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JOB VACANCY

Job Vacancy – GRADUATE QUANTITY SURVEYOR   Job title:                     Assistant Quantity Surveyor Salary:                        £25,000 Hours of work:          Permanent Full Time Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00 Start date:                  ASAP Closing Date:            17:00 on 22nd June 2018   A unique opportunity has arisen for a recent graduate to join Bushell Raven […]

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Remodelling of Single Storey House

PROJECT TITLE:  Two extensions and refurbishment of traditional single storey house PROJECT LOCATION:  Keswick VALUE:  £325K ROLE:   Bushell Raven acted as Quantity Surveyor on this remodelling and extending of client’s existing home. POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION:  By using Bushell Raven’s services, the final cost of the project was in line with the detailed cost estimate prepared early […]

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See what our client says about us

Client Testimonial I would definitely recommend using Bushell Raven as both QS or Project Managers. We worked with Jon & Ed for 2 years as we designed, planned and completed extensive refurbishments on our pub – The Hare and Hounds, Levens. They were involved in the planning and execution of this complicated and phased build, […]

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Why is it essential to have a building contract in place between client and builder?

Weekly Topic – Cost of project and payment terms • The overall cost of the building project will be agreed between client and builder (with the aid of a quantity surveyor) and written into the building contract. This will be accompanied by a full breakdown of the costs and a set of drawings and specification. […]

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Why is it essential to have a building contract in place between client and builder?

Weekly Topic – Quality and design liability • A standard building contract specifies the quality of work and specification to ensure all parties understand what is required. • If the quality of the work is not in line with the building contract and some work is identified as defective, the contract will dictate the procedure […]

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Why is it essential to have a building contract in place between client and builder?

Timescales and programme • The building contract will set out the agreed timescales of the project which will include a start and completion date. This ensures the client and builder understand what to expect. • If the builder fails to complete the work by the contract completion date, the building contract will dictate the process […]

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Why is it essential to have a building contract in place between client and builder?

Protection of all parties • A building contract provides protection for both the client and builder. All parties understand what is required at the outset. • There are several industry standard building contracts for use on all sizes of projects ranging from large scale commercial projects to small domestic projects such as a single storey […]

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Why spend money on employing a quantity surveyor?

Dealing with changes on site Changes made during the build may have a cost implication and a quantity surveyor will be able to: • Ascertain if any costs quoted by the builder for additional work are fair and reasonable to ensure the client is receiving value for money. If a builder quotes £5K for some […]

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Why spend money on employing a quantity surveyor?

Weekly Topic – A good quantity surveyor can save the client far in excess of their fee while maintaining quality Examples of recent jobs showing fee verses savings made: Job A: Full renovation of existing terraced stone cottage, Cumbria • Bushell Raven’s role: Project manager and quantity surveyor • Initial cost estimate = £104K • […]

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Why spend money on employing a quantity surveyor?

Weekly Topic – Employ a quantity surveyor early in the project (prior to an architect preparing drawings or submitting a planning application) • A quantity surveyor will provide early cost advice to the architect as to the likely floor area that can be constructed for the client’s budget. The architect can then prepare drawings. • […]

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