bill of quantities
Good drawings can convey the majority of the information about a proposed construction or renovation project to the builder. However, detailed information the builder needs must be described in writing with a specification document or Bills of Quantities. Such documentation provides a speedy and efficient method of conveying your wishes to the builder and serves as an invaluable way of ensuring that all builders tender on a like for like basis.
Tenders and contracts
The number of firms invited to tender will depend upon the size and type of contract. We can assist you by drawing up a list and once tenders have been received and a successful contractor selected, the contract will be drawn up and signed. We will advise you on the most appropriate form of a building contract, taking into account the exact nature of the project.
When the value of the contract is more than a few thousand pounds, it is normal practice for contractors to be paid sums as the construction work proceeds. Our consultants, acting as your own quality controllers under the contract, will carry out valuations in accordance with the provisions of the contract and certify any sum due. Our regular site supervision will provide accurate workmanship and materials monitoring, ensuring a structurally accurate building which will be both aesthetically pleasing and in accordance with your wishes.