Let us help you manage your clients budget expectations….so that you can design their dream.

 

We offer a bespoke ‘Initial Budget Estimating Service’, using tailored rates to suit the location, specification and the current market conditions.

 

The main areas of work can be measured from the drawings and then priced into an Excel spreadsheet.

Preliminaries, overheads & profit are then added, along with any relevant notes that we think are important for the budget estimate.

 

We price in the ‘real’ world and work confidentially for a number of builders and sub-contractors on real tenders, so we know the market and what profit expectations different Contractors have.

 

The key advantages for Architects of using our service include:

  • A professional ‘outside’ source giving budget information & friendly advice to your clients - so that you don’t have to worry about managing any unrealistic expectations.

  • Get early cost advice & if needed, early cost engineering to avoid re-designs & disappointment.

  • We are ‘team players’ and will work with you to achieve the best cost advice for your clients.

  • We are happy to discuss the most cost-effective build methods and provide practical solutions to projects with difficult access (as we also work for real builders!)

We also offer more simple square metre budgets, using the BCIS database (with adjustments for external works/location, access etc).

We are always happy to discuss future projects ‘over the phone’ and to provide our competitive rates for initial cost advice.

Unlike some online companies, we use tailored rates based on costs in your locality and we don't use any simple 'input' software, or 'one size fits all' labour rates (like the ones favoured by some builders merchants) - our budgets are all compiled by a real person, with real experience of pricing for actual builders in the market place.