Our Pre-Construction Services include:
Cost Plan and Budget Estimates
Bill of Quantities Preparation
Contract Terms and Conditions Check (review and report)
Contract Advice and Risk Assessment
Builders Quote Check (review and report)
Cooper & Hall offers pre-construction phase quantity surveying services, in full or in part, to Private Clients, Property Developers, Property Managers, Main Contractors and Subcontractors.
With early involvement in initial design and subcontractor meetings we gain a full understanding of the complexities of a scheme, allowing us to offer cost management and contract support throughout the life of a project.
From the earliest planning stages, C&H is on hand with advice about the best way to complete a job – on time and within budget.
Once designs have left the ‘drawing board’, we can produce a budget estimate, cost plan or Bill of Quantities detailing an itemised, measured and fully described list of all building works, dependent on the design stage of the project. Clients can leave it to us to draw up a tender list and conduct interviews to find the best candidates for the work.
C&H will compile detailed tender documentation, including the Form of Contract, programme information, drawings and specifications – then interview the tenderers and select the most suitable before producing contract documents in line with the guidance associated with the selected form type (JCT/NEC/FIDIC etc.).
After a contract is signed we stay close to the work, producing and/or agreeing monthly valuations and dealing with variations. Financial reports, including administration issues and notices, are produced for the client. We also look after the client’s interests in relation to the production of, or fighting, contractual claims.
C&H’s duties include overseeing the completion of a project to produce a Final Account. And it doesn’t stop there. Our team will assess the validity of any extension of time claims and ensure defects are made good, within the contractual time frame, and without any loose ends.
Director Responsible: Ian Wilcock