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  • Notes…
    • Confidentiality is paramount to DEL. We have not included any reference to individuals or Clients.
    • Douglas Estimating Ltd project list is exhaustive so only examples have been used.
    • Also see section on Renovation and Conservation.

New Build Example…

  • In late 2018, DEL was approached by Patrick Bradley Architects to carry out a full Pre & Post Quantity Surveying service for a new large-scale house development that was originally built in the 1850’s. Works consisted of demolitions, a new extension, renovations, conservation, alterations, new completions and finishes throughout. The process successfully passed through planning and is set to be completed in November 2020. DEL were happy to facilitate and carried out the following:

 

  • Pre-Contract Services
    • Initial Client and Architect Meetings
    • Budgets / Appraisals on the Design Scope of Works
    • Budget Estimating
    • Cost Planning
    • Value Engineering (evaluating and highlighting possible cost savings)
    • Bills of Quantities
    • Further Evaluation to Determine Potential Client Cost Savings
    • Advice on the Selection of Contractors
    • Pre-qualifying Contractors
    • Preparation of Tender and Contractual Documentation
    • Advice on Choosing the Correct Form of Contract
    • Evaluating and Reporting on Tender Returns
    • Report on Tender to Clients
    • Meeting Contractors to Assess Their Tender and Suitability for the Project
    • Assisting the Client and the Design Team on Choosing the Best Suited Contractor for the Project
    • Recording and Opening of Tender Returns
    • Finalising Final BOQ Contract and Contract Documentation

 

  • Post-Contract Services
    • Post Contract Meeting with Design Team, Client and Contractor
    • Monthly On-Site Meetings with Design Team and Contractor to Evaluate Current Progression
    • Monthly Meetings with Clients to Update and Explain Current Development Progression
    • Evaluating and Negotiating Monthly Contractors Payment Applications
    • Issuing Monthly Payment Recommendations to the Architect so that Interim Certificates are issued
    • Issuing Cost Reports on a Monthly Basis to Clients to Keep Them Informed of Current Progression
    • Evaluating and Negotiating with Contractor all Variations that can Arise On-Site
    • Negotiating and Finalising Contractors Final Account

Material Order Example…

DEL recently was approached to carry out a roofing measurement for a self-build project. The Client required a roofing material schedule so they could place orders. The roofing was required to both the house and the adjoining garage. The Report was split into sections: Timber, slating, Velux, insulation and materials that would be required from the builder’s merchant. We displayed all measures and included a margin for material wastage. We issued the report in both PDF and Excel so the Client could add his budgets and returned prices into the prepared Excel spreadsheet. DEL were happy to facilitate and carried out the following:

  • Upload PDF drawings to the electronic measurement system
  • Scale check all drawings
  • Measure all roofing materials such as –
    • Timber rafters
    • Wall plates
    • Purlins
    • Binders
    • Bracing
    • Valley rafters
    • Valley boarding
    • Battens
    • Fascia and soffit boarding
    • Fillet angles
    • Marine plywood
    • Slates
    • Specialist slates
    • Ridge slates
    • Hip slates
    • Ventilation requirements
    • Fixings and accessories
    • Velux rooflights
    • Insulation
    • Breather membrane
    • Galvanised wall straps
    • Bolts, nails, fixings
    • Lead and oil work to lead
    • Damp proof courses

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