This week in the Examiner, I answered a readers question looking for building advice if they need to hire a quantity surveyor

I occasionally get asked to look at a project where a customer has had a design drawn-up and they have been granted planning permission and are seeking a quote to build their new home. The first question I always ask is ‘did you get your plans cost-checked by a QS’?. If the answer is no then alarm bells start to ring in my head. When I have a detailed look at the plans they are usually significantly above budget which is a huge frustration and disappointment.

View full article in The Examiner here.






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