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.
Looking to build a new home? View our house designs for ideas.