We are always
happy to tailor our services and fees to suit the project and budget; but as
a guide we follow a simple plan of work schedule below.
Initial Stage i: Inception develop the brief in consultation with the
client (yourself) report feasibility, including budget give advice on how
to proceed visit the site and give initial appraisal advise on the need
for other consultants and the scope of their services advise on the need
for any specialist work.
Initial Stage ii: Feasibility Carry out any studies which may be needed to
establish feasibility review alternative design and construction approaches
and cost implications advise on statutory approvals needed, including health
& safety outline a timetable for the project
Stage 1A: Outline Proposals prepare outline (sketch) proposals for
Stage 1B: Scheme Design develop a scheme design following discussions
around stage 1A liaise with any other consultants and advise where their
work affects programme & budget make a cost estimate enable
agreements over spatial arrangement, materials and appearance prepare and
submit a planning application (note no guarantees can be given that this can
Stage 2A: Detail Design finalize detail design including co-ordination with
other consultants and suppliers and integration of materials &
sub-contracted work. cost checks where appropriate advise where
appropriate on the CDM regulations prepare and submit Building Regulations
Application and any other statutory requirements negotiate as necessary on
Stage 2B: prepare production information & bills of quantities:
Drawings, schedules & specification, provide information to the
Quantity Surveyor (if used) for bills of quantities. complete information
to enable contractors to tender.
Stage 3A: Tender Action & Project Planning:
Advise on a list of tenderers issue tender documents to agreed list of
contractors receive tenders (with client presence if required), advise on
results and contractor appointment OR arrange a price to be negotiated with
one contractor. prepare the building contract and arrange signatures.
Stage 3B: Operations on site: Administer the terms of the building contract
during work on site visit the site at intervals to inspect the progress and
quality of the work make periodic financial reports to the client including
any cost variations
Stage 3C: Operations on site: Administer the terms of the contract related
to completion of the work give general guidance on maintenance provide
record drawings as required.
Fee Stage Payments tend to follow the above or amalgamated for smaller