As soon as a decision to refurbish a building is made, a process in which Chartered Building Surveyors can play a vital role, wrdunn. are able to prepare aesthetic and cost effective designs, with input from our Architectural team where applicable, which can be submitted for statutory approvals and developed into working documents ready for tender. Having guided the client through the tender process we can then manage the refurbishment contract through to completion and ensure that client requirements are achieved.
We can assist clients to develop a project brief to ensure the scope and direction of the scheme is fully realised. We can produce feasibility studies to examine a range of options with budget costs to enable informed decisions to be taken ensuring selection of the most appropriate alternative for the scheme.
Once a scheme is selected, we can produce detailed drawings and specifications of work to fully illustrate the intended construction work. Our experience of building survey and defect analysis enables us to anticipate potential repairs and improvement works that might be necessary to the existing building fabric, thereby reducing the risk of unforeseen difficulties and extra costs.
Where competitive tenders are sought, we can analyse the contractor’s quotations to ensure the designs have been correctly interpreted and priced accordingly. Any inconsistencies can be resolved and agreed before entering the building contract stage.
Contract administration duties include preparation of formal documentation for signing by the client and contractor, regular progress monitoring and preparation of valuation certificates for payments to the contractor as the work proceeds.
On completion of the works detailed inspections and snagging help to achieve a completed project to match the client’s expectations.