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.
- A quantity surveyor will provide a detailed cost estimate of the proposed works to ensure the architect’s drawings are affordable based on client’s budget prior to submitting a planning application.
- The client will be informed at the outset of the likely costs of the project.
- Architect, client and quantity surveyor work together to enable a design to be produced based on client’s budget while maintaining the level of quality the client’s requires.