How we can help you…

When dealing with old buildings and protected structures, a lot of costs can be hidden, and only experienced professionals can identify these at an early stage. Renovating and restoring old historical building can be incredibly challenging, cost consuming, but at the end you are left with a feeling of accomplishment. Douglas Estimating Ltd has experience in dealing with such projects and has worked alongside Conservation Architects and Archaeologists on previous projects.


What we can offer…

  • 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
    • Pricing Documents
    • Builders Bills / Pricing instruction
    • 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

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